American Airlines Domestic First, Orlando – Charlotte, Airbus A321: just fine

The start of this route back to Boston was once again disrupted.

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

IRROP Management and Airport Departure Experience

A few minutes before my scheduled departure from the hotel, and in the middle of a meeting, I received notification of the cancellation of my second flight of the day from Miami to Boston, and had to juggle between my meeting and the rebooking with a very unstable American Airlines application.


I miraculously managed to find an itinerary still available with confirmed seats in First, via Charlotte, and proceeded with my rebooking.

However, I had to hit the road as soon as possible to catch my flight.

After returning my rental car, I went to the American Airlines counter to check in my suitcase for Boston, then proceeded to the security line.


There’s no priority line here in Orlando, so I had to wait 45 minutes in the regular line. Really lame.



After a short ride on the automated shuttle, I arrived at the boarding area for my flight and headed straight for gate 55, from which my flight departed. When I arrived, zone 2 was already boarding and I used the priority lane.


Cabin and welcome

The welcome was very warm and I settled into my seat, 01C.


The cabin was the new American Airlines Domestic First cabin, very comfortable and configured as a 2-2 on the American carrier’s narrow body aircraft.

There was no welcome drink service on this flight.

Service and catering

Service began a few minutes after take-off.

The purser came to take my order, and I ordered a Jack Daniels on the Rocks, which was brought to me promptly and with Premium nuts.


Minimum catering on this not-so-short flight.

Arrival and disembarkation

We arrived at the gate about ten minutes ahead of schedule, and I was soon in the terminal.


Bottom line

A solid flight, uneventful but with minimum service.

American Airlines Domestic First, Orlando - Charlotte, Airbus A321 : Bien mais sans plus

Siège et cabine
Rapport Expérience / Prix


Un vol solide, sans histoire mais au service minimum.

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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