American Airlines Domestic First, Indianapolis – Boston Logan, Embraer 175: A little long a regional aircraft

After a few minutes of patience following our first flight, it was time to board our second flight of the day to Boston.


Boarding began a few seconds before the scheduled boarding time with ConciergeKey passengers, then with Group 1 passengers, and we were amongst the first on board. The welcome at the gate was charming.


Cabin and welcome

The welcome was cordial, and we entered this Domestic First cabin configured as 1-2. No welcome drink was offered during boarding, and we left on time.


Our luggage, which my wife kept an eye on through the window, was well loaded on board.


Service and catering

Service began a few minutes after the seat belt sign turned off.

I ordered a Jack Daniels on the rocks, which will be brought to me after 15 minutes or so, and after passing through the snack basket.


Arrival and disembarkation

We arrived in Boston twenty minutes ahead of schedule. And we were home 15 minutes later.


Bottom line

A well-performed regional flight, but it’s a real shame not to offer a hot meal on such a long 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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