This was my last leg on my way home from Rio de Janeiro and what better way to end it than to fly on the brand new American Airlines A321T. I’ve previously reviewed the A321T thoroughly here and here. The lunch flight from New York to Los Angeles (JFK-LAX) was close to 6 hours.
Introduction to Rio de Janeiro
American Airlines LAX-JFK A321T Business Class
American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge
American Airlines JFK-GIG 767-300 Business Class
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 1
Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review Part 2
Windsor Atlantica Rio de Janeiro Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Centro Rio de Janeiro Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Pao de Acucar in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro
The Sights and Sounds of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Scam City: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Edition Part 2
The Various Eats in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Part 2
Rio de Janeiro Airport American Airlines Admirals Club
American Airlines GIG-JFK 767-300 Business Class
American Airlines JFK-LAX A321T Business Class
The Business Class cabin on the A321T is in a 2-2 configuration with lie-flat seats.
I had orange juice as a pre-departure beverage.
The flight attendant passed by the cabin with the Business Class menu. The menu reads as follows:
Smoked Salmon – Accompanied by seared ahi-tuna
Seasonal Greens with Strawberries and Pecans – With your choice of classic Caesar dressing or premium extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Assorted gourmet breads will be served with your meal
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast – Served with haricots verts and a rosti potato cake
Classic Caesar Salad and Corn Chowder – Served with an optional grilled chicken skewer (This soup and salad option does not include the starter salad.)
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom – Portobello mushroom stuffed with a wild rice vegetable blend, topped with mozzarella cheese served with a roasted red pepper sauce
Traditional Ice Cream Sundae – Vanilla ice cream with your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream and chopped nuts
Gourmet Cheese Plate – An assortment of fine cheeses with garnishes
Light Refreshment – Offered prior to arrival
Whole Fruit and Snacks – A selection of fresh seasonal fruit and premium snacks
Cookies – Freshly baked on board
Here is the wine list:
After the flight reached cruising altitude, the flight attendant passed out a hot wet towel.
I had the usual cranberry vodka with lime to go along with my hot mixed nuts.
The appetizer consisted of smoked salmon, ahi tuna, salad, and bread.
For lunch, I had the Stuffed Portobello Mushroom which was a unique and delicious entrée.
The best part about the transcontinental lunch service is American Airlines signature ice cream sundae. I get really giddy when I see the cart come rolling down the aisle.
I always choose ‘a little bit’ of everything as my syrup and toppings choice for my ice cream sundae. (Pardon the size & quality of the picture.)
I got in a quick nap after lunch. During this time, the flight attendant would have been up and down the aisle mid-flight with a fruit and snack basket in case you’re hungry.
One hour before landing in Los Angeles, the flight attendant passed out fresh baked on board cookies. I had the white chocolate chip with raisins which was delicious.
I absolutely love flying on the brand new American Airlines Airbus A321T transcontinental plane. The downside is that meal service was particularly slow on this flight. On a 5 hour flight, a complete meal service could take up to 2 hours. The flight attendants were friendly and they all seem to love the brand new Airbus A321T.