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United Airlines 1059
Cancun (CUN) – Houston (IAH)
Boeing 737-900
15 November 2014

After spending roughly an hour in the Mera Business Lounge, it was time to leave beautiful Mexico. The departure gate was C20, which is located fairly close to the lounge. Boarding began around five minutes ahead of scheduled boarding time and there were no gate lice for once! The flight was operated by one of United’s Sky Interior B737 aircraft without IFE.

Legroom

Legroom

Almost immediately after sitting down, I was offered a pre-departure beverage which consisted of a Sprite.

Pre-Departure beverage

Pre-Departure beverage

We pushed back five minutes late and were airborne shortly thereafter. Since Cancun Airport is relatively small, there was no traffic and we were number 1 for take-off.

Cancun Airport

Cancun Airport

The views climbing out of Cancun are breathtaking, even though I stayed in Playa del Carmen, I almost want to stay in Cancun next time as from the air it looked beautiful.

Cancun

Cancun

Cancun

Cancun

Cancun

Cancun

View

View

View

View

View

View

Once we reached our cruising altitude, the lead FA took drink orders from everyone and shortly thereafter passed out warm scones to everyone.

Tea

Tea

Scone

Scone

The Sky Interior B737s are very nice and clean since most of them are quite new. I just still don’t see why United didn’t install IFE in some of the Sky Interior B737s.

Sky Interior

Sky Interior

The flight went by quickly and for most of the duration of the flight, I spend organising my holiday pictures. We were descending into Houston well ahead of schedule.

Houston

Houston

Houston

Houston

Houston Airport

Houston Airport

Houston Airport Tower

Houston Airport Tower

After landing, it took us ten minutes to get to one of the E gates. Apparently NO flights arrived during the time we arrived since Customs & Immigration was empty, not a single passenger. Literally empty. I don’t know how that is possible for such a large airport as Houston, but it was empty. I went through Global Entry and re-checked my baggage and was off to the lounge!


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