I've flown LGW
with the 777... and have another ORD
run coming up next month.
American's 777s are pretty straightforward 777 stuff - sleek interior and three-cabin setup Unlike United, which has a domestic 777 configuration in addition to its Atlantic and Pacific setups, American just has an Atlantic and a Pacific configuration.
Economy class is in two cabins, a small one just behind business class and a very large one aft of the wings. All seats have PTVs with touch-screen operation, and the box for the AVOD system is beneath the window seat in each row (it does cut down on the legroom a little bit).
MRTC is anyone's guess... the fleet is being slowly reconfigured over the next year or so to add some capacity back. Seat pitch will NOT be decreasing back to pre-MRTC levels, however - if I'm not mistaken, they're only taking back two of the four inches they gave us with MRTC.
Service-wise, American's transatlantic coach product has taken a real nosedive since 9/11. They no longer advertise their "International Flagship Service", and rightfully so - just about everything that made it special has been cut. No more free drinks, no more hot towels, no more hot breakfast, and lunch/dinner choices have been cut from three to two. The quality of the food has suffered too - as recently as 2002, American offered mini steak filets, salmon and chicken as transatlantic dinner choices. When I flew to ORD
back in November, our choices were chicken or mushy shredded pot roast. The coach offering is *extremely* basic - not competitive in the least, especially compared to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
On a more positive note, however, American does seem to take pride in its 777 fleet and keeps them spotless. I've been on some pretty dirty AA
birds, but the 777s have always been perfectly clean.
Hope that helps!