Review: United Airlines (ERJ-145) Economy Class Houston to Jackson

UA 4359
IAH-DFW
Takeoff: 1955
Landing: 2115
Flight time: 1hr 20min
Seat 9D (Economy)

I almost did not post about this flight, because the flight was cramped and bare bones…then I realize that is exactly why I should write about my experience.

A few weeks ago, I needed to get to Mississippi in a hurry. I searched for tickets using cash and miles. While the cash options were nearly $700, I chose to book two tickets for 40,000 miles + $11.60. I took a quick flight from Dallas to Houston, click here for  a review between the two cities.

We were late leaving Dallas, which put my connection to Houston in jeopardy. I made it to the gate, where I met my sister, with a few minutes to spare. We walked down the tunnel to the remote stand where our aircraft was parked.

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The plane seats 50 people. You can definitely feel the tight quarters. During boarding, everyone bumped into the seats or other passengers.

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I made more than one comment to my sister about the limited space. There was a brief silver lining, the seat in front of me remained unoccupied during boarding. WIN. That changed as soon as the cabin door was secured. LOSS. He definitely performed #1 on my list of travel should nots. 

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We pushed back from the gate and had a rather long taxi for departure. After finally receiving clearance, we were airborne.

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The flight attendant announced that there would be a snack service on the short 48 minute flight. There was no Wi-Fi or streaming to devices on this flight, so my sister tried to entertain me.

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When that did not work, I ordered a Jack and Diet Coke. It was was served with a bag of pretzels. I used my Platinum drink tickets here.

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My sister had a coke and pretzels.

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Final Word

All things considered, it was a decent flight. My sister was there to keep me company, but more importantly, we made it to Mississippi safely.

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