United Airlines 243
Houston (IAH) – Seattle (SEA)
Airbus A320
14 March 2015

The inbound flight from Fort Lauderdale arrived at a C gate and the flight to Seattle was departing from E12 (because the A320 came from an international flight), therefore I decided to spend the two hours I had in the Terminal E United Club. That United Club is the nicest out of all of them at Houston since it used to be Continental’s Presidents Club and later it was rebranded to a United Club. The lounge is split into three levels and there is plenty of seating areas and even showers on the third level.

Boarding was done on time and I was the first person to board and quickly took my seat, 3F, of course the first thing I checked is to see if the seat reclined more than your average seat and it did! Yes!!!! Another flight on the A320 made me very excited since I just love the aircraft.

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

United A320 First Class cabin

The aircraft was in a very clean and ‘newer’ condition and didn’t seem that ‘tired’.

United A320 First Class Legroom

United A320 First Class Legroom

United A320 First Class Legroom

United A320 First Class Legroom

I declined the pre-departure beverage since I didn’t want another soda and plus I didn’t feel that thirsty since I had some tea in the lounge. Departure was a bit delayed since there was some problem with some passengers and we finally pushed back ten minutes after the scheduled time, quickly made it to the runway, and were airborne shortly thereafter.

Houston Airport

Houston Airport

Houston Airport

Houston Airport

Drink orders were taken quickly and warm nuts were also provided along with drinks.

Tea and Warm Nuts

Tea and Warm Nuts

For lunch there were two choices and of course since I was in 3F, they ran out of the ‘meat’ choice and I was stuck with ravioli…again. However, it wasn’t too bad, but I couldn’t figure out what the ‘yellow squares’ were on top of the pasta? It kind of tasted like pineapple..? I wasn’t too sure. The ravioli wasn’t half bad and I ended up eating most of it, along with the tasty and fresh salad.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

For dessert there was a single option of a lemon sorbet, which was quite tasty. United recently updated their North America premium cabin meal choices and part of that included changing up the desserts.

Sorbet

Sorbet

The meal service was done about one and a half hours after we departed and I decided to sleep for the remainder of the flight since I was dead tired after flying for ~26 hours without flatbeds.

View

View

View

View

I woke up as we were descending into Seattle and flying over Lake Sammamish, I was actually kind of able to spot my house which I thought was totally cool.

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish

Descending

Descending

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish

Then we made a turn and were quickly over downtown Seattle.

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle

We landed on 16R and followed an Eva Air B747 to our gate.

Eva Air B747

Eva Air B747

Eva Air B747

Eva Air B747

Second mileage run complete! I made it home about twenty minutes after landing, showered, and went to sleep since I was so tired after flying for more than a day. Of course the day after I booked another mileage run 🙂 And maybe this time it will be on flatbeds 🙂