Review of American Eagle flight Charleston Miami in First

Airline American Eagle
Flight AA4287
Class First
Seat 3A
Aircraft Embraer E-175
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 06 Jul 15, 16:00
Arrival at 06 Jul 15, 17:40
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'Round the World I Go
Published on 17th August 2015
Welcome to my first report everyone!

The routing of this trip is as follows:

CHS-MIA - American Eagle - First - E-175 [You are Here]
MIA-SCL - Lan Chile - Business - B787-8 [Coming Soon]
SCL-EZE - Lan Chile - Business - B767-300 - [Coming Soon]
EZE-MIA - Lan Argentina - Business - B767-300 - [Coming Soon]
MIA - DCA - American Airlines - First - B737-800 - [Coming Soon]
DCA - BTV - US Airways Express/American Eagle - Economy - E-170 [No Report]

These flights were from my family trip to South America. I hope you enjoy!

Charleston airport is currently undergoing renovations to all of the passenger facilities. Concourse A (Delta and Silver) is being update, while 7 gates are being added to Concourse B (United, US Airways, American, Porter, and Southwest.) I did not get any pictures so please take a look at www.chs-airport.com and www.chs-trip.com . The new security has been completed so far. I had TSA Pre-Check and I was able to go through the first class line

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. Boarding Pass

We continued to wait in the general seating area (no lounge in CHS).

Once boarding was called, First class was the second group aboard, behind people needing assistance. I got settled into the seat. It had nice padding and surprisingly good recline. The seat definitely did not need to be reclined to be comfortable. Immediately after I sat down, the lead FA came over and offered me a pre-departure beverage.

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Diet Coke PDB

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Okay legroom for this short flight

Blanket
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After a short taxi, we departed on time. The view on take off is quite good as you can see into the Boeing 787 factory. You can also see the entire peninsula of Charleston.
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Once in the air, the FA came around for drink orders. She had already memorized what we previously had.

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Diet Coke Beverage

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The snack basket had a little bit of everything. These were delicious!

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Enjoying the pretty views during the flight.

On descent into MIA


On Final
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Touchdown
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We arrived at Gate D63. Out bags were checked through to SCL so we did not have to pick them up.
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Verdict

American Eagle

7.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Charleston - CHS

6.9/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.5
Services5.0
Cleanliness4.0

Miami - MIA

4.0/10
Efficiency4.0
Access4.0
Services4.0
Cleanliness4.0

Conclusion

I had a good experience on AA. The crew was so friendly and helpful. CHS is still a mess but on the path to looking nice, finally! MIA is a mess as always. I only wish that AA had some new form of entertainment, like Delta does with streaming.

Thanks for Reading! Tune in soon!

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3 Comments

  • Comment 146403 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3978 Comments

    Hi there! Thanks for sharing your first report! It's well written with some good detail. AA sure is getting a lot of love lately on the site, with 6 or 7 AA reports on the homepage alone! Just a few tips for your next report--as you can see horizontal (landscape) pictures work better than vertical (portrait) pics on the site. Also comments are better above the pics than below, here, which is also different from other site. A few cabin shots would have been nice, though I know what an American Eagle E175 looks like,since I just did a report on one :-)
    Looking forward to the next report in the series.

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

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