American Airlines B737-800

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    Ciprian Hirlea
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    Checkin
    As we had pre-cleared immigration in Dublin, we arrived as a domestic flight at AA’s ORD terminal.

    Lounge
    It took a while for the cheerful dragon to work out how to check us in, but we were soon up the elevator clutching our free drinks voucher. The Admiral’s Club has a manly clubbish air about it – all wood panels and office type furniture, brimming with power outlets. A few bars were serving alcoholic beverages while there was only a modest selection of complementary salad items and soup. There appeared to be little demand for made to order dishes.

    Boarding
    We set off early to find our gate, keen to keep moving to avoid nodding off. Priority boarding saw us on to the plane, glowing with Sky interior, and again a cheerful greeting.

    The Seat
    Spacious grey leather with reasonable recline, soft fleece blanket, and large video screen with a reasonable selection of movies and TV programmes. More than adequate for a 4 hour+ flight.

    The Flight
    After hot towels and several drinks runs, lunch was served. Again appetizer and salad, with a pot of nasty fat free raspberry vinaigrette. We had pre-ordered entrees (pasta or chicken) both tasty and generously proportioned. Desert was served separately – chocolate mouse cake with fresh raspberry. The crew were extremely attentive, the Purser quite a character who was laughing and chatting throughout. This time galley chat was about a famous actress who had been on their previous flight. (Am I the only one who always hears this stuff?) We slept soundly in the reclining seats for a couple of hours, waking in time for splendid views of the Grand Canyon. We arrived at SNA almost 40 minutes early.

    Verdict
    Again another great AA experience. The crew were cheerful and attentive, the food was fine and the seat very comfortable. All you need for a pleasant trans-continental flight.

    Review courtesy of Seatplans.com. Original review by user Hermes1964 can be found here

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