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United Airlines First Class Review – CRJ 700: Toronto to Denver (YYZ-DEN)

United Airlines First Class Review – CRJ 700: Toronto to Denver (YYZ-DEN)

I fly First Class on United’s CRJ’s a lot…but most trips are under 90 minutes and not the remarkable (except for the comfortable seat and a hearty cocktail).  They're United’s workhorse on short haul flights – especially between tertiary cities.

However, I was interested to see what the CRJ premium cabin service was like on one of their "longer" flights.  I recently flew on one for 3+ hours from Toronto to Denver – here is my mini review.

Seats

 Solo Seat - United First Class CRJ-700    Photo: Calvin Wood

Solo Seat - United First Class CRJ-700   Photo: Calvin Wood

The First-Class seats on this mini jet are surprisingly stylish and comfortable.  They are totally mod, roomy, and plush – even for a 3+ hour journey.

The cabin has a 1x2 configuration - and I was lucky enough to nab one of the single seats.  I truly felt like royalty, I had a great view, and no-one bothered me getting in or out. 

 Dou Seats - United First Class CRJ-700   Photo: Calvin Wood

Dou Seats - United First Class CRJ-700  Photo: Calvin Wood

Meal

 Cheese Plate - United First Class CRJ-700    Photo: Calvin Wood

Cheese Plate - United First Class CRJ-700   Photo: Calvin Wood

I was on an early morning flight – so I just went for coffee….but I know United has a full selection of wines and cocktails on their afternoon flights.

On short flights, the flight attendants circulate a basket of treats that include chips, chocolates, cookies, and other snacks.

On today's longer flight – they didn't have a hot meal – but they had a cheese plate.  From the way the flight attendant announced it – I had a feeling this wasn’t a normal offering.  Nevertheless, it was hearty and hit the spot (with three different kinds of cheeses and smoked chicken sausage it was like going to the deli). 

UPDATE:  I recently flew this aircraft on a flight back from Toronto to Houston and they served a chicken salad for lunch - -here's the picture

 First Class Lunch- Chicken Salad - United Airlines   Photo: Calvin Wood

First Class Lunch- Chicken Salad - United Airlines  Photo: Calvin Wood

 

My Verdict

If you don’t go in expecting international business class, you'll be happy with the offering on United’s First Class regional flights.  The seat is spacious – and a definite upgrade from coach.  The extra room makes all the difference in the world.  The food doesn't feel that first class - but at least it's good  - and they do feed you!

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United Airlines Domestic First Class Review – Boeing 777-200 to Hawaii (Denver to Honolulu:  DEN-HNL)

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