I was excited to finally fly American’s newest Boeing 777-300ER (77W) plane. American doesn’t fly its 77W everywhere and it’s only on select long-haul international markets between DFW/JFK-GRU (Dallas/New York – Sao Paulo), JFK-LHR/GRU (New York – London/Sao Paulo), LHR-LAX/JFK (London – Los Angeles/New York).
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The flying time from American Airlines flight 932 from DFW-GRU (Dallas Fort Worth to Sao Paulo) was 10 hours.
The Business Class cabin on the Boeing 777-300ER (77W) was in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access.
My favorite part about the Business Class cabin on the 77W is the two row mini-cabin which occupies rows 3 and 4.
I chose seat 3A which was a window seat and it almost felt like being on a private jet. I would avoid row 4 all together because it’s close to the galley and lavatory.
The completely lie flat seat was very ergonomic with a functional control panel. There was also a reading light, multiple audio/video outputs, TV remote, and a universal power outlet.
Inside the panel, there was a set of Bose headphones.
There was also an American Airlines amenity kit with a pair of black slippers.
The flight attendant passed through the cabin with a tray of pre-departure beverages such as water, orange juice, mimosa, and champagne. I opted for the champagne.
Menus were passed out prior to departure as well. The Business Class menu reads as follows:
Food connects us to our world. Today’s menu features regionally inspired, flavorful cuisine for you to enjoy. We’ve thoughtfully selected a multi-course culinary experience for you including award-winning wines and a delectable dessert.
On behalf of all of us at American Airlines, thank you for traveling with us.
Thai Chicken – With grilled five-spice pineapple, watermelon and Asian mint dressing
Salad – Seasonal greens with feta cheese, cucumbers and kalamata olives. (With your premium choice of sour cream and herb dressing or premium extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
Assorted gourmet breads will be served with your meal
Grilled Filet of Beef – Served with tomato chile sauce, roasted onions and broccoli poblano gratin
Manchego Chicken – Accompanied by roasted red pepper demi-glace, basmati rice, artichokes and wilted spinach
Pan-seared Halibut – Wrapped in a banana leaf, served with basmati rice and mixed vegetables
Cheese Stuffed Sacchetti – With sundried tomato Alfredo sauce
Dine Upon Request – You may choose one of the featured entrees to be served with an appetizer and dessert, presented all at once, at any time you wish.
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
Breakfast (Offered prior to arrival)
American Breakfast – Three cheese omelette with beef filet served with O’Brien potatoes
Continental Breakfast – Fresh seasonal fruit served with granola and Greek yogurt
Served with warm breakfast breads
Here’s the wine, spirits, and beverage list:
About our wine
Knowing and appreciating wine is a lifelong journey that can take you on a magical trip around the globe, discovering new grape varieties and regions, and meeting new friends. My dream is to bring that sense of adventure to your seat each time you fly with us. Every wine is carefully selected to ensure it represents and expresses its varietal personality and geographical character. It is this passion for quality and excitement that underlines and defines our award-winning wine list.
Enjoy your flight with us today.
Ken Chase – Consulting Enologist/Viticulturalist for American Airlines
Gosset Brut Excellence – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier create a brilliant and lively bubbly with buttery, toasty aromas.
Verdelho, Portugal – Ripe honeydew melon coupled with an apple and pear mélange bring this full-bodied Verdelho to life.
Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma – Citrus fruit, tasty and lively acidity, fully structured and well balanced with a lingering palate.
Temporada 2011 Malbec, Mendoza – Rich and full on the palate with spicy pepper notes and an abundance of jammy tones on the nose.
Castillo de Yerga Rioja Crianza, Spain – Beautiful cherry-colored wine packed with spices and rich dark fruits.
We are pleased to offer you a variety of beverages on today’s flight, including cocktails of your choice mixed with premium liquor.
Spirits – Bacardi Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Whiskeys – Canadian Club Reserve Blended Whisky, Dewar’s White Label Scotch Whisky, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Bean Devli’s Cut
Beers – Amstel Light, Heineken and select U.S. beers (Additional beers may be available on select international flights)
Brandy and Liqueurs – Baileys Irish Cream, Courvoisier V.S.O.P Fine Champagne Cognac, DiSaronno Amaretto, Kahlua
Other Beverages – Carbonated beverages, Still and sparkling water, Java City 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee, Java City decaffeinated coffee, Tea, Fruit juices, Milk
After the flight reached cruising altitude, I had a chance to visit the Business Class lavatory. The bathroom was stocked with dermalogica products.
The flight attendant passed out a hot wet towel and shortly thereafter, a ramekin of hot mixed nuts.
As a beverage, I had the usual cranberry vodka with lime and I was delighted when the flight attendant added an extra lime.
The starter consisted of Thai Chicken with grilled five-spice pineapple, watermelon and Asian mint dressing. It was also accompanied by herb bread with a side salad.
For dinner, I had the Pan-seared Halibut wrapped in a banana leaf, served with basmati rice and mixed vegetables.
For dessert, I had the American Airlines signature made to order ice cream sundae with all the toppings.
After dinner service, I watched a movie before falling asleep.
The flight attendant woke me up for breakfast 45 minutes before arrival and I had the American Breakfast which consisted of a three cheese omelette with beef filet served with O’Brien potatoes.
It was a beautiful descent into Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU).
This was my first time on the American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (77W) and I absolutely loved every minute of it. I slept so well that I forgot all about the walk-up bar in the galley which has in-flight food to fulfill your mid-flight cravings.
The service on this flight was excellent and no frills really. It’s a red-eye flight, so flight attendants want to push the meal out quickly so everyone can get some rest. My drinks were being constantly asked to be refilled and the empty plates were being cleared out quickly which are the two things I care about the most on a red-eye flight. The food was excellent as well and I was quite surprised on how delicious the halibut was. I highly recommend selecting the mini-cabin if you ever get a chance to fly onboard American’s new Boeing 777-300ER (77W).