Traveling from O'Hare on a busy pre-holiday I decided to arrive a bit early which gave me a chance to check out the American Airlines Admiral's club up on the 3rd floor of Terminal 3. It's a spacious club with nice views of the airfield.
Fun for some plane spotting.
I'll be seeing this one in a few hours.
Free food was sparse and unappealing at lunch time.
Paid food was plentiful.
Saving my appetite I wanted to go to Boston. Time to board,
I stand in the First Class priority line.
This is a pre-boarding announcement. Anyone needing special assistance or traveling with children may board now.
Obviously the little guy isn't so sure about this.
The cabin on this 737-800 just seems a bit drab. Dark and gloomy.
American's first class seats are decent. They offer a good amount of legroom. I just wouldn't want them transcon or more than say 2-3 hours.
The laptop/tablet holder under the armrest is useful (albeit you aren't supposed to use it on take-off and landing) while the electronics are not easily accessible. But then again, they have electronics.
And away they go.
The flight crew was Miami based. The pursuer stayed in the galley for the most part while his assistant served the cabin. He was a young man, in his 20's and looked like he was asleep. He was nice, just VERY quiet. He came around to take lunch orders. I had pre-ordered using AA's website which is a nice feature. (They send you an email 2 weeks out so you can choose then if you want.)
The young flight attendant asked the lady next to me what she'd like for lunch. Then he asked me what I'd like to drink, which confused my neighbor. I assured her everything was fine as I had pre-ordered. Lunch was served to all the passengers, except me. Then the young man appeared and asked if I'd like a cookie. I said I'd prefer my lunch first.
He looked confused. Returning to the galley he was back moments later with lunch and apologized profusely, many times. No big deal. It actually was pretty good.
This aircraft had American's personal device entertainment. While I didn't watch anything I used to American website to look something up, it was very slow. Pretty expensive too, unless you plan on flying American all month.
Next stop Boston and the long anticipated Qatar A350 trip.
American Airlines Admirals Club (Concourses H/K)
Chicago - ORD
Boston - BOS
I wish Qatar flew the A350 from ORD
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