Blanca Valbuena

What it is Like to Fly Business First Tokyo to Newark

  • United serves incredible first class meals
  • United First does not skimp on dessert
  • United First class serves multiple courses
  • United First Class serves great beef dishes too
  • United First class serves outstanding fish dishes
  • United serves sushi on its flight from Tokyo to Newark
  • Eat well on business first class
  • Even the snacks on Continental Airlines Business First
  • Continental Airlines Business First has seats that turn into beds
  • You will not leave hungry on a United Business First Class

 

Continental Airlines Business First has seats that turn into beds

Antonio was pretty comfy on Continental/United Airlines Business First seats. They reclined fully to 180 degrees

I never thought I'd be able to fly business class on my own dime. But then I learned about churning on credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve which is awesome for travel. This has allowed me to travel in comfort to over 50 countries, even Japan. On my way back from Tokyo to Newark, I flew on Continental/United airlines. The flight was comfortable, the food was outstanding as was the service. I have flown Continental on other occasions which were not as good. It really depends on what country you are flying to and from. This makes a huge difference.   I would highly recommend this leg if you are traveling back to the New York area from Asia. This and ANA are the best flights I've had so far. To start, the seats reclined a full 180 degrees. This means you had a perfect flat bed to sleep on making this super long flight incredibly comfortable.

Even the snacks on Continental Airlines Business First

Continental Airlines Business First served awesome snacks to get you started - Japanese trail mix

Our flight attendant started us off with toasted nuts and my new favorite: Japanese snackmix (must remember to buy this for home). The Snack Mix had sesame sticks, dried wasabi peas, and corn sticks. They also were quite generous with the Champagne pours (not Cava, not Proseco, Champagne).

Eat well on business first class

If you learn how to churn on credit cards you can enjoy great meals on business first class

The best thing about flying business first is the food choices. It makes this incredibly long 16 hour flight significantly better.

United serves sushi on its flight from Tokyo to Newark

An awesome start to our flight. Sushi

After the nuts and bubbly, the flight attendant came around with quite an appetizer cart. It included: a demitasse of Japanese clear soup, sauteed shrimp, chicken sate and assorted sushi. I was in heaven. The soup had seaweed and an egg to break inside. The shrimp was nicely cooked; not rubbery or dry. The rice for the sushi was not overly sweet and the fish was super fresh. A girl could get used to flying Continental Airlines Business First Tokyo to Newark quickly.

United serves incredible first class meals

The meals on this airline are no joke. You need a diet after the flight

 

A bit later, we were presented with a gorgeous salad of greens, red and yellow tomatoes, cucumbers and roasted pine nuts. The pine nuts added great texture and the dressing (creamy wasabi) was a delight.

United First class serves outstanding fish dishes

This is one of the best meals I've had on a flight

The airline gave us the choice of a Western or Japanese meal. I opted for the Western option (I was being gluttonous). Within the Western choice there were three different options: grilled tenderloin steak (Antonio's choice), roast breast of duck or Japanese Seabass (my choice). The Seabass came in a light consomme sauce over sauteed leeks (added a bit of sweetness) with vegetables (zucchini and carrot) and with sauteed shrimp. I would gladly eat this dish at home.

United First Class serves great beef dishes too

Carnivores need not worry on this incredible flight

Antonio's steak was delightful. Again, like most flights, it came well done...but not dry.  It was dressed in a red wine sauce with potato gratin and vegetables. Another lovely dish. Next time I need to travel with more people so we can taste every dish available.

United First class serves multiple courses

I thought this was the end...but I was wrong

 

As if this was not enough, the flight attendant came around with a gorgeous cart with cheeses, fruits and Port.

United First does not skimp on dessert

Why is it that I somehow always make more room

 

This was followed by dessert: vanilla ice cream and assorted pastries. I have to admit that Continental had defeated me; I had to skip dessert.

You will not leave hungry on a United Business First Class

Then there were cookies

 

Breakfast I did not skip. I have to apologize for not putting up a picture, but after flying for 17 hours my photography skills just were not there. Breakfast started off with a fruit plate and croissants. The Western choice was an herb omelet with tomato concassee, pork sausage (delicious), grilled pork loin and hash browns. The Japanese option was made up of a young sardine with spicy cod roe, vermicelli with chicken, braised saury, hijiki seaweed and a Japanese omelet...oh yeah  it also came with Japanese pickles, miso soup and steamed rice.

 

One thing is for sure, on this flight, Continental (now United) will not let you go hungry. I'll have to go with the Japanese option on the next flight, something I am actually looking forward to.

 

 

The following two tabs change content below.

Blanca Valbuena

I am the co-founder of FriendsEat and Socialdraft. I've got an unhealthy obsession with Burgundian Chardonnay, ASOIAF, and travel.

Latest posts by Blanca Valbuena (see all)

Sponsored

Leave a Reply