Again, I’m continuing my look back at flights that got me home from BAcon before the full long-winded trip report. So lets look at AA1239.
Firstly, this flight had gone from a 737-800, to a MD-83 and finally a 757-200. And yes, the flight was packed out as far as I could tell.
However, I did make the “mistake” of reserving 10A (as opposed to 10F). Why was that a mistake? I wanted to see a take off over the strip. However, it seems someone was smiling as the winds changed.
However, 10A/F have one thing that is nice aboard this Boeing 757-200 – practically infinite legroom.
The views post take off were pretty good too.
In flight service was a drink initially… but then I was thanked for loyalty as an American Airlines Executive Platinum (I’m a British Airways Gold which is the same status level – oneWorld emerald), and offered a snack. I went for the snack box:
The plane was early off the blocks at Las Vegas, however there was 15 minute wait due to flow control into Dallas Fort Worth. However, unlike my short connection at Chicago, I was going Domestic to International, with no further re-clearance provided.
Heck, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport provides a good way of getting around their airport – making a connection easy.
Next up is AA78 to Heathrow. Or when you get an equipment swap, and realise you’re going to be awake most of the night…