Well hello there.
4 trips reports in this thread. 4 flights. 2 Different dates. All United.
This is long overdue. A few months before i set out, i asked you lot about your experiences with United and what i should expect. And tbh I’d say it was much better then what I expected. Except for one flight.
All Flights in order
|UA 959||UA 1742||UA 1248||UA 923|
|LHR - ORD||ORD - SFO||SFO - LAX||LAX - LHR|
Felt like going to California for a month. Sue me.
Gate with no aircraft
Same gate but with aircraft
TAP A330 Pulling up into the gate
We then boarded the aircraft which was a 767-300. I was expecting the old configuration with the battered old seats and the tiny squared screen but was presented with the new interior. The seat was comfy and the screen was of decent size. I was initially seated on the right side of the aircraft however a couple wanted to sit next to each other so i moved to the left side. Still a window seat. Didn’t mind. Was a great flight overall. Sat next to an old lady. She split Coca cola on me. But United airlines some what waterproof blankets saved me. +1 to the blanket. Here are some pictures of the flight.
The Mighty Seat
Window view on the ground
Somewhere in the sky
Somewhere near Chicago
Landed at Chicago
ORD - SFO
The less mighty seat
SFO - LAX
This was my first flight out of 2 for my journey coming back to the UK. I arrived at SFO 2 hours before my flight as this is the recommended time to arrive for regional flights. As it was a regional flight, i managed to get through check-in, baggage drop off and security in around 10 minutes which was great. Got to my gate after a 5 minutes walk and sat and waited. We then boarded on time with no issues and took off. This flight overall was one of my best. This is because it was a really short flight coming in around an hour of flying as well as being able to see the beautiful Californian coast.
Here are some pictures i took. These are probably the best pictures i took out of all 4 flights. I didnt take any videos however. :
Window view at the gate
Sharp Left turn after take off
Still turning left
Hello Las Angeles
Landed At LAX
LAX - LHR
July 31st - august 1st
So, this was one flight i was really looking forward to as it was my first time flying on the 787 series as well as my first time flying on a direct 10 hour plus flight. I had never flown for that long before. However this was also my worst flight. It had nothing to do with United. My experience with them has been excellent. The reason to why i didnt like it was because of two reasons. Number 1: My seat did not have a window. I did not know about this before but i should have checked seat guru when booking my seat. For the whole flight i was frustrated. I wanted to get pictures/videos, everything but couldnt and for 10 hours i had my head down on the tray table. Number 2: The lady next to me decided to talk to the gentleman on her left. They had never met before and wouldn’t stop talking for the entire flight. This flight was a Red-eye flight meaning majority of the flight was going to be through the night. Everyone on the plane was silent, either sleeping or watching a move, however these two were casually talking which is why I didn’t get any sleep thanks to them. These two reasons ruined this whole flight for me. And now I will stay away from such long flights and instead book layover flights.
This was my experience with United. Overall I would say the journey was an 8/10. I had a great time in California and have plans to visit again next year also with United.
Thank you for reading and thank you to all the members who voiced their experiences in the other thread i created a couple of months ago. All the information that you guys gave helped me alot.
I hope you enjoyed the reports and would love to hear your feedback below.
All pictures and videos were taken with my phone