I booked this trip about two weeks out for my first flight and about three weeks out for my return segment. My upgrade for this flight cleared a mere 12 hours prior to departure.
As a business class passenger (and executive platinum elite), I had access to the British Airways lounge at Malpensa. The only take away I had was that the wifi was quite slow.
Milan Malpensa (MXP) – New York Kennedy (JFK)
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Duration: 9 hours, 15 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 767-323ER (N346AN)
Seat: 6H (Business Class)
The flight attendants came by with a choice of water, orange juice, and champagne for the predeparture drinks.
I’ve talked about the American old business class product several times. It’s now an outdated and unremarkable product, but I was far happier flying it than taking a seat in coach on United’s 767-424ER. The United W fare, eligible for systemwide upgrades, was about $650 more for the roundtrip. Considering my total airfare was about $600, I didn’t bite.