Our flight SEA-IAD was just fine. First Class is usually a pleasant experience. We do have a fairly long layover before boarding our Regional Jet for Miami and we're sitting in a familiar United Club, (the pre-merger Red Carpet Club) in the D area.
It's the one that looks something like a basement rumpus room, not surprising since it's in a basement. The Seattle club is also located in a basement but looks a lot nicer to us - maybe we're just used to it. Internet connections can be spotty and the first time we tried to use our wireless phone we got a message saying "emergency calls only," but it eventually worked for us.
The place was packed when we arrived, and a fellow who looked suspiciously like former Ambassador John Bolton walked by awhile ago. This is going to be the kind of place you'll see people like this. We eventually found a place with a power outlet and we're basically sitting around checking our e-mail.
Next stop is MIA, after a couple of hours on that RJ courtesy of Mesa Airlines.