We cashed in some United Mileage Plus miles for one leg of our domestic travel. Thankfully there were “saver” fares – discounted – for first class so we routed through Houston on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to try their BusinessFirst product.
The Dreamliner is the newest plane in United’s fleet, a fuel-efficient composite construction wide body jet.
The plane’s lines are beautiful, and the wing flexes gracefully during flight.
The BusinessFirst cabin features pairs of seats, angled to provide some privacy but close enough for couples who are flying together.
Seats recline fully flat so you can sleep.
I dozed for an hour or so fairly comfortably, although the narrow end for your feet is a tight fit. Not all the seats have the same amount of foot space, I discovered.
While it was a domestic flight, nuts and sparkling wine were served shortly after reaching cruising altitude.
There was a choice of two entrees: a beef chili with melon and feta salad.
Option 2 was enchilada soup and chicken salad. Both were fine for a three-hour flight.
Warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Large touch screen monitors provide a ton of on-demand entertainment options.
Two happy travelers!
With nearly three hours to kill in Houston, we made use of two United Club passes a friend gave me. The club in the E terminal has sweeping views of the gates.
After sunset, we made our way to the gate for our connecting flight to Kansas City aboard an Airbus A319.
Overall, the flights were positive. The service was friendly and the experience was with the miles (25,000 each) that we redeemed.