American Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Chicago O’Hare, Boeing 737-800: Excellent crew

We left the Admirals Club lounge a few minutes before the theoretical boarding time of our flight to Chicago.


When we arrived at the gate, boarding has not yet begun, but started perfectly on time. ConciergeKey members are called, followed by Group 1, of which we are a part.


The boarding agent greets us with a smile, and we’re among the first on board.

Cabin and welcome

The captain and purser greeted us with a smile, and we entered the 16-seat cabin in Domestic First 2-2 configuration.


These are the new, very comfortable First American seats.

During boarding, a welcome drink of your choice was offered. I asked for a milk coffee, which was brought to me with a smile.


We leftl the gate on time, but taxi was quite long.

Service and catering

Service began about fifteen minutes after takeoff. I chose a coffee with Bailey’s, which was served promptly, accompanied by pistachios and small cookies, which were excellent.


Refill offers were permanent and I took advantage of them.

Arrival and disembarkation

We arrived only a few minutes behind schedule and disembarked among the first, with a pleasant greeting from the purser.


Before collecting our baggage, we stopped at the American Airlines Flagship Lounge for a light lunch, then headed for the city.


Bottom line

An excellent routine domestic flight.


As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryPlanning summer vacation 2023 in the USA
2HotelFairfield Inn by Marriott, North Conway (New-Hampshire)
3HotelAC Hotel by Marriott, Portland (Maine)
4FlightParis-Copenhaguen – SAS – SAS plus
5LoungeSAS Gold Lounge Copenhagen
6FlightCopenhagen-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
7HotelAvalon Hotel – Gothenburg
8RestaurantCarbon, Gothenburg
9LoungeSAS Lounge – Gothenburg
10FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS plus
11LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club lounge, Boston Logan
12FlightBoston – Chicago O’Hare – American Airlines – Domestic First
13LoungeEventyr lounge, Copenhagen
14FlightCopenhagen-Chicago – SAS (operated par Hifly) – Business Class
15HotelThe St. Regis, Chicago
16HotelW Chicago Lakeshore
17RestaurantSignature Room at the John Hancock Center, Chicago
18RestaurantThe Purple Pig, Chicago
19RestaurantObelix, Chicago
20RestaurantCabra, Chicago
21RestaurantMiru, Chicago
22DiaryVisiting Chicago
23LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship Lounge, Chicago O’Hare
24FlightChicago O’Hare – Indianapolis – American Airlines Domestic First
25FlightIndianapolis – Boston – American Airlines Domestic First
26LoungeSAS Lounge – Chicago O’Hare
27FlightChicago O’Hare-Stockholm – SAS – Business Class
28LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Stockholm
29FlightStockholm-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
30HotelScandic Rubinen – Gothenburg
31RestaurantProject, Gothenburg
32FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS Plus
33FlightCopenhagen-Paris – SAS (Operated by Jet Time) – SAS Plus
34DiaryDebriefing summer vacations in the USA
Today’s itinerary
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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