As I mentioned previously, last week returned from my first trip to the African continent. I am planning a complete trip report, but I’ll try to finish a few other reports first. Here are a few comments and some photos from my trip.
My first view of Africa from the air:
Lagos airport wasn’t as bad as I feared, and bribe requests were laughed off. It was not a great place to have a layover while in transit, but once I was able to get online, the time passed much more quickly.
The United flight on the 787 from Houston was delayed due to maintenance, so I missed my planned (prepaid and non-refundable) connection to Accra. I had to buy another ticket and wait a few more hours. It was painful to watch that plane pull away without me on it. But I was too late to check in.
My experience in Ghana was excellent. The country is really beautiful, and the people I encountered were friendly. The wedding and related activities were lots of fun.
My first longhaul flight in United BusinessFirst on the 787: The seat was comfortable, if a bit short for a 6+ foot person. The food and service were firmly in the ‘meh’ categtory. I still feel this was a good use of GPU. I was especially glad to have bulkhead seat, since the full foot cutout helps it feel more spacious.
Shortly after arriving at the gate in Lagos:
More from Africa soon!