Review: United Airlines (757-300) First Class Boston to Chicago

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Flight number: UA 775

Aircraft Type: 757-300

Duration:  1hr 45min

Seat: 1B

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I figured that I could leave the hotel at 8am and make it to the airport with plenty of time to spare for my flight.  Well, I looked out of my window to see gridlock on Interstate 93.  I began to slightly panic so I rushed out of the hotel without grabbing breakfast.  Things only got worse when I got into the car.  It took me 75 minutes to get to the rental car drop off center.

My flight was scheduled to board at 0930 for a 1005 departure, so I had 15 minutes to drop off the car, catch the bus to the terminal, check luggage, and pass through security.  I began to search for other options to get back to Dallas.

I made it to the check-in counter at 0935 and expected the agent to tell me that I could not check bags because it was 30 minutes prior to departure.  To my surprise, The desk agent seemed that it was not a big deal and wished me a good flight.  Surprised, I rushed to security.  Thanks to TSA Precheck, I was through security in 7 minutes!  I ran to my gate and the final group was boarding.  Whew!

I rushed aboard, entering through the second door on the left side of the aircraft.  I made a left into the first class cabin and settled into seat 1B.

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First Class Seat

One of the flight attendants asked me if I wanted a drink, he must have seen the relief on my face, gin and tonic por favor!

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United Arlines 757-300

Inflight Entertainment

We pushed back from the gate a few minutes early.  It was during this time that I purchased the inflight wifi.  The purchase processed normally, so I thought.  I used the wifi for 15 minutes before it became unusable.

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I contacted United for a refund, which was quickly processed.

United’s 757s are severely outdated.  The airplane that I was flying did not have personal screens to view movies, and since the wifi was not working, I was left to talk to the guy seated next to me (he was a decent enough).


Millie, the other flight attendant, came by to take my breakfast order.  The options were a vegetable calzone or salmon protein bowl.  I chose the latter.

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United Airlines 757-300 breakfast

The protein bowl consisted of salmon, brie, hard boiled egg and almonds, it was accompanied by yogurt and fruit.  The portions were small, not that I expect to get full on a flight, but this was bad.  In addition to that, the salmon had a weird vinegary smell to it.  I could not eat it.

Before long, we were in Chicago. The following flight to Dallas was basic, so I will cover the menu since I have not posted it before.

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Airbus A319

The flight was uneventful.  I really like the peephole that is between Economy Plus and First Class.

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The legroom in this seat was amazing.

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The menu, same as all United regional flights is below.

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Final Word

The flight was decent, I got to fly on a 757 for the first time and the flight attendants were awesome.  The wifi and the food left something to be desired.  Overall, I had a great trip to New England, I cannot wait to go back again.

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