Chicago XV – Tiers and Dreams
AA1591 – San Juan – Dallas Fort Worth
- Tiers? And Dreams? Huh?
- Off to Heathrow, American Airlines FlAAgship Lounge
- American Airlines AA99 London – Chicago
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Back to O’Hare, AA AAdmrials Club
- American Airlines AA1380 Chicago to St Louis, St Louis AAdmirals Club, AA1685 St Louis to Dallas Fort Worth
- DFW and AAn CEO encounter…
- American Airlines AA1180 – Dallas Fort Worth to San Juan
- The Intercontinental San Juan and #Rucksackgate
- San Juan International Airport
- American Airlines AA1591 San Juan to Dallas Forth Worth – THIS SECTION
- More messing around DFW
- American Airlines AA1618 Dallas Fort Worth to St Louis International, A quick STL Stop, American Airlines AA1186 St Louis to Chicago
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare with a Rucksack gate update
- One Time Exception: A Chicago Photographic Interlude
- O’Hare Take 3, AA AAdmirals Club
- AA3360 Chicago O’Hare to Toronto Pearson
- Toronto Airport Omnishambles – The Long Wait, BA Toronto Lounge
- BA96 Toronto to London Heathrow featuring the British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- Homeward bound
- The long and winding road
AA1591 – San Juan – Dallas Fort Worth
American Airlines Boeing 757-200, Seat 5A, First Class
140 Tier Points Earned, 2,165 Base Avios, 541 Avios Cabin Bonus 2,165 Tier Bonus
- Set 1 http://www.photoblog.com/kevincm/2013/10/25/american-airlines-san-juan-to-dallas-fort-worth.html
- Set 2 http://www.photoblog.com/kevincm/2013/10/26/american-airlines-san-juan-to-dallas-fort-worth.html
- Set 3 http://www.photoblog.com/kevincm/2013/10/27/american-airlines-san-juan-to-dallas-fort-worth-3.htm
Upon boarding, I was welcomed aboard… by the same crew who served me on the outbound leg… and who I ran into in the hotel.
Oh well, we’re all friends now I think the term is )
I turned left as we boarded at 2L, I met my seat… being an American Airlines Classic Leather Recliner – or “Eisenhower” seat
Again, with FEBO rules, sitting near the back would get me served first. Which as a good ideas as I hadn’t had reserved a meal for this flight yet.
Whilst some compare these to leather clad slabs, I found them comfortable for a day flight. With a projected 5 hour flight, this was going to be important.
Pushback was on time, and soon enough, we were under way, with the safety demonstration played out the classic style Cathode Ray Tube TV’s
Classic (taken in flight)
Yup. Boeing 757
Pushed back and ready to go.
The taxi was a short one, and very quickly, the plane begun its long run for the five hour flight
I found pictures look better than video for a take off like this…
Climbout was a bit rough with quite a bit of bumps, so service was delayed before it could begin.
Service started off again with a hot towel (which was nice and hot)
And hot nuts – this time in a ramekin.
Well – at least they loaded the ramekins this time…
I also went for a coke as well to keep me happy
Meanwhile outside, nature was giving wonderful views
Ramekins also make good GhettoIFE stands.
Meals were chicken or something else. I went for the Barbecue Chicken … and forgot it had macaroni cheese with it.
The chicken itself was pretty well flavoured without being drowned out. The broccoli wasn’t that bad (even though it had been cooked to heck)… and the Macaroni Cheese… yes… I skipped it.
The salad was fresh, as well as the choice of pretzel bread which wasn’t hard to break into. The crew also offered sparkling wine too – which was a nice touch.
Not a bad meal at all. I just wish I remember the chicken came with Macaroni Cheese (What an odd combo – BBQ Chicken with Macaroni Cheese…)
With a clear down complete, it was time to watch the IFE. No, not the stuff on the tablet – the stuff outside
Additional drink runs were done, with me sticking to the cola
Still trying to catch them all…
Time meandered on, and I closed my eyes for a bit and relaxed as the flight took its time, crossing the sea and over land as the flight continued.
I was keeping an eye on the clock as I wasn’t sure what time we were landing, but I did notice when we broke through the cloud layer… and there was no announcement from the cockpit, or crew cleaning up.
Soon, we were passing a big airport. And yes, it was Dallas Fort Worth. And yes, it seemed the crew were unaware too.
Yes, that’s DFW.
There was annoumcenet from the cockpit we were preparing to land, and I’ve never seen a crew jump out of their seats so fast as they raced to get the plane buttoned down in 5 minutes flat.
Company traffic below
Beginning the final turns
With a quick service clear-down, the plane lined up to land at Dallas Fort Worth, with a reasonably fast landing on the tarmac.
There was a long taxi to the gate, with control allowing other planes to take off. Eventually, our plane arrived at the D Gates, bringing and an end to this segment.
I thanked the crew and complimented them on tidying the plane in 5 minutes flat. They weren’t expecting that landing I suspect…
Overall: Not a bad performance. The seat was suitable for the daytime flight (although I could imagine not that comfortable for a night flight), whilst the food was ok. The cabin crew seemed to have got too much San Juan time, as they conducted their service… but failed to keep an eye on the clock….
Next: More Messing around DFW