Also at Concourse E check out the B763 with wing-lets:
After spending sometime at my favorite Admirals Club I decided to head over to gate D 24. The MIA Admirals Club at Concourse D is filled with vintage AA memorabilia so I took some photos before I headed for Gate D 24.
A little AA history:
DC-7 Transcontinental Flight menu from 1950:
Plaque honoring Rosalind Russel from 1950:
The inauguration of the first non-stop DC-7 transcontinental service in both directions from 1953:
Plaque dedicated to AA from the DOJ:
View of the Concourse from the Admirals Club:
A model of the Boeing 752 is available for purchase at this Admirals Club:
At D 24:
About 5 minutes prior to boarding the Captain came out and announced that the a/c required maintenance and the flight would not depart until 9:20am. At 9:20am the Captain then announced that the flight would face another delay with a decision time of 9:50am. Since this was AA’s first flight of the day to DCA, many businessmen and other passengers decided instead to travel on the 10:00am flight to DCA. Some passengers also demanded a refund since they were already going to miss their planned business meetings in D.C.
Our B738 N975AN:
N975AN receives a little maintenance:
We began to board the flight at 9:55 am and since many other passengers were displaced by the delay the load was very light. By 10:15am the doors were closed and we pushed back and taxied towards the runway where we we’re number 3 for take-off. We finally departed MIA at 10:20am, 1 hour and 40 minutes behind schedule.
The attentive purser preparing beverages before pushback:
Construction on the North Concourse at MIA continues:
Continental Connection operates out of both FLL and MIA:
Alaska Airlines B-737-800 taxing ahead of us for the runway:
I think that since the flight is blocked under 2.5 hrs it's just a continental breakfast. However, flights such as MIA-ORD and MIA-DFW are offered two choices since they are over 2.5 block hours. But on the return flight from DCA, AA did offer a full dinner service which was actually good. Also, AA has recently changed their silverware, dishes, and coffee mugs. Which is something new for once.
Nws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 781 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7908 times:
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 3): Nice report. Can someone please explain the American Eagle flights to Havana? I was unfer the impression that Americans are not permitted to travel there.
American citizens' are in general not allowed to spend money in Cuba. There are a few exceptions, like visiting family, media visits, and educational visits. Those exceptions are the reason for these flights.
SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8266 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7826 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 5): I believe you should have been offered a second choice, usually an egg-based dish. I guess it was not properly catered, perhaps because of the late departure.
Your probably right, since many F pax switched to the 10:00 am flight to DCA.
Quoting BW424 (Reply 6): Great trip report man. AA offers a decent J class service on domestic routes IMHO. Not as bad as I thought.
Thanks, yep their dinner services are good for domestic. AA even offers F a full dinner service on the ORD-DCA flight which is blocked at 1 hour and 45 minutes but usually takes only 1 hour and 20 minutes!