[25AUG12 – Update 4] UNITED Outlines Boeing 787 Operations

Note: Please refer to latest update on 03NOV12

4th Update at 0130GMT 25AUG12

UNITED has outlined planned Boeing 787 aircraft’s initial Domestic and International operations. The Star Alliance member is due to receive First Boeing 787 this fall, and to enter operation from late-October 2012 on domestic routes. First International Boeing 787 route is slated for December 2012.

Domestic Routes
late-October 2012: Between Houston and UA hubs
Feb 2013: Houston – Los Angeles
Apr 2013: Houston – Denver

International Routes (As of 24AUG12, UNITED has filed selected Boeing 787 schedules into OAG Schedules iNet, via OAG alerts. Schedules updated late 24AUG12)
Houston – Amsterdam 04DEC12 – 29MAR13 1 Daily (AMS 05DEC12 – 30MAR13)
UA058 IAH1545 – 0815+1AMS 788 D
UA059 AMS1000 – 1345IAH 788 D

Los Angeles – Tokyo Narita eff 03JAN13 1 Daily (NRT eff 04JAN13)
UA032 LAX1105 – 1610+1NRT 788 D
UA033 NRT1800 – 1040LAX 788 D

Departure from Tokyo will move 1hr later for aircraft turn-around. Winter schedule from NRT until 03JAN13
UA890 NRT1700 – 0952LAX 777 D

Houston – Lagos eff 07JAN13 5 weekly
UA142 IAH1910 – 1345+1LOS 788 x26
UA143 LOS2230 – 0515+1IAH 788 x37

Houston – London Heathrow 04FEB13 – 29MAR13 1 Daily (LHR 05FEB13 – 30MAR13)
UA034 IAH1540 – 0650+1LHR 788 D
UA035 LHR0920 – 1345IAH 788 D

UA034/035 will be operated by Boeing 787-8, not UA001/002 as stated in earlier report, which cited from internal weekly bulletin

Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 30MAR13 1 Daily
UA198 LAX1325 – 1745+1PVG 788 D
UA199 PVG2010 – 1710LAX 788 D

Denver – Tokyo Narita eff 31MAR13 Daily (Previously reported)
UA123 DEN1155 – 1500+1NRT 788 D
UA122 NRT1640 – 1230DEN 788 D

UNITED anticipates 4 Boeing 787s by Dec 2012, 5 in Feb 2013, 6 in Mar 2013. Boeing 787 configuration is 36 UNITED BusinessFirst, 63 Economy Plus, 120 Economy Class.

Reservation for these new Boeing 787 service (except Denver – Tokyo Narita, which has been accepting reservation since late-May 2012) will begin from 25AUG12, and this post will be updated once additional information is available throughout the weekend. Note planned operational routes and effective dates are subject to pending Boeing 787 delivery, therefore further changes are possible.

Original Update at 2335GMT 22AUG12, 2nd update at 0215GMT 23AUG12
3rd Update at 1200GMT 24AUG12 – Flight Numbers added for International flights

*Note in previous 2 updates, Los Angeles – Tokyo was remarked as to be served by pmUA flight crews, which is incorrect.