American Airlines NRT-LAX 777-200 Business Class

My final journey back home was on American Airlines from Narita International Airport to Los Angeles (NRT-LAX). I was booked in economy, but I used a Systemwide Upgrade (eVIP, SWU) to upgrade myself to the Business Class cabin. My Systemwide Upgrade cleared a few days prior and was able to pre-select my meal. I wanted the coveted Japanese Meal which must be pre-ordered 24 hours before the scheduled flight.

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The American Airlines Boeing 777-200 (772) is a 3 cabin plane with First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class. Boarding was very chaotic from the get-go.


The Business Class cabin on the Boeing 772 is a 2-3-2 configuration with angled-flat seating. I can’t believe this plane has a middle seat in the Business Class cabin.


The angled-flat seat also had a pillow and a blanket.


The in-flight entertainment system is conveniently located right in front of you. The amenity kit with slippers was in the compartment besides me (not pictured).


I was offered a pre-departure beverage and I selected the champagne.


The flight attendant came by the aisle and handed me the Business Class menu and it reads as follows:

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Starter – Tomato and Mozzarella Timbale.

Salad – Seasoned greens with fresh vegetables and thyme-scented goat cheese with your choice of pickled ginger dressing or premium extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and balsamic vinegar.

Assorted gourmet breads will be served with your meal.

Entrees – Grilled Fillet of Beef – served with chasseur sauce, potatoes dauphinoise and roasted mixed vegetables / Wasabi Chicken – accompanied by spinach risotto and chateau carrots / Wok Barbecue Shrimp – with papaya-pineapple chutney, fried brown rice with bacon, shimeji mushroom sand ratatouille (a signature Chef Sam Choy item) / Fusili Pasta – with basil cream sauce and vegetable medley

Steamed rice is available upon request.

Dine upon request – You may choose one of the featured entrees to be served with an appetizer and dessert presented all at once, or at any time you wish.

Dessert – Traditional Ice Cream Sundae – Vanilla ice cream with your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream and pecans / Gourmet Cheese Plate – an assortment of fine cheeses with garnishes.

Mid-flight Snacks – Help yourself to a variety of sweet and savory snacks located near our galley.

Breakfast – Offered prior to arrival.

Entrees – American Breakfast – Swiss cheese omelette offered with herbed chicken sausage and paprika potatoes / Continental Breakfast – Cereal with yogurt .

Served with a selection of fruit and breakfast breads.

Here is the wine and beverage list:

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Meal service started with a piping hot wet towel.


Hot mixed nuts were served along with a choice of beverage. I had the usual cranberry and vodka with lime.

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The flight attendant advised me that I pre-selected the Japanese meal and handed me the menu which reads as follows:


Japanese winter meal – To ensure that our Japanese cuisine option is available for you onboard, we kindly request you pre-order this selection at least 24 hours prior to your next flight. For more information about our Japanese meals, please visit

Appetizer Tray – Kobachi – Nameko mushroom with yamakurage vegetables / Hassun – Simmered prawn, baked whitefish with cheese, minced duck with steamed egg yolk cake, sweet simmered broad bean with gold leaf, steamed taro potato with black sesame and lily bulb flower / Kuchitori – Spicy cod roe salad and marinated herring roe salad / Shiizakana Dish – Boiled chicken salad with sesame sauce.

Main Tray – Dainomono – Grilled red snapper saikyoyaki style, daikon radish, awafu gluten cake, green beans, carrot flower and simmered kelp roll with herring / Soup – Miso soup with tofu and nameko mushroom.

Served with seasonal rice and assorted pickles.

The appetizer tray as pictured below:


The main tray (entrée) as pictured below:


For dessert, I had the ice cream sundae with a little bit of everything.


Breakfast consisted of an omelet with potatoes, sausage, tomato, fruit, and bread.


Service from the flight attendant was fantastic from the beginning to the end. My flight attendant was well aware of my needs such as topping off my cranberry and vodka and she made sure that I was taken care of. The Japanese meal was amazingly delicious and I highly recommend that you order this instead of the usual American entrees. Note that you must pre-order this “special meal” online 24 hours prior to departure or else you won’t get it.

As soon as I finished my dessert, I knocked out and was awoken up by the flight attendant for breakfast. I really dislike airline breakfasts because it’s always the damn omelet. If it’s not the omelet, it’s usually a pizza. Who wants to eat pizza for breakfast? Anyways, I always wake up for breakfast prior to arrival and take a picture of it just for the sake of the trip report. I really hope American Airlines gets rid of the 777-200 plane because it’s old, rickety, and frankly has a middle seat in Business Class which shouldn’t exist on any modern fleet.


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1 Comment on "American Airlines NRT-LAX 777-200 Business Class"

  1. i dont understand why AA dont upgrade this route to 777 -300er ?

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