United Airlines launches its first international Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service today

United 787-8 N20904 (12)(Flt)(United)(LRW)

United Airlines (Chicago) today (January 3) will introduce daily nonstop Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport and its hub at Tokyo Narita International Airport. The service – previously operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft – is the first regularly-scheduled international route operated using United’s new 787 Dreamliner.

The flight, UA 32, will depart Los Angeles at 11:15 a.m. (1115), arriving in Tokyo Narita at 4:10 p.m. (1610) the next day. The return flight, UA 33, will depart Tokyo Narita daily at 5:55 p.m. (1755), arriving in Los Angeles at 10:35 a.m. (1035) the same day.

United’s 787 Dreamliner is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 70 seats in United Economy Plus and 113 seats in United Economy. The aircraft will revolutionize the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers on the flights will experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.

Yesterday (January 2) LAN Airlines (Santiago) introduced the Boeing 787-8 on the Santiago-Los Angeles route.

Copyright Photo: United Airlines. The first, Boeing 787-8 N20904 (msn 34824) poses for publicity photos.

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2 thoughts on “United Airlines launches its first international Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service today

  1. Mike

    Can’t wait for my wife and I to walk in the door of a 787. I’m afraid that once we fly on one we will be totally spoiled. Of course, that’s a good thing.

  2. Marjorie Limcangco

    Would have loved the experience of riding this plane, unfortunately, our scheduled flight from LAX to Narita last January 7 was cancelled due to technical problems. Experienced being buckled in the aircraft though for more than 2 hours watching a movie. I hope FAA will really look into this.

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