American Airlines Boeing 772 on a domestic route

American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200) seat 4A in Business/First Class. This plane is configured for long-haul travel, and this seat is business class internationally and first class domestically. This particular flight was from DFW to MIA.
American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200) seat 4A in Business/First Class. This plane is configured for long-haul travel, and this seat is business class internationally and first class domestically. This particular flight was from DFW to MIA.

In December 2016, I was able to fly the American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200). On that flight, it was configured in long-haul business class for a flight from DFW to NRT. If you get very lucky, however, you can also catch this plane in first class on domestic flights. I had that opportunity flying DFW to MIA this Summer, and it was amazing. While the service was the standard service for a domestic flight, the seat was exactly the same. Here, I want to talk about the hard product of the seat.

The first thing which strikes me about this seat is the amount of available space. It lays fully flat, and I can (mostly) stretch out. In the seated position, my extended feet did not reach the seatback in front of me. Because these seats are installed at an angle, they feel very private. Every seat has direct aisle access, so there is no question of climbing over someone else to get out.

USB plugs on the American Airlines Boeing 772
USB plugs on the American Airlines Boeing 772. They are located in a side compartment of each seat.
Electric plug on the American Airlines Boeing 772
Electric plug on the American Airlines Boeing 772. It is at the front end of the same compartment as the USB plugs.

One of the advantages of this seat is the ability to get work done. Happilly, each passenger has two USB ports as well as a standard electrical charging port. The table also has a solid feel. There are several places to store phones, laptops, and other tools you need to do work. Indeed, this is one of the problems of this plane. There are so many little cubby holes that you have to check carefully to make sure you don’t leave anything at the end of the flight.

Food and drink service on this place are standard for American domestic flights. What is different, however, are the entertainment options. I was able to easily find a movie I wanted to watch (The Post) from a reasonably wide selection of choices. There was also 4-5 channels of live TV, and there were several simple video games available. This flight wasn’t the same experience as when I flew it to Japan, but it was also a much more enjoyable trip than flying in a 738. Look to see if this plane is available on your next domestic flight.

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