American Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300ER

By Jesse Sokolow on 11 December 2012
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First class seating on American’s 777-300ER

American Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER.  American is the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the aircraft, which is the best-selling 777 variant.   The new aircraft arrived at American’s hub in Dalls/Fort Worth without its livery: American plans to introduce a new livery at a future date.

American’s 777-300ER is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat seats in first and business class, a bar in first class, and wireless Internet throughout.  In addition, every seat offers individual USB and 110-volt AC power outlets, while entertainment options include up to 120 movies and over 150 TV programs.

On January 31, 2013, the new 777-300ER (ER stands for extended range) will be introduced on the airline’s Dallas/Fort Worth-São Paulo route.  The next route to be served by the 777-300ER is London Heathrow from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Boeing 777-300ER is 19% lighter than its closest competitor, and has a range of 7,930 nautical miles.  Per seat, it produces 22% less carbon dioxide and costs 20% less to operate.

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