5 DECEMBER 2011
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In spite of the problems associated with its parent company (see below) American Airlines has announced details of the interior selections for its fleet of 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft due for delivery in 2012 and 2013. These aircraft are remarkably efficient and will be welcomed as the carrier fights to reduce fuel bills and stay alive. It will be the first US carrier to take delivery.
Arranged in a three-class cabin configuration, mood lighting is one of many new features. Entertainment options including up to 120 films, more than 150 TV programmes and more than 350 audio selections in all cabins, plus 110 volt AC power outlets and USB jacks.
American does not plan for a premium seat product as such but will offer more legroom (40” plus attracts the higher UK APD rate – how will HMRC view it?) in the front of the Economy cabin, for an extra fee.
The First Class cabin will offer new Flagship Suite seats that transforms into a fully lie flat 80” bed with drop-down armrests that allow for easier access and more sleeping space. Business Class will be outfitted with fully lie-flat seats – all with aisle access. Seats throughout Economy will have a higher recline pivot, providing increased knee room. www.aa.com
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