American Airlines Domestic First, Washington Reagan – New-York JFK, Embraer 175 : Definitely inferior compared to the previous flight

I leave the lounge at the scheduled boarding time of my flight to New-York JFK. The route to the gate makes me backtrack to the D gates, while the lounge is located at the entrance of the E gates.


As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryThe Norse Atlantic Experience
2LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Boston Logan Terminal B
3FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Washington Reagan, Airbus A319
4LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Washington Reagan, Concourse E
5FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Washington Reagan – New-York JFK, Embraer E175
6FlightNorse Atlantic Airways Premium, New-York JFK – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Boeing 787-9
7HotelRenaissance Paris Vendôme
8FlightNorse Atlantic Airways Premium, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – New-York JFK, Boeing 787-9
9HotelRenaissance New-York Flushing Hotel at Tangram
10LoungeBritish Airways & American Airlines Soho Lounge, New-York JFK T8
11LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, New-York JFK T8
12FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, New-York JFK – Boston Logan, Embraer E175
Today’s itinerary


When I arrive at the gate, the boarding of groups 1 to 5 has already taken place and I can use the priority lane and enter the jetbridge without waiting.


A jams forms in the jetbridge and I will enter the aircraft after a few minutes.


Cabin and welcome

The Domestic First cabin of this Embraer 175 is quite large with 4 rows of 3 seats. Recliner seats are very comfortable.


The welcome is however very cold: no proactive cloackroom service, and no welcome drink.


The boarding is quickly finished and we will leave almost on time from our parking point


Service and catering

The service starts about ten minutes after the aircraft takes off.


The flight attendant in charge of the First cabin asks me what I would like to drink: I ask for a Jack Daniels on the rocks, which is promptly brought to me.

A distribution of nuts, different from the ones of the previous flight, will follow. They are good quality.


Arrival and disembarkation

After a few laps in a holding pattern, we arrive at the gate with a little more than 20 minutes of delay.


Bottom line

An ordinary flight, but a sub-par service. Shame.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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