Subject to Government Approval, UNITED from 26OCT14 is re-introducing nonstop Los Angeles – Melbourne service, on board Boeing 787-9 aircraft. With the re-introduction of this nonstop service, UNITED will end Sydney – Melbourne sector, on existing Los Angeles – Sydney – Melbourne service, which will switch from 747 to 777-200ER from 30MAR14. The following schedule is effective 03NOV14.
UA098 LAX2130 – 0815+2MEL 789 4
UA098 LAX2230 – 0915+2MEL 789 x24
UA099 MEL1115 – 0650LAX 789 x46
UA099 MEL1515 – 1050LAX 789 6
UNITED Boeing 787-9 aircraft features 48 Business First, 204 Economy Class Seats (Including 63 Economy Plus). Reservation for this flight gradually opens on Wednesday night Pacific Time.
According to OAG, UNITED last operated nonstop service on this route in January 2009, during Christmas/New Year 2008/09 season.