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I was a little skeptical about my departure time for my flight to Milan because was supposed to leave at 6:35 pm but is historically only 73% on time and it was going to snow.  Luckily we got out in time and it was only 5 minutes late.  It took about 25 minutes to taxi around until we were ready for takeoff.  I don’t have any pictured of the views because I was seated in an aisle seat in the middle section.  The plane has economy in a 2-3-2 configuration.   Luckily I was booked in economy plus so while pretty bad, it could have been worse.  Being in zone 4, I wasn’t able to find an empty overhead compartment near me so I had to go about 10 rows back to put it in.

United advertises their economy plus seats as having more legroom, but I’m not so sure it makes much of a difference.  It was still pretty uncomfortable for a long flight.  It’s very difficult to stretch your legs if you have a bag under the seat in front of you.

Not much room

Not much room

About an hour into the flight they started serving dinner.  Eating food in coach is always a scary prospect but this time it wasn’t too bad.  I ordered a vegetarian meal about 20 hours ahead of time so I was surprised it worked out.  United says you have to do it 24 hours ahead of time.

United Vegetarian Dinner

United Vegetarian Dinner

United Vegetarian Dinner

United Vegetarian Dinner

 

After dinner I managed to watch 1 movie before falling asleep for a couple hours.  The IFE selection was pretty good.  They had about 75-100 movies plus some shows.  I watched gravity as I’ve been meaning to for a while but never had a chance.

The flight left a little but late but it landed pretty much on time which is pretty much a miracle for United.  Since my bag was about 10 rows back, it took a while for me to exit the plane.  Overall it was an okay flight.  Timing was good, food was edible, and IFE was bearable.  The seats though are killer.

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