US CBP opens at 4:30 a.m. so we queue.
A quick stop at the Maple Leaf Lounge, where we meet a fellow Flyertalker. Fabian.
And now we're on board our first United plane in some time.
Is it just us, or do planes look more attractive from the vantage point of Row 2? This one is almost brand new (Next Generation Boeing Sky Interior) with lots of legroom in F, making a nice start to nearly 11,000 miles of flying, YVR-SFO-NRT (bus transfer to HND) -SYD.