American Airlines launches new fully-flat seat

8 Apr 2014 by Tom Otley

American Airlines today released details of the new seating on its B777-200ER fleet.

The new seating is a complete reconfiguration of the aircraft.

First class is being removed, and in its place a two-class cabin (economy and business) will be fitted “…to better match capacity and demand.”

American Airlines B777-200ER Business Class seat

AA originally detailed the new seating back in 2012 (see the link here).

The details of the new seat were released today in Hamburg at the Aircraft Interiors Expo with pictures then released on the airline's Google+  and Facebook pages. To view the forum dicusion on Business Traveller, click here.

The new B777-200ERs feature mood lighting and a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment.

American Airlines B777-200ER Business Class seat 2

American Airlines says that the 45 new fully flat business class seats offer up to twice as much “living space” as the current B777-200ER business class seat.

All seats feature a large tray table, a work surface, and each element of the seat including the seatback, head rest and leg rest can be adjusted using simple seat controls.

American Airlines B777-200ER Business Class seat 3

As with the B777-300ER seating (reviewed here) each business class seat has direct access to the aisle.

Inflight entertainment will include up to 250 movies, 180 TV shows and 350 audio programs on HD touchscreen monitors.

American Airlines B777-200ER Inflight Entertainment

A 16-inch HD-capable touchscreen monitor doubles with a remote control handset as on the B777-300ER in business class. Each seat has individual 110-volt universal AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices.

In Economy (which American refers to as “the Main Cabin”), American's retrofit will include installation of up to 45 Main Cabin Extra seats (four -six inches extra leg room in a 3-3-3 configuration) and up to 170 Main Cabin seats (in a 3-4-3 10-across configuration).

Every economy seat has universal AC power outlets, USB jacks and HD-capable touchscreen monitor of "nearly 9 inches".

AA says the B777-200ER is used on mid- to long-haul international markets in Europe, Asia and South America.

Tom Otley

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