- Introduction: Vacation Run to Santiago, Chile
- Review: American Airlines First Class – DFW to Santiago – 777-200
- Review: Grand Hyatt Santiago – Executive Suite with Terrace – the Shakespeare Suite
- Trying some Chilean Staples
- Review: American Airlines First Class – Santiago to DFW – 777-200
- Conclusion: Vacation Run to Santiago, Chile
I’ll keep this one shorter, still share seat photos, meal review, but the rest of the amenities, you can see in the earlier post
Once onboard, we were informed that the flight to Santiago would be just shy of 9 hours. In my opinion, that’s barely enough time to have dinner and a movie, and get a full nights rest.
What can one say about the 777-200’s Flagship First Class seat? Well, it’s an older product, but it is a lay flat, that offers enough room to spread out. The seat is more than sufficient for an 8-10 hour flight, and in fact, we flew this same seat to Seoul last year , as well as days before.
The food was an interesting change for me. It was the first time I’ve seen Chateaubriand on the menu on an aircraft. Of course I couldn’t turn that one down. It turned out to be sliced pieces, unfortunately slightly over-cooked (at least to my tastes). Nonetheless, it was quite good. But before we get there, here were the opening courses.
The rest of the meal was as you may expect. For me, ice cream with butterscotch.
I made a point to skip the breakfast.
The Arrival Experience
Many onboard were rather focused on getting through customs quickly. My wife and I are kind’ve experienced in that as well, and were the first ones to Global Entry (and we didn’t even run!). As has been the case in previous visits to DFW, we got to the first Terminal D Security to find that TSA PreCheck wasn’t available. Of course we opted instead to walk to the Terminal D, D30 TSA checkpoint, since TSA PreCheck was in fact open (and in case you are curious, it opens from 3:30am to 9pm Central time).
Overall, we were less than 15 minutes from the door of our 777-200 to Airside once again.
To sum it up, this flight was pretty good. We mostly slept, but that Chateaubriand was pretty awesome.