For you airplane nerds out there (ie, me) United Airlines has announced its first 787 routes. Those kick off LAX-Narita service on January 3, 2013. Other routes include IAH-Lagos; DEN-Narita; LAX-Shanghai; IAH-London; IAH-Amsterdam. Details below – note that those of us in Newark won’t get to enjoy the new plane any time soon. Boo.
United Airlines today announced the first international routes for the airline’s newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition to the previously-announced service from its Denver hub to Tokyo Narita, starting March 31, 2013, the airline will operate nonstop 787 service five days a week between its Houston hub and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning Jan. 7, 2013. United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service between its Los Angeles hub and its Narita hub, beginning Jan. 3, 2013, and Los Angeles to Shanghai, beginning March 30, 2013.
United will also operate daily, nonstop 787 service from its Houston hub to Amsterdam and London Heathrow on a temporary basis. Houston to Amsterdam service begins Dec. 4, 2012, and Houston to London Heathrow service begins Feb. 4, 2013.