After hanging out at the Oneworld Premium Lounge at Miami International Airport’s Concourse E, I headed to the departure gate to board my flight to Asuncion, Paraguay. Be aware that as a US Passport holder, you do need a Visa to Paraguay and I wrote How to Obtain a Passport Visa for Travel to Paraguay. It wasn’t an easy feat and I wrote about My Frustrating Experience at the Paraguayan Consulate of Los Angeles. The red-eye dinner flight from Miami to Asuncion (MIA-ASU) was 8 hours.
Introduction to Asuncion Paraguay
American Airlines LAX Flagship First Class Lounge
American Airlines LAX-MIA 757 First Class
The Sights and Sounds of Miami Beach Florida Part 2
Miami International Airport Amerian Airlines Premium Lounge
American Airlines MIA-ASU 757-200 Business Class
Sheraton Asuncion Hotel Review Part 1
Sheraton Asuncion Hotel Review Part 2
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza Uruguaya in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza Juan E O’Leary in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza de La Democracia in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza de La Libertad in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Calle Palma in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Plaza de Los Desaparecidos in Asuncion
The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Asuncion Paraguay
Is Asuncion Paraguay Safe for Tourists?
Scam City: Asuncion Paraguay Edition
The Various Eats in Asuncion Paraguay
Asuncion International Airport Itau Sala VIP Lounge
American Airlines ASU-MIA 757-200 Business Class
American Airlines MIA-LAX 777-200 Business Class
The Boeing 757-200 (752) is in a 2-2 international configuration with angled flat seats.
One of the main reasons why I like to sit in the bulkhead aisle is that I can accessibly interact with the crew. I was talking to one of the pilots and he invited me to the cockpit for a photo opportunity.
I always seem to have good luck with cockpit pictures on flights to Latin America. I’m pretty sure the crew always gives me a second look when they see an Asian onboard a flight to obscure places in Latin America. Earlier this year I wrote What It’s Like to be Asian American in Latin and South America and it seems to be paying off each and every time.
The boarding door was about to close and the flight attendant offered me a glass of champagne as a pre-departure beverage.
The flight attendant also handed out the Business Class menu and it reads as follows:
Seared Tuna – With Asian slaw and wasabi soy creme
Seasonal greens with fresh vegetables, hearts of palm and sweet and spicy pecans – With premium extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Assorted gourmet breads will be served ith your meal
Grilled Fillet of Beef – Crusted in Boursin cheese, served with wilted spinach, balsamic grilled tomatoes and whipped potatoes
Lemongrass Chicken – Served with achiote citrus sauce, potato-rutabaga puree and coconut chayote squash
Pan-seared Halibut – With a spicy West Indian bouillabaisse sauce, jasmine rice and curry ratatouille
Sweet Potato Soup – With red curry
Traditional Ice Cream Sundae – Vanilla ice cream with your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream and pecans
Gourmet Cheese Plate – An assortment of fine cheeses with garnishes
Breakfast – Offered prior to arrival
American Breakfast – Asparagus and prosciutto omelette served with fire roasted peppers and potato cakes
Continental Breakfast – Granola with yogurt
Served with a selection of fruit and breakfast breads
Here is the wine and beverage list:
After the flight reached cruising altitude, the flight attendant passed out a hot wet towel.
I had a coke with lime to wash down my hot mixed nuts. I know, I usually get the cranberry vodka with lime and I just didn’t feel like drinking on this flight.
Meal service began with a seared tuna appetizer, salad, and bread. The seared tuna was delicious and went well with the wasabi soy crème. The salad was equally as delicious and I love pecans with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
As the main dinner entrée, I chose the Grilled Filet of Beef which was topped with melted cheese served with mashed potatoes, spinach, and a grilled tomato. This was easily the best dinner dish I’ve ever had onboard any American Airlines dish. I wish the steak had some sauce to go with it, but it didn’t matter because it was juicy.
For dessert, I had the made to order signature ice cream sundae with all the syrups and toppings.
This was a long 8 hour flight and I loved that this narrow body 752 internationally configured plane had angled flat seats. This really made a difference as I almost got 5 hours of sleep before being awoken for breakfast.
Breakfast was served one hour prior to landing and I had the omelet served with potatoes, fruit, and bread.
The omelet wasn’t too bad because it was doused with sauce and the potato cakes were a bit hard. You can’t go wrong with the fruit as there was a large serving.
I highly recommend choosing American Airlines when flying to Asuncion, Paraguay. Well, American Airlines is the only carrier that flies non-stop from Paraguay to the United States which is quite astonishing. The service on this flight was excellent and I loved every aspect of the dinner meal service. The food was delicious and the best part was the angled flat seats which is quite rare to Latin American destinations.