American Airlines, an airline subsidiary of US-based holding company, AMR Corporation, will be introducing its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for service to London Heathrow Airport in the UK, from Dallas Fort Worth in the US, from January 31, 2013.
The new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be equipped with lie-flat seating, aisle access for all passengers, Wi-Fi capability and 15.4-inch TV screens. The airline will be taking delivery of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs by the end of 2012. The planes will be offering three-classes of seating, including First and Business Class seats, and Main Cabin Extra.
The airline is taking advance bookings for the three-times-daily London to Dallas flights on the new aircraft, with immediate effect.
The airline will be expanding to a fourth daily service between London and Dallas from June 14, 2012.
Earlier, Virasb Vahidi, the airline chief commercial officer, said, ‘American will be among the first in the industry to offer the combination of fully lie-flat seats with all-aisle access, international Wi-Fi, and top-of-the-line in-seat entertainment.’
The airline has also announced that it is relocating its check-in facilities at Heathrow Terminal 3 from June 1, 2012. The airline Main Cabin (Economy) passengers will have to check-in at Zone F, and First and Business Class passengers at Zone G. Advantage Platinum, AAdvantage Gold, oneworld Ruby and oneworld Sapphire loyalty programme members in Economy class will be able to check-in at Zone G of the terminal building.
The airline has reported, however, that its exclusive Flagship Check-In for First and Business Class passengers will continue to remain at Zone H, where members of AAdvantage Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald passengers will also be able to use the facilities.