I was originally booked on the evening flight from LAX to New York JFK but since I wanted to arrive earlier in New York (and luckily found availability on the same booking class) I ended up taking this earlier flight and paying the change fee of about 30USD which was okay for me.
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Departure time in Los Angeles (LAX): 11:30 Terminal 4
Arrival time in New York (JFK): 20:19 Terminal 8
Aircraft: Airbus A321 Sharklets
Duration: 5h 49m
Date of flight: April 6, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #159
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the Qantas First Class Lounge and the OneWorld Business Lounge, I headed to the American Airlines Flagship Lounge and stayed there until it was time for boarding.
Aircraft, Airbus A321 Sharklets
Boarding, Gate 46C
The business class cabin has a total of 20 flat bed seats in a 2-2 configuration from rows 6-10. Between the F cabin (rows 1-5) and the business class cabin are the lavatory and galley.
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Around 11:37am, an announcement on the PA was made saying "Boarding completed" and seven minutes later, we began our pushback. The flight attendant also came to ask if I would be joining them for lunch, and chose the salmon for my main course and cranberry juice for my drink.
Around 12:05pm, we had our take off.
About 20 minutes after take off, hot towels were offered, and five minutes later, nuts and cranberry juice was served.
The captain came on the PA again to give us more flight info and that we expect to land in JFK around 8pm which is 15 minutes ahead of schedule. It also became a bit turbulent so meal service was paused for a few minutes.
I was also offered some Balsamic dressing and Sourdough bread.
The other choices were: Beef Quesadilla and Quinoa and Barley Pilaf.
The salmon was actually very good 😋 I was also offered some chocolate sundae but declined since I was already full. Drinks refill was offered throughout the meal service.
The captain was back on the PA at 6:47pm to inform us that we would be landing in 30 minutes with a temperature of 52 degrees in New York. The flight attendants also came to collect the headphones at 7:08pm.
Flying back to New York, I flew on American Airlines Airbus A321 which has lie flat seats in business class. The Casper bedding was actually very nice as well as the amenity kit. I thought the meal choices were not that impressive although my salmon (the one I chose) was actually very good. Lastly, the flight attendants were really friendly and made sure we were enjoying our flight. Overall, it was a very nice flight and I would recommend flying business class with AA on this route if you get the chance 😉