United Business Class Review San Francisco, CA to Seoul, South Korea UA 893

Posted on March 9, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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After a very productive session thanks to the fast Internet at the United Club Lounge SFO it was time for departure.

Boarding was quick and it was apparent the business class cabin would not be completely full today. Pre-departure drinks were offered and distributed incl. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve champagne (which retails for $35.99).

Departure was perfectly on time and we made our way along the California coast towards Eastern Siberia.

I really like the United Business Class seat. It's not very wide and has no storage options to speak of. But it goes fully flat, has simple and intuitive interface for changing your seat position and the large display with lot's of good content (movies and TV episodes) really make up for it.

The surprising part with United Business Class is always the service and food. The service was ok – nothing warm or nice but the flight attendants 'did their job'. I was asking for the food recommendation and the FA's flatly denied eating any of the food on the job. That should have been a sign!

The salad was frozen and had zero taste to it. The beef was raw inside and tasted awful. The cheese dessert had all flavor surgically removed before presenting it.

The breakfast which was a a full 10 hours later was not better and Asian soup was just horrible in taste and mixture.

This creates a real issue as the flight runs for about 12 hours and with no food to eat without letting go of all your taste bud standards hunger sets in pretty heavily towards the end of the flights. They did distribute warm nuts and they were ok but how many nuts can one eat?

Thanks to the good seat I slept a solid 4 hours and immersed myself into 2 new books. Still I was quite happy that the flight finally pulled into Seoul 30 minutes ahead of schedule.

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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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