Garlic noodles – United Airlines

Garlic noodles - United Airlines
With chicken bun and chicken dumpling, croissant roll. Complimentary
Beijing (PEK) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

Talk about carb loading! This meal was disgusting. Everything tasted horrible and was painfully dry and bland. Super fail!

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Bbq beef with vegetables – United Airlines

Bbq beef with vegetables - United Airlines
Roasted potatoes, orzo salad, bread, and vanilla ice cream. Complimentary
Beijing (PEK) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

This did not taste good. I think I only ate a couple bites of the beef and not much else. Even the orzo salad was flavorless and plain. I did eat the vanilla ice cream. I guess you really can’t mess up prepackaged ice cream!

Breakfast of champions – Red Carpet Club

Breakfast of champions - Red Carpet Club
Rose Kennedy cocktail (vodka, cranberry, splash of soda), coffe, blueberry mini muffin. Complimentary
Red Carpet Club, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Airports always become less stressful when you have access to airline lounges. I love getting complimentary drinks and snacks, and most importantly free reliable wifi.

Good deed cocktail – United Airlines

Good deed cocktail - United Airlines
During boarding, I helped this lady get her huge oversized carry-on into the overhead compartment. The airline stewardess was appreciative for my assistance so she gave me a free cocktail as a “thank you”, score! I guess it pays to do a random good deed.. Complimentary
Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

Maple tree
Emerging leaves on a decorative maple tree (Aceraceae).

Ham and cheese roll – United Airlines

Ham and cheese roll - United Airlines
On a parmesan pretzel roll, with potato chips and chocolate cluster.
London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

It’s nice to receive a warm “breakfast”, and this was decent. The roll was on the hard and chewy side, but it had ham and cheese so it was bearable. The potato chips were throw-aways (very poor quality). The chocolate cluster wasn’t very good either, but it I’m not gonna complain too much about a sweet treat!

Diet Coke and pretzel sticks - United Airlines

Diet Coke and pretzel sticks.

Monument to the Great Fire of London

Top of the Monument to the Great Fire of London.

Ice cream break – United Airlines

Vanilla ice cream - United Airlines
Le Patissier brand vanilla ice cream.
London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

Vanilla ice cream - United Airlines
These little cups of ice cream with the wooden spoons always bring me back to childhood. I remember occasionally getting them with our school lunches in elementary school. Those tasted better though, lol!

Houses of Parliament
Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament.

Beef and cheese enchiladas – United Airlines

Beef and cheese enchiladas - United Airlines
Served with side salad, dinner roll, cream crackers, and coffee cake.
London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

OK, I’m a sucker for saucy dishes even then they’re subpar. This was covered in a whole lotta cheese and more sauce so I can’t complain too much, hehe. Everything else was pretty boring. I’m not sure why I ate most of this – maybe a I was just bored from watching all the in-flight movies…

The National Gallery
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square.