Hey everyone! Today I got to fly from Houston, TX to Knoxville, TN, and I’d like to share my experience with you guys (you’re welcome ;). The flight was operated by Republic Airlines dba United Express.
Embraer ERJ-170 #N645RW
Waiting At The Gate, Terminal Pictures
While on the sky tram to Terminal A, I was able to snap a picture of my aircraft parked at the gate, which arrived from KABQ last night.
Since my bag was too big, I was going to have to check it, so I got to board early (pro tip)! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to snap any pictures at the terminal except for this Air France 777 taxiing to the runway:
We were part of the early morning rush, so we held short of the runway for a few minutes. But I did get to see this:
Incase you couldn’t tell, the clouds were low, so right after departure, we were in the clouds. After passing 600ft, we turned left and made a quick climb above the initial cloud layer:
Then we climbed above the overcast clouds (roughly 13000ft):
The in flight meal was the best one I’ve had. Ever. I got a complimentary United Snack Box and a drink. No one was sitting next to me, so I was able to use the other tray table as well. For a normal economy ticket, I felt like a king.
To repeat, this was all from a normal economy ticket ;)
As we descended into Knoxville, clouds were dark since rain was in the area. I enjoyed watching the pilots navigate skillfully through the clouds. We were on short final when we broke through the cloud layer.
We taxied to the gate and arrrived 7 minutes early.
By no means do I travel a lot, but this was perhaps the best flight I’ve ever been on. The snack box was a very pleasant surprise, and since the flight wasn’t fully booked, the flight attendants let me sit at a window seat even though I wasn’t assigned to one. The staff was very friendly, the scenery was beautiful, and the experience was unforgettable. I’m going to give this flight an A rating.
Thanks for reading everyone!