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UA 881 – Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
Flight Time: 12 hour 55 minutes
Distance: 6,367 miles
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Once again, taking UA 881. Once again getting the chicken rice meal. Once again getting the same stuff; salad with balsamic dressing, bread roll & butter, main dish (next photo), and triple chocolate brownie (yum!).
Close up of the main dish: chicken with brown sauce, shredded carrots, scrambled eggs, and partly frozen rice (next photo). The chicken tasted a little uncooked. Verdict: eww…
Close up of the frozen rice, especially the corner parts are hard, frozen, and still cold; even though the main dish box was hot. Once again, like eating microwaved food; piping hot mostly with pockets of frozen parts. ugh.
I did not finish the chicken meal. I anticipated the ordeal (fool me once…) and bought myself a McDonald’s 10 pcs Chicken McNuggets with honey mustard sauce. Yeap, McDonald’s nuggets was better than UA’s chicken dinner meal.
The smaller meal (breakfast) as we approached our destination was much better compared to the chicken ordeal. Scrambled eggs, beef patty, and broccoli frittata. Eggs were plain so I added pepper to spice things up. Spoiler: this is also served as breakfast meal for domestic long haul flights but served on ‘real’ plates and utensils with additional sides of cut fruits, etc.
Another photo of the breakfast meal.