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One of the cheaper ways of trying out an international premium cabin product is to find a domestic route on which one of the big international airlines is using a widebody aircraft in full international configuration, and right now that what United has scheduled on one of its routes out of Denver.
Between 4 June and 17 August 2020 United will be operating a Boeing 777-200 on two of its daily flights between Denver and Washington Dulles on the following schedule:
UA495 DEN 10:35 – 16:00 IAD (Daily 777 service)
UA2033 DEN 23:55 – 05:05+1 IAD (Daily 777 service)
UA1228 IAD 08:30 – 10:15 DEN (Daily 777 service)
UA1214 IAD 17:25 – 21:39 DEN (Daily 777 service)
Naturally, as this is United I’m writing talking about, the First/Business Class cabin on offer is far from anything special by international Business Class standards (it may have lie-flat seats but it also has a very dense configuration)…
The good news also extends into the Economy Class cabin where this aircraft offers 78 Economy Plus seats with up to 35″ of seat pitch (legroom). At a minimum that’s 24 more extra legroom seats than any of the other aircraft that United operates between Denver and Washington D.C.
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Disappointingly, saver First Class awards appear to be very hard to come by on this route while the 777 is operating but, should they appear, 25,000 miles + $5.60 in taxes will be a good deal for the added comfort that the 777 offers.
The 777 may only be scheduled to operate between Denver and DC for a little under 11 weeks but for travelers who use this route frequently the 777 should be a nice treat during the summer months.
[HT: Routes Online]