Hong Kong: February 2019
Some surprisingly decent, yet still mediocre breakfast in the United Club at LAX before the quick regional jet flight up to SFO. Short layover, then into seat 19L in a newly premium economy-fitted 777-300ER for the haul across the Pacific. Very similar to the premium economy (aka Premium Plus) on United's new 787-10, the wider seat and more legroom, especially in bulkhead rows, is a significant improvement over the cattle-like regular economy. Fellow travelers take note, legroom is still tight in any row other than the bulkhead.
15 hours is still a long haul, and with Premium Plus being sold as conventional economy plus until 30 March, the (regular economy) food is just barely enough to keep you alive until you get to your destination. The less dense 2-4-2 seating is much better than the packed-like-sardines 3-4-3 of Economy/Economy Plus, but there's only so many movies you can watch and naps you can take when you're forced to sit closer to straight up than you'd like. (For the record, on the smaller/more narrow 787, Premium Plus is 2-3-2 vs. Economy/Economy Plus' 3-3-3 layout)
A rainy evening in Hong Kong upon arrival, although it made for clear air and glistening streets. I was a bit too hungry for good decisions at that point, and upon finding Lei Gardens closed, ended up with crap for dinner. At least seaweed-seasoned fries, red bean pie, and a chicken-and-egg sandwich are items you can't get at McDonalds back in the USA?