Brussels Airlines | Review of UA9902

Come May, and it was the perfect time to visit Greece. The weather would be warm but not scorching. There would be tourists but not the crazy summer stampedes. At $745 one-way per ticket, this wasn’t exactly my idea of cheap. But considering that I had a mini road trip planned around Austria and neighbors after Greece, this was by far the best one-way fare I could get to Greece.

I was flying from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) via Brussels. This review is of Flight UA9902 (overnight) operated by Brussels Airlines, flying from IAD to Brussels International Airport (BRU). 

Asian Vegetarian Meal in Brussels Airlines Economy

Brussel Airlines UA9902 IAD to BRU: First Leg

  • Salad made of grated carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and spinach leaves
  • Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
  • Cut Pineapple from Dole
  • Bread with butter
  • White Basmati Rice served with spiced Saag (spinach) and Chole (chickpeas in spicy tomato gravy)
  • Water
  • Juice, Tea and Coffee


Brussels Airlines UA9902 IAD to BRU: Second Leg

  • Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bar from Nature Valley
  • Bread with butter 
  • Water
  • Orange Juice
  • Tea and Coffee


Perks Offered in Economy by Brussels Airlines

• In comparison to other airlines, Economy seats in Brussels Airlines have a good amount of legroom. Plenty of space to stretch out and do leg exercises.

• The in-flight entertainment options in Brussels Airlines are good, though for my part, I had already seen most of the movies. The only movie I saw before getting some shut-eye, was the Bollywood social awareness movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (recommended!).  

• Headphones are provided on Brussels Airlines. 

• The pillow felt really similar to the therapeutic pillows you would find online, and was super comfy. The blanket smelled nice and was warm, which was very important to me because this was an overnight flight. I definitely did not want the skinny rags you get in American carriers, and remain freezing all through the flight. So, thank you Brussels Airlines!