American’s new 777-300ER will make its maiden passenger flight tonight when it departs DFW for Sao Paulo. To celebrate the special occasion American invited a few customers, media, and employees to tour the new plane.
I’m still sorting through the more than 200 photos I took from the event, but I thought I would show you some of the highlights of coach…..
Here are some photos from the event and of the First Class cabin (I’ll post the photos of Business Class and the Main Cabin separately)…
DFW Gate D-23
American had some treats to give away. These are the same cookies that American will have for passengers on the inaugural flight.
DFW Terminal D Gate 23
Here’s the brand new plane parked at the gate. It attracted a lot of attention. Lots of people stopped by the window to snap a photo or to see the new logo.
The lighting effect makes it feel more like a lobby than an aircraft entry way.
Lots of detail given to color and texture.
The fully lie flat First Class seat
The new First Class amenity kit double as an iPad case
The new plates, silverware, glasses, and meal service were designed to go with upgraded menu and wine selections.
Retro games plus multiplayer games that allow you to play against other passengers.
Audio Video Ports
Connect your iPad, iPod, laptop, or iPhone directly to the entertainment system.
The door panel closes to cover the outlets but has an opening at the bottom to thread the cable
You’ll now be able to order an espresso or cappuccino in First Class.
Wine bottle cork remover.
Flight attendants will now have microwave. A big improvement, especially for those instances when a passenger needs to warm baby formula.
Motion activated faucet
Mood lighting and textured floor covering
This is a big day for American. The plane is beautiful! Lots of features in the front and back of the plane to improve the travel experience.
American plans to take delivery of 15 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft through 2014 and each of them will come configured with international wifi. American has also announced that from now through March they’re offering free wifi on their new 777-300ER flights:
Every customer can also stay productive and connected onboard. The 777-300ER is the first aircraft in American’s fleet to offer international Wi-Fi, enabling customers to remain connected throughout the flight, whether over land or over water. To celebrate the new international Wi-Fi service, American will offer complimentary inflight Internet access through March on all flights operated with the new 777-300ER aircraft. In addition, all customers will have access to individual 110-volt AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices.
In fact, the @AmericanAir team will be tweeting and posting photos from the maiden flight. So you can follow along on Twitter and Instagram using the hastag #newAmerican.