No, I know. Apologies. I copied the airport code from the World Airport codes site and din’t look any further. It was Austin Texas of course. He was on what he called an elderly 747 to MIA and was originally to make a connection direct to Austin, the delay meant he had to go to Charlotte then on to Austin which presumably took more time too.
He returned yesterday on AA 777 300 and said the eco recline where the seats go forward a bit but not back much were horrible for your knees.