Review of American Eagle flight Dallas/Fort Worth College Station in Economy

Airline American Eagle
Flight AA3347
Class Economy
Seat 15A
Aircraft Embraer ERJ140
Flight time 00:58
Take-off 24 Dec 18, 12:24
Arrival at 24 Dec 18, 13:22
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Published on 4th May 2019
With over two hours of time to kill in DFW, my father and I headed to the American Express Centurion Lounge in Terminal D. Amex recently replaced their old lounge, which was around 9,500 sq. feet, with this new lounge that's 12,500 sq. feet and opened in September 2018.

We took the Skylink to Terminal D where the lounge was located across from Gate D12.

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Lounge Exterior

The lounge is located on the second floor, so we had to take the elevator up.

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Amex Centurion sign

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Reception Area

If you have The Platinum Card or The Business Platinum Card from American Express you and two other guests get free access to these lounges which there are many in the United States and various international destinations.

There were cookies just past the front counters.

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Cookies

After getting access you walk to a hallway where you can either turn right or left. To the left is where most of the lounge is and the food and bar area, and to the right is some more seating, the showers, conference room, and spa.

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Left

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Right

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Shower Suites

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Conference Room

Anyways, if you turned left you would walk by some chairs and tables on the left side of the wall and some comfy sofas on the right. There are also TVs on the walls.

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Some Seating

The buffet area consisted of the buffet and bar on the left and views on the check-in area on the right. There were many tables and chairs to choose from including a large wooden one by the bar.

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Amex Centurion Buffet Area

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Amex Centurion Buffet Area

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Bar

If you continue through the buffet area you would find the bathrooms and some more seating on the right. The hallway opened up into a large seating area that had the same chairs that I saw earlier.

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Bathrooms

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Even More Seating

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Seating

If you turn left there is a large conference table.

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Conference Table

Having thoroughly explored the lounge I decided to connect to the fast wi-fi and get some food to eat. The main spread had some sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs, a quiche-like dish, and then another offering that I forgot the name of.

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Main Spread

Next to the sausages, there were many fruits that including watermelon, blueberries, honeydew, and cantaloupe.

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Fruits

Continuing along the line there were some chips with two types of sauces, granola, greek yogurt, and cornbread muffins. There was a large coffee machine next to this which I didn't take a picture of.

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Chips, Yogurt, and Muffins

I grabbed a plate that consisted of chips, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausages and sat down to eat. The food was very good, but the pancakes were very sweet when added with syrup.

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My Plate

We stayed in the lounge until 11:40, where we went off to catch our flight to CLL.

American Eagle Flight 3347 Operated by Envoy Air



My flight today was leaving from Gate B39, which is the stinger concourse in Terminal B.

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Gates B30-B39

My aircraft today was an ERJ-140, operated by Envoy Air for American Eagle. We passed by a similar aircraft on our way to the gate.

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American Eagle ERJ-140

We arrived at the gate where boarding had already commenced, so we didn't have to wait. The aircraft today was N810AE, delivered in October of 2001. It has spent its whole life flying for AA. It's nice to see some aircraft painted in the old American Eagle colors.

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N810AE

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Fuselage Shot

Inside the aircraft, there are 44 seats (41 Main Cabin and 3 Main Cabin Extra), arranged in a 2-1 configuration. The ERJ-140 is one of the smallest commercial jet planes and the aircraft felt very cramped walking down the aisle.

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Double Seats

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My Seat

More people got on after us and eventually, 41 out of 44 seats were taken. Legroom was a bit tight, but only if you had a personal item below the seat in front.

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Legroom

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Engine Shot

We pushed back at 12:20 PM.

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Pushback

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Runway 18L Departure

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Takeoff

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Terminal E in Background

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Cruising

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ERJ-140

The flight attendant passed through the aisle to hand out snacks. Since this was a short flight, only water was offered.

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Snax

Soon enough, we started to descend into College Station.

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Descent

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Descent

In the background, you can see Kyle Field, home of the Aggies. One of the largest stadiums in the world, it can seat over 100,000 people.

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Descent

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Touchdown

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Taxiing

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Arrival at Gate

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Our Bird

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Terminal

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Verdict

American Eagle

7.0/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering7.5

AMEX Centurion Lounge

9.0/10
Comfort9.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Services10.0

Dallas/Fort Worth - DFW

9.3/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

College Station - CLL

8.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

The Amex Centurion Lounge is great, and I would definitely recommend visiting it if you stop at DFW and have the right card. The ERJ-140 is pretty cramped, but it didn't matter on this short half hour hop to College Station.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 501362 by
    NewYorker SILVER 31 Comments

    Very nice report! That Centurion Lounge in DFW looks quite nice. It’s always cool to have a ride on an increasing rare aircraft with the old Eagle livery. The single seats on the E140 also seem quite comfy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 501363 by
    Loouri GOLD 409 Comments

    thank you for this report.
    I actually saw College station in the FIDS at IAH, but i didn't know where it was.

    A correct flight with MQ alhtough it is short. Glad to see the old livery too, it becomes rare in some airports !!
    bye

  • Comment 501589 by
    757Fan 559 Comments

    Nice report and photos!

  • Comment 501871 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4958 Comments

    Hi Aaro, very nice report with awesome pics for such a short flight! Plus it's on a rare aircraft on an exotic route 👍

    The Centurion Lounge at DFW is very nice indeed; I've been several times. It's the only Centurion lounge I've been to before, but it's one of the nicer lounges I've been to in the U.S.

    Click here for planes!

    Yes please! Yay planespotting 😍

    Thanks for sharing!

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