Two for the Price of One: AA1205 Chicago O’Hare to Boston Logan
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
AA1205 Chicago O’Hare International Terminal 3 to Boston Logan B
American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, Seat 15A (Exit Row)
432 Miles Flown, 5 Tier Points Earned, 216+432 Avios earned
I was welcomed aboard the Boeing 737… and headed straight to the centre of the plane. Whilst the connection time at Boston would be “tight”, I wasn’t prepared to sacrifice comfort.
At the gate at ORD.
Already it seemed half of the plane had made it aboard, with the other half right behind me.
Thankfully, there was overhead bin space for my luggage.
The seat I had selected was the 2nd exit row – so I had room to recline if I wanted to, but more importantly – the row in front of me couldn’t recline much (as that would had blocked the emergency exit.
Everyone board please. Some of us have places to go, planes to meet.
It’s not the greatest seating in the world – but for a short segment to Boston – It would do. Considering it was a going to be a full flight – it’s a case of getting all the comfort you can.
The plane loaded up quickly enough, and after a wait to ensure everyone was seated, we were on our way.
O’Hare Terminal 3
Terminal 5 – Swiss A330 and United Boeing 747 in sight…
Frontier, British Airway and AeroMexico…and American Airlines
Thankfully, it was a very short taxi to the runway, and our Boeing 737 rocketed into the sky
Take off was swift and after taking a few turns – our plane was on its way to Boston.
Leaving Illinois and beginning to cross Lake Michigan
Above the cloud layer.
Let’s take a look at the seating area. It’s not bad at all – even if the left hand rest was trying to fall off most of the flight.
This armrest has seen better days.
Sadly, being in an exit row limits GhettoIFE mounting options.. So I had my phone at my lap for InLapIFE (trademark pending.. or not).
InLapIFE (with a booster pack and a Pikachu case. For those remotely interested I’m watching “Reggie and Thunderbirds: No Strings Attached” – The “Making of” show for Thunderbirds Are Go.
WiFi was offered using GoGo Wireless… again – I wasn’t in a hot mood to use wireless in the air (mainly as I had spent a lot of time connected on the ground, and two hours in the air with no connectivity wasn’t going to make a great deal of difference to me.
At at $16.95… I would had brought the pass on the ground.
I’ll be honest – I’ll use WiFi in the air if it’s reasonably priced, and I feel the need to use it to be connected. As I was trying to rest so I could doze off on the next flight, the connectivity wasn’t needed for me.
In flight service begun shortly after take off. And I’m glad I expect not a lot on these short hops I fly on… because that’s exactly what I go – not a lot.
A typical service – pretzels and Coke Zero. I’m not objecting for a flight this segment, but it does remove itself from the glamour of flying – or whatever little glamour there is when you’re flying in economy class.
It’s amazing how much room you have when you only use half a fold-up table.
Whilst the onboard IFE was lacking, the outside flight entertainment was giving some lovely colours which deepened as the plane tracked towards Boston.
Soon enough, the cabin was cleared down and secured for landing, landing into the darkness of Boston with the inky blue turning to black as we neared the ground.
The taxi over to the gate was thankfully short – which would be helpful for me with the short international connection that was ahead of me.
Boston in the distance.
And finally… the gate.
With bongs going off and lights coming up – it was time to disembark – with everyone trying to get to the exit at once. Not a lot changes when it’s an evening flight and you want to get home.
For some of us – there was a lot more miles to go before reaching anywhere near home…
Overall: Nothing unpleasant, but nothing outstanding on this flight. Just a generic hop from to A to B. Nothing bad about that, but there’s room to make it… not so boring. But boring safe transit is no bad thing.
Next: Boston Omnishambles. It makes Heathrow Airport look “organised”….
Welcome to Economy Class and Beyond – Your no-nonsense guide to network news, honest reviews, with in-depth coverage, unique research as well as the humour and madness as I only know how to deliver.
Also remember that as well as being part of BoardingArea, we’re also part of BoardingArea.eu, delivering frequent flyer news, miles and points to European readers