American Airlines wants to rise from the dead, and after a dismal few years featuring bankruptcy, seats becoming unbolted, and a disastrous post-9/11 crash, the carrier may finally have turned the corner.
That may never be more true than now. Having launched service from Dallas to Sao Paolo, Brazil, aboard Boeing's 777-300ER, American becomes the first U.S. carrier to fly the world's most-successful twin-engine plane.
This is a look at the all-new plane, featuring American's brand-new livery.
American's 777-300ER has eight Zodiac UK First Class seats that are in a league all of their own, featuring swivel seating, two in-flight entertainment controls, an electronically controlled privacy divider, and the ability to let guests sit on an ottoman.
American's new Sigma business class cabin has been upgraded to feature a roomy configuration that has 52 seats with 75-inch pitch and 26-inch lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, according to Airchive.com's Chris Sloan.