JFK-MIA in First -- what to expect?

 
Old Aug 22, 03, 10:03 pm
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JFK-MIA in First -- what to expect?

Hey all!

It's been ages since I've flown a domestic flight on AA (except for LGA-ORD on my way to FRA). I decided to book a last minute trip to meet my family in Disney. Yay.

I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon on the 3pm JFK-MIA flight and was able to use my stickers to upgrade. What should or shouldn't I expect? Is a meal served? Advice is welcome.

Does anyone know if the MIA flights still leave out of T8 in JFK?

Thanks a bunch!
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by MoonPet:
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I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon on the 3pm JFK-MIA flight and was able to use my stickers to upgrade. What should or shouldn't I expect? Is a meal served? Advice is welcome.

Does anyone know if the MIA flights still leave out of T8 in JFK?

Thanks a bunch!
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yes, MIA flights depart from T8. If this is the Airbus (I think it is)---you should not expect much in first.
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I fleew MIA-JFK in first a few weeks ago. Not impressive at all.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by MoonPet:

I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon on the 3pm JFK-MIA flight and was able to use my stickers to upgrade. What should or shouldn't I expect? Is a meal served? Advice is welcome.

Thanks a bunch!
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It looks like only beverage service since the time you are flying does not fall into meal times. The earlier flight would have lunch and the later one would have dinner.



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Preparing the brown bag lunch as we speak . . .

Thanks for the advice. Should the flight be an amazing surprise (hah!) I will be sure to post it here.
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Even at 3pm, there should be a cold plate snack with cheese and cookie in F class, but no meals... only pretzels and beverage in Y!

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Last week I flew JFK-MIA. On the morning flight down it was a 762 with breakfast served. The return flight departed at 7:55pm, it was an AirBUS, drink service only and yes I was in F.
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I took the 9:30 AM breakfast snack A300 flight two weeks ago and we got a cereal and fruit breakfast. I passed.

I also took the 5:30 PM A300 MIA-JFK flight and it featured a hot dinner, albeit a one tray affair w/o the sundaes. Choices were filet or rotissiere chicken.
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Old Aug 29, 03, 11:00 pm
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I never did get the chance to take the flight. . .

The aircraft (an Airbus) was at the gate well before the boarding time, but apparently was late coming in from Santo Domingo. Our departure time was progressively being pushed later and later. When the new departure time reached 90 minutes past the scheduled time, I called AA because it seemed impossible I would make my connection in MIA.

They changed my ticket without hesitation to the LGA - MCO flight later that evening. Otherwise, I would have been spending the night at MIA. Thank you AA!

The $18 I spent for the cab was well worth it.

FYI, the LGA-MCO 7pm flight featured a dinner in F of either beef filet or chicken. I chose the beef, which came with a very nice salad with white beans, a huge baked potato with the trimmings, and cheesecake.

Same exact meal choices on the return.
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Is there any In Flight Entertainment in F?
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Mr. Pickles:
Is there any In Flight Entertainment in F?</font>
Yes, you will get CBS Eye on American. Sometimes they put on the wrong tape and all you get is back-to-back reruns of Raymond for the entire flight...

My meal experiences have been different on JFK-MIA routes.

Flt. 1165 JFK-MIA (762) 9am departure: breakfast in F

Flt. 1262 MIA-JFK (762) 1pm departure: lunch in F

Flt. 988 MIA-JFK (AB6) 9pm departure:
snack in F (pizza)
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Old Sep 7, 03, 9:34 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by MoonPet:
I decided to book a last minute trip to meet my family in Disney. Yay.

I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon on the 3pm JFK-MIA flight

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Disney is much closer to Orlando. When you land in Miami, you will be a long way from Disney. Next time consult a map first.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by dream7:
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Disney is much closer to Orlando. When you land in Miami, you will be a long way from Disney. Next time consult a map first.
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Look at Moonpet's post before Mr. Pickle's !!

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Old Sep 7, 03, 11:18 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by dream7:
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Disney is much closer to Orlando. When you land in Miami, you will be a long way from Disney. Next time consult a map first.
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As mentioned in an earlier post, I was connecting in MIA to a MCO flight. I would have preferred the direct LGA-MCO flight from the start, but as I purchased my ticket about 12 hours before departure, there was a difference of about $800 between LGA-MCO and JFK-MIA-MCO.

I can promise you that like most Flyertalkers I am a well informed traveller and would not make an error like you've mentioned. I am not entirely an idiot, I promise.
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Wow, what luck, getting the flight you wanted and a meal! I wish that happended to me more often.

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