It’s now time to fly back to Europe but in style, for this flight we could have taken British Airways with their A380 or American Airlines, we choose the later because AA is now using their latest 777-300ER on this route, main asset being the famously known Cirrus reverse herringbone seat for their Business Class passengers. I am fond of this seat since I tried it with Cathay Pacific, it’s IMHO the best available seat on the market today and I can’t wait to try the Air France’s version later this year.
Los Angeles – London LHR (American Airlines, Business, B777-300ER)
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London LHR – Paris ORY (British Airways, Club Europe, A320)
[LAST] We just arrived from JFK with the new transcontinental service, and we have 4 hours de kill before our flight to Heathrow, as we are not expecting much from lounges here we headed to the In N out to sniff some fresh jet fuel XD
A380-800 Singapore Airlines
Back to American Airlines terminal
Security took quite a bit of time (15mn)
And let’s visit their lounge
It’s a very big lounge with an airy feeling
There is a bar
And shower facilities
But of course don’t expect anything from the buffet, we are in US afterall.
We did some advertising too :)
Our magnificent aircraft is getting prepared right bellow us.
Boarding priorities are well respected.
We are warmly welcomed aboard and directed to our seats.
Amenity kit, slippers and water
The seat is a copy of the CX version, only colours differs.
PDB soon offered by our cheerful crew, OJ for me
Comfortable duvet + pillow
Amenity kit is basic but with useful items such as tissues and pen
Safety video played
And GE90-115B powered up! I will never get tired of these monsters.
What I really like with the Cirrus seat is the amount of space you get with the side table and the full access.
Beverage offered with warm nuts, this time Champagne (Gosset), which was pretty good I must say.
Diner Starter and salad presented on one tray
Starter Thai Chicken With grilled five-spice pineapple, watermelon and Asian mint dressing
Salad Seasonal greens with fresh vegetables, feta and pepperoncini With your choice of sour-cream and herb dressing or premium extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Crew are doing a good job by keeping our glasses refilled at all time, unfortunately they changed my tiny Champagne glass for a lot less elegant pot, she probably poured half of the bottle in it, kind of a waste.
For the entrées I wanted the Red Thai Curry Chicken but it was not available anymore, my second choice was the beef, hoping it will not be overdone.
Boursin Crusted Fillet of Beef With wilted spinach, balsamic grilled tomatoes and whipped potatoes
I prefer my meat more rare, but it was pretty acceptable
Traditionnal Ice Cream Sundae Vanilla ice cream with your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream and pecans
Diner was pretty average: chicken, beef and ice-cream even if well executed are too predictive, they should give more choice in terms of starter and dessert, and serve cheese in addition and not as part of the dessert selection.
Before getting to sleep we gathered at the fantastic bar, they just finished setting it up and it looks fantastic with some really tasty options (but we were full).
We wanted to celebrate this flight with some Champagne and the crew asked us how many glasses do we need, I said “3” and one of the FA said “no, 4, one for me” we found it hilarious and very appropriate as we were very enthusiastic. What a change from Iberia were you are asked to leave the galley.
I slept well for 5 or 6 hours with no interruption
Economy cabin in 3-4-3 configuration (Economy Extra in 3-3-3 configuration).
As we are approaching Ireland, breakfast is served
Selection of fruit and breakfast breads
American Breakfast Three cheese omelette with poblano cream sauce, herbed potatoes, turkey sausage and roasted tomatoes.
This is again basic but very well executed, the omelette was delicious with the melted cheeses.
Soon enough, we are approaching Heathrow from the west
Parked at Terminal 3
Our next flight is leaving from Terminal 5, and we are following the clear signage.
American Airlines Admirals Club
Los Angeles - LAX
London - LHR
Once again we really enjoyed this flight, American Airlines stepped-up their product with their new aircraft, and along with their A321T they selected some of the finest cabin furnitures and seats available today.
Beside that Flight attendants were attentive, proactive and funny, which is exactly what I expect from an American crew, they were in good mood and seems happy to do the service despite a full cabin.
Catering is still the weak point, I did not get my first choice and it was pretty bland and uninspiring, breakfast was good though but only one choice of warm dish (omelette).
Wine list was ok, with the noticeable presence of Gosset for champagne, if only they served it in proper glasses lol!
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