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United Airlines 1718
San Juan (SJU) – Chicago-O’Hare (ORD)
Boeing 737-800
12 May 2014

After spending around an hour in the Global Lounge, I went over to the departure gate a little early as I didn’t have boarding passes for the onward flights. Within a minute the agent printed them and announced I should just board as they were about to start. I was originally supposed to sit in 2A, however there was a couple travelling and they were separated so they asked me to switch and I sat down in 4A.

Legroom

Legroom

San Juan Airport

San Juan Airport

My pre-departure beverage consisted of a sprite. The main FA told me I look just like his nephew and told me jokingly to not be surprised if he calls me a different name. The crew was very warm and friendly.

Pre-departure beverage

Pre-departure beverage

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

Airshow

Airshow

We had an on time departure from San Juan and within minutes we reached our cruising altitude and the FAs began taking drink and food orders.

View

View

We were served hot towels followed by our choice of a drink and some warm nuts.

Tea and Warm Nuts

Tea and Warm Nuts

We were given a choice of either a Shrimp salad or some sort of beef wrapped in tortilla. Both came with Chicken Tortilla soup which was delicious and served with croutons.

Lunch

Lunch

The shrimp salad was delicious and tasty, then the FAs came around with a bread basket.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

View from 4A

View from 4A

Meanwhile my seat mate had the beef option with wine.

Tea

Tea

After lunch we were served some fresh cookies which were still warm and the chocolate was melting.

Cookie

Cookie

After lunch I decided to work on my laptop for a while and within a couple of hours we were on final approach into O’hare.

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago

Little did I know what was going to happen in Chicago later that night…


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