Review: United Airlines B737-8, Vancouver – Houston


The first leg of our journey was on the first flight of the day between Vancouver International Airport and the United hub, George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas, United States of America.

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Review: United Airlines B737-8, Vancouver – Houston

Leaving the lounge, we headed down to gate E73. Boarding was done without issue and before we knew it, we were underway.

YVR Gate E73
Flight Information Display YVR- Gate E73
About to Board
United Airlines
Economy Class
YVR-IAH (Vancouver International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental)
UA 1267 – Economy Class (V)
06:57 AM – 1:31 PM
August 25, 2013
Booked: Boeing 737-800
Flown: Boeing 737-800

The flight down was a typical UA experience in the back. We were unlucky enough not to get a courtesy upgrade to unused Economy Plus seating this time around, making us much further back than I was used too… 

United Economy B737-8 with in seat back monitors

WT73Jr was entertained with a little DirecTV which was to his liking (surprisingly so).

Before we knew it, we were on the ground in IAH taxiing to gate. There was some plane spotting of the old United Airframes with the United Tulip still on them.

United Tulip Airframes near the United Hangar at IAH

We were off in Houston before we knew it, parking next to the modernized United jets with the blended Continental logo.

At the Gate at Houston

In closing:

The United Airlines flight was a no nonsense affair. It got us from Point “A” to Point “B” with a minimum of fuss on one of their regular routes through their hub model. It got us to our connecting flight without much fanfare or surprise.

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