I flew out on the direct United flight. Being an Executive Platinum member, I was partially upgraded to the seats with 5 inches of extra leg room. Anyone can buy this extra leg room starting at $9.
The plane was your standard 757, nothing too special. Overhead TV's played certain shows and the movie was Eat Pray Love. Other than snoozing, I was more preoccupied with looking out over the beautiful Rockies and Sierra Nevadas. Although the Northeast has its fair share of mountainous areas, nothing really compares to these guys.
I then headed over to the Golden Gate bridge, I decided to walk through the gardens and then make my way across the bridge to the lookout spot.