Flagship First Class: American Airlines, Los Angeles to New York Transcon in a Airbus A321 (LAX-JFK)

This was my first flight on the new A321 TransCon with American Airlines and let me say this is how coast to coast should be done.

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There was something really cool about walking through the Admirals Club with a key card to a better lounge.

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Now don’t get me wrong the flagship lounge at LAX is more akin to an average BA Galleries Club one but still when you are flying domestic its feels palatial.

I started the day with some breakfast and relaxed listening to the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian…I was in an adventurous heroic mood I guess?

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The flight boarded on time and I was very impressed with the 1-1 seating in Flagship First (actually a derivative of the reverse herringbone business class on the 777-300).

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The amenity kit, Bose headphones and a welcome drink followed soon after boarding with cabin crew calling us by our names.

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As this was a morning flight it was a breakfast meal service with the Chicken/apple sausages and waffles.

Later in the flight it would seem my mission was consuming every treat on-board!

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I had an indulgent time…

I decided to revisit an old favourite of mine with Romancing the Stone – but it made me miss my Wife as we usually watch that together.

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Took a nap to sleep off the food/Amaretto and thoughts of home, knowing I was going to be reunited with her the next day anyway (I had only been away 2 nights! Big softy me…hahaha)

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When I woke up the crew had found me one last Disaronno!

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All in all a fantastic flight, on-time, quick service attentive younger cabin crew (a rarity on AA these days) but most of all a great seat for a TransCon flight…the only way it should be done frankly if you are paying First Class prices.

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