I was really delighted to end up in business class. The ability to stretch out nearly-horizontal was an enormous gift. The nice food (including Charley Trotter chicken) was another bonus.
But the truly bizarre thing was United’s Personal Video System in First Class (I saw it through the curtains). Each passenger had their choice of movies, which they chose from a tape case the flight attendant brought around.
Actually physical tapes. In 2009. In first class.
I was gobsmacked.