Review of American Airlines flight New York Charlotte in Domestic First

Airline American Airlines
Flight AA1782
Seat 04F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 09 Oct 20, 08:00
Arrival at 09 Oct 20, 10:05
AA   #72 out of 95 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 598 reviews
Published on 8th December 2020

Report No: 2020-1008

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to this long, 18 flight series of US domestic mileage runs that I took in October 2020. After COVID-19, the demand for premium travel within the USA has decreased for short distances so on some occasions Domestic First tickets in the USA could be really cheap if you book in advance. American Airlines had a deal of DCA-RDU r/t for $227 which would have given me 240 British Airways Executive Club Tier Points so I decided to take 3 of these runs to achieve Gold status in British Airways Executive Club.

Although I am a Qatar Airways Privilege Club Platinum member at the moment, unless things change, I am pretty sure that I would lose it in mid-2022 so I have started working on a back-up plan as oneworld Emerald status is a really valuable status for a frequent traveler.

The eighth report of this series would be the first Boeing report of this series. This time I'll be flying onboard an Oasis cabin equipped Boeing 737-800 of American Airlines from New York La Guardia to Charlotte Douglas Airport. During my layover, I also had the chance to visit the AA Admirals Club in LGA.

Here is the routing
Part 1 

Part 2

Part 3

Loads for this flight

Domestic First: 100%
Main Cabin: 100%  


After arriving from my previous flight from DCA, I've stepped into the terminal. This time, the terminal was much more crowded and I didn't get any personal greeting like last time.

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As you could notice, the terminal is much more crowded last time. Although, it was Friday morning before the long-weekend holiday started so it's normal to see more travelers on this day.

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FIDS for today. Because of the strict NY state quarantine for out-of-state travelers, AA operations from LGA is limited to their hubs and Boston where they offer the shuttle service.

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As I had time, I've headed to the Admirals Club in LGA and I was immediately recognized by the agents and was welcomed back.

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Although the terminal was crowded, the lounge was empty and there were 2-3 guests including myself at that time.

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Here is the food options

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Also, there was a section that there was extra food served by a server. Also avocado toasts were being offered by one of the lounge staff.

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Before I left the club, the lounge staff offered me to prepare a snack bag while I was enjoying my time. 

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When it was time to leave, I said goodbye to the lounge staff and left the club.

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About 40 minutes before scheduled departure time, I was at gate D7 for boarding. 

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The seating areas around the gate were fully occupied.

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35 minutes before scheduled departure time boarding had started, and I boarded with Group 1.


After being welcomed by the crew, I took my seat which was 4F for the flight.

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Nothing surprising for this report, it's the Oasis First Class seats.

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With the same seat pocket content as usual

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However, this aircraft was equipped with both power outlets and USB ports

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Our neighbor was this American A319 that would operate the next flight to Charlotte which would be followed by the CLT-RDU flight that I took in the next report.

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So, the boarding process was a chaos; two cabin crew members were at the front galley greeting passengers, one of them was waiting at the rear galley and one was helping with passengers placing their bags in the overhead lockers. The issue was that most people did not place their items correctly in the overhead bins so the space wasn't enough for everyone. The boarding process took a solid 30-35 minutes while there were several announcements for passengers to not block the aisle when putting their stuff in the overhead compartments. However, as it could be seen, one member of the crew helping with bags wasn't sufficient at all.

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Although, we were able to push back 5-10 minutes later than our scheduled departure time when all of the passengers have took their seat and all items were stowed properly.

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While we're taxiing, here is the new concourse that would replace Concourse C.

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The old Concourse C that would be demolished.

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The new gates at Terminal B.

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United aircraft at the other side of Terminal B

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American Airlines 737-800 that would head to Dallas Fort Worth.

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More United aircraft

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And when we approached Terminal C, it's time to see DL aircraft

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Construction is going on at both terminals

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More DL aircraft

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Citi Field Baseball stadium

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And after a taxi of 5 minutes, we took off

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The runway we took off was visible after our takeoff

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Passing over upper suburbs of New York City

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And we're over NJ airspace

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NJ suburbs

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Onboard this flight, there was personal device entertainment available by Viasat

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Free live TV and Apple Music was also available.

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Weather information for Charlotte

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Wi-Fi options for todays flight

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The entertainment menu

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And the live TV channels that were ready to stream

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Passing over Tysons, VA

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And Washington Dulles International Airport

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Later in the flight, I've hit the call button and asked for a tomato juice which was promptly served.

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Shortly before landing, the crew appeared to collect trash and later on,

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We landed at CLT a few minutes later than our scheduled arrival time

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US Military aircraft

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An American Eagle CRJ

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Concourse D

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And that day, we had parked at gate D3.

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After saying goodbye to the crew, I have left the aircraft and took this last photo of N885NN.

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And, later on, I've headed to the Admirals Club before my flight to Raleigh/Durham.

The journey would continue in the next report.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you in another report. 

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American Airlines

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New York - LGA


Charlotte - CLT



A brief conclusion would be available at the 18th ( last ) report of this series.

Information on the route New York (LGA) Charlotte (CLT)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 3 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne New York (LGA) → Charlotte (CLT).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est American Airlines avec 7.2/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 3 minutes.

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