American Airlines Domestic First, Miami International – Orlando: Uneventful

After a twenty-minute stopover at Miami’s Flagship lounge, I boarded my last segment of the day for Orlando.


As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryBusiness trip to Orlando
2LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Boston Logan
3FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Boston Logan – Miami International, Boeing 737-800
4LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship First Lounge, Miami International
5FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Miami International – Orlando International, Boeing 737-800
6HotelJW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek
7FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Orlando International – Charlotte, Boeing 737 MAX 8
8LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club, Charlotte Gates C
9FlightAmerican Airlines Domestic First, Charlotte – Boston Logan, Airbus A321
Today’s itinerary


I arrived at the gate a few minutes before boarding begins. The area was rather messy, like an Air France boarding gate! Unusual for an American domestic flight.


Handicapped passengers and ConciergeKey members were called to board, in great confusion.


Then boarding for zone 4… without zones 1 to 3 having been called… Nevertheless, I made my way through the crowd.


Cabin and welcome

The reception was non-existent (no one at the door), but the cabin was strictly identical to that of my previous flight.

Despite having boarded relatively early, the baggage compartments were almost all monopolized by a single family… I had to go 4 rows further back to install my suitcase and computer bag, as I couldn’t keep anything with me since I was in the first row.

Boarding continued and at the end of the boarding process, a flight attendant passed by with a tray of welcome drinks.


I sipped an apple juice as the last passengers boarded.

Service and catering

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


My drink order was taken first and I ordered a Diet Coke, which was brought to me with its can, but unfortunately in a plastic glass. Too bad.


The flight came to an end, and this time we did not get the junk food basket.

Arrival and disembarkation

The taxi took a while and we arrived at the gate about fifteen minutes after landing. I was quickly on my way to the rental parking lot.


Bottom line

A good flight, but the service could have been more attentive.

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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