On Friday, 11/17, my friend Jeff dropped me off at Logan at 2:00pm for my 4:05pm American Airlines flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth. I checked in after waiting in line for just 10 minutes, the I proceeded to walk to thegate area. After passing through secirity, I stoped at the Burger King and grabbed a bite to eat, then I visited one of BOS's many gift stores. The time then was around 2:45, so I walked to gate B27 to wait for my Boeing 757 to arriveat the gate. I saw lots of cool aircraft at BOS....Aer Lingus A330-300, Swissair A330-200, Air France B767-300, Lufthansa B747-200, lots of big AA and DL planes, and a pleathera of FedEx DC10's.Very impressive airport. An AA A300 parked at the gate next to my plane, bound for LHR. We boarded on-time at 3:30pm. I had windown seat 30F, behind the wing, just how I like it. After taxiing for about 15 min., we were airborne at 4:20pm. Takeoff was very steep, and we climbed right over downtown BOS, which right at the end of one of the runways.Very scenic. Our 4h5m flight took us over IND, STL, Ft. Smith, and then DFW. They showed "The Perfect Storm", which is a simply great movie. Dinner consisted of Barbecued Chicken with green peas, potatoes, salad, a roll, and a brownie. Not too bad. I got served 3 Diet Sprites.The flight was very relaxing with the expanded legroom. We arrived at the gate in DFW at 7:50pm.
After killing an hour in the lovely DFW Terminal C, I boarded flight 1927, the 8:55pm departure from DFW to MSY. Aicraft: B727-200. I had seat 19F, another window, right over the right wing. Flight was totally full...not a seat left. We got airborne at 9:20pm, after taxiing past an AA MD-11 for for somewhere in South America I believe. I love the takeoff on the 72S....we used up a whole lot of runway, and it took us awhile to climb to altitude. I love it! Flight was fairly smooth(until arrival in MSY), and we were served a choice of beverages at 29,000 feet. I must say, offering a full bev. selection on a :55 flight is very impressive....Delta only offers 3 drinks on its 1-hour ATL-MSY flights...kinda cheap. Anyway, it was raining in MSY all day, so on our initial descent, I saw the rain come down. It came down pretty hard, but the flight was smooth. We touched down to the East, after descending over the swamps and marshes just to the west of the field. The captain stuck the landing cause the runway was wet. Great flight. As I walked off, I told the pilot "I love this plane, I'll miss them when they are gone." He smiled and replied "So will I...pleasure to fly...only 2 years left." As I walked down the long Concourse C to meet my dad past the security checkpoint, I noticed a very unusual sight. A Hawaiian DC10 was parked here!!! Very unexpected, and a very nice sight I might add.
All in all I give AA an A. Very nice f/a's, comfortable planes.I will fly them again. It's good to be home, even it is for a week.