BOSTON—American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker defended seat and lavatory sizes on the carrier’s new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX airliners, during an opening presentation Sept. 24 at the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo. American was criticized last year for its plan to install seats with 29-in. pitch on the 100 new Boeing 787-8s it started receiving in September 2017. The reaction caused the Fort Worth-based carrier to change course and install economy seats with a ...

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