United Airlines First Class B737 Chicago to San Francisco

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 309 Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) – San Francisco (SFO) Boeing 737-900 28 February 2016 My awesome weekend in Chicago came to an end on Sunday afternoon after my friend was kind enough to drop me off at O’Hare airport about two hours before my flight to San Francisco. There are about three direct flights between Chicago and Seattle with… Read More

United Airlines First Class B777 San Francisco to Chicago

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 214 San Francisco (SFO) – Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) Boeing 777-200 26 February 2016 My connection time of about one hour and thirty minutes in San Francisco was spent at the AMEX Centurion Lounge, my favourite airport lounge in the United States. I just love this Centurion Lounge – it’s so cool and the food, drinks, and service are… Read More

United Airlines First Class A320 Seattle to San Francisco

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 587 Seattle (SEA) – San Francisco (SFO) Airbus A320 26 February 2016 My flight to San Francisco was leaving a few minutes past 19:00 and I made it to the airport at about 17:30 and after printing my boarding pass (I always keep paper boarding passes even though I use the digital one), I headed to the AMEX… Read More

United Airlines First Class B737 Washington to San Francisco

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 424 Washington-Dulles (IAD) – San Francisco (SFO) Boeing 737-800 22 February 2016 Clearing immigration took about five minutes since no one was there and I also have Global Entry. The TSA then told me I “shouldn’t have left the country” when I asked if Precheck was open after they told me take off my shoes and… Read More

United Airlines Global First B777 Sao Paulo to Washington

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 860 Sao Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU) – Washington-Dulles (IAD) Boeing 777-200 21 February 2016 I spent the majority of my long connection time in Sao Paulo relaxing and working at the Star Alliance Lounge – which was awesome. Boarding was scheduled to begin around 22:00 and therefore about ten minutes earlier, I headed to the gate where the… Read More

United Airlines Global First B777 Washington to Sao Paulo

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 861 Washington-Dulles (IAD) – Sao Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU) Boeing 777-200 18 February 2016 Despite a disappointing visit to the United Global First Lounge, I was kind of excited to see what United’s Global First Class was like. After all, “Global First” is a very unique and awesome name… and while the name might cool, the whole… Read More

Review: New United Airlines Domestic First Class

I recently was able to fly the new United Airlines domestic First Class on their Airbus A320 from San Francisco to Washington-Dulles. While I wrote a review of the flight, I feel like I didn’t focus enough on the new First Class seat – something that many of us will spend their time in while flying around North America. United announced late last year about… Read More

United Global First Lounge Washington

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction Oh, United. “International First Class Lounge” my a$$. Ok, look, United may be a “good-enough” domestic airline, but when they come to international premium standards, just like with any other U.S. carrier, they’re way behind. United’s Global First Lounges are accessible to all Star Alliance First Class passengers and Global Services and HON Circle members on select itineraries…. Read More

United Airlines First Class A320 San Francisco to Washington

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 309 San Francisco (SFO) – Washington-Dulles (IAD) Airbus A320 18 February 2016 United Airlines introduced a few months ago a new Domestic First Class seat, which is being gradually installed on their Airbus A319s and A320s. A select few number of Airbus aircraft in the United fleet feature the new First Class seat and therefore… Read More

United Global First Lounge San Francisco

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines operates a few First Class lounges throughout the world, mainly in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. The United Global First Lounges are accessible to any passenger travelling on any Star Alliance carrier in First Class. United Global Services members have special access permissions to the lounge and so do Lufthansa Miles and More HON… Read More