American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

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…..

 

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Just kidding!

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.

Refreshments

Cookies

Cookie

 

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.

American Airlines 777-300ER

 

Entryway

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

The lighting effect makes it feel more like a lobby than an aircraft entry way.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Carpet

Lots of detail given to color and texture.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

The fully lie flat First Class seat

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

The new First Class amenity kit double as an iPad case

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Table setting

The new plates, silverware, glasses, and meal service were designed to go with upgraded menu and wine selections.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Entertainment system

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Pac Man

Retro games plus multiplayer games that allow you to play against other passengers.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Audio Video Ports

Connect your iPad, iPod, laptop, or iPhone directly to the entertainment system.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Desk

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

AC outlet

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Desk

The door panel closes to cover the outlets but has an opening at the bottom to thread the cable

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Seat controls

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Entertainment remote

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Espresso Machine

You’ll now be able to order an espresso or cappuccino in First Class.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Wine bottle cork remover.

Wine Bottle Cork Remover

 

Microwave.

Flight attendants will now have microwave. A big improvement, especially for those instances when a passenger needs to warm baby formula.

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Coffee pots:

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

 

Lavatory

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Motion activated faucet

Mood lighting and textured floor covering

American Airlines tour of the new Boeing 777-300ER

Free Wifi

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.

  • Fábio Vilela said,

    Great shots! I’m here in Brazil excited following your pics!

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Fábio Vilela – Thanks! It’s such a beautiful plane even I can’t take a bad photo of it! :-)

  • Chris said,

    Very nice. Looking forward to flying it in the summer from LHR to JFK. Any word when we’ll be seeing updated pajamas, slippers, bedding etc with the new logo?

  • Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 31, 2013 - Frequently Flying said,

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  • Maurício Canosa said,

    Great photos, thank you for sharing. Beautiful interior, well done AA!

  • Alex H. said,

    Can’t wait to use my US airways miles in the future to fly on this lol

  • Santastico said,

    Great pics

  • SEABrad said,

    Awesome pictures! Thanks for the intro to the media team and pleasure to meet you!

  • Andre said,

    I’m a *A flyer, but this looks very exciting. You got some nice photos with many interesting details.

    Very narrow videos, I might add… but that happens to everyone at one point. ;)

  • Hua said,

    Looks great — actually the sleek designs and lighting remind me of an understated version of something one might encounter on Virgin America or Virgin Atlantic. (Not to say they’re copying, it is just nice to see what appears to be some attention to detail and design.) The F seat looks very nice and I love the idea of being able to swivel to a real work surface.

  • Lisa said,

    Espresso and cappuccino will only be offered to the eight passengers seated in First Class. This amenity will not be offered in Business Class due to the increased seating in that cabin.

  • lane said,

    so, when is the giveaway of the new amenity kit/ipad case? :-)

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ SEABrad – Thanks for taking the time to come by and say hi!!

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Lisa – Thanks for the info!

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Hua – You’re right. The photos don’t do a good job of showing it, but almost every surface that a passenger might encounter is nicely textured: from the refrigerator doors of the self serve refreshment bar to the armrest in the main cabin.

    And they also spent a lot of time on details: there are mirrors in the overhead storage compartments so that it’s easier to see the inside lip and less likely that you’ll leave something behind.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Andre – Thanks! I was using my iPhone for video….I think it’s time I get a real video camera! :-)

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Chris – I asked about that and they told me “soon” but nothing specific. Great question, thanks for asking!

  • Anna-Marie said,

    congratulations wery well designed…..

    anxious to try it

    Anna-Marie Globensky

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