The long trip to Istanbul had a stressful beginning at O’Hare International Airport check-in when United said we owed $250 for a change fee. Huh? That was sorted out relatively easy since these reservations were booked in October and hadn’t been touched by us since. The United agent then said the Lufthansa flight from Munich to Istanbul was wait-listed in the system! One hour later, everything was settled; no change fees, onward reservations were confirmed, and Global Upgrades to Business Class had materialized!
United Airlines 767-300 in Business Class from Chicago to Munich is a mere nine-hours (anything under 14 hours is relatively easy) and the best that could be said about this particular flight was the fully flat-bed seats since my pork chop was overcooked, inedible, and I had seen almost every movie; only alternative left? Sleep. Read more »