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United Airlines 1014
Houston (IAH) – Cancun (CUN)
08 November 2014
I was connecting from Los Angeles, however since I was so tired, I slept for most of the flight and that’s the reason I won’t write the review for it. After arriving in Houston, I proceeded to the United Club in Terminal E to eat breakfast and I was actually surprised that they had some nice breakfast options like bread and cereal, something I wasn’t expecting. The Terminal E club is one of the nicer United lounges since it has (from what I can tell) new furniture and it has three levels to it.
After eating, I headed to the gate for the flight to Cancun, which was E12, literally right next to the lounge. Boarding had already began by the time I arrived and I was the last person to board via Group 1. The first thing I noticed was that this was a Sky Interior B737, while the plane has a nice design, for some reason there wasn’t any IFE. Not a huge deal for me, but still, I think if you’re going to make the plane nicer, don’t not include the IFE!
The windows were much bigger than your average B737 and also the lighting was really nice and apparently the overhead bins are slightly bigger.
We took off from Houston on time as the sun was rising.
Shorty thereafter, the FAs offered everyone beverages however absolutely no snacks. Nothing. Not even a snack basket. Nada. This was probably the shortest United flight I’ve been on, at just 1 hour and 30 minutes, so do they not offer any food on such short flights?
I worked for most of the time on my laptop and we were soon descending into Cancun.
We were on the ground ahead of schedule.
From the time I left the aircraft, to the moment I was seated in the car took all of three minutes. There were no lines for immigration since no other planes had arrived and also I didn’t have any checked baggage. Amazing! This was probably my record time for clearing immigration, the last time I went through this fast (believe it or not) was in Los Angeles where I used Global Entry and had no baggage.. but even that took six minutes!
I reserved a shuttle online for less than $20 USD and the driver and representatives were standing waiting for me with my name written on a piece of paper and immediately took me to my hotel in Playa del Carmen.
Anyway, I am in Playa del Carmen right now and it is beautiful. Yesterday I went out to the city on the main avenue and bought a couple of things for my family and today I spent the entire day on the beach, relaxing. You gotta love vacation life!
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