Tier Point Run to Cancun in Jan 2014

This is my story of my follow-on TP run to Cancun after sharing an amazing holiday with the Vickster! This trip involves two trips to Cancun, with some recovery days spent in Henderson, Las Vegas.

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The view of Los Angeles LAX on the way to San Francisco
The view of Los Angeles LAX on the way to San Francisco
The view of Los Angeles LAX on the way to San Francisco
The view of Los Angeles LAX on the way to San Francisco

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 2 – New York JFK to Los Angeles LAX

By Nige on Sat 22 Jan 2022 at 18:58
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: American Airlines | JFK | LAX | Los Angeles | New York | Trips | USA

It was seriously cold at JFK when I left T7 and headed to the Sky Train.  It was also eerily quiet, as if there had been an announcement that the airport would be closed today, so no one had turned up.

I just missed an Air Train that would have taken me to T8 but another was along 3 mins later.  T8 was also very quiet and I went to AA Priority check-in to get AA boarding passes so that I had TSA Pre written on them.  However, based on the limited number of people in the airport, there was very little benefit!

Anyway, got through and checked into the Flagship Lounge.  The lounge was also empty, so no problem in getting a seat!

A very quiet AA Flagship Lounge at New York JFK
A very quiet AA Flagship Lounge at New York JFK
A very quiet AA Flagship Lounge at New York JFK
A very quiet AA Flagship Lounge at New York JFK

Had a wander around the airport and started feeling tired.  Picked up a Starbucks and headed back to the lounge to chill.  Managed to find a working power outlet so that I could charge up my phone and laptop ahead of the next long flight to LAX.

Little me enjoying a Starbucks in the good old USA
Little me enjoying a Starbucks in the good old USA
Little me enjoying a Starbucks in the good old USA
Little me enjoying a Starbucks in the good old USA

The lounge did get a little busier later on, but nowhere near the normal level of rowdiness.

I headed down to Gate 2 about 50 mins before the flight was due to depart.  The incoming flight was about 20 mins late, but the AA staff did pretty well to turn the aircraft around.  In the end we pushed back only 10 mins later than scheduled.

Flight: BA2487 Equip: A321-T
Sched Depart: 15:10 Actual: 15:19
Sched Arrival: 18:47 Actual: 17:59
Takeoff: 15:35 Landing: 17:54

I couldn’t get my normal seat (06F) or another window seat, so I selected 06C so that I was at the front of the business class cabin.  Next to me was a lady that had just left her 22-year-old daughter in NYC – so she had left home from LA and was setting up in NYC, working for a marketing firm. Always nice to have a chat with my flight neighbour!

I may have had a few glasses of champagne.  Lunch was pretty decent.  Started off with a large tasty salad, followed by a BBQ beef thing.  Got an ice sundae for afters and then a warm-ish cookie later on in the flight.

Ice cream sundaes on my AA flight to Los Angeles LAX
Ice cream sundaes on my AA flight to Los Angeles LAX
Ice cream sundaes on my AA flight to Los Angeles LAX
Ice cream sundaes on my AA flight to Los Angeles LAX

I watched Up in the Air with George Clooney and Vera Whatsaface, which is just my type of film (!) and I then tried to get some rest.  It was way too hot in the cabin though.

We arrived into Gate 46C much earlier than expected, so had some extra time ahead of my next flight to SFO. Off to find the AA Flagship Lounge!


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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