We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
I made a last-minute trip to Australia to surprise my mom on her 60th birthday where she was visiting my sister. And I planned this trip literally 3 days before I left.
A Quick Trip Down Under Index:
Part 5 – Sydney Opera House Tour
Part 6 – United Airlines Global First Review
I love time traveling!
My United Airlines flight departed Sydney at 9:25 am local time. And arrived in Los Angeles at 6:25 am Pacific Time the same day!
How’s that for a neat trick? 😉
The seats were certainly much larger and more comfortable than the seats in Business Class.
Which I was very thankful for on this ~14 hour flight!
Each seat was quite private and had lots of storage.
I was eager to go to sleep, but I couldn’t pass up the food!
I didn’t take pictures of every course, but here’s my entree. I had the salmon with couscous and vegetables, and it was delicious.
In general, the food on United Airlines wasn’t my favorite. But maybe I’ve been spoiled by my other Big Travel experiences! 🙂
Shortly after the meal service ended, I settled in to sleep. And was out cold for several hours!
It’s worth splurging on a First Class ticket for flights this long. I arrived in Los Angeles refreshed (and full!).
My trip to Sydney went way too fast! But I’m glad I got to spend my mom’s 60th birthday with her and treat her to an amazing stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney!
I feel sad that I’m so far away from my mom and can’t meet her as often as I’d like. So I was lucky to be able to take the extra mile to go visit her.