Review of American Airlines flight Paris New York in Business

Airline American Airlines
Flight AA45
Class Business
Seat 6J
Flight time 08:35
Take-off 01 Mar 16, 10:00
Arrival at 01 Mar 16, 12:35
AA   #33 out of 67 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 507 reviews
By 3513
Published on 4th March 2016

The Admiral's Lounge in CDG was pretty quite at 9:00am. I was more impressed by the self-serve hard liquor. The sandwiches presented for breakfast were OK. The bacon and hot items were room temperature but I just enjoyed the cheeses, smoked salmon, and fresh bread rolls. The staff at CDG Lounge were not so friendly. They seemed kind of annoyed I had forgot my baggage tag receipt when I didn't realize I didn't take it. Quiet place though, was very clean.

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I got this upgrade the day before my flight. I was so happy to be there. The business cabin had about 5 empty seats. I was sitting in 6J. As you can see my seat is on the window. Any even number window seats have the seat on the window side. Any odd seats have it reversed so table is on the inside and seat is outside toward the aisle.

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Right before the aircraft starts moving, you are giving a choice between juice and champagne. It was delicious.

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The forward space of the seat has a large area for when the seat folds down into bed mode. There is an extreme amount of leg room. You can fold your legs and move around as much as you would like. Only complaint is the bed mode is pretty narrow and not much room to twist and turn. There are two outlets. One is located in the forward tablet tray and another is located on the table part of the seat. No USB ports just usual outlets.

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Here's the view from the window of 6J.

Samsung tablet. Selection of movies and tv shows as well as games and music but no WIFI.
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I went with the beef. It was flavorful but just a bit chewy. Seemed to be on the well done side of the spectrum. Potatoes were good, vegetables were a bit mushy. They do come around with a bread basket of different type of warm fresh bread.
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Best part of the meal was the ice cream sundae. You get to pick from a selection of toppings. It was excellent
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Great views over Canada and Maine on the way back to New York.
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This was served about an hour before landing.
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American Airlines

Cabin crew9.0

American Airlines Admirals Club


Paris - CDG


New York - JFK



The flight attendants were great. They constantly went up and down the entire 8 hour flight refilling drinks and seeing if everyone was satisfied. 8J serves as a pilot rest seat. There is a closet for coats if you needed to hang anything which was convenient. Also, Bose noise cancelling headphones were passed around. The aircraft is pretty loud and these were very nice to have. The tablet does not have any wifi but there is a sufficient amount of movies and tv shows to select to watch on your flight. Overall I was very impressed.

Information on the route Paris (CDG) New York (JFK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 119 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → New York (JFK).


The airline with the best average rating is Air France with 7.5/10.

The average flight time is 8 hours and 18 minutes.

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