After spending some time in the Centurion Lounge (see AA3347), my family and I headed to our gate to catch the flight home.
By the time we got to the gate, boarding had commenced, and we were able to board the plane right away.
As boarding finished, the captain made an announcement that we had a delay. We ended up sitting on the tarmac for about 40-50 minutes with nothing to do. The Wi-fi wasn't available, so you couldn't stream movies to your device using the AA app. It was very boring and overall sucked. Finally, at 3:05 the doors closed, and the plane pushed back five minutes later.
We were cleared to depart from Runway 36R. Our flight time was to be two hours and seven minutes.
Qantas A380 from Sydney
Terminal D and the Grand Hyatt
Terminal B and the stinger concourse
When we had reached our cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, the flight attendant handed out warm towels to everyone.
Drink orders were then taken and everyone was given a ramekin of nuts tat had almonds, cashews, walnuts, along with some other things.
For dinner, one of the choices was an Asian-style wrap. I don't remember the other, but my mother and I both chose the wrap. It came with a side salad that was spicing and a brownie as well. The wrap had some rice, sauce, various vegetables like carrots and peppers. While I didn't care for the salad, the main was pretty filling, and the brownie was yummy.
Trays were cleared, and the sky was getting darker slowly.
For the rest of the flight I browsed through the in flight magazine and looked at my phone since I couldn't get the personal device entertainment to work, again (see AA3418).
The sun was beginning to set through the cabin.
We started descending at about 5:00 PM.
We flew by the city, and did a right turn to land on Runway 18.
When we arrived at the terminal, there was a delayed Delta flight to MSP at our gate. We were forced to wait around a half hour just for the plane to push back. Once again, there was nothing to do. Finally, we pulled in next to a Delta 737-900ER
The experiences departing DFW and arriving at FAR were both bad. I couldn't use the in-flight entertainment, so that was bad. The seats were comfortable, and the food was decent. If you'd like to read more about the seat, you can see my previous report. I'm sorry for the quality of some of the pictures as I uploaded these straight from Google Photos, which reduces the quality. I hoped you enjoyed reading this last Christmas installment, and stay tuned for more AA content (unfortunately). Next report: ORD-LGA AA 737-800 Economy (July).