American Unveils New Business, Coach Seats and Interiors for 777-200 Fleet

By Paul Riegler on 8 April 2014
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American's walk-up bar ceiling

American’s walk-up bar ceiling

American Airlines, which was the first U.S. carrier to fly the Boeing 777-300ER, announced dramatic changes to the interiors of its older 777-200ER aircraft.

The airline is removing its first-class cabin on these planes and installing more business-class seats.  The planes currently have 16 fully lie-flat Flagship Suite seats in first class, 37 angled lie-flat seats in business class, and 194 standard seats in coach.

In place of the older business- and first-class seats, American is installing an entirely new business-class seat that it commissioned.  One major change is that the new business-class cabin will have forward- and rear-facing seats, a first for the airline.

Each business-class seat will expand into a fully lie-flat 76.5” bed and will have direct-aisle access.  Seats will have two power outlets as well as a USB port, in addition to a 17” touchscreen monitor connected to an in-flight entertainment system offering 250 movies, 180 TV shows, and 350 audio tracks.

Business-class passengers will also be able to enjoy a walk-up bar similar to what American introduced on its new 777-300ERs

In coach, American is offering Main Cabin Extra seating with up to 6” more legroom.  Each coach seat will have an electrical outlet and USB port, as well as an individual 8.9” touchscreen monitor connected to the in-flight entertainment system.

All of American’s 777-200s will get international Wi-Fi when undergoing the refurbishments, and this will be available in all cabins for a fee.

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