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Just last week I wrote a post detailing the more important aspects you may need to know about United’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner and now we know what the airline has planned for its new aircraft’s first long-haul routes.
In a press-release issued today United Airlines has confirmed that its 787-10 Dreamliner will operate 6 transatlantic routes out of New York (EWR) commencing 30 March 2019.
The launch route for international service is scheduled to be Newark to Frankfurt departing at 09:20 on 30 March 2019 but it would only take a short delay to see the Newark – Tel Aviv flight become the first international route (it’s scheduled to depart just 55 minutes later).
By 22 May 2019 United plans to be operating 5 services between New York and Europe using its 787-10 Dreamliners which means that Europe is about to get a lot more true Polaris Business Class service and a good taste of United’s very new Premium Economy product.
With United’s regular Business Class cabin really showing its age nowadays it will be great to have a number of routes to/from Europe that now offer United’s best premium cabin product.
In addition, it will be nice to have another Star Alliance Premium Economy product to choose from for times when Business Class is way too expensive and awards are hard to come by – I may well use one of these routes to try out the United Premium Economy product as soon as I can find space in my calendar.
Tickets for all these routes will go on sale from 3 December 2019 and it will be interesting to see how many award seats are released.