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American Introduces Fully Flat Seats and Wi-Fi

American Introduces Fully Flat Seats and Wi-Fi

American Airlines has announced details of the interior selections for its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, including fully flat First and Business Class seats, improved Economy seating, and wi-fi capability. American is scheduled to take delivery of 10 B777-300ERs in 2012 through to 2016, with London the first route. American is the first US airline to order the B777-300ER and will be the first US airline to take delivery of one.

The Highlights:

  • Arranged in a three-class cabin configuration, the new B777-300ER will provide the airline with more passenger and cargo capacity than any other aircraft in its fleet today.
  • American will be the first carrier to use a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment on the B777-300 to create a feeling of spaciousness. A walk-up bar stocked with snacks and refreshments in the premium cabin will be a first for any US airline.
  • Entertainment options including up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programmes and more than 350 audio selections will be offered throughout the aircraft.
  • The First Class cabin will offer new Flagship Suite seats. Considered one of the most comfortable and popular First Class seats in the industry, the B777-300 will feature an updated and enhanced version of the Flagship Suite seat that transforms into a fully flat six-foot, eight-inch bed with drop-down armrests that allow for easier access and more sleeping space.
  • The Business Class cabin will also be outfitted with fully flat seats – all with aisle access. The fully flat seat has three motors that offer extensive flexibility and comfort.
  • Seats throughout Economy Class will have a higher recline pivot, providing increased knee room. The seat bottom will articulate, producing a cradling motion to better distribute weight while increasing the recline angle of the seatback, resulting in improved overall customer comfort while protecting the personal space for customers in the following row.

American will also offer an Economy Class premium seat product, which will include additional legroom for seats in the forward portion of the cabin, allowing greater personal space and convenient access when boarding and deplaning.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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