I’ve been nervous about leaving US Airways behind and embracing American Airlines. I’ve flown US Airways for a while, defended it to other airline flyers, and find its quirks sometimes endearing.
But the American learned the way to my heart.
I’m a huge coffee addict. In fact, my doctor told me that I needed to stop drinking coffee and my immediate response was, “Yeaaaaah, that’s not going to happen. What can we do to mitigate the damage I’m going to do?”
But I’m not just a coffee addict. I’m a coffee routine addict. And I’ve written about how I would pay extra to have real cream for my coffee at hotels (and how I pick up half and half sometimes when they don’t have real cream available).
While I’ve enjoyed the convenience of having a US Airways club membership, I’ve been disappointed by the use of non-dairy creamer for the coffee. In fact, I’ve avoided drinking coffee in the lounge and then loaded up on Baileys & coffee in flight (still, second-best to cream in my book).
Since the merger, I’ve mostly flown US typical routes and gone to former-US Airways clubs. There was a reason I was a US flyer–those were my routes!
But today I took an American flight out of DCA terminal B (terminal C is the former US Airways terminal and my typical location). And I saw a glorious thing.
Real half & half. Be still my heart. Like I said, I’m looking forward to the former US Airways clubs integrating fully with the American “way” of doing lounges. But now I have a new priority!