United to Modernize EWR Security

Security at NYC area airports can be a hassle, this especially applies to EWR. Add the normal amount of people at this airport with summer travel, and that is a recipe for disaster. After landing at EWR from SFO (flight review), there was a line to get out of the secure area (see rant).

United (among other airlines) has noticed this issue and will attempt to address the issue of getting through security into the terminal at least.  Continue reading “United to Modernize EWR Security”

What’s In My Wallet?

I was going to title this after the popular catchphrase coined by Capital One, but didn’t want to take the chance of getting  a cease and desist letter.

Credit cards are one of the focal points of nearly every frequent traveler blog. So, I thought I jump right in and inventory what I carry around on a daily basis. I don’t sign up for several credit cards a year just for the bonus then cancel them. I don’t sign up for a personal credit card then also sign up for the business version just to get double the bonus. Some bloggers travel so they can blog. I blog because I travel. With that said, I get enough points based on the few credit cards I have and my extensive travel through work. Continue reading “What’s In My Wallet?”

Review: UA SFO-EWR Economy

Date: Sunday July 17
Flight: UA414
Aircraft: B777-200
Origin: SFO
Destination: EWR
Seat: 29D Economy
Scheduled Push Back: 9:00 AM
Actual Push Back: 9:00 AM (OMG, On Time)

I lived my 1% dream on the flight out from EWR, now it’s time to go back to economy. Since I’m a United 1K, I do have access to Economy Plus (E+) at booking. E+ is nothing to write home about, but I’ll take any extra leg room I can get. I booked this flight specifically as it is operated on a pmUA 777 (version 1) which has two rows in E+ normally used for crew rest. When this plane operates domestic flights these seats are opened up for normal reservations. These seats are row 29 and 30, in the middle section (D, E, and G). Continue reading “Review: UA SFO-EWR Economy”

Review: SFO Rotunda United Club

I like to try to eat healthy, and oatmeal falls on the list of bland, not bad for you foods. Unfortunately, the American Express Centurion lounge in terminal 3 of SFO doesn’t have that (anymore). They do have egg frittatas, French toast, and other similar things. Therefore I went through security, passed the Centurion lounge and headed for my favorite United Club in SFO. Continue reading “Review: SFO Rotunda United Club”

Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst

Date: Thursday July 14
Flight: UA1885
Aircraft: B777-200
Origin: EWR
Destination: SFO
Seat: 9J BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:59 PM
Actual Push Back: 4:46 PM

Time to jump in and do my first flight review. Like I said in my first post, I fly coach 99% of the time. Well, this happens to be the 1% of the time where an upgrade cleared. Continue reading “Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst”