Video: Taking off from Boeing Field in an American Airlines 777-300ER

Boeing hosted a delivery ceremony in Seattle yesterday as American took possession of their 6th 777-300ER.   American invited me to the event and also offered me a ride back to Dallas from Boeing Field on their Special Delivery flight AA 9777.

The flight back to DFW was like no other flight I’ve ever been on before.  American had brought along about 120 employees, who had been selected from across the organization as a recognition for their job performance during the restructuring.  So I got to meet lots of nice AA folks, including members of the inflight services team, a wonderful agent from international AAdvantage awards, the Facilities Manager for the reservations center in Dallas, flight attendants, gate agents, and a delightful woman that used to work at the LAX Flagship Check-in desk who has met just about every celebrity in Hollywood.

We got to walk around and explore the airplane….who would have thought that Main Cabin could be so much fun!  My next flight will seem a little dull after this….

It was a beautiful day to fly, the weather was perfect, and the views of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens were spectacular.

I took plenty of photos which I’ll share with you next week, but one of the highlights of the experience was taking off from Boeing Field.   Enjoy.

I know many of you may be at FTU this weekend, and that some of you may be in Dallas for a BBQ….whatever you’re doing I hope you have a great weekend!


    • @ edbyu – That was just an inside joke, I’m getting together with some friends this weekend for some BBQ. 🙂

    • @ Michael W – Thanks. I’ll be busy this weekend, I have more than 700 photos to sort through! 🙂

  1. Looks better than the CX I just flew ORD-HKG-JFK. Seats seem similar, but CX food/service was crap. Time to use AAdvantage miles instead with a connection elsewhere, like NRT? Know what I’m sayin’?

  2. just got an AWSOME EMAIL FROM AA!

    Enhancing your journey is important to us, so we’re instantly upgrading your membership to AAdvantage® Gold through
    August 31, 2013. Gold status comes with exclusive privileges that will make your travel more enjoyable.

    You also have a unique opportunity to extend your Gold status through February 28, 2015. Simply register and earn 6,000 miles or points on American and other select airlines* between now and
    August 31, 2013. That’s all it takes to continue receiving these special benefits, including:
    Confirmed upgrades as early as 24 hours prior to departure
    25% mileage bonus on base miles flown
    Complimentary access to Preferred Seats
    Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra through December 31, 2013
    Waived charges for two checked bags
    Priority Access at check-in and through security and boarding
    As an added perk, we will deposit ten 500-mile upgrades into your account just for registering.

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