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Topic: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: FURUREFA
Posted 2006-01-04 00:05:55 and read 8235 times.

This is my first trip report, so don’t flame me too much!

Date: Jan. 3 2006
Flight #: AA 109
Aircraft: 777-200ER
Aircraft reg.: N752AN
Seat: 34H
Special Services: Unaccompanied Minor
Departure time-Scheduled: 10:30AM
Departure time-Actual: 10:27AM
Arrival time-Actual and scheduled: 12:50PM

My a/c:

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I boarded through 2L and was welcomed by the friendly faces of AA f/a’s who I had flown with many times before. I was then brought up to the purser, who I also knew very well, so he could sign my paper work. The purser escorted me down to 34H, an aisle seat. I asked the f/a’s if there were any window seats available, but unfortunately, this was a full flight. Suddenly, right before closing the door, the purser tells me to bring my stuff and go with him. He leads me up to the First Class section and tells me to sit in seat 3A. That’s ok with me! After closing the door and showing the safety video (a new one I hadn’t seen before), the purser came around to order our meals. The menu:

Dining Service
We are pleased to offer our traditional dining service in courses, or our Dine Upon Request? service, a complete meal presented all at once, at any time you wish. If you opt for out Dine Upon Request service please notify your flight attendant.

To Start
Warm mixed Nuts

Appetizer
Smoked Salmon accompanied by Capers, Red Onion and Sour Cream, garnished with Lemon Wedges and served with Toast Points

The Salad Cart
Please select any combination of the following offered with Uno’s Foccacia Bread:
-Fresh seasonal Greens offered with Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch Dressing or Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
-Smoked Duck
-Your choice of fresh Vegetables including Asparagus, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onions


Bread Basket
Assorted warm Breads


Entrees
The following a la carte vegetable options are available with your entrée
-Tender Asparagus and Celery delicately sauteed in Olive Oil, Olivette Potatoes and sautéed Savoy Cabbage.

European Feature
On this flight we are proud to offer you a taste of European flair. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Gregor Hill, from our own Frankfurt kitchen has created an entrée that captures the essence of his country’s cuisine.
Parsley Cheese-Crusted Salmon featured with Riesling Sauce, served with Onion, Bell Pepper and Risotto Timbale

Grilled Fillet of Beef
Grilled Fillet of Beef complemented by a Plum Demi-Glace, served with Potato Cabbage Flan, Zucchini and Wild Mushroom Ragout

Guinea Fowl
Guinea Fowl accented by Foie Gras Sauce, offered with Potato Darphin, Asparagus and Baby Carrots

Saffron-Chili Sauce Pasta
Delicate Saffron and Chili Sauce served over Penne Pasta, topped with Garlic Roasted Squash

Lighter Fare
Presented as an alternative, your lighter entrée may be created from our Salad Cart
or
from our selection of a la carte vegetables.

Request? service
You may choose one of the following entrees to be served with an Appetizer and Dessert, presented all at once, at any time you wish.
Cheese-Crusted Salmon-Grilled Filet of Beef-Guinea Fowl-Saffron-Chili Sauce Pasta

American Airlines serves Brazilian beef.

We apologize if your selection is not available.

The Cheese and Dessert Cart

Gouda and Stilton Cheese
Served with dried fruit Compote and selected Crackers

Ice Cream Sunday
Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream with a choice of Hot Fudge, Butterscotch or seasonal Berry Toppings, Whipped Cream and Pecans

Peaches in Amaretto Sauce
Served with Biscotti Stuffing

Afternoon Meal
Entrée
Please select one of the following options:

Smoked Chicken Pizza
A personal pizza topped with smoked Chicken Breast, Syrah Red wine simmered Onions, and Mozzarella and Provolone Cheese, accompanied by a green salad with plum Tomatoes and Green Onions

Turkey Sandwich
Sliced Turkey Breast served on a Ciabatta Roll accompanied by Baby Greens with Roma Tomatoes, English Cucumbers and Feta Cheese enhanced by an Olive Oil Vinaigrette Dressing

Dessert Cart
Fresh Fruit or Cookies, freshly baked on board



I chose the fillet of beef and the Ice Cream for dessert. As we were taking off it started raining but we shot above the clouds where it was clear. I opened the amenity kit and put on the Bose headphones. Pic of the amenity kit:

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I started to look at the movie selection. In first class, on AA, there is the regular PTV (10 channels) with the same programming as J and Y plus there is a built in VCR. There is a list of 20 movies, some new and some old. The advantage with the tape player is that you can pause and rewind the tape; it’s kind of like a basic version of AVOD. The purser came around with warmed nuts and a cocktail, I had a coke, and asked us what tapes we would like to order. I chose “the man”. A pic of me watching the movie:


After eating the nuts the purser came around with the smoked salmon, which was very good, and next came the beef, which I didn’t really enjoy. Finally dessert came. It was an impressive setup with two flight attendants rolling a cart down the aisle. Your Sunday is prepared on the spot; I had Hot Fudge and Whipped Cream on my vanilla Ice Cream. There were so many choices; it was hard to choose what to eat! After finishing my movie, I went to the J galley to get another one. Once there a f/a ,who I have flown with at least 10 times, offered me the J dessert (mint chocolate chip Ice Cream). How could I say no? At the end of my 2nd movie (“In her shoes”) the 2nd service was beginning. I ran back 2 the J galley chose another movie to occupy my time (this time I chose “Just Like Heaven, which was a really weird movie). I ate my pizza, which was quite good, while we were flying over New Brunswick and some really bumpy air. We landed in snowy Boston right on time and we didn’t even have to wait for a free gate!
This was one of my best flights EVER! The crew was awesome as well as the seat, the entertainment and the food. This flight was a 10 out of 10!

Matt

P.S.: Sorry about the # of pics!

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: Planecrazy2
Posted 2006-01-04 00:49:03 and read 8166 times.

Wow thats quite a nice double upgrade there! Stop living my dreams lol. Why were you an unaccompanied minor, can't you go on your own after 14 or so?

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: FURUREFA
Posted 2006-01-04 01:28:45 and read 8120 times.

lol...I'm 14 and a half but my parents are way to over-protective!

Matt

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: Triple7man
Posted 2006-01-04 04:28:26 and read 7979 times.

Very good for first trip report. The 777 is awesome especially in first class isn't it? You were probably in the Flagship Suite configuration.
As you get more experience with this, do try to have more photographs. That is probably what I enjoy most about trip reports.
It sounds like you fly between London and Boston a lot. Do you go to school in one of those locations?
Thank you again for the good report

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: Tbear815
Posted 2006-01-04 07:04:53 and read 7873 times.

Matt, terrific job! Keep up your writing and maybe one day, if you try, you can be a travel writer and get paid for this! You sound like a great kid - there should be many more like you. Of course, it may be difficult for them to have the same style of class as you. You're on the right track. If anything, just enjoy your life and do what you do best! Thanks again for a good read!

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: ANCFlyer
Posted 2006-01-04 07:28:59 and read 7855 times.

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 2):
lol...I'm 14 and a half but my parents are way to over-protective!

Hmmmmm.  scratchchin 

Username: FURUREFA
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Gender: Male
Age: 16-20

Better update that profile Sonny. And one day you'll thank your parents.

Great report! Gotta love being upgraded across the pond.

Topic: RE: LHR-BOS AA First Class-barely Any Pics!
Username: FURUREFA
Posted 2006-01-04 13:09:08 and read 7729 times.

I go to school in BOS. Ya, I was in FS (flagship suites) not coffins, which made my experience in F even better!

Matt


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