Friday Flyday: Amsterdam to Dulles


My upgrade on the United 767-300 cleared at booking which is a good thing; several other passengers were begging the gate agent for seats in the business class cabin where none were to had. And so I settled in to 6A, my rear-facing business class seat and enjoyed the flight.

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So much moisture in the air leaving AMS that the wing and engine made their own clouds.

After the quick taxi and takeoff the flight was a typical United Airlines one in most respects. Meals were consistent with the flavors I’m used to on UA and I generally enjoy them. They ran out of the wine I was drinking then managed to find another bottle. They also ran out of Diet Coke and Club Soda by the end of the flight.

Hot nuts and a glass of wine. Can anyone name the movie??
Hot nuts and a glass of wine. Can anyone name the movie??
Appetizer and salad. Not the best but I've had worse in flight.
Appetizer and salad. Not the best but I’ve had worse in flight.
And, of course, the sundae dessert
And, of course, the sundae dessert

I watched a couple movies (I do enjoy the selection on UA’s AVOD system a lot, though the 763 is a smaller selection than some of the other types in the fleet) and took a nap. I woke up in time to eat some more before arrival.

The second meal, shortly before landing was one of the new sandwiches (I think) and it was pretty good, despite the less than stellar visual of the cheese burnt on the plate. The fruit on the side was mediocre and the chocolates not particularly good.

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And then our landing at IAD.

I do enjoy the ride across the field on the “moon buggy” for the sake of the close-up views of airplanes as they taxi past.

Great afternoon light as we made our way to the arrivals hall
Great afternoon light as we made our way to the arrivals hall

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

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