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American Airlines MIA-PTY 737-800 Business Class

After hanging out at the American Airlines Flagship Lounge at LAX Terminal 4, I boarded for my red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Miami (LAX-MIA) and landed at Miami International Airport at 4:50am. I hung out at the MIA Admirals Club since I had a 5 hour layover before my flight from Miami to Panama City (MIA-PTY). The flight time from Miami to Panama City, Panama was 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Introduction to Panama City
LAX Flagship Lounge at American Airlines Terminal 4
American Airlines MIA-PTY 737-800 Business Class
My Experience Renting a Car in Panama City
Aloft Panama City Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of the Panama Canal
The Sights and Sounds of Casco Viejo in Panama City
Panama City Airport Tocumen Royal Saloon Airport VIP Lounge
Panama City Airport Tocumen Airport Club Lounge
American Airlines PTY-MIA 737-800 Business Class

The plane from MIA-PTY was a Boeing 737-800 (738) with a 2-2 configuration in the Business Class cabin. I chose the bulkhead aisle since it’s my favorite seat.

After the plane reached cruising altitude, the flight attendant asked me what I would like to drink. At this point, I usually order my favorite cranberry and vodka with lime, but when I don’t feel like drinking alcohol, I order a coke with lime. This was a 9:50am morning flight and I was surprised the flight had hot mixed nuts during breakfast time.

For breakfast, I had the Smoked Salmon and Bagel accompanied by Bibb leaf lettuce, fresh sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, caper berry and whipped cream cheese. It was served along with a fruit salad along with a piece of chocolate in wrapper. Upon closer examination, the type of bread that was served was mysterious and resembled nothing like a bagel.

Here’s a closer look at the breakfast entrée which I’ve had before on previous flights such as Los Angeles to New York (LAX-JFK) and Miami to Los Angeles (MIA-LAX). It’s basically a signature transcontinental breakfast dish which is one of my favorites.

The flight attendant also asked if I would like a breakfast pastry and I said, “Yes, please.” It was basically a hot chocolate chip scone which was absolutely delicious.

The service on this flight was excellent with drinks being topped off and the plates were being cleared in a quick manner. Flying to Latin America on American Airlines is always a joy and there is always something unexpected such as hot nuts for breakfast and being served a bagel which isn’t really a bagel. The chocolate chip scone was nothing I’ve ever seen being served onboard American Airlines and that was a delightful sweet surprise.


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