American Airlines 154
Tokyo Narita (NRT) -Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
Seats: 3D and 3G
We’ve flown international first class on American Airlines 777-200 several times in the past few years (click here and here for our last two reviews). This was most likely our last time as American Airlines is removing first class from its Boeing 777-200s to install a new business class.
There are 4 rows in a 1-2-1 configuration for a total of 16 seats.
As usual, we chose middle seats so we could lower the divider and chat during meal service.
The seats are swivel seats – you have the option of three different positions when sitting. They can also be made fully flat for sleeping.
Since the seats turn slightly inward, we thought they felt fairly private.
Compared to United Global First, there isn’t as much storage space to tuck away personal items.
Matilda slept (easy sleeper) while Patti entertained herself with an Orange Is the New Black marathon.
We were both spoiled from our recent Singapore Suites and United Global First flights so we did not find the bed as comfortable. Obviously the bed in Singapore Suites would be more comfortable but the United Global First bed was better as well.
Amenities and Service
The overhead bins had plenty of room to put a large carry on bag above our seats.
Pajamas, blankets, an amenity kit, Bose noise cancelling headphones and slippers were available for use.
Although American had announced new amenity kits, they were not yet on the flight. A flight attendant was nice enough to check in Business when we asked about them.
All the flight attendants were super friendly with us- more so than we remember from previous American Airlines first class flights. It was nice trading travel tales with them and finding out a little about their families.
Food and Drink
We had no complaints about the food. Below are some photos of the menu and what we ordered.
We were also given a bottle of water and two pieces of chocolate after our dinner.
Like the previous American Airlines international first class flights we have taken, this was a fairly comfortable flight with a flat bed. Sure, it’s not the nicest first class out there but we thought it was good enough for the amount of miles used.
Index (rest of series):
Brunei, Singapore and Japan: Planning and Booking
United Global First Lounge – Chicago O’Hare
United Global First, ORD – NRT
United Global First Lounge – Tokyo Narita
United Global First, NRT – SIN
Singapore Airlines Economy Class, SIN – BWN
Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)
Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Royal Brunei Airlines Sky Lounge – Brunei International Airport
Singapore Airlines Business Class, BWN – SIN
Eating Like a Local in Singapore
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore
Thaipusam in Singapore: Piercings and Hooks and Skewers, Oh My!
Singapore Airlines The Private Room…You Weren’t Very Private
Singapore Airlines Suites, SIN – PVG…Slumber Party In The Sky
Air China Business Class Lounge – Shanghai Pudong
ANA, All Nippon Airways – Business Class, PVG -NRT
Hey Hey It’s The Snow Monkeys
Jinpyokaku Ryokan (Kambayashi Onsen, Japan)
Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines AAdmirals Club Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines First Class, NRT – ORD (this post)