Tier Point Run to Indonesia in Jun 2015

This TP Run started last month with our weekend away to Dusseldorf. Heading east to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and finishing in Jakarta.

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Waiting to take off from LAX to JFK
Waiting to take off from LAX to JFK
Waiting to take off from LAX to JFK
Waiting to take off from LAX to JFK

Tier Point Run to San Jose in Nov 2023: Day 7 – Los Angeles LAX to New York JFK

By Nige on Tue 14 Nov 2023 at 21:55
Type: Post
Story: Tier Point Run to San Jose in Nov 2023
Tags: American Airlines | JFK | LAX | Los Angeles | New York | USA

Although I was keen to try out a trip to the Eagle’s Nest – I now see why it’s not such a great place to arrive into or depart from!

A similar SouthWest operated AA aircraft
A similar SouthWest operated AA aircraft
A similar SouthWest operated AA aircraft
A similar SouthWest operated AA aircraft

The bus can take quite a long time due to the need to stop at every possible interaction with an aircraft crossing the path of the airport road.

With LAX being really busy, that means there can be some long waits at the stop signs heading between T4/T5 and the Eagle’s Nest.

I hope the photo I took doesn’t easily identify the person concerned but I had to capture the moment.

This guys was yabbering on his cell, repeating phrases on a regular basis like ‘I’m listening, I’m listening’, as if he was a rapper or something.

The youth of today?
The youth of today?
The youth of today?
The youth of today?

Well I was first struck by the see-through plastic bag he was carrying. It contained two sets of glitter-infested trainers and the bag was no doubt some designer-style thing that cost a shed load. The problem was it looked ridiculous.

He also wore blue trainers which were not done up and he was clearly into his baseball. The youth of today. I’m glad I have some sense.

Anyway, back into T4 and I headed to the AA Flagship Lounge.

Dumped my bag and headed to Starbucks in TBIT. I hadn’t eaten as of yet, so my need for sugar was becoming urgent. Luckily the queue for Starbucks in TBIT was relatively short.

Caught up with the Vickster and then gorged on some turkey sausage, potatoes and the Brussel sprout and grape concoction. Fabulous.

Flight: BA4765 Equip: A321T
Sched Depart: 13:34 Actual: 13:30
Sched Arrival: 21:59 Actual: 21:52
Takeoff: 13:44 Landing: 21:42

The flight was due to leave from Gate 47A and I was in my normal business class seat 06F.

I headed down to the gate about an hour before departure. Boarding didn’t commence until 30 mins before. Their appeared to potentially be a CK rep but they didn’t say anything and didn’t use their screen to call anyone. Consequently, no recognition for me again. Becoming a bad habit this!

I was offered a glass of champagne preflight.

Salad and chicken starter on the flight to JFK
Salad and chicken starter on the flight to JFK
Salad and chicken starter on the flight to JFK
Salad and chicken starter on the flight to JFK

Apparently, it was a completely full flight. Whilst onboard, looked like one was upgraded into First, and there was a seat free next to me in Business, so someone was invite to enjoy my company.

As is usual for AA, we pushed back on time and taxiing time was minimal.

Was offered a glass of water and a bowl of nuts. When the meal service started, the difference in quality between first and business was clear.

The short rib main on the AA flight from LAX to JFK
The short rib main on the AA flight from LAX to JFK
The short rib main on the AA flight from LAX to JFK
The short rib main on the AA flight from LAX to JFK

I ordered the short rib, which was OK. The ice cream was tasty.

Decided to watch Blackberry and of course the fancy Bose headphones were let down by a dodgy headphone socket, so I could only get sound in one ear.

I grabbed a couple of hours kip and woke with about 45 mins to go. Looking forward to getting into the lounge.

We arrived shortly ahead of schedule into Terminal 8 at Gate 43. As with all AA flights, it was only a couple of minutes before I was heading off towards the Chelsea Lounge.


Follow the whole story here: Tier Point Run to San Jose in Nov 2023


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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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