Two for the Price of One: Back to O’Hare, American Airlines Admirals Club
In this epic…
- Two for the price of one? Or when two become one?
- Off to Manchester Airport on the edge of my seat…
- BA Domestic – BA1387 Manchester Airport to London Heathrow
- Heathrow Transit, American Airlines Flagship Lounge
- American Airlines – AA87 London Heathrow to Chicago, Main Cabin
- Streamlined Immigration?
- The Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Evening adventures with the Sony A5000
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Off to O’Hare, American Airlines Admirals Club
- American Airlines – AA1205 Chicago O’Hare to Boston Logan
- A Boston Omnishambles
- British Airways – BA202 Boston Logan to London Heathrow Terminal 5 in World Traveller Plus
- Transit and changes… from holiday to work, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- British Airways – BA974 London Heathrow to Hamburg
- IBIS Budget St Pauli, Hamburg
- Trade Show 101 (or… don’t sleep on your glasses).
- Pounding the Halls of AIX – What you might had missed…
- A Walk around the Hamburg Dom
- Rushing back to Hamburg Airport
- British Airways – BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow
- Homeward bound
- Mixing business with pleasure
Back to O’Hare
After a quick weekend with friends, catching up in the world, and not having to worry about much, it was time to leave. And going home on a Sunday is odd to me – mainly because I feel like I’ve had no down-time after an event which can be quite draining.
Lets go stuff!
But it was a case of go, go and go as I needed to be Hamburg.
Thankfully my timing for the shuttle bus was perfect, and my trash was loaded for the trip back to O’Hare – where our shuttle bus tried to outrun a CRJ. And failed.
As I’m departing from Terminal 3, there was a lot of drop offs for the other terminals before I could get to my departure point. Thankfully, the driver was pretty swift.
Thank you shuttle!
Entering Terminal 3, I headed straight for the premium check-in counters. Well, I’m still oneworld Sapphire – might as well use it, and commenced check in for the flights to London.
Bets this is an emotional support animal”?
And amazingly – the agent could only print the boarding pass for the first segment. The second segment would have to be claimed in Boston.
Thankfully, it seems the TSA were having a good day, as the queues were relatively short. Short enough for me to have a pat and grope for Freedom as opposed to going through the scanners.
I’ve seen it worse than this at O’Hare.
With that done, I had amazingly had an hour in hand before departure.
The hall of flags.
Plenty of time to hit the lounge and see what was new in the world.
American Airlines Admiral’s Club O’Hare
I headed to the Admirals Club, and was waved through with a drink chit in my hand. Always useful.
The top-level waiting area.
But I did have an ulterior motive in mind. Once I got to the lounge, I queued up to speak to an agent to see if they could do what the check-in agent couldn’t – issue the boarding pass for the flight onto Heathrow.
And as if by magic – the pass was issued for the Boston-London segment (Although another thought was in the back on my mind when I was doing that – but nothing could be done about it until I had hit Boston.)
Looking at catering… and it seems that American Airlines finally have realised that cruets do no longer constitute a snack – with soup, humus and a few other things rolled out.
If only fruit was offered in a natural wrapper of some sort…
Pasta? Hummus? What is this witchcraft? FREE FOOD in an American Airlines lounge?
Cruets. Hard to let go of them isn’t it?
Soup as well? Why, you’re spoiling us!
Here there be premium beverages. And Sushi. Premium Sushi.
Fruit or art? Hmm
It’s taken more than a few years to realise that this I suspect American Airlines… but well done for getting there… eventually. Other little snacks were around ,as was the coffee machine.
And of course, the views from the apron of aircraft lining up to take off (probably the best part about this lounge are the views from it).
A window view is never a bad thing.
AA Boeing 737 taxing in…
United Boeing 767 taking off
KLM Boeing 747 Combi on taxi…
And off it goes!
Another American Airlines Boeing 737 – Notice the Winglets have the old paintwork…
And as usual, I lost track of time… noting my flight was about to begin boarding. I made my exit from the lounge and headed down to the gate.
Off we go!
Someone might had gone home bare-foot..
The queue at the gate
I made a quick exit, and headed down to the gate where boarding was already in full swing. I slide into the priority queue – the buzzer went green – and I was let free to board the waiting Boeing 737-800 to Boston.
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