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Airline Review: American Airlines (Regional First)

Originally posted on travelux:
The American Airlines regional First Class is available in several different configurations. This review features the American Airlines Airbus A321 First Class. To be precise, the review features the “normal” Airbus A321 First Class, not the one used on the transcon flights! Yet, the product is absolutely solid! American Airlines regional First Class is without any doubt one of the most comfortable ways to get around in the US. Airplane: Airbus A320 Cabin Class: Economy Daytime: Evening Food: Snack Seat Pitch: 38 Inch (97 Centimeter) Seat Width: 21 Inch (53 Centimeter) After spending some time in the amazing Qantas First Class Lounge Sao Paulo, which I was able to access with a companion due to my oneworld Emerald status, I boarded the American Airlines regional First Class for the first time. The American Airlines regional First Class comes with four seats per row In this airline review I’ll actually feature not only this particular flight from Los Angeles to Dallas, but also the return flight two days later! For what it’s worth, we’ve also…

How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

Originally posted on The 9 to 5 Wanderer:
For me, preparation for a long haul flight always starts two days before takeoff. In high school, my coaches always told me that what you put into your body two days before has the biggest impact on your game time performance. On the field, this meant carbo-loading and lots of hydrating. While a pre-match pasta feast may not be super relevant to travel prep (or my rapidly declining metabolism), eating the right meal before your flight absolutely is, and hydrating remains a must for both travel and sport. Two night before a long haul flight I begin pumping fluids, a process that continues straight through the flight. While hydrating during the flight is great, hydrating well before takeoff is crucial. Planes cabin air is so dehydrating, and if you’re relying on a couple glasses of water in-flight, your skin is already playing an impossible game of catch up. I make sure I eat healthily (or as healthily as I can) for the two days leading up to my flight…