Coincidences are always great. Earlier in April I flew from Chicago to Beijing on American Airlines Boeing 777-200 a 12 hours 50 minute flight which of course can be tiring. I have done that flight in all classes – First, Business and Coach. The coincidence I am referring here is that just as I had done this flight in Business Class, I came across the review of the same flight in First – so of course I wanted to compare the two experiences
Per the reviewer there were some good and some bad things about the flight
- Amenity kit: surprisingly essentially the same – please see below
from Boarding Area Blog
Not easy to see from the BoardingArea Blog – but the amenity kits are essentially the same..
- Then we go to the food: The Boarding Area blog reviewer was VERY disappointed by the quality of the food in first class. Interestingly enough – I had the same selection – the reviewer had pan seared sea bass — so did I. Here are the images:
The business class meal
The First class meal
Well, aside from the presentation of the food, I could not tell much of the difference in the fish. Actually, mine was not half-bad….
- Then off to the dessert: I had a great selection – either ice cream (as in the first class posting) or a very nice tiramisu parfait
So all in all, I think my experience in business class on exactly the same flight (may be not the same date) of American Airlines was actually a LOT more satisfying – especially given the price difference in the two tickets I am sure!!!