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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.
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]