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American Airlines debuts 777-300 on JFK-LHR route

In what was deemed by one American Airlines official as a "low key" event, AA showed off there new Boeing 777-300ER at John F. Kennedy Airport on Friday afternoon as it made its LHR to JFK debut .  In Typical New York fashion the weather was subpar and the aircraft arrived about 2 hours late but that didn't stop the awaiting passengers from peering out the window to get a look at the sleek looking plane painted in the "New American" colors as it pulled into the gate.

The 777-300ER is a welcomed upgrade on the New York JFK- London Heathrow route with several new service amenities including three classes of service that include fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats as well its "Main Cabin Extra" seats in coach.  The aircraft has international WiFi capability and a fully stocked self-service bar in the premium cabin.  

And even the crew quarters seem spacious with rooms for the Flight and Cabin crews Forward and aft of the aircraft.

In April, the 777-300ER service will be expanded to AA's New York JFK-Sao Paulo route.


The "Becoming New American" tour comes to JFK

   by Eric Dunetz with NYCAviation

 The "Becoming New American" tour came to JFK on Friday as American Airlines brought in its first Boeing 737(N908NN) painted in the company's new livery.

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     In early December of 2012 American Airlines began to emerge out of bankruptcy and is continuing its transformation. With interior aircraft upgrades well underway it was time for AA to reveal its new branding.  All the components of the old livery are still there they just look a little different. The distinct bare silver metal that has been on AA aircraft for almost 45 years will soon be a thing of the past.  The new livery as AA puts it is light, vibrant and modern.  American Airlines VP of New York and international operations Timothy Ahern spoke of the new logo as a "soaring eagle" that will grace the skies. Look for this next time you see a freshly painted AA aircraft take to the air.

     American Airlines refreshed look is definitely a departure from their former selves. Like it or not the new livery does just what AA wanted it to do, it makes them stand out.