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.
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.
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
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!