Trip Report: American Airlines (B737-800) Domestic First SFO-ORD

The Details

  • Flight: AA2594
  • Aircraft: B737-800
  • Class: Domestic First
  • Seat: 3A
  • Route: San Francisco International (SFO)-Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)
  • Distance: 1,844 miles
  • Duration: 4hrs 8min
  • Departure: 9:35AM
  • Arrival: 3:13PM

The Preflight

After a very fun New Years Eve catching up with some of my college friends, I made my way to SFO in the early morning of New Years Day.

Boarding began at 8:55AM and I was booked into Main Cabin Extra. As the gate agent was scanning my boarding pass, I was informed that I had been upgraded to First. Thanks AAdvantage!

The Flight

Our bird N907NN, was a B737-800 delivered to American Airlines in June 2012. There were 16 First Class seats across four rows arranged in a 2-2 configuration. In addition, there were 30 Main Cabin Extra seats and 114 Main Cabin seats.

Row 3 was actually the very first row of the First class cabin. There was about 40″ of pitch and each seat was 20.4″ wide. This aircraft was one of the “Classic” B737s in Americans fleet that lacks seatback screens. Instead, the IFE was available via AAs inflight Wi-Fi to be streamed on a personal device or tablet.

Predeparture beverages were offered and I had a glass of water.

We pushed back on time at 9:35AM and without delay were in the air.

Service began with a beverage service and I had another glass of water. Breakfast was served on this flight as well. Options included a cheese omelet or oatmeal, both served with fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt. Flight attendants also brought a bread basket out with warmed biscuits and bagels.

I opted for the cheese omelet that also had two breakfast sausages and some potatoes. The meal was very tasty and harty.

We passed over some snow covered fields of Nebraska. Once we approached O’Hare we did a pass over frozen Lake Michigan.

We also had great views of the Chicagoland suburbs on our landing approach.

Our plane landed at 3:13PM local time at O’Hare a few minutes ahead of schedule.

All in all, this was a great flight thanks to my last minute upgrade clearance as an AAdvantage Platinum elite. The flight attendants were friendly and the breakfast tasty.

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