It’s time for another snapshot – this time focusing on American Airlines 99 between London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare International.
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Check in was open at 5:20 in the morning. Baggage was accepted via premium check in, with tags and a boarding pass
Heathrow FastTrack security was just that – taking 5 minutes to clear from start to finish.
Both the Cathay Pacific and American Airlines lounges were visited.
Boarding was from gate 328. I was cleared to board immediately as the boarding group had already been called.
It’s a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
It’s the 9 across seat that is used in the Boeing 787 fleet.
IFE is provisioned by a Panasonic ex3 system. Live TV was offered through the IFE system
Panasonic Ku services are offered on the plane. And woefully slow.
Food and beverages
A breakfast service and a pre-arrivals hot snack were offered. As well as ice cream.
Arrival was on-time at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5
There was a lot Dreamliner blue, as well as some stunning sunrises
The full trip report featuring American Airlines 99 will be out soon!