For those who were worried about the smaller Airbus planes that AA will be using on this route, it looks like frequency will indeed be increasing. LINK. The high frequency is favored by business travelers who pay higher fares for last-minute tickets. The new planes have nearly a third of their seats in business or first class. Airlines are limited in the number of daily takeoffs and landings at JFK. In order to increase Los Angeles service, the airline will have to cut elsewhere. Vahidi would not say what routes would be eliminated. American will also allow boarding through the second door on these planes. That way coach passengers no longer walk through first class on their way back to their seats, giving first class passengers more privacy. The airline also unveiled a new VIP check-in area at JFK Wednesday to ease its top customers and first class transcontinental passengers through the airport. Similar "Flagship Check-In" areas already exist in Los Angeles and Miami, with another opening this summer in Chicago.