Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Aeroflot Comfort Class SVO-JFK Boeing 77W

Aeroflot SU 100
SVO-JFK 
Comfort Class Boeing 77W



After spending a few days in Kazakstan and Kyrgizstan it was time to fly back home to New York, I was able to find a Premium Economy ticket for just 100 USD more than coach and the idea of having a better seat, more legroom and just 8 across versus 10 in regular economy made it a no brainer.






Aeroflot uses the same seat as Air France in their Business Class and also serves entrees from the Premium cabin. The major difference is that alcholic beverages are limited to just one or two with the main meal.















Pre-departure flight drinks (water or orange juice) were offered


Menus were handed out shortly after...


I went for the lamb chops as my main dish... two small salads were also served with the entree...




Decent IFE built into the seat  

A few hours later a second meal was offered and unlike most EU-NA flights, this was a full meal (Salmon in my case)


Monday, November 28, 2016

AA Boeing 757 New Business Class

American Airlines 2382
JFK MIA
November 2016
Boeing 757 New International Business Class

I was flying down to Sao Paulo and decided to fly via Miami in order to get into Brazil early in the morning.

I picked a midday flight operated by a 75L with 16 Business Class seats and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the new Business Class onboard!

The seats are almost identical to the 321 seats but with no IFE built in, this was truly a super cheap move by AA which doesn't make sense as the seat could have supported IFE.














Service started with the traditional hot nuts and in my case a Jack Daniels with Coke Zero...



I had pre-ordered the Asian salad which came with a side order of chicken, allowing both vegetarians and carnivores to enjoy the meal!




Desert was served a few minutes later with hot (pre-baked) chocolate chip cookies served (in my case with some Baileys on the rock!)


Random cabin shots











Overall, using the 321T Business Class seat but without any installed IFE seemed like a cheap move on AA's part, not something that an going for great airline would do...

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