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United Airlines 996
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seattle (SEA)
02 January 2015
The last flight of the journey was also operated by a United A320 with 12 seats in First Class. The flight was full and a number of people didn’t clear the standby list, the flight was also delayed by about an hour due to a late inbound arrival from Puerto Vallarta.
Pre-departure beverages were offered once First Class was full and the plane was boarded, since the flight attendant didn’t feel like walking through the crowd of passengers trying to board. Some people brought the most ridiculous sized carry on bags – ones that would NEVER fit in the overhead bin. This also delayed the flight since we had to wait for them to gate check the bags.
It was a Friday afternoon at LAX and it wasn’t that busy nor were there that many passengers in the terminal.
We made it to the runway about fifty minutes after scheduled departure time and took-off shortly thereafter. Since the flight to Seattle from Los Angeles is scheduled to be over two and a half hours, a dinner is usually served. No warm nuts were given out, but we did get a bag of mini pretzels.
The dinner was a cold chicken with carrots, onions, and corn. Along with that came a bag of chips and salsa, the same as on my flight earlier in the year from San Francisco to Washington in BusinessFirst.
After dinner most people slept and the cabin was dark for most of the time. We landed in Seattle thirty minutes after scheduled arrival time and made it to the gate five minutes after touchdown. My awesome trip to Mexico to celebrate the New Year was officially over and I need to plan a short trip somewhere or a mileage run for this year so I can get started on re-qualification!
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