Review of American Airlines flight Miami Dallas/Fort Worth in Economy

Airline American Airlines
Flight AA2685
Class Economy
Seat 28F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 03:15
Take-off 23 Mar 18, 05:45
Arrival at 23 Mar 18, 08:00
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By GOLD 260
Published on 30th November 2019
Welcome to my spring break 2018 serie from Pointe-à-Pitre (guadeloupe FWI) to Breckenridge (CO).
We have a first part of travel on Air France (From PTP to MIA) then on American (From MIA to DEN)


This report is for the first part of the American trip between Miami and Denver via Dallas.

then let me apologize about my english level, trying my best

  • 03/21 - AF 606 PTP-PAP French english
  • 03/21 - AF 606 PAP-MIA available in english/french
  • 03/23 - AA 2586 MIA-DFW French (english: you're here)
  • 03/23 - AA 2356 DFW-DEN French
  • 04/06- AA 2342 DEN-MIA Published
  • 04/06 - AF 606 MIA-PAP Published
  • 04/06- AF606 PAP-PTP Published

Going to snow sports in the USA is a better alternative than French Alps because of the flight time between Guadeloupe and Paris, the jetlag etc… Moreover, Breck is a beautiful ski area with many difficults spots.



After a day in Miami, we go back to the airport, via the MIAMOVER.

train station
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interior
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our skis
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Then we go to North Terminal (concourse D) to find AA's counters.
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Some color in Miami : surprising
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a map of the 3 terminals
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All counters are not open, we have to walk few minutes.
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it's not my destination
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MIA is a big airport and walking between concourses can be long
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It's 9:30pm, landside part of the airport is quiet, most of passengers are airside. the agent is surprised that we register so early and offers us to rebook on AA flight 2049 to DFW, but the flight leave in 30minutes so we won't have the time to pass the police.




We wanted to go through customs but we couldn't because we had to wait midnight.

Then I decided to search a power outlet to wait the 2 hours left (it's 10pm).
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cleaning staff
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airways
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The wi-fi worked well but we only have 30m/day so I have to finish with At&t 4G. For an airport like Miami i don't find that good.



When midnight comes, we're going to the police which was crossed really quickly. At 00:05am we're airside. All is close and the airport seems very cold and hostile.
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there isn't a lot of people.
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Departures fids.
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SkyTrain is closed ! We have to go our gate by foot. No matter but i wanted to take some pics …
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Rocking chairs place.
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Finally arrived at our D49 gate. I can't take our plane in picture because of the wall.
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At 3h45 am i wake-up. It's just super cold here, outside 55F and they continue to put A/C ..!!! Maybe a little problem here at Miami, from comfort point of view (too cold) and ecological.. I decided to wandering in direction of E concourse.


empty in D50
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outside
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it feels like a hospital
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I can hardly spot our plane
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Heading to E concourse.
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There were'nt many planes (all from AA which is normal in this part of the airport).
I never found the SkyTrain to go to the satellite, maybe I was just too sleepy.



At 5am when the shops start to open, I looked for a coffee (which I found in a starbucks of course), I absolutely had to drink something hot.
Our flight to Dallas starts to boarding at 5:15am, and because i was group 8, i boarded in the last. Of course in the US, the finger was blind and covered by HSBC ads.
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the door
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The seats seem more confortable than MIA's ground.
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Pitch
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travel docs
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view
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737max8 boarding to Quito
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Push-back at 5:45
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Control tower
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we're moving away from terminal
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safety card
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Take-off to the west, we fly-over Miami suburbs then Everglades
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Turn on the right, head to west north west

IFE
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Still in ascent, we fly over Tampa
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Sun came up when we were above the Florida middle Ground. What a beautiful show, in the cabin it looks like an orange mood lighting
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More and more clearer
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Mississipi river with the city of Natchez. I went here during Xmas vacations in Louisiana, where we had snow in New Orleans. Natchez and Natchitoches offer beautiful colonial architectures.
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American Airlines' network
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and the fleet
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We're starting our descent on Dallas at 7:15am local time, it's overcast.
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We just turn above the clouds during 20minutes.
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And then, at 7:35amwe dive on the cloud. It's an approach from the North, being on the right, i won't have view on the CBD.
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Regeant Mega Hall
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Interstate121
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Highway114, where Delta's 191 flight crashed 30years ago…
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Touchdwon at 7:45am
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exiting
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Welcome to american's kingdom. I read somewhere that American operated 80% of the traffic to/from DallasFW.

Control tower
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It's cloudy but hotter than in Miami (21°C instead of 14°!).
gated at 7:55
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772 from Honolulu
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We deboarded at 8, and we have to catch our second flight to Denver which leaves in 50minutes, hopefully the AA2356's gate is really close to our.
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777
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Then we head to the gate A14 where our A321 to Denver is already waiting us.
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737
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boarding room
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wc are clean
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Thank u for reading my report, I'll try to translate the following to Denver (32B AA). Sorry for the mistakes I made, i'm trying to improve my english;)

tchuss
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Verdict

American Airlines

7.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Miami - MIA

7.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness4.0

Dallas/Fort Worth - DFW

8.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

AA: Comfy cabin, smiling crew. Wi-fi is avalaible, but not free (unlike JB or Alaska). Still not convinced about the BoB on all flights in North America, sadly, few years ago it was not like this... classical

MIA: Fluid at this hour. I transit very regularly by MIA and I don't really like this cold airport (cold in all senses of the word).

DFW: Very crowded, morning rush, but fluid and still pleasant, with carpet!!

Information on the route Miami (MIA) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)

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