First class* — Ooowee! Take it from one who has suffered the indignities of steerage—er—economy class repeatedly, this is such luxury. Got it from frequent flier program but mostly Visa charge card. So this is how the 1%, or maybe 3-4% live. Mos def not shabby.
First to board, comfortable, spacious seats that fold out into a near bed, large personal monitor, wi-fi, DC plug-in, dozens of movies. My return to SFO will be economy. But to tell the truth, I’ve found economy a whole lot better than it used to be. United is on the ball these days. Their website works perfectly, flights have been on time, the crews have been great.
The new United wing at the San Francisco airport, still under construction, is really slick. Wi-fi works immediately, cool Dogpatch espresso stand, lots of chairs desks, with DC power.
I love the redeye. I get to stay up all night, writing, watching movies, writing (travel stimulates), watching the sparkling orange/yellow lights of the East Bay as we take off, seeing the sun rise this morning as we dropped down over Long Beach heading for JFK.
I watched Citizen Kane, had never seen it in entirety, wow! The cinematography! I just read about its uniqueness: https://www.takegreatpictures.com/photo-tips/tgp-choice/artistic-photography-in-cinema-citizen-kane Seeing it filled in a big gap in my film knowledge.
I’m at a cool cafe in the Village now, having oatmeal and a latte, soon to take off exploring until I can check into my room. Not a wink of sleep and I don’t feel the least bit tired. Such is the pulse of this city.
*More luxe than “business class”