If you're just tuning in:
Part 1- Famous Last Words
Part 2- So...Yeah...Um...
When we last caught up, our brave mileage runners were landing in JFK, so let's back up a minute and talk about the new JFK Flagship Lounge. It's only been open a few weeks at most, so I was excited to check it out. We had about 3 hours, which as it turned out was still not quite enough time to use the lounge entirely.....but that's just how I feel about it.
The space is redone to make the seating more plentiful, and the décor more modern. It feels like a real first class lounge. Maybe not as opulent as JAL's Sakura or Qatar's Al Safwa lounges, but probably the best AA has to offer in the US. It keeps up with BA's and MH's offerings, and beats some of the others, which is an improvement.
We boarded pretty much on time, even if we personally were a little late to the gate...possibly on account of a completely reasonable amount of free Tattinger on offer at the lounge. We got safely to our seats, which by a stroke of good luck in routing, were the very comfortable business class on AA's 321-T.
Then, just as they're finished boarding and preparing to push back...the lights went out. I don't mean the quick off and on when the plane changes from ground power to regular...it went black, and for awhile.
Let me just illustrate with a real-time photo, shall I?
|This is the actual photo I took. Yes, I took a photo of this.|