oneworld MegaDo giveaway: First look at the new American Airlines 777-300ER cabin

Congratulations to Phil, the winner of yesterday’s oneworld MegaDo Giveaway!   Yesterday I asked readers whether or not they pay attention to the inflight safety video. I confessed that I don’t pay attention even thought I know that I should. Phil said that he pays attention when he’s on a new aircraft or when he on one that he hasn’t been on in awhile. If I’m ever on a flight that runs into trouble, I hope I’m sitting next to Phil:-)

Results from Day 4 Random Drawing

You’ve probably seen the news already, but yesterday American released some renderings of interior of the new Boeing 777-300ER that they’ll be operating later this year.  From the press release:

American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the 777-300ER. The new aircraft is designed to enhance the customer experience and includes fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats, plus seating plans that will allow American to offer a premium product in the Main Cabin and Wi-Fi capability to keep customers connected while traveling internationally.

Here’s a look at the First Class cabin with enhanced Flagship Suites, with standard power ports and a docking station for your iPod or iPhone.  UPDATE: A Thank You to David for sending in a clarification via the comments section, “FYI, the ipod docking station you’ve identified in the F class photo is actually a handheld remote control for the suite. The AA rep clarified during the MegaDO presentation since many thought it was an ipod docking station.”

First Class suite

First Class - detail

 

Here’s the Business Class cabin with new fully lie flat seats.

Business Class_seats

 

Here’s coach with larger video screen and standard power connections.

Economy_class_seats

economy-seat-detail

 

This is a look at the new self service snack bar available to premium class passengers.

Premium Cabin Bar - Detail

Their first one will be put to work in December on their route between DFW and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I saw Seth’s post over at the Wandering Aramean and he’s floated the idea that American may be moving to a 3+4+3 seating configuration rather than the 2+5+2 setup that they have now on their 777s. I hope it’s not the case, I like that you can select the 2 seat section and have some privacy, if you’re traveling with someone else it’s a lot more pleasant that way.

The first and business class sections look great. American has really focused on upgrading their premium product. And it’s not just the seats, they’ve made improvements to the meal service by bringing in new chefs to consult on their menus, they’ve introduced new duvets and pillows, new amenity kits, and even pajamas.

So, that brings us to today’s giveaway.

To celebrate the first ever oneworld MegaDo, I’m giving away a different prize in a random drawing each day this week!

Even if you’re not going to the oneworld MegaDo, this is your chance to win some AAdvantage Geek gear.

Today’s prize: One of the brand new Premium Class Amenity Kits! The next time you’re on a flight to Chicago, just pull out your very own amenity kit, and you’ll step off the flight as Flagship fresh as a First Class passenger on a flight from London.

Premium Class amenity kit

To enter, all you have to do is post your answer to this question in the comments section.

Would you actually wear the pajamas? Or would you just dress comfortably for your flight and sleep with your own clothing?

There’s not a right or wrong response. Just submit your answer. I’ll have a random drawing Monday morning and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person. The deadline to enter is Sunday night, January 29 at 11:59PM Pacific.

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Speaking of contest, The Weekly Flyer over at Points, Miles & Martinis is offering a new MegaDo related giveway. Go here to find out how you can win an Admirals Club Day Pass

Coverage

Gary Leff has been busy this week.  In addition to writing his View from the Wing blog, he’s going to be moonlighting over at the Official oneworld MegaDo blog and Tweeting from the events:

I’ll also be live tweeting from @OWMegaDO. Follow that twitter feed for all the live updates, including insights gleaned from airline execs and aircraft manufacturers over the course of the trip. If you’re going to be on the trip, or want to follow others that are, use or search the hash tag #OWMegaDO.

Don’t forget that you can also follow along with these bloggers.  They’ll also be providing event coverage:

Points, Miles & Martinis,
Deals We Like,
Miles from Blighty,
Mommy Points,
AJ from Live from a Lounge,
Gary from a View from the Wing,
Rick the Frugal Travel Guy
Brian The Points Guy,
Eric M. the new Official AAdvantage Mega VIP Video Blogger.

Good luck in the drawing!!

Comments

  1. Probably different than most folks, but I would feel comfortable sleeping/napping in my own clothing. I usually change into a t-shirt/sweatshirt/sweatpants shortly after take off, and change back into my regular clothing prior to landing. I just don’t really like the “new clothes” kind of feeling and smell. Perhaps it’s just me. Though i’ll still take it home with me as a souvenir/collection.

  2. I’d probably try the pajamas the first one or two times, just to see if I feel “special”, hah. But then the hype will wear out and will probably just wear my own clothes.

  3. With the pajamas, you can wear something nice, and so long as you have a place to put your clothes to keep them from getting wrinkled, heck yes I’d wear the pajamas!

  4. I’d give the pajamas a shot. Seems like having fresher clothes at arrival would be nice, but I don’t want to pack my own pajamas just for the flight.

  5. Dress comfortably – as I always have. Wear lightweight, wrinkle resistant clothing that is breathable, along with shoes that are easy to remove. Less hassle, specially if you’re wanting to just get to sleep.

  6. I didn’t wear the PJs – just wondering what type of undergarment my be necessary?? The PJs seem a bit thin 🙂
    I’ll wear them at home

  7. I’m more likely to just dress comfortably for the long flight. But I’m usually riding in coach, so no where to easily change.

  8. I have several sets of the pajamas from recent flights, and find that they bulge in an awkward area. So I don’t wear them on the plane…

  9. Dont wear the pajamas..I dress comofortably in my own clothes and sleep in those..Dont weary pajamas at home so why be different on a plane..

  10. FYI, the ipod docking station you’ve identified in the F class photo is actually a handheld remote control for the suite. The AA rep clarified during the MegaDO presentation since many thought it was an ipod docking station.

  11. Without hesitation i’d wear the pajamas. In fact, I actually changed into a pair of PJ’s on a recent AA flight that didn’t offer pjs.

  12. I would wear the pajamas and change back to normal clothes near landing. Then you arrive fresh and ready to take on the day!

  13. My last Virgin flight to London I got Red Virgin branded socks in my goodie bag. Tacky as they are, I still wear ’em today. So yeah I would totally wear the PJs. When in Rome…

  14. I would wear the pajamas if there is a decent place to change! If it is just a normal (SMALL) lav not worth the contortions of trying the change without letting ANY clothing touch the (nasty/sticky) lav floor!

  15. Totally going with the PJ’s. As much as it might seem like a slumber party I like not having to pack extra clothes in my carry on bag. That’s why amenity kits are so great!

  16. Probably rock the PJs! I mean I normally fly long distance in scub bottoms and a tshit, if they gave me Pjs I could instead wear regular clothes and then change

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