A quick review of the American Airlines A319-EOW. According to what I read the EOW means it is equipped with life rafts and life jackets so it can fly over water.
I haven’t flown on an American Airlines plane that has TV sets in the seats in quite a while. Of course seeing as this flight was from DFW to San Antonio the flight was less than an hour so I couldn’t use it much.
The sign says 1 hour and 18 minutes but in the air is only about 48 minutes with the rest of the time for taxiing.
According to the American Airlines site this is version 2 of their A319’s.
I boarded in group 3 so was on board early.
I enjoy seeing the cockpit as I board. Reminds me of olden days when the cockpit door was left open and you could stand and watch the pilots flying.
First class in these planes is only 2 rows and 8 seats.
Small overhead bag storage, not the new bigger ones.
I sat in seat 5A the second row from the front in economy. Preferred seating so the rows have extra leg space. There are 3 power plugs available, one for each seat.
American now has a new safety video. The previous one was fun but had been out for quite a few years so interesting to see what the new one will look like.
AA staff members making shapes and giving safety instructions. It is actually quite a nice video.
The safety card is the same one they have been using since October 2022. I suppose adding life jackets and life rafts doesn’t change much about safety instructions on board.
The monthly entertainment card lists the new films and entertainment options available for viewing in January.
Drinks and snack available on board. When I requested one they did not have a Fruit and Cheese plate available. Pity! I was able to enjoy a vodka and orange before landing.
This was the view of the engine in flight and the next picture is the engine on landing with the air brakes open to help with slowing down.
I always find it interesting to watch the braking procedures. When it is raining you get interesting patterns created by the wind.
That was the end of the short flight. I do enjoy the different planes I get to fly around the United States. The A319, A320, A321, 737-800 and all the different variants.
I hope you get to enjoy your flying experiences like I do. Airlines do a great job in getting us to fun places.