United Airlines will operate its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six transatlantic routes from Newark beginning in March 2019.
United previously announced that its 787-10s would initially operate on premium transcontinental routes between Newark and Los Angeles/San Francisco beginning in January. Now the first international routes have been announced, all of which will operate from Newark.
787-10 destinations from Newark will include:
- Tel Aviv
|March 30||UA 960||Newark||7:50 p.m.||Frankfurt (FRA)||9:20 a.m.|
|March 30||UA 84||Newark||4:55 p.m.||Tel Aviv (TLV)||10:15 a.m.|
|April 29||UA 57||Newark||6:40 p.m.||Paris (CDG)||7:45 a.m.|
|April 29||UA 120||Newark||7:30 p.m.||Barcelona (BCN)||9:00 a.m.|
|May 22||UA 999||Newark||6:30 p.m.||Brussels (BRU)||7:45 a.m.|
|May 22||UA 23||Newark||7:25 p.m.||Dublin (DUB)||7:05 a.m.|
The new aircraft will feature “real” Polaris business class seating as well as United’s “Premium Plus” premium economy product. The 787-10 will also feature lighting patterns that mimic sunrise and sunset and a new seatback entertainment system including:
- Split screen capabilities allowing customers to watch a movie and view the flight map simultaneously.
- A relax mode for customers who want to customize a selection of soothing videos and relaxing audio playlists.
- The world’s most extensive suite of accessibility features on a seatback entertainment system, which accommodates any level of vision, as well as provides support for customers with hearing and mobility issues.
- Movie and television recommendations based on remaining flight time and previously watched content.
United will configure its 787-10 with:
- 44 United Polaris seats (business class)
- 21 UnitedPremium Plus seats (premium economy class)
- 54 Economy Plus seats (extra legroom economy)
- 199 standard Economy seats
United will take delivery of 14 787-10 aircraft over the next two years.
I am looking forward to flying the 787-10. Although the business-economy ratio is not as good as the 787-9, this should be comfortable plane to fly across the country or to Europe or Israel on. United is currently the only airline in the world operating 787-8s, 787-9s, and 787-10s.