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I decided to be a good son and take my parents on a weekend trip to San Francisco. Fortunately, we had chosen a weekend with horrible weather in Seattle but with beautiful weather in San Francisco. I ended up buying the flight for just under $150 USD per person, round trip. What’s awesome is that I was able to take both of my parents into the lounges in Seattle and San Francisco and I think it is what they most enjoyed 🙂

We made it to the airport roughly two hours before the flight was scheduled to depart and mainly because I wanted them to spend some time in the lounge and experience a more ‘premium’ journey.

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Since we were just going for the weekend, we didn’t check any luggage and proceeded directly to security after arriving at the airport. There were no queues and we made it to the lounge ten minutes after getting out of the car.

United Club Seattle

United Club Seattle

United Sign

United Sign

United Club Hallway

United Club Hallway

I visited this lounge back in June, when it was just recently opened. Some time has passed since then, but the club is in a good condition and still feels new. There aren’t that many United flights leaving from Seattle and therefore this lounge is rarely full of people.

United Club Seating

United Club Seating

United Club Seating

United Club Seating

The bathroom still maintained the ‘new’ feeling and it was very clean.

United Club Men's Bathroom

United Club Men’s Bathroom

United Club Men's Bathroom

United Club Men’s Bathroom

United Club Men's Bathroom

United Club Men’s Bathroom

There were more snacks this time, not just crackers, but some cookies, apples, chocolate and pretzels.

Snacks

Snacks

Maybe they read my previous post, since there were more tea options, coffee, lots of soft drinks and more.

Drinks

Drinks

United Sign

United Sign

United Club Hallway

United Club Hallway

United Club Seattle

United Club Seattle

We went to the gate shortly after boarding began and we decided to wait until everyone was on the plane to board since we didn’t want to be stuck in the crowd.

United Airlines A320

United Airlines A320

Wing View

Wing View

After an on time departure, I mainly read for the flight and we were shortly landing in San Francisco.

San Francisco

San Francisco

After landing, we went to the rental car place and even though we booked a basic economy car, we were upgraded on account of my Star Alliance status (which by the way I didn’t know was possible).


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