American to deploy the Boeing 777-300 ER to London Heathrow in February

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American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has announced Los Angeles – London Heathrow as the next route to feature its new Boeing 777-300 ER.

American’s 777-300 ERs will be configured as three-class aircraft and will include fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats with direct aisle access, Main Cabin Extra, inflight entertainment at every seat, and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally. American previously announced that customers traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Sao Paulo (GRU) will be the first to experience the newest addition to American’s fleet in December 2012. In February 2013 the aircraft will fly to London Heathrow from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK.

Below is the schedule for the new 777-300ER LAX-LHR routes that will appear in global distribution systems this week.

Market Flight Frequency Date
Los Angeles (LAX) – London Heathrow (LHR) AA136/AA137 Daily June 1, 2013

The three-class cabin configuration in the new 777-300 ERs will provide American with more customer and cargo capacity than any other aircraft in its fleet today. American will be the first airline to use a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment on the 777-300 ER to create a feeling of spaciousness, and customers will be welcomed into the aircraft by unique mood lighting. A walk-up bar in the premium cabin stocked with snacks and refreshments will be a first for any U.S. airline and adds another unique element of luxury to the 777-300 ER. Entertainment options include up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections that will be offered throughout the aircraft. Every seat will feature individual 110-volt AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices.

American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300 ER. American anticipates taking delivery of 10 Boeing 777-300 ERs beginning in December 2012.  The 777-300 ERs will complement American’s fleet by offering additional network flexibility in the future, as well as providing increased efficiency due to better seat mile economics and performance characteristics.

The question still remains, will AA introduce a long-overdue brand refresh with the first stretched Triple Seven?

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