I've never really flown in American Airlines business class so I was really excited about taking this flight. The route being one of the most popular within the USA makes this more special as American Airlines try to offer very good service and hard product on the flight.
Cairo to Honolulu Run with the Pyramids of Giza and Pearl Harbor Tour
Review: Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class, Stockholm-Istanbul
Review: Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi 1 Bedroom Suite
Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class, Istanbul-Cairo
Photo Review: Ramses Hilton Executive Suite
Review: JW Marriott Hotel Junior Suite
Exploring the Pyramids of Giza
Photo Review: Business Class Lounge, Cairo T2 (CAI)
Review: British Airways B789 Business Class, Cairo-London
Review: British Airways B747 Business Class, London-New York
Photo Review: American Airlines Admirals Club JFK C, T8 (JFK)
Photo Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge, New York JFK T8 (JFK)
Review: American Airlines Business Class, New York-Los Angeles
Review: American Airlines Business Class, Los Angeles to Honolulu
Review: Holiday Inn Express Waikiki
Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour
Photo Review: JAL Sakura Lounge/AA Admirals Club, Honolulu (HNL)
Review: American Airlines Business Class, Honolulu to Los Angeles
Photo Review: Qantas First Class Lounge, Los Angeles (LAX)
Photo Review: OneWorld Lounge Los Angeles (LAX)
Photo Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge T4 (LAX)
Review: American Airlines Business Class, Los Angeles to New York
Photo Review: Hampton Inn Manhattan-Madison Square Garden Area
Review: Hilton New York Grand Central Junior Suite
Review: Conrad New York Corner Suite
Photo Review: British Airways Galleries T7 (JFK)
Review: British Airways B777 Business Class, New York to London
Review: British Airways B789 Business Class, London to Cairo
Photo Review: Egyptair Almeisan Lounge T3 Cairo (CAI)
Departure time in New York (JFK): 21:15 Terminal 8
Arrival time in Los Angeles (LAX): 00:46 +1 Terminal 4
Aircraft: Airbus A321 Sharklets
Duration: 6h 31m
Date of flight: April 3, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #156
Video Review from my YouTube Channel 📺
American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Terminal 8
American Airlines Flagship Lounge at 8:05pm for the departure gate which was gate 43.
Boarding, Gate 43
Cabin, Business Class
The first five rows on the aircraft comprises the first class cabin and right after that is the business class cabin from rows 6-10 in a 2-2 configuration.
Inflight Safety Video
Around 9:10pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard and to inform us of our flight time of 5 hours and 36 minutes and the current temperature in Los Angeles which is 63 degrees. Four minutes later, we began our pushback, followed by the inflight safety video being played on the screen.
Around 9:25pm, the crew started taking food and drinks order. However, about 5 minutes later, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that there would be a bit of delay due to a technical problem. By 10:16pm, we were on the queue as number 5 and 2 minutes later, we had our take off.
20 minutes after take off, the table was set up with table napkins and ten minutes later, hot towels were offered.
Around 12:05am, the snacks bar consisting of snacks and fruits was set up located in front of row 6.
About 25 minutes before landing, a flight attendant was on the PA and announced that they'd be collecting the headphones in first class and business class. Moments later, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that we'd land in LAX Terminal 4 at 1:10am, although we actually landed at 1:08am. We had a long taxi and reached the gate 12 minutes later.
Finally, I've been able to try American Airlines business class and I have to say I was impressed. I loved the fact that the seats turn into fully flat beds and the Casper bedding was a big plus. The personal screen was big enough and the movie selection was very good. My tomato soup and lobster sandwich were both very good, although the ice cream should have been Haagen Dazs 😉 The Cole Haan amenity kit was also lovely. Lastly, the crew were friendly and made sure we had an enjoyable flight. Overall, I really enjoyed flying in American Airlines and would definitely fly with them again in the future 😍