Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OMG! UA Old School B-Class Seats!

Filet of striped bass, lemon herb sauce, saffron basmati rice, and mixed vegetables

My jaw practically dropped when I stepped on board this plane at Narita. United is still using these old school non-flat business class seats with the continuous loop video systems and power outlets that require an adaptor?? I thought that they had almost refurbished all of their seats by now. (I wonder if this old thing was pulled back into service because of the Dreamliner issues?)

And to think that I was hopeful to get a Wi-Fi enabled plane to get some work done. Well, I should be thankful that at least my upgrade request was cleared on this leg, especially since my chances don't look very good on the return. And to my surprise, that fish above was better than I thought it would be, with that buttery sauce and rice going down the hatch more quickly than I would have thought.

Epilogue: After I landed, there was an email from United waiting for me in my inbox that apologized for the "airplane substitution," offering miles as compensation. It's like they were reading my mind!


GS said...

No wi-fi?! OMG! :)
Reminds me of the fantastic Louis C.K. act...

Eric Helfer said...

That on a 777 or a 767?

bma said...


Eric Helfer said...

old school 777...least you got some compensation for it.