Yesterday, I flew American’s 777-300ER (essentially, their flagship plane) from London to Chicago. The plane left at approximately noon, and arrived around 3pm local time.
How I Flew: I purchased a round-trip economy class fare and upgraded using a systemwide upgrade as an Executive Platinum. A systemwide upgrade is good to be upgrade to the next class of service off of any fare.
Stepping onto the plane, you’ll find the layout of the Business Class cabin in a 1-2-1 configuration, with every seat having aisle access.
If you have a choice of seats and are alone, it’s certainly worthwhile to select one of the single seats on either the left or right side of the aircraft and these are more private, and you’ll have full control over the windows.
I was located in 8J, a window seat on the right hand side of the aircraft.
At each seat was an amenity kit, bottle of water, Bose noise canceling headphones and a menu. There was also a pillow and duvet blanket. Next to the cabinet at each seat is the seat controls, a remote for the television screen, as well as ports to charge electronics and hook them to the inflight entertainment.
The entertainment screen is large and swivels towards you as you sit.
The legroom is generous, and there’s additional stowage to the right under the console.
After take-off, we were served beverages as well as warm nuts. The starter consisted of a potato kibbeh, kale tabbouleh, marinated aubergine and sesame-honey feta.
For the entree, I chose the corn-fed chicken breast with tandoori sauce, basmati rice and sautéed spinach. The chicken was a bit overcooked, and the sauce spicy.
For desert, I had the traditional ice cream sundae with hot fudge, berries and nuts.
About an hour and a half until landing, we were served a choice of a croque monsieur or a thai beef salad. I chose the former, though it wasn’t hot. It came with a small Greek salad which was very tasty.
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