Read more »


United Airlines Will Launch Nonstop 787 Service Between Los Angeles and Melbourne

United Airlines will replace its Sydney-Melbourne tag service with nonstop 787-900 flights between LAX and Melbourne, Australia, 6 days a week beginning October 26th. Unfortunately I’m not seeing any dates where 2 reward seats are available on the new route.

The aircraft is configured 48 in BusinessFirst, 63 in Economy Plus and 141 in Economy.

From a comfort and amenity standpoint, the 787 is 30 years ahead of the 747 that currently flies LAX-SYD-MEL (though there is coach award availability on that aircraft). That LAX-SYD flight will move to a 777-200 in March.

Did you enjoy this post?
Sign Up to Receive 1 Email Each Day
Join the more than 7000+ people who get 1 email each day with all the airline news, credit card ideas and general nonsense we've provided for more than 10 years.


  1. Does this confirm that LAX is United’s preferred international west coast hub (over SFO)?