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I rarely write about domestic first class flights because most of them aren’t that great, at least the times I’ve flown. Sure, you get a more comfortable seat and some snacks or perhaps a small meal, but they aren’t worth writing about. This flight was a bit different, as it was the nicest American domestic first class flight I’ve been on (aside from the transcontinental first class).
The final leg of my long journey from Helsinki to San Francisco was from Dallas-Fort Worth on a Boeing A321S. The plane is also listed as a 32B sometimes.
The interior of the plane was very new. It even had a bit of a “new plane” smell to it. The leather seats in first class were very comfortable, and there were power ports at every seat.
For me, the star of the seat was the large touchscreen.
Give me a comfortable seat and a large screen with lots of inflight entertainment, and I will be happy. This is a major upgrade from American planes that have no inflight entertainment screens at all, such as the former USAirways planes. Also, unlike my previous flight, this flight actually had October’s inflight movies, so I had new things to watch. I watched Ant Man and Amy, which were both excellent.
When it came time for the dinner service, the flight attendant asked if I wanted chicken or pasta. I went for the pasta. I became very confused when my “pasta” was served with rice and beans.
It turns out that the meal wasn’t pasta at all, but rather a tamale. Apparently, the flight attendant thought that tamales were a type of pasta. For what it’s worth, it was actually a pretty solid tamale!
Thanks to starting the first movie before we took off, we landed in San Francisco just as I was finishing up Amy. It was a very long day of travel, but finally I was back home.
Read more posts from my trip to Northern Europe:
A trip through Northern Europe & the Baltics – Introduction
American Express Centurion Lounge San Francisco SFO review
American Airlines First Class Airbus A321T San Francisco SFO to New York JFK review
A quick layover in New York City from JFK airport
American Airlines Flagship Lounge New York JFK review
American Airlines Business Class Boeing 767-300 New York JFK to Manchester MAN review
Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside review
Upperdeck Airport Lounge Glasgow GLA review
Aspire Lounge London Heathrow LHR Terminal 5 review
Hotel Skt. Petri Copenhagen, Denmark review
Copenhagen, Denmark – Museums on a rainy day
Copenhagen, Denmark – Nyhavn, Christiania & more
Craft beer in Copenhagen, Denmark – The Mikkeller bars
Aviator Airport Lounge – Copenhagen CPH review
Norwegian Air Economy Class Boeing 737-800 Copenhagen CPH to Riga RIX review
Radi Un Draugi Hotel Riga, Latvia review
Riga, Latvia – Exploring the Old Town
Riga, Latvia – Museums & a tough 20th century
Riga, Latvia – Street markets & food
Craft beer in Riga, Latvia
Lux Express Riga, Latvia to Tallinn, Estonia review
Hotel Bern Tallinn, Estonia review
Tallinn, Estonia – Exploring the views of the Old Town
Tallinn, Estonia – Exploring Patarei Prison
Craft beer in Tallinn, Estonia
Eckero Finlandia ferry Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki, Finland review
Holiday Inn Helsinki – West Ruoholahti review
Helsinki, Finland – Exploring the food markets & city centre
Helsinki, Finland – Exploring the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
Craft beer in Helsinki, Finland
Finnair Lounge Helsinki HEL non-Schengen review
Finnair Business Class Airbus A321 Helsinki HEL to London Heathrow LHR review
American Airlines Flagship Lounge London Heathrow LHR review
American Airlines First Class Boeing 777-200 London Heathrow LHR to Dallas-Fort Worth DFW review
American Express Centurion Lounge Dallas-Fort Worth DFW review
American Airlines First Class Boeing A321S Dallas-Fort Worth DFW to San Francisco SFO review
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