Airline: American Airlines Aircraft: 737-800 Seat maps:American | SeatGuru (v1) Seat Info: Seat 3C Class: First
Seat(s): We mentioned in the American Airlines First Class review of seat 6B that, by appearince, it’s easy to mistake it for a pimped-out economy seat. Break out the ruler. You’ll find that there’s actually a good amount of hip space alongside a generous console. Legroom is isn’t bad either but if you’re tall, stretch will be limited by the bulkhead.
Pricing for a full flight pass was north of $20 so it seems the airline and industry have adopted the “where else you going to get wi-fi right now?” pricing model. But yes, it’s available on this plane.
Your gear is safe from auto-shutdown thanks to standard power ports and streaming movies/tv is available on the older versions of this plane (like this one) that don’t have seat-back entertainment.
Food: #Fail. We can only assume we enjoyed the meal on this flight as both video and notes seem to be missing.
Service: This was an almost unusually upbeat crew. Service on this short 2-ish hour modhop was well timed and executed with precision timing and smiles for everyone. (Enter happy music and cartoon birds.)
Rating: 3 hops (of 5).
Route Flown for this review: New York LaGuardia (LGA) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
How we got em’: Look for upgrade opportunities online in advance of your flight or at an American Airlines kiosk when you get to the airport. We upgraded using Advantage miles via aa.com.