United Airlines 1129
Seattle (SEA) – San Francisco (SFO)
Boeing 737-800
13 June 2014

Since the flight was delayed by around 30 minutes, boarding did not start until the scheduled departure time and the actual departure time was 35 minutes after the original departure time. The flight was leaving from gate A14, which happens to be the last gate at the A Concourse. When I arrived at the gate, everyone was already queueing for boarding and the door for the jetway hadn’t even been open yet.

Boarding

Boarding

Once on the plane, I could tell we got a warm crew because they made several jokes and were very friendly with all the passengers. They even made jokes about how it was Friday the 13th.

Legroom

Legroom

Overall an ugly day in Seattle, it rains a lot…

Seattle Airport

Seattle Airport

Rain

Rain

The flight was operated by one of United’s Boeing 737 aircraft which features DirecTV but no WiFi.

Legroom

Legroom

Within minutes of boarding we were offered pre-departure beverages and I had a sprite with some ice.

Pre-departure beverage

Pre-departure beverage

Once we got above the clouds, the view was like a whole different world. No rain (obviously), just sun and clouds.

Clouds

Clouds

About 20 minutes after take-off the purser went around and took drink orders from everyone.

Tea

Tea

After everyone had drinks, they distributed freshly made cookies which were melting as you ate them, given how hot they were.

Cookie

Cookie

For the remainder of the flight, I got some work done on my laptop and mainly gazed out the window.

View

View

View

View

The hour and a half flew by fast and we were soon starting our initial approach into San Francisco.

Airshow

Airshow

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

We did have to circle a few times around the airport before we were clear to land as they had several planes in the sky. Apparently they are remodelling and preforming some sort of construction on two runways and that, well, leads to a big mess…

San Francisco

San Francisco

At least it was a gorgeous day in San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

We were soon on the ground and I still had over an hour to spare until my flight to Los Angeles.