AA142, JFK-LHR, Economy

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This was definitely the leg of the trip I was most apprehensive about as I hadn’t heard great things about American economy.

Couple that with too many red wines the night before and I was not in good shape.

This dirty (“breakfast”) burger from Bobby Van’s sorted me right out though!

Christmas decorations were up in the terminal

It’s fair to say I’m a bit of nervous traveller in terms of allowing sufficient time to get to the airport, check-in etc, so I still had an hour to fill post the meal. Terminal 8 is reasonably small at JFK and so I took a wander since I have no status and hence couldn’t access the Admirals Club.

One of the old school planes was on gate

And my ride for the day

Yeah legroom in economy ain’t getting any better

In seat entertainment

Thankfully got an open row, as did many others around me

I skipped both the main meal service and snack and instead copped these views out the window!

Summing up

hard for me to complain here.

22,500 points & USD$5.60 vs a one way fare of USD$1,000 made this a no brainer.

Got super lucky with the open row and a day flight where I caught up on some reading

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