We’ve had some snapshots of the outbound flights, some hotels. It’s now time to look at the inbound flights, and American Airlines 710 between Chicago and Dublin
Boarding was from the far end of the K gates at Chicago O’Hare International. It didn’t help the lounge called for the flight… at the final call.
I love O’Hare.
It’s an Airbus A330-200 – the range optimised version of the Airbus A330 family. This plane is ex-US Airways plane.
There are fancy seats up front, but down the back, we’re in good old-fashioned 2-4-2 seating layout that is the signature of the A330 in economy.
A shame the seats had no adjustable headrest.
Legroom was passable – it was even better when there was no-one sat next to me on the flight.
A standard Airbus cabin aboard this plane. The cabin was fitted without mood lighting, and in old US Airways colours.
The cabin is a standard Airbus short-haul cabin.
IFE was provided by a Panasonic ex2 IFE system. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this one was as buggy as heck with the entire system needing to be rebooted.
Main IFE system
In map mode
System restart in progress…
Power was at-seat in the form of a single USB port.
USB Charging (pretty slow – 500mha maybe).
Headphones were provided… sponsored by Mastercard.
Food and Drink
Even though the flight being six and a half hours end to end, two services were squeezed in on American Airlines 710.
A full breakfast box was offered too:
It maybe a night flight, but it doesn’t mean you get any nice views.
The full trip report soon!
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George L. says
SeatGuru says the AA A330 seats are only 17″ wide. Is that the case? I thought most A330 sears were 18″.
They feel like 18 to me. Although having a pair of seats to yourself really puts those numbers to shame anyway 😉