Fly on United’s 787 for $150…….Or Less?
As some of you may know, United has just taken delivery of their first batch of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. United Airlines will be the first United States carrier to operate the type. When United first announced their intentions to order the state-of-the-art aircraft I figured one would be forced to buy an expensive ticket on a long haul international route in order to try out the type. Lucky for the cheap & poor aviation enthusiasts, including myself, United will operate the type on several domestic routes between its hubs. United's domestic 787 routes will all be based out of its Houston Bush hub (KIAH). The good part is that every one of United's domestic hubs will see the Dreamliner at some point. This includes San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark, Cleveland, Washington-Dulles, and Denver. I was surprised at how complex, specific, and confusing the planned domestic schedule is for the 787 (See Below). It seems that United's main goal really was for its entire hub network to see the type. Domestic services begin on November 4th and continue until the end of March on some routes.