If you’re planning to travel to New York on May 8 then you might want to fly into JFK on American Airlines flight 854. American is planning to swap out the Boeing 737 that they normally operate on that route with a new Boeing 777-300ER.
It’s no coincidence that May 8 also happens to be the day that American will start operating their second 777-300ER route between JFK and London when AA 107 gets upgraded from a 777-200.
Even though the 777-300ER is configured with three cabins, the DFW to JFK flight is being operated as a two class flight. First Class is sold out, so there’s no chance of riding up front.
But “Economy” might not be so bad.
The new 777-300ER offers four kinds of seating: First, Business, Main Cabin Extra, and Main Cabin. For the DFW to JFK flight the Business Class cabin is being sold as Economy, and if you have AAdvantage Elite status (or pay full fare) you can reserve one of the new Business Class seats.
Even though you won’t get meal service, you will get a chance to check out the new Business Class seat and play around with the new entertainment system….it’s a lot nicer than Main Cabin Extra on a 737!
Except for First Class, the flight is pretty wide open. If you’re planning to go to New York on May 8, then flying into JFK is worth considering. Also, if you’re traveling to Boston on the 8th, you might think about pricing a DFW-JFK-BOS segment, American offers connecting service to Boston out of JFK.
Keep in mind that flight schedules change all the time, so you might be disappointed if you buy a ticket simply ride on the new plane.