Airplane Boeing 777-200 (777) v1 American Airlines has 3 classes on board with total of 260 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||60 - 61||21.9||1 - 12||45|
|main cabin extra||36 - 37||17.1 - 18.1||13 - 26||55|
|main cabin||31 - 32||17.1 - 18.1||18 - 40||160|
Misalignment with seats in front is uncomfortable for leg room. Awkward distance from window which prevents you from using wall as headrest. Pretty uncomfortable.
A word of warning - the herringbone configuration in these American 700-200 Version 1s is truly awful. The seats are joined and if your adjoining seat is occupied by a larger person you will feel their every movement and sleep will be difficult or impossible. I experienced this on no less than 3 flights on a trip recently all in seat 2A - AA135 LHR-LAX, AA102 HNL-DFW and AA78 DFW-LHR. There are a limited number of 'unjoined' seats not affected by this including 1A but this was reserved for crew rest. Will never fly this configuration again on an American 777 and will stick to 700-200 v2 or 777-300 !!
I'd like to write a strong complaint for my experience from Flight 142, with regards to legroom/space on this Boeing 777-200. I had no problem with the flight, food, entertainment, or the service on board. It was strictly the legroom that I have found very appalling and quite degrading. I have flown this route for years, including this specific Boeing 777 aircraft, (between JFK and LHR, as I was also a London resident from 2011-2017). As soon as I sat down in my seat at 32A, I immediately felt the difference from my previous flights on this aircraft (whether it was the B777-300 or the B777-200). The tray was touching my stomach, and I had no legroom/space to the point that it actually hurt my back to crawl over to get my bag/carry-on that was under the seat in front of me. In addition, I noticed the seats itself were smaller. My flight back to the US (LHR to PHL to ISP) was a much better experience, as I had flown the Airbus 330. As soon as I sat in my seat at 12H, immediately I felt the difference, as my flight back to the US was much more comfortable and standard for the economy cabin (although the entertainment system needs a boost here!) As I loyal AAdvantage member since 1988, I am extremely disappointed with what is happening with the airlines, with respect to reducing leg room on certain aircraft in order to fill more seats for financial profit. American Airlines is one of the top commercial carriers in the world, and I would expect more from this airline, not to be reduced to a sardine packed in a can like cattle. I often fly both the B777 and B747 with British Airways and American Airlines to London. Since 2011, this was the first time I have experienced such discomfort. Perhaps they are slowly recalling specific aircraft to add more seats thereby reducing leg room for the economy passengers. As I will continue my travels to London, I now have to be aware of which aircraft to book. Sadly, this exact flight works for me, as it's the only AA day flight from JFK to Heathrow. Why should I have to pay more money to have a better seat in Economy, just for a few more inches in front of me? Is this the direction that American Airlines will take w/all their long haul aircraft?
Bassinet Seats on V1 are in rows: 13 - Premium Economy 17 - Economy
I slept great in this seat. Overnight, nonstop. I am 5'4" 125lbs. My feet had plenty of room even with my large purse there. The seat reclined just right for me & the seat in front of me did not bother me. The entertainment screen was good with a lot of choices. I wish I had a sleep mask to darken even more & will have one next time.
Lay flat business class seat, narrow. This V1 is more cramped the the AA B777-200 V2
I have been traveling to Paris for many years and the 777-200 Version1 aircraft was the most uncomfortable business class I have flown. The seats were uncomfortable, one felt terribly confined and there was no storage space...this contrasts markedly with Version 2 which we took over on flight 62. Furthermore, the oxygen content was low causing breathing discomfort, I told one of the flight attendants that I hated the aircraft and she replied "I do too!" Head to toe arrangement is bizarre and they need another trip to the design shop. Version 2 which we took on September 13, 2018 was much better. Both flights were Miami - Paris and the return. I recommend avoiding taking this plane, especially when the prices are running between $7000 and $12,000 RT. If you have to make sure to get the forward facing seat(s). Service was good, better than usual for American Airlines.
This seat has great legroom but it's hard to enjoy as carts and restroom users regularly will knock in this seat on their way to the back of the plane.
For a MCE seat, this is a disappointment. Yes, there is additional legroom and the bulkhead means that you can get past your seatmates without having them get up, but the misaligned window meant that one shoulder hit the exterior wall while the other was on the person to the right. The tray table which is in the armrest is so small, and so close to your body and you are so close to your neighbor that all your dining has to be done with great care. Even the flight attendant was worried about my ability to manage the red wine served with the meal.
The pros of this seat: plenty of room. You only have one seat mate and the seat itself sits quite a ways from the wall. The white noise drone of the engine helps with noises that would normally wake me up. It seems as more people use the middle bathrooms, rather than the back as it was always free when I went to use it. I would definitely sit in this area of the plane, BUT this seat doesn't give you the wall to lean against when sleeping, you have a big gap. Having the wall is the trade-off in my mind to taking an inside seat. Fortunately, I had a great seat mate who always hoped up to let me out. The worst would be trapped with a sleeping seat mate.
Traveled in the updated 777-200 DFW-HNL on 3/10/18. Configuration was 36 Business, 24 Prem Economy and 212 Main Cabin Extra/Main Cabin. 17a, 17b, 17j, and 17l are ideal seats due to no center seat attached. More legroom and you can store stuff under the seats in front of you that are divided by a partial partition separating Prem Economy and Main Cabin. It is a little more narrow that the seats behind but I would glady take this due to the fact there is no center seat. Row 17 goes 2 - 4 - 2. Row 18 and most of the other rows go 3 - 4 - 3. Plenty of room to stretch and also room to put your stuff on the ground in front of you. The recline on the seat is good. The seat pivots at the base to kind of cradle you. I actually had a Prem Economy seat on the way back (14g) and it only reclined. There were foot rests for that one. In all honesty I preferred the seat 17a. IFE was great! Lots to choose from.
I took this plane both directions on a trip from MIA to Madrid. All seats faced forward. It is very difficult to speak with travel companions because of the way seats are angled and separated by high walls. Middle seats cannot see out windows. Window seats in Business are a higher row number than the seats next to them in the middle. I was in seat 4A and my friend, who was in seat 4C was actually one row further back than me. The seat was comfortable enough while reclining, but it was not comfortable for sleeping when flat. Bose headsets were great. Movie selection was extensive. Service was excellent. The food was surprisingly good. It was a pleasant flight in both directions. The only seats that I would avoid in this cabin are rows 5 & 6.
One thing i DONT care for on this seat is that the middle arm rests DO NOT raise up! Had the whole row to myself and couldnt take advantage of it because the arm rests are solid! Not cuddling seats...
There was an equipment change from the 777-300ER to this aircraft on my LHR-LAX flight. I was the last person upgraded to business and ended up in this seat. While I will always take a biz seat over an MCE seat on a long-haul, this seat is very strange. It was a daytime flight, so not a lot of sleeping and the cabin lights are fully on. I spent the full 11 hours staring into the faces of the people in the first row of MCE. Even while watching the Entertainment screen, I could still see them. It was very strange to feel like I was being watched while eating meals or having a glass of wine.
This row directly in front of the center bulkhead is a raging thoroughfare for over indulgent drinkers crossing to the other side of the plane looking for vacant lavatories. Impossible to stretch out legs or get any sleep on a long haul. These seats cost more than regular coach seats! Nightmarish flight! Passengers should not have to make way for passengers from outside their own row, especially for the whole duration of the flight!
While there is legroom, this seat has the bulkiness of the emergency exit door so you cannot stretch straight... you have to stretch diagonally. Also I found this seat to be very cold because I was leaning on the wall of the fuselage.
I swapped seats from 27G to 29C thinking they were the same. They are NOT. 27 G had 1-2" more legroom. In fact I recall at check in, I was offered to "buy 27H for $149" which suggests AA knows that section is more desirable.
This Zodiac configurations received a lot of bad rap. Not all of it is justified. By choosing seat 12a or 12l you can avoid the cross vibration problem, because these are the only forward facing seats not completely connected to the rear facing seat. Overall, this plane is not as cool as the AA 77W, but a hundred times better than the old J configuration.
This must be an updated Business Class cabin. The seat is more comfortable than the BC seats on Delta, which I normally fly overseas. The seat controls take some getting used to as do the entertainment system controls. Finally there is a decent size screen! I'm not a fan of riding backwards, so if that's important to you make sure you select a forward facing seat.