Onboard Bar, Lie-Flat Seats: American to Debut New Luxury Aircraft
American Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft Tuesday, sporting an on-board bar, fully lie-flat seats in first- and business-class, international Wi-Fi and other passenger enhancements. (Read more: American Announces New Aircraft Routes, Cabin Upgrades)
American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the stretched "extended range" version of the popular Boeing 777 aircraft. It will begin service January 31 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Sao Paulo, Brazil. American ordered a total of 10 of the new aircraft.
Early in 2013, the airline will expand service with the aircraft from both Dallas and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow.
Let's get to the fun stuff:
The new business class cabin is the most exciting enhancement. It features fully lie-flat seating (as opposed to the angled lie-flat seats currently offered) and each seat will have direct aisle access.
"We are especially pleased to be among the first in the industry to offer a combination of fully lie-flat seats with all-aisle access, international Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art in-seat entertainment," said Virasb Vahidi, American's chief commercial officer, in a press release.
Other cabin enhancements on the new Boeing 777-300ERs feature include:
- Specially designed economy seating offering more knee room and comfort.
- International Wi-Fi capability.
- Universal AC power outlets and USB jacks at every seat.
- Up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programs and 350 audio selections.
- Unique mood lighting, dramatic archway and ceiling treatment to create a spacious feeling.
- A walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments for first and business class passengers.
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