Viva Las BAcon! AA1239 Las Vegas McCarran International – Dallas Fort Worth
- Viva Las BACon! The second spin of the roulette wheel
- Heading to Birmingham Airport, EI277 Birmingham Airport – Dublin Airport
- HOTEL: Bewleys Hotel, Dublin Airport
- The DAA Lounge, Dublin Airport
- BA831 Dublin Airport – London Heathrow Terminal 1
- An Easy Heathrow Transit and the British Airways Galleries First Lounge
- BA295 London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Chicago O’Hare International
- Tick Tock, Tick Tock – an express connection in Chicago
- AA55 Chicago O’Hare International T3 to Las Vegas McCarran International
- HOTEL: MGM Grand
- HOTEL: Mandalay Bay and BAcon
- One Time Exception: The High Roller
- HOTEL: Luxor
- One Time Exception: A Nighttime walk down an every changing strip
- Back to McCarran Airport, The American Express Centurion Lounge
- AA1239 Las Vegas McCarran International – Dallas Fort Worth
- A quick rush across Dallas Fort Worth
- AA78 Dallas Fort Worth – London Heathrow Terminal 3
- Transit again, The British Airways Terminal 1 Domestic Lounge
- BA831 London Heathrow Terminal 1 – Dublin Airport
- Irish Transit, The Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge
- EI276 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- Another lovely slice of BAcon
I was welcomed aboard, the plane, and found that my seat was accessible. Very accessible.
In door open state…
The only minor drawback was the overhead bins were rapidly filling up,. Rather than hold up boarding, I threw both bags in a bin, hoping to sort them out in flight later.
… and door closed and armed.
Boarding continued, and I settled down into my infinite legroom seat.
Some days, it does pan out.
Boarding completed on time, and soon enough the Boeing 757 was pushing back and moving under its own power…. straight into a penalty box. Apparently, there were flow issues at Dallas Fort Worth, delaying our departure for 15 minutes
Stuck in the penalty box. Sigh.
Considering I had a 1 hour 1:15 transit at DFW, this wasn’t I wanted to hear. None the less, we were underway 15 minutes later, and a long taxi it was (as the winds had changed), giving me one last look at the Las Vegas strip.
Time to say goodbye…
The engines of the 757 spooled up, and soon we were barrelling down the runway, and up into the blue sky.
Climbout was a quick affair, with the captain on the hurry to get to DFW for the evening. The climbout gave some lovely views… both of urban Las Vegas and beyond into the desert.
Service begun, with the drinks cart and snack going down the aisle. I partook in my usual drink on a domestic flight.
A short while later, I was also offered a choice of snacks. Wait… a choice of snacks? Apparently, this crew treated my British Airways Gold card as Executive Platnum, granting me a choice of snacks.
Trouble was – not many of them were appealing, so I went for the processed snack box. And that’s what this snackbox is… pretty much processed product. Let me walk you through it.
- White Cheddar Cheese block
- A fig bar
- Chocolate cookies
I’m still trying to find positives things as it was given to me free of charge… but some of the items weren’t great, whilst the nibbly things were nibbly.
I suppose the best thing was the box… which made a convenient place to stick an iPhone. There was IFE, but to be honest, the iPhone did a better job.
Costa? Nimbo Cumulos!?! (From The Fast Show – Channel 9 Neus!)
Another drinks round was made on the shortish hop that originally was booked for a 737… then an MD80… and finally a 757. Saying that, the 757 had seen better days – whilst it was reasonable acceptable on the inside, a bit of TLC wouldn’t have gone amiss.
Saying that – it’s a 757 – one of the nicer narrow-body frame to fly in for medium haul flights – and a gem for short haul flights. The crews were reasonably interactive, although some seemed like they were going through the motions (especially the flight attendant at the 2R seating position).
Still, the flight wound on as we closed in on Dallas Fort Worth, with the planed tidied up, and my bags placed a lot closer to where I needed to be. This would be key as once those doors opened, it would be a fast walk to the next plane.
With that done, it was time to watch the sun begin to set, and for the plane to touch down
Ground amusements.. I prefer mine in the air 😉
Soon enough, we lined up to land at a very bright sunset at Dallas Fort Worth.
With our plane pulling off the ruway, I was keeping an eye on the clock.. but there was still sights on the way.
Singapore Airlines Cargo 747-400
The plane crossed a few taxiways and soon, it was lining up for the A Gates, where our plane would rest between flight
With our plane parking at the gate, the seat belt signs was released. There was a mad rush for the exit (and with me having to go back slightly to pick up my bags, it didn’t help), but soon enough – I was on my way
Overall: Not a bad domestic segment on American Airlines here. The seat made the flight with infinite leg room to boot. The service onboard was of a good quality (with the Executive Platinum snack a bonus). I just wish the crew were a tiny bit more happy to be aboard…
Next: A quick dash across DFW
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