I’m really looking forward to American reconfiguring their international fleet with new business class. I love the new product on their Boeing 777-300ER and they’re finally getting started on the 767s and the 777-200s.
Here’s what we’ve seen with the 777-200 seat.
- American’s new 777-200 retrofit revealed
- Details of American’s new 777-200 refurbishment revealed
- American’s new 767 Business Class Seat Revealed
From what I’ve heard about the new 777-200 seat, it’s even better than the 777-300ER seat. It has more space. There are both forward and rear-facing seats, and from what I’ve been told the rear seats are better with substantially increased work space.
Apparently one aircraft is being reconfigured now, or has just completed, but no one in the media or general public has experienced the product yet. Still, there’s enough public information to figure out how the product is going to work.
The seat maps available through American are quite limited. Here’s what you can pull up at AA.com.
Fortunately IceTrojan has mocked up a seat map of the aircraft, inferring how the cabin will appear based on available information.
This gives a clear indication of which business seats are forward-facing and which ones are rear facing (the extra workspace seems desirable enough to mean that rear-facing seats should be better all other things equal) as well as to determine where lavatories and galleys are for those concerned with foot traffic and noise.
Divider not-withstanding, though, the rear-facing seats could be a bit less provide though also better for couples traveling together.
Unfortunately it looks like this may be the layout only for the initial reconfigurations of the 777-200 since they’ll be switching to fewer business class seats and – apparently – 10 across in ‘main cabin extra’ economy seating instead of just 9.