American Airlines 737 MEX-DFW Review
American Airlines offers a “domestic” service on what is very obviously an “international” route, and disappointed on many levels. Here’s a review the underwhelming flight. Perhaps you can use this and learn that just because you’re crossing an international border, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to get a true international service. Mexico City to Dallas is short enough, luckily, that we were back in the states and on our way quickly.
We started out experiencing the American Airlines Admirals Club in Mexico City airport. It was a great lounge with almost no people and a large food and drink selection. If you haven’t read that review yet, you can read it above.
Boarding was a mess. There was no priority line or if there was, it wasn’t enforced. Everyone just kinda gate-liced themselves to the boarding area. I squeezed in on the side and we got through.
As we left the gate we were treated with a gorgeous Air France A380 heading to Paris. It’s a shame that we won’t see these gorgeous planes flying anymore…
Boarding was deayed for … I don’t know what reason. In fact, at 7:11 pm we were informed that boarding would start at 7:00. AA technology for the win!
45 minutes after we took off we were served the starter dish; salad with jicama.
About 2 minutes after that was brought out (I mean, give me a second to actually DIGEST IT) the chicken dish was brought out. Nothing says appetizing like red mush with yellow and green speckled mush next to protein mush! American Airlines specialty!
You’ll love their version of bread however. I feel if we would have thrown this hard enough at the window we would have caused a cabin depressurization.
Our flight attendant was a little out of uniform with her “coffee makes me meow” apron. Yea… you got that right…
The plane had wifi that didn’t work, as to asking what the problem was, you can imagine the answer. “I’m not a tech, but I’ll see if they can do something about it when we land.” Helpful…
Also, how long ago was the merger? I see we’re still using US Airways carts!
And before you knew it, we were clearing customs in Dallas.
The Bright Side
The only good part about this flight was how cheap it was to book it. Availability is fairly good for Avios, and at 7500 in coach or 15000 in business, especially with the ease of earning Avios (or transferring them from Ultimate Rewards or Membership Rewards). Considering the price for this one way was a ridiculous $700, the avios were well spent!