It’s time for another snapshot of my travels, this time aboard American Airlines 55 between Manchester and Chicago O’Hare.
What’s the difference between a snapshot and a trip report? A snapshot is a very quick overview of a flight, a hotel stay, where a trip report segment is the full on blow-by-blow commentary. Today, it’s a snapshot!
It seems AA enjoys opening its kiosks a little late – with check in starting just after 6:30. For those who are in Main Cabin or Main Cabin extra without elite credentials, you need to head to the main check-in hall. For those who are in Business class or have shiny cards – there is another bank of check in desks closer to the security area.
It’s British Airways Galleries/Terraces lounge. That’s by no means a bad thing – it’s got lots of seating. Shame about the lack of bacon rolls though.
It’s an American Airlines 767. During the days before configuration fluxed between the old configuration and new configurations. Guess what I got?
Correct: The old configuration. I had a buyup offer of $500 to Business class before hand… I ‘m glad I didn’t take up the offer.
It’s a screen infront of me shared with the cabin. Not my taste – even if its Pitch Perfect 2.
So I went for something… a little more modern.
The headphones… the deserve separate post. Least of all I wouldn’t be happy to use them more than one flight.
There’s some major changes coming out of Manchester – least of the traditional personal pizza has been replaced with a boxed lunch on the second service…
First service – Chicken or Pasta
Second service – a Monty’s Hotbox containing a Pizza Wrap and a cupcake.
It was a bumpfest across the pond, with a pretty rough ride over Canada. At least the planes were fitted with old seats, so you didn’t feel like you were sitting on a bench.
Overall: A reasonable performance, but there are changes – and not just in the equipment, but the catering too. I miss the pizza you needed a serrated knife to cut through…
Look out for the full trip report in a couple of weeks!
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