We flew JFK-LAX in Business Class on AA’s Flagship Service, an Airbus 321 with a rare three-class configuration. First and Business were full and Economy was empty. Our seats were true flatbeds and we made good use of them on the six-hour flight.
It was a terrific flight with excellent service, despite a significant delay for deicing and some noticeable bumps along the way.
Our Japan Airlines flight is delayed so we’re passing time sipping Mumm’s in the lovely Qantas First Lounge at LAX that we first visited last year.
The friendly Aussie at the front counter (“I married an American woman”) pointed out that our Alaska frequent flyer numbers weren’t on our boarding passes, although most of them state Emerald, our OneWorld status that gets bus into classy joints like this one.
The Royal Park Transit Hotel in HND Terminal 3 impressed us, and we would definitely stay again. We’re sleeping our way a few hours at a time along the trip.
Fortunately for us, it’s open until1:30 AM. At 12:45 AM we ordered soup and a beef curry, which arrived promptly. Our fingers slipped and we realized we’d mistakenly ordered FIVE beef curries on the app, but we managed to cancel it in time.
It’s quite comfortable nonetheless.