The best thing about the direct flight to Houston is it's a much easier USA port to land in especially if you are like me and like to avoid Los Angeles. Houston airport is easy to navigate around too. The flight being sort of like an overnight one allowed for a decent sleep if you are able to sleep on a plane. It wasn't full on the way back and so I got the opportunity of utilising three seats to myself. They seem fine about doing this although one flight attendant was a bit snippy about it (I actually asked to move as my seat didn't recline; it did but me and the other attendant just weren't pushing it hard enough) but I noticed she was snippy at others too so it was likely to just be her. Anyway, it's a good flight even if a long haul one but seemed to not be so hard on the bod. Yay for direct flights!