American Airlines is a major U.S. airline owned by AMR Corporation, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the airline's largest hub, with American Airlines and AMR's regional carrier American Eagle accounting for about 85% of the traffic and 83% of the landing fees at the airport and traveling to more destinations than from its other hubs. The airline operates maintenance bases at Tulsa (TUL).
First ClassB777-200ER aircraft currently feature the Flagship Suite in first class (to be eliminated from the -200 in 2014). An industry first, all seats in this cabin swivel 90 degrees in the direction opposite of the aisle to an extensible working desk, as well as ~thirty degrees for use of a large folding dining table or to be made into a 6 foot 6" flat bed. 16 seats are provided in a 1-2-1 configuration. 92-inch seat pitch is provided along with a large amount of seat width. Electric controls can convert the seat into a 6 foot 6 inch fully flat bed. The armrest can be lowered if desired. Amenities include a battery-powered Bose noise-canceling headset, newspapers, amenity kit, pajamas, slippers, premium pillow, mattress pad, duvet, light blanket and a menu. The ottoman can be used as a seat for a companion and one can dine with him/her if you desire. For seats that are situated between the two aisles, a privacy screen can be adjusted if needed to provided tranquility and the uttermost comfort. Passengers have access to the Flagship Check-in, the Flagship Lounge (Admirals Club when no Flagship Lounge exists) and the Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow (with complimentary showers and suit pressing) if they arrive between 5:00 AM and 2:00 PM local time.
The B777-300ER sports a newer version of the Flagship Suite, retaining many of the older 777-200ER benefits but adding three-prong powered Bose Noise Reduction headsets, a much larger IFE / AVOD touch screen (also controlled with an electronic control set), 110 V AC and USB power connections, in a First cabin with eight seats (also in a 1-2-1 configuration), satellite WiFi (extra cost) and two dedicated lavatories plus galley with microwave and cappuccino machine.
Business ClassBusiness class is offered on all 777 and 767 aircraft and select 757 aircraft. 767-200 AFS (American Flagship Service) aircraft features American's old business class product, but this will be phased out soon. These seats offer 50 inch seat pitch, 50 degree recline, leg rests, footrests and personal power ports. Menus, video players, noise-canceling headphones, a premium duvet and pillow are offered. On flights other than JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO, this is sold as two class, with some seated in first class seats. On those flights, elites in economy may reserve these seats, but receive economy style service.
757 international, 767-300 and 777-200 feature the angled flat business class product. Electric controls provide many positions as well as individual part controls. Seats offer 58-60" seat pitch and the seats can recline up to 171 degrees to form an angled flat bed. Amenity kits, menus, noise-canceling headphones, a premium pillow and duvet are offered on longer flights. On 757 and 777-200 aircraft, built-in 10" entertainment screens are offered. 767-300 aircraft feature portable entertainment devices. Seats will be phased out on 777 aircraft to make way for the fully flat seats. 777-300ER aircraft feature fully flat business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. These seats are similar to Cathay Pacific's long-haul business class seat. More seat pitch, better seat width and a recline of a full 180 degrees is offered. Better amenities are offered, along with a 15.4" screen with a wider selection of entertainment. Business class passengers receive access to the walk-up bar and better cabin presentation makes this a product to be embraced and understood as a true business class product. All business class passengers on transcontinental and international flights receive access to the Admirals Club and the Arrival's lounge when flying into London Heathrow.
Economy ClassEconomy class seats have a seat pitch of 31-33", with newer aircraft having thinner seats that have a 31" pitch. Seat widths range from 17.0in and 18.0in. Economy seats are in a 2-5-2 configuration on 777-200 aircraft and are in a high-density 3-4-3 configuration on 777-300ER aircraft.
*Source of information: Wikipedia.
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