United Airlines has just taken delivery of the first of its 14 Boeing 787-10 aircraft. While United Airlines is not the launch customer of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the airline is the first North American carrier to take delivery of this particular aircraft type. Plus, it is also the first airline worldwide to have the entire 787 Dreamliner family of aircraft in its fleet; the 787 Dreamliner family comprises the 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10. For those who are wondering, Singapore Airlines was the first carrier in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner back in March of this year.
The state-of-the-art aircraft 787-10 is Boeing's latest and biggest Dreamliner model, measuring in at 18 feet longer than the 787-9 variant. This allows United Airlines to move more passengers and cargo on each flight flown using the 787-10 Dreamliner.
The 787-10 Dreamliner offers passengers a more comfortable and pleasant customer experience onboard all while having superior fuel efficiency. For instance, customers onboard United Airlines' 787-10 jet can look forward to more restful flights thanks to the updated lighting patterns that mimic sunrise and sunset colors. These are supposed to help passengers across all cabins to fall asleep and wake up more adjusted to new time zones.
The brand new seatback entertainment system is rather exciting, too. The system now offers split screen capabilities so it provides customers with greater ease when it comes to viewing a movie and flight map simultaneously. Those looking to unwind and rest can definitely check out the relax mode - this lets you customize a selection of relaxing audio playlists and soothing videos. Additionally, smart TV and movie recommendations based on remaining flight time along with the ability to accommodate varied levels of vision etc are some of the features offered by the new in-flight entertainment system,
Travelers can look forward to flying on the 787-10 starting January 7 on flights between the carrier's Los Angeles and Newark/New York hubs. Soon after, United Airlines will operate routes between Newark and San Francisco as well as between Newark and European destinations using the 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.
United Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft offers a total of 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard Economy seats.