I took this flight before I committed to doing trip reports on all of my flights, so the following is an abbreviated trip report with as all of the photos that I took. Please check out the most recent posts for fully detailed trip reports!
Frankfurt (FRA) - San Francisco (SFO)
Saturday, July 23rd
Duration: 11hr 25min & 5,683 miles
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Seat: 16K Upper Deck Business Class
Points Redeemed: 57,500 United MileagePlus Miles
Points Accrued primarily from spending and signup bonuses on the following credit cards:
At Frankfurt we were given access to the Lufthansa Business class lounge, so that's where things started off after a short flight from Prague, also with Lufthansa.
Final Thoughts: United's Business Class, BusinessFirst as it's called (an artifact from the Continental days), is not very good. We were lucky to be upstairs in the upper deck where there are only 20 seats. This leads to better service and you also tend to forget that there are 350 people sitting below you, which is something I will miss about this aircraft. Otherwise, the food and service are nothing special. For the cost, it's not a bad use of United miles, but if you've got the extra mileage needed to fly with a partner, I recommend that over this out-dated business class product.
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