Review of American Eagle flight Dallas/Fort Worth Fargo in Domestic First

Airline American Eagle
Flight AA3615
Seat 4F
Aircraft Embraer E-175
Flight time 02:53
Take-off 01 Jan 19, 15:10
Arrival at 01 Jan 19, 18:03
MQ 58 reviews
Aaro
By 372
Published on 11th May 2019

After spending some time in the Centurion Lounge (see AA3347), my family and I headed to our gate to catch the flight home.


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Lufthansa A330


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Icelandair 757


By the time we got to the gate, boarding had commenced, and we were able to board the plane right away.


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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.


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Taxi


We were cleared to depart from Runway 36R. Our flight time was to be two hours and seven minutes.


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Qantas A380 from Sydney


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Terminal D and the Grand Hyatt


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Terminal B and the stinger concourse


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When we had reached our cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, the flight attendant handed out warm towels to everyone.


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Drink orders were then taken and everyone was given a ramekin of nuts tat had almonds, cashews, walnuts, along with some other things.


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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.


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Trays were cleared, and the sky was getting darker slowly.


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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.


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We started descending at about 5:00 PM.


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Approaching Fargo


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Sanford Hospital


We flew by the city, and did a right turn to land on Runway 18.


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Landing


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


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Verdict

American Eagle

6.8/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi2.5
Meal/catering7.5

Dallas/Fort Worth - DFW

7.0/10
Efficiency4.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness10.0

Fargo - FAR

7.2/10
Efficiency4.0
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

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).

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1 Comments

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    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5513 Comments

    Hi Aaro, nice report as usual! It feels weird to see an Icelandair 757 in DFW---what's weirder is that at one point WOW, Icelandair, and American were all operating daily nonstops to KEF from DFW...talk about a low-yielding bloodbath. Now with WOW out of the picture, I'd hoped FI would stick around to compete with AA so it's too bad they pulled out...AA is now charging obscene amounts for DFW-KEF for much of the summer. Anyway...sorry for that long side note lol

    Anyway, back to the subject at hand! haha

    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.

    Ugh, that is the worst! In my experience with AA, the FAs don't usually take much initiative to do any kind of service during longer tarmac delays like that. While almost every time I've had tarmac delays on DL they would do a water run in Y and full drink service in F, which I think is a nice gesture when you're just sitting there with nothing to do. May as well have a cocktail! ?

    Did you at least get a PDB?

    For dinner, one of the choices was an Asian-style wrap.

    Looks decent for a regional jet, though they could offer something a bit more substantial. I assume they don't have ovens on E-jets, or at least most of them, but they could offer more than a wrap for an almost 3 hour flight. Granted, I guess there's the warm nuts service, and appetizer, and a dessert, so all together it's probably a decent amount of food.

    Thanks for sharing!

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