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United Airlines 542
Seattle (SEA) – Houston (IAH)
28 December 2014
As previously explained here, I booked flights to Mexico to celebrate New Year’s with my friend literally the same day and I had around seven hours to pack, buy presents, etc. I made it to the airport about an hour and a half before scheduled departure time and was able to relax in Seattle’s United Club.
Just the fact that I booked the ticket the morning of the flight seemed crazy. I’ve never booked a flight and then flew it the same day so this was a new thing for me. My parents literally thought I was crazy.. but hey.. I wasn’t about to spend the night welcoming the new year alone!
The United Club was empty and there were only six-ish passengers (all of which were on my flight) and this led to a quiet lounge and I was able to write the long blog post explaining how/what/why/where I am doing.
Boarding began around 23:25 and the scheduled departure time was 23:59. We pushed back on time and departed right on schedule.
The flight was operated by my favourite short-medium haul aircraft, an Airbus A320, which features a generous amount of legroom in First Class.
Seattle Airport was more or less empty at midnight.
We reached our cruising altitude about 15 minutes after take-off and the flight attendant working in First Class went around and asked if we wanted the ‘midnight snack’, which was a fruit salad, Bruschetta crackers, and the snack consisted of tomatoes, peppers, ham, asparagus, etc.:
I had tea with lemon and sugar to go along with my snack and after eating, I immediately went to sleep.
We landed in Houston right on time and I headed over to the United Club in Terminal B as my connecting flight to León was operated by a United Express ERJ-145.
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