Hi folks, so let me just summarize my experience in the American Airlines Business Class on the Boeing 777-200ER. To get a better impression, feel free to watch my trip report on Youtube, which you find right below.
So first of all I want to mention that if you are coming from a connection flight to Madrid, make sure you have enough time until your next flight. It’s always helpful to look up the minimum connection time at the airport’s website. Barajas is a huge airport and you will might need some time to switch between terminals, go through the passport control and so on. I had to go from Terminal T4 to T4S, which is a satellite terminal connected by an underground train.
The lounge at Barajas
I used the Iberia lounge at T4S. As I have mentioned in my other article about Iberia’s Business Class, I believe it is one of the better lounges in Europe. Great food, different areas to relax; however it can get crowded especially at noon, because there are many flights leaving overseas in the same time frame.
American Airlines Business Class seat
The first thing I noticed when entering is the fact that the seats I saw were made by B/E Aerospace. So this was not the retrofit with the Zodiac seats. The 1-2-1 layout offers direct aisle access. The seat itself was a dream – very soft and comfortable and the huge HD screen adds to that great first impression. In fact, I believe this was one of the most comfortable seats I have ever had in a plane.
The onboard service was flawless and so both the soft and the hard product convinced me.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this flight. The whole package this business class product offers seems very attractive to me: Good lounge, comfortable seats and a very professional crew are something that look for when I book business class – this is what I ordered and this is what the American Airlines Business Class delivered.