American Airlines Domestic First Class – Chicago To San Francisco

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We left the Flagship Lounge and gate K7 was a short 5 minute down the K Concourse. We arrived 10 minutes early and after our short wait, the gate agent called for the boarding process to begin. It was right on schedule. American’s Boeing 737-800 craft has 16 seats in the first class cabin, in a very standard 4 rows of 2 + 2 configuration. As we came onto plane a friendly male flight attended greeted everyone “hello” as they walked on in. The cabin looked fairly new and clean. Because we had booked the itinerary a few days previously, Susan and I were seated apart in 6A and 6F.

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American Airlines Flagship Lounge – Chicago

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After exiting our Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong Susan and I proceeded to an American Airlines lounge. Because we had reserved this flight just 4 days earlier I really hadn’t a chance to research our lounge options. After looking at a terminal map I realized that American Airlines had a First Class Flagship Lounge in the airport. American has only 4 of these locations in the US including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Miami. Additionally, there is one at London Heathrow.

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Cathay Pacific International First Class – Hong Kong To Chicago

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After a good night’s rest, we prepared for our day at the Pier followed by Cathay Pacific first class flight home. After checking out from the hotel we proceeded out to the Airport and followed the signage to Terminal 1. Cathay Pacific has dedicated podiums for first class and we were processed quickly with boarding passes in hand.

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