Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016Feb.Istanbul 26 - United 59 FRA-SFO (2)

I was disturbed by a light turbulence around here...
...and I still didn't remember I missed my ice cream sundae at this moment. Therefore, no panic has happened. (LOL)

When nature called me, I checked the mid-flight snacks too.
Nothing attractive to me... I was being a good boy, went back to sleep.

Then, about 1.5 hrs prior to arrival, 2nd meal service has been started. There were two selections.
 - Grilled Salmon (hot meal)
 - Cheese and Charcuterie Plate (cheese and ham, cold meal)

I went with hot meal although I'm not a big fan of salmon.
Bingo!  I hit the United's "Weird In-Flight Meal". (LOL)

The grilled salmon is assorted with Udon Noodle Salad and Teriyaki Sauce. I even saw bunch of edamame soybeans on there...
Hope the passengers of United understand this is not a Japanese meal. It's somewhat inspired but badly mistranslated. The good side is; you don't die if you ate these foods, and there are certain amount of calories. The only hope in this Pandora's Box, the teriyaki sauce wasn't too bad. Actually, it was better than ready-made teriyaki sauce by Kikkoman which is being sold in American supermarkets.

Two chocolate truffles are NOT from Lily O'Brien, who was the supplier of candybox for United for more than a decade, surprisingly. These are by DreiMeister. The name suggests they are German speakers, so this might be FRA route only.
However, these white and dark combo were relatively better. Sometimes this part was sad with high calories...

Munching chocolate truffles with black coffee is a fun. It always gives me the feeling of "the end of the trip".
The coffee this time wasn't illy brand yet. But no significant difference I already found after the change of the brand. -sigh-

Before approaching SFO, we could see the downtown of San Francisco.
Tall buildings are the financial district, wide vertical boulevard is Market Street. Bay Bridge and Treasure Island are also seen.

Just after the touch down, I texted my spouse J. But... Kin-san (means Ms. Gold), our Lexus RX, parked in domestic parking lot.
So I took the AirTrain which connects SFO terminals.

International G gates to Domestic F gates is just one stop.
I could see Kin-san from AirTrain.

It took about 10 minutes from deplaning to be here. Thanks to Global Entry by CBP, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
I returned home and fed the kitties and humming birds, took shower and jumped in bed.

Thank you for reading. I'll resume writing my blog when all the issues and problems have been settled, so please stay tuned.


  1. 無事にご帰国、お疲れさまでした。今回はご朝食もお魚、「うどん」とか「てりやき」って、そのまま通じるんだ。

  2. obaKoba-sann,

    Is the broiled salmon mixed with Udon Noodle & dish of vegetables(?) and Teriyaki dressing?
    And you even detected collection of edamame on it...

    Can we call that a Japaese style meal?

    Mysterious world of UA...

    best denki

    1. No one can beat UNITED's special arrangements.
      Well, maybe AA is quite competitive due to OhMy-san's reports. (LOL)