AA Posts New Photos of the 77W Self-Serve Bar and F seats

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    I could enjoy flying on that.
     
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    So could I.
     
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    Me too, although this does not really seem much better than the F in 777-200. OTOH, why should it be? There is nothing wrong with the 777-200 F.

    Seems to me the greatest improvement is probably for business.
     
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    Those seats look very much like the existing flagship suites, though a refresh of the materials used. Still, they look much better than the tired versions I've seen lately.

    I'd like to see actual photos of the new business class.
     
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    Could just look at pictures of the CX seat. If the mock-ups were accurate, it doesn't seem markedly different from what they offer. :)
     
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    Which CX seat? They range from very good to disgusting. If it's the herringbone straitjackets, no thanks, I'll pass.
     
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    The new CX Cirrus seat. LINK.
     
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    That is good! The regional ones are not quite as bad as BA CW, but they're close! The Cirrus seat I do really like, but have only had it once.
     
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    I'm in F this spring on the 777 to LHR and I just patiently waiting for the 77W award space to open up so I can switch over to the new bird ;)
     
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    I think that Red mood lighting is the in-flight version of the new website "Fresh Hell"! Good to see there is parity! Other then the red, it looks awesome!
     
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    Why they chose to show red I do not know. The EK 77W's usually serve up quite restrained colors and wake people up softly too. This seems to be standard 77W and 787 lighting and it is really nice, based on my experience anyway. It is hard to imagine how much easier waking up to soft light changes is, compared to the old abrupt ways.
     
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    Red is a transition color. The cabin doesn't stay red for an extended period.
     
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    On EK anyway, red appears just before brighter colors in the morning and after brighter colors in teh evening, sort of like sunrise and sunset. Just as you say, a transition color. I was surprised AA chose red as a display color in a fixed photo. In a video, absolutely.
     
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    Red and blue are standard AA colors, so it makes sense to me.

    It doesn't bother me at all looking at them, but you're not the only ones to find it off-putting. I posted it on my Facebook and a friend said he thought the lighting made it look like a strip club. ;)
     
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    It looks like a nice improvement. Biz will be a big jump.

    1) Since thee are so similar to 772 F why the delay? Its already a done deal, but it seems odd.

    2) I thought I had read that all the seating surfaces were going to leather instead of fabric? It seems like headrest only in these photos just as it was.
     
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    Now THAT would be innovation!
     
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    I'd like to know more details about the J seats, especially about cubby slots for holding odds and ends in flight, and if it's possible to stow a bag under the seat without impeding the seat function at all.
     
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    If it's just like the CX seat, there will be a holding area near the floor to hold items as well as an area for magazines. You can keep a bag under the seat but likely would need to move it when you were reclining unless it was small enough to fit entirely under the foot rest without protruding.
     
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    Thanks. Sorry to hear I likely won't be able to stash my laptop backpack under there (like you can do under the F ottoman on AA but not BA).

    Not only is it very handy to have access to your bag during the flight, but it helps cut down on bin contention. Current 767 and 777 J cabins have a problem with that.
     
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    That is one of my peeves regarding almost all business class seats (except the soon to be discontinued SQ A340-500 flights) and many FC. I have liked the AA F precisely because of the ease of storage. The swivel action and modest lack of privacy are not a problem for me. Nothing beats the suites and the huge bins on many F seats, even the older ones.
     
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    Neat video with this topic in mind.

     
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