Review of United Express flight San Francisco Boise in Economy

Airline United Express
Flight UA5327
Class Economy
Seat 17A
Aircraft Embraer E-175
Flight time 01:16
Take-off 28 Jun 18, 17:28
Arrival at 28 Jun 18, 19:44
UA   #68 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 58 reviews
Published on 2nd August 2018


Welcome back to another one of my TR's! My previous part was on the new and awesome Boeing 747-8i! :

As I recall, once quickly going through passport control via Mobile Passport (Available to all US Passport Holders and select Canadian Passports for free):

After everything was collected, we attempted to check-in after the mishap, if you read my prior reports, and my father spent about an hour on the phone trying to get the situation sorted out as we should of told United ahead of time. THE MISTAKE! Eventually we got our BPs and off we went, missing the 13:45 flight we could of easily collected upon due to our early arrival.

Eventually my father debated going into the city, but most of us were tired and concerned about going through TSA security, which would take ages if we did go out, so the verdict, no.


This was the first time I was at SFO in my life, despite flying to all the major west coast airports beside this (SEA, PDX, LAX), so lots of exploring and catching up on the internet. (My VPN actually worked the entire trip this time including the extra day lol!)

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Actual UA cardboard (More like paper to be honest)

The flight would be obviously operated by a E-175 which I've flown on quite a few times and would happily choose over "Satan's Chariot" which used to operate this route for ages, and supposedly a mainline flight also is available.

The gate on the monitors changed our original Gate to Gate 71B, which is a pretty nice spot:

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Gate 71B with a different plane to RDM

I did some walking to remove some of my jetlag

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EI A333
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VS A346

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QF 747 and AZ plane parked near maintenence
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Our gate

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N153SY, the bird taking us today

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My father's status LOL

Boarding proceeded On Time and very organized

The Flight

Embraer E175
Registration: N153SY
Depart: 16:57 (17:28)
Arrive: 19:42 (19:44)
Duration: 1:45 (1:16)

The usual
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Push back (sort of On Time compared to China standards) at 17:03

Thankfully I was able to snag a window seat on this flight with a nice woman switching with my and my mother.

SFO has the usual "long taxis, so yes lots of things to keep your eye out for:

Eventually we got the runway to ourselves at 17:28 with a pretty upset baby nearby

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Then the service as usual: Sparkling water and pretzels

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Nearing Boise

Eventually we were there, landing at BOI at 19:44 (note the time change)

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So long, N153SY!

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Unusual sight F9 at BOI's inbound from DEN at the Concourse C "jet-bridge"

If you enjoyed, read the rest of my TR's here and I'll get to some older ones soon, C ya!


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UA is alright, and I didn't get dragged off (just joking), and there were a few empty seats anyway. The drink selection is nearly on par with DL and I guess we can't really judge the snacks. The E175 was nice this time and SFO is a bit weird anyway in terms of ATC management, since there are cross runways, and UA's presence is understandable here



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