Review of American Airlines flight Washington Miami in Economy

Airline American Airlines
Flight AA324
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 21 Apr 16, 13:55
Arrival at 21 Apr 16, 16:45
AA   #32 out of 66 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 508 reviews
Chibcha
By 144
Published on 5th November 2021

introduction


Hola amigos!

This is the return trip from DC to Miami on AA (actually it was a BOG-MIA-DCA and return trip). 

If you want to check the previous report its available here:
 



I basically went to DC for a meeting, and once I was done with it, it was time to return to Bogotá. So I grabbed the Metro from Farragut Sq. to DCA ( I just love how convenient the Metro is for DCA) 


Pre boarding at DCA


I didn't need to check in as I was only carrying my carry-on. So I was free to roam around what's probably my favourite terminal in the US (architecture-wise).


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Unfortunately food options are a bit lacking in the Landside, so you're basically stuck to what is available at the concourse you're leaving from


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I was hoping to score a good burger at Five Guys (there used to be a Fuddruckers which I liked better, but no luck)…but I settled for WowBao. It was spicy and…okay. 

After I was done with eating, boarding was soon called. This was to be my last flight on an aluminium AA plane (I just adored that livery) 


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Boarding and inflight


The cabin was quite bland. But the seat was okay for the hop down to Florida. It began raining as boarding was finished, I was scared our flight would be delayed and I would end up missing my flight to BOG.



We went to RWY 1 and had an N-NW departure that took us over Rosslyn. We then took our route southward.



We eventually flew over Norfolk


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I used my iPad as IFE, taking advantage of the wireless IFE


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This was then complemented by a complimentary drink and snack. Gosh, I miss ginger ale.


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Then, it was mostly uneventful flight that gave us great views of the landmarks below…and a bushfire



I reckon this must be Charleston SC



Soon Florida's famous beaches were in sight, including Cape Canaveral



The sprawl along the coast is just mesmerising



In no time we made a "hook" approach, as the runways were on a Eastward direction. At that point my camera died on me. 



We made in on time for my connecting flight to Bogotá, I even had time to change from my suit into something more comfortable.

Our flight was departing from the high-E gates, I was a bit excited as this was where I had my earliest memories from MIA. Utter failure and dissapointment. Well, almost 30 years had passed by. 

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Verdict

American Airlines

7.6/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.0

Washington - DCA

9.1/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness10.0

Miami - MIA

6.1/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services2.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

A regular AA flight from pre-pandemic times (who would have thought what 2020 had in for us...). It did the job without much fuzz.

DCA is a nice building. Perfect for going from the metro to the plane. It is unbeatable in terms from downtown to the gate. On the other hand, the food offering is lame.

MIA....meh, at least it was clean and not too crowded.

Thanks for reading, saludos!

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