AA First Class Dining Room
I recently traveled to Bali to relax for the New Year, and I did so in style with miles and points. Each leg of my trip is discussed in a separate post:
- American Airlines Flagship First Dining (JFK) – Review
- Cathay Pacific 777-300er First Class – Review
- The Wing – HKG Airport – Review
- The Pier – HKG Airport – Review
- Cathay Dragon A330-300 Business Class – Review
- Hilton Bali – Review
- Citadines Kuta Beach Bali – Review
- Uber and Ubud, Bali
- SingaporeAir A330-300 Business Class – Review
- SingaporeAir A350-900 Business Class (SIN-MAN-IAH) – Review
I flew a small regional jet from Detroit to LGA and Uber’d from LGA to JFK. Aside from the zoo that is the LGA construction zone, this portion of the trip was uneventful. Then the fun began.
First Class Dining
First, prior to boarding, I stopped by American Airlines’s Flagship First Dining Room which I was able to access with my Cathay Pacific First Class Ticket (booked with 100,000 American Airlines miles and $60 in fees). American Airlines’s Flagship First Dining Room is wholly located inside of its Flagship Lounge. While I have visited the Flagship Lounge in the past, I did not have access to the First Class Dining Room–until today. This time, I had the Flagship First dining portion of American Airlines’s lounge to myself.
The dining area was much smaller than I expected. The windows and mirrors make it appear larger in photographs than in person.
The food was excellent. I knew that I would eat dinner on the plan (caviar and Krug champagne), so I wanted something light before I boarding. I’m not typically a kale or quinoa person, but this dish hit the spot.
First, I tried the kale salad–it was really good (and I am not a kale salad person). The kale was crisp and the feta cheese/ honey lime dressing provided a nice pop to the flavor. I paired the salad with the 2009 Taittinger Brut champagne (approximately $100/ bottle).
Pictures of the menus are included below.
Bravo American Airlines. The food and drinks were excellent and definitely exceeded my expectations. While it was nice to have to have the dining room to myself, I hope that enough people use it to make the expenditure worthwhile for American.