First Class on American Airlines Boeing 777-300


Good day,

I’m writing this from my hotel in grey old England after taking what was without a doubt one of my most pleasant adventures in aviation to date. As it happens, I found myself flying first class American Airlines from Miami to London; indeed! The flight takes 8 hours and is most certainly a red-eye. That said, flying first class was a delight and this may sound extreme but it was one of the most pleasant “Saturday Nights Out” that I’ve had in quite some time.


I flew on a Boeing 777-300 which is a beast of a plane and first class occupies exactly 8 seats. It’s basically just like business only more plush and added room. It’s for people who want the very best and are willing to pay for it; flying first class can’t really be compared to flying coach as I was basically in my own “command center” with everything I’d ever need and a flight attendant to passenger ratio of 25%; not bad?


A good friend of mine “The Goat” routinely flies first. He has always told me that first class with American Airlines on a trans-Atlantic flight is what it’s all about; he was right. The seats had more positions than you could imagine and the the Bose headphones were a nice touch. It didn’t even feel like I was traveling really; I was just comfy. I’m not sure how much I slept but I do know that when the breakfast arrived in the morning I was shocked that we were 90 minutes from Heathrow.



A highlight was most certainly the 5 course meal with dessert I enjoyed which took up the first 2-3 hours of the trip. The meal began with bacon wrapped date and apricot which was quite nice, might I add. Seared tuna with wasabi is arguably one of my favorite dishes on the planet so I chose that as my starter before trying the sweet potato with red curry. A wise gent next to me said it looks good but he never orders the soup as he’s learned his lesson and it normally ends up on your lap; I sampled it slowly and took heeded his sage wisdom.


I’ll mention that one point; I just looked at the guy next to me and proclaimed “I’m elated”.

Back to dinner, yes? The next course was a salad consisting of seasonal greens and other good stuff. Finally we had a choice of 4 entrees and I opted for the rosemary garlic shrimp as I’m not messing around when I say that seafood is my style. The meal was delicious and I enjoyed two healthy glasses of Chardonnay from Kenneth Volk Vineyards. The entire meal was an experience and it’s a completely different world. I’ve flown business before which was great but first is well, first.


I’m in London for two days and I have lots to do; if you ever get the chance to fly first; take it. It’s another world…

Tips hat,

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

14 thoughts on “First Class on American Airlines Boeing 777-300

  1. Encourages me more to look into these sweet air mile reward programs, must find some time at some point, would love to experience this at least once.

  2. Nice one! Of course you know you are ruined now because flying in economy is going to be that much harder after having a taste of first class.

      1. Yes, to paraphrase an old saying: “better to have flown first class then flown economy, then not to have flown first class at all”.

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