Lately, most of my travel focused on Asia. The trip to Paris was a nice change even though I’ve visited this city numerous times over the years.
Other posts about this trip to Paris cover the MIA Centurion Lounge, the American Airlines Premium Lounge at MIA, the Westin Paris Vendome, a tour of WWII Normandy Invasion sights (Part I, Pointe du Hoc, Part II Omaha Beach, and Part III the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer) a trip to Versailles, and a American Airlines business-class flight from CDG to DFW on a 787-9.
This summer, American remodeled the last of its 777-200s that had first class. They are now all outfitted with new business-class seats. A handful are now sporting a premium economy section as well. The prior three-class configuration had 16 first-class seats. It was easy to use a System Wide Upgrade to go from a paid business seat to first class on those aircraft. I used miles for my trip last year in first class from Santiago, Chile (SCL) to Miami, Florida (MIA)
American 777-200s have two types of business seats, the Zodiac seat (also found on American 787-8s) and the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat. The Super Diamond seat is the better product by far. Of course with a fancy name like “B/E Aerospace Super Diamond,” this seat should be good.
American 777-200 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond Business Class Seat
This seat is my favorite American Airlines business-class seat. Some prefer the business-class seats on the 777-300. They are very nice, but I give the Super Diamond seat an edge because of the enclosed storage. However the two-row forward business-class cabin on the 777-300 is the best American Airlines business-class cabin.
AA Flight 62 departed on time at 18:45.
Service began with the usual pre-departure beverage. Beverages and warm nuts were again offered once airborne.
Menus were distributed before takeoff.
First Meal Service
The entree was delicious although I’m partial to Alaskan salmon. On an Alaska trip a few years ago, my son hauled in a slew of ’em on the Big Susitna River and Montana Creek.
Flying time for this overnight flight was projected to be eight hours and 45 minutes. After the first meal service there was plenty of time to watch movies, sleep and chill out.
The FAs served breakfast about one hour before landing.
The remodeled 777-200s with the Super Diamond seats provided a deluxe business-class hard product. The service was as good as any other US carrier. However, for an international business-class flight, the quality and quantity of food and beverages was, at best, average.