United Airlines Polaris 777-200 IAD to LHR

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United Airlines Polaris 777-200

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I was on a recent business trip and I was flying to London for my first time. When booking the reservation, I saw there was an option to upgrade for 20,000 miles. I transfer some points from one of my travel credit cards and within minutes I was able to confirm the upgrade with miles for United Airlines Polaris 777-200 business class.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 IAD to LHR

I was excited to fly United Polaris for my second time. The first time I flew United Polaris was from Los Angeles to Shanghai.  Of all my travels, this flight would be my first time on a Boeing 777-200 airplane. What makes a Boeing 777-200 so interesting? Well, in Bussiness Class, the seats face the opposite way.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 seats
Seats facing backward

Pre-Boarding Service

Upon finding my seat, I was greeted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding to use for sleeping. After setting down, the flight attendant welcomed me and offered me pre-boarding champagne.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Bedding
Saks Fifth Avenue Bedding
United Airlines Polaris 777-200 champagne
Pre-boarding drink

Meal Service

One thing I really enjoy about flying United Polaris is they allow you to have a wine tasting at 35,000 feet in the air. I’m usually not a wine type of person but hey, I never turn down a free tasting! The three wines I tried were 2014 Bouchard Pere & Fils Pinot Noir, 2014 Kir-Yianni Red Blend, 2014 Benziger Family Winery Cabernet.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 wine
Wine Tasting

For my appetizer, I was served Thai-style lemongrass shrimp with a papaya mango salad.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Appetizer
Appetizer

I chose to pick the Spinach Pasta for my main dish. The sauce was creamy and delicious. It complimented the pasta very nicely.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Meal
Main Course

I was offered a cheese plate with grapes after my main dish.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Cheese Platter
Cheese Platter

My favorite of any meal service, Dessert! I chose to take a strawberry sundae and an apple pie.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Dessert
Dessert

After dessert, I was in a much deep food coma and it was time to sleep. I only slept about 3 hours because the flight was roughly 7 and half hours long.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Sleep
Sleep Time

About two hours before landing we were served breakfast. It tasted like something I would eat on Delta Airlines domestic First Class.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Breakfast
Breakfast

The Baldthoughts

Overall, the flight experience was similar to my flight I took from LAX to Shanghai. I enjoyed United Airline’s consistency when it comes to food and service.  I received a lounge access voucher to freshen up when I arrived.  Even though the flight was fairly short, upgrading to business class was worth it to feel rested when I landed.

United Airlines Polaris 777-200 Voucher

Lounge Access


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