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).
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!