Stand by for times of wondering what type of plane you’ll get. American Airlines have confirmed they are to change some of the configurations of their 777 and 767-300ER’s.
The fleet of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will also get the fully-flat seat from 2014 and have along with wifi capabilities on international routes, and Main Cabin Extra product installed. More importantly, for some of you – these aircraft ahead heading to Europe, Asia and South America with ONE big difference – NO FIRST CLASS SEATS.
These 777-200ER’s will be in a two class configuration (and we’re not calling Main Cabin Extra an extra cabin kids – sorry!). These will be configured with up to 45 fully flat seats.
These lovely planes will have AVOD IFE systems, universal power outlets, USB ports, WiFi internet access, a snack bar, and direct isle access. Which is nice.
Looking towards the Boeing 767-300ER’s, up to half of this fleet will be refitted (with the remainder retired over due course). These will feature your direct isle access business class seats, with IFE powered by the Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Meanwhile down the back, Main Cabin Extra will also be fitted too.
Now, don’t panic just yet – the refits will begin in 2014 and American Airlines is:
“currently working to determine the installation timeline and will have more details on anticipated completion dates in the future”
So yes, you’ll have time to enjoy the old First Class product for some time.
For those of you who are addicted to International First Class seats – fear not – they’ll be fitted to the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Deliveries of these birds will commence this year and continue into 2013 with a total of 10 frames. I’m very interested these birds – not because I have my photospotters hat on.
I’m interested in the configuration down the back of the plane… and I am STILL fearing that 3-4-3 configuration that some 777-300ER carriers LOVE to install….