The MUCH overdue fleet refresh and upgrades are finally coming to American Airlines! Recently I announced that AA is planning on upgrading their hard product (seats) and their business class cabin across their fleet to include lay flat seats! However, such an upgrade also means that a number of jets would be losing their 1stclass cabins. However, the ONLY jet to keep the first class cabin after the fleet refresh is done is going to be the Brand New 777-300ER.
The Boeing 777-300ER is American’s newest addition to their fleet, and AA is boasting that they are the first US airline to take delivery of this model of aircraft. This technologically advanced aircraft is already geared up with lay flat business seats and first class suites. Cabin amenities include items like a walk up bar and internationally equipped Wi-Fi (a first for a US airliner). This jet is a much needed addition to the fleet and the newest schedule has been announced.
AA announced today that on December 13 the B777-300ER will fly from Dallas to Sao Paulo, Brazil! The rapidly growing Brazil, of all places, will be the first to see this plane! Currently a 2 class 767-300 and a 3 class 777 fly this route. AA will swap out on of the 777-200s for the larger 777-300ER.
The schedule is fairly wonky but basically the 777-300 will only fly 3 days a week each direction at first. Then on New Year’s Day, as AA receives more of this series of aircraft it will go to 6x a week. However on Feb 13, AA will pull this plane from the Sao Paulo route and instead fly it from DFW to London. I have posted the schedule below, but you can see that AA has basically set it up to primarily fly between DFW and Sao Paulo or London. Also from Feb 14 on, AA’s base in JFK will get this lovely bird to fly over the pond daily to London Heathrow.