Atlanta to Dallas –
I recently traveled on a complicated itinerary / Mileage Run Vacation to Seoul South Korea. I will be writing about my experience over the following posts:
Seoul Trip Report – American Airlines – Atlanta to Dallas Fort Worth
Date: October 2, 2015
Flight: American Airlines 1641
From: Atlanta (ATL)
To: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
After I arrived in Atlanta, I made my way to the T-Gates which is where American operates out of at ATL.
My original flight was scheduled for 7:45 PM and I was going to spend the day at the Atlanta airport. I checked in with a gate agent for the next Dallas Fort Worth flight to see if I could standby so I wouldn’t have to wait all day. The gate agent was friendly and helpful and she said she could confirm me on the flight. I accepted and she re-booked me and offered a choice of seats. I said the seat closest to the front and she offered a middle seat in the second row of the economy cabin. I accepted and she thanked me and issued the new boarding pass.
Boarding began on time. The gate area was moderately busy but there was plenty of room to sit and wait for the flight.
When I reached the gate agent, she scanned my boarding pass and she thanked me and welcome me on the flight.
As I entered the plane, two flight attendants greeted me and welcomed me on board.
The aircraft was a A319 which was new and it featured large HD monitors at every seat, power ports and USB power at each seat. The cabin was setup with two rows of two for first class followed by several rows of Main Cabin Extra Seats and then regular economy seats.
The AVOD monitor was of high quality and the touch screen functioned well. The programming was available during the boarding process; however, most of the content was not free. There were offerings for $3 and $6 or free programming. I reviewed the free options and saw one children’s show, two NBC shows and two American NBC programs similar to the ones shown on overhead screens on other aircraft. There were also several channels of audio content as well as moving maps and other flight information. I briefly watched one of the shows and felt that the audio and video content was good. The power port and USB port functioned well.
The boarding process was efficient and everyone was on the plane about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. The Captain made announcements as well as the flight attendants to welcome everyone on board.
The flight departed the gate a few minutes early and after about a 10-minute taxi, the flight was in the air.
The flight attendants and the Captain welcomed everyone on board and they provided flight information before asking everyone to sit back and relax to enjoy the flight.
After about 20 minutes in the air, the flight attendants approached my seat with a beverage cart. The flight attendant greeted me and offered a beverage and snack. As an Executive Platinum member, I am given a free snack and drink when I am seated in economy on a domestic flight. I ordered a snack box but declined the alcoholic beverage. I ordered a Coca-Cola. The flight attendant provided the drink and snack and she wished me a good flight.
The snack pack included salami, cheese spread, crackers, olives and a mint. The kit was packed neatly and the food was fresh and had a good taste and flavor.
The flight attendants made several announcements and they also were promoting the credit card and they walked seat to seat to offer the applications. I have seen this on some other flights and it is a little annoying. The credit card bonus point offer wasn’t very generous and it was only offering 35,000 miles.
I watched a TV show on my iPad and the flight time went by quickly.
The flight attendants cleaned the cabin prior to departure and they were friendly and polite when they walked by my seat.
The flight landed early and made a five-minute taxi to the gate. The flight attendants and pilot thanked me as I departed the plane.
Overall, the flight was enjoyable. The flight attendants were friendly and it was nice that they offered me a snack. The aircraft was new and the seats were comfortable. I enjoyed the flight and I looked forward to another opportunity to fly on that aircraft.