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First Time Flying American...What To Expect?  
User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

I'm flying American this week for the first time and I have a couple of questions. (TPA-MSP is my flight)

How are the MD-80's? (interior, etc. I know there's not PTV's or IFE no big deal there)

On my reservation from TPA-ORD it says I get "brunch." Oddly my flight leaves at 7:40 pm...anyone know what this is? Also on the return DFW-TPA I get dinner. I didn't think that American was giving out meals anymore?

Thanks in advance!

TPA

[Edited 2005-05-16 03:32:12]


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16908 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

AA gives out snacks at mealtime as far as I remember. Don't expect a gourmet meal.

M80s rock if you're not way in the back with the engines.



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User currently offlineAA787 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Check the seat maps on your record locator to see which seat closest to the fron you can get. That will make your trip quiet and comfortable. Bring things to eat and to amuse yourself with. At ORD you can get alot of good food (they have a wide variety of food in T3). Other than that...enjoy your flight!

AA787



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7006 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

AA is a fine airline. Expect good service and a professional crew. The MD-80s are great aircraft. Almost all my flights are with AA. Never had a major problem.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineRICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2376 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

My experience with AA is this: Good airline, very safe and professional, but don't expect those extra details or anything like that; in relation to service, AA is very basic.


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 690 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

AA no longer serves food, but snack boxes can be purchased for $3 on certain flights over 3 hours duration. There is no entertainment system on the Super 80s, so bring something to read or a sleeping pill. There was a test of rentable DVD players on MD-80s, but I don't know if the test is still ongoing as I fly international. The flight attendants all look like grandmas! Have a good trip!

User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9236 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

American will keep it basic and simple. it's a seat on a plane and you get on and go. that's about it, anymore, with any airline, but I fly American a lot and it gets you there and everyone's usually happen in the end.

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 1):
M80s rock if you're not way in the back with the engines.

i think sitting in the back rocks. that way you don't have to listen to anybody snore when they fall asleep. also, the engines are not loud enough to where they drown out any sound from a personal walkman or a portable dvd player.

plus you're not blocked to the bathroom if you need to get up and go when they have the drink cart out.

Quoting AA787 (Reply 2):
At ORD you can get alot of good food (they have a wide variety of food in T3).

it's pretty quick and easy to get up there and get something to eat for a quick snack. there is a chili's at the "top" of the H & K concourses. there is a major foodcourt up where H & K meet with two smaller ones down each of the other concourses.



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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

funny thing...

the only experience ?'ve had with AA was in 99... SCL-MIA-MCO, it was great; their long haul was perfect, great food, etc. I just can't believe what I've heard since then...

I'd be confident.

Regards )(



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