Review of United flight San Francisco Vancouver in Domestic First

Airline United
Flight UA784
Seat 3F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 27 Apr 19, 08:25
Arrival at 27 Apr 19, 10:30
UA   #48 out of 72 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 333 reviews
BayAreaTraveler
Published on 23rd September 2021

Hello Everyone!

This is my first trip report here on Flight-Report! For this trip report, I am reviewing an awesomely spectacular flight from San Francisco to Vancouver. This occurred before the pandemic back in Apr-2019. Several times a year I would travel to different parts of the US or Canada for business trips. 

The day started out early and it was the first flight of the day to Vancouver.  Here is N432UA which will take me to Vancouver. Aircraft was delivered in May-1996.


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Waiting at Airside by Gate 87


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Here is the leg room in seat 3F. 


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A blanket was provided.


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Water was served.


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Here's the view outside. Luggage still being brought into the belly of the plane. 


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Taking off from runway 01R. The perpendicular runways 28-10 can be seen.


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Travis Air Force Base seen off in the distance


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Flying over Crater Lake Oregon!


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A light breakfast was served. Unfortunately I did not get my first choice and so I settled for yogurt and fruits.


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Mt Rainer. On a clear day, many of the peaks of the Cascade mountain range could be seen. 


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Descending to Vancouver and now crossed over the border into Canada.


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On final approach. Very windy on finals. 


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Disembarked from the plane and into the terminal looking back. What a spectacular view!


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Verdict

United

6.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering5.0

San Francisco - SFO

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Vancouver - YVR

8.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

In general flights to the Pacific Northwest are spectacular and this flight was no exception! On a relatively sunny and clear day, many of the peaks of the Cascade mountains can be seen including the famous Mt. St Helens and Mt. Rainer!

Overall the flight was uneventful. Plenty of legroom in First Class. Food was a disappointing as I did not receive my first choice meal. Even though Wifi was available, I did not use the Wifi. However, I wish though personal IFE was available.

Information on the route San Francisco (SFO) Vancouver (YVR)

1 Comments

  • Comment 581544 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5530 Comments

    Hi BayAreaTraveler, thanks for sharing this first report here with us! Great report and video! You definitely had some great luck with clear weather the whole way up to YVR--when it's clear, the PNW is absolutely breathtaking!

    I like the look of UAs newer F cabins, but that's about it. The breakfast is definitely super light--if you hadn't mentioned this was pre-Covid, I wouldn't have known the difference. I guess the PDB was the biggest indicator this was pre-Covid.

    It is a shame there are no PTVs, but I assume there was streaming IFE on this flight? UA A320s should be equipped with personal device entertainment. It's also good to know that UA has changed strategy for narrowbodies since the 737 MAX 8 deliveries and will be putting seatback screens back into a/c that currently don't have them.

    P.S. I corrected the Cabin type to "Domestic First"--the "First" category is meant for long-haul F cabins.

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to Flight-Report! Looking forward to more reviews.

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