United Airlines’ first couple of Boeing 777-300ERs have appeared at Everett Paine Field and will soon be joining the airline.
Despite being the launch customer for the original Boeing 777, United Airlines has never operated any of the stretched -300 variants, until now.
With entry into service of United Airlines 777-300 planned for February, the type will be use initially on the San Francisco – Newark route between 16 February and 4 May 2017 at least once daily on the UA443, UA539 and UA1920 services.
Then, from 25th March 2017, subject to approval, the United Airlines 777-300 will commence San Francisco to Hong Kong flights on a daily basis.
“Our 777-300ER fleet represents a new era in premium air travel,” said Julia Haywood, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of United. “With United Polaris business class we are providing reimagined inflight dining, new amenities, the first United Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and now this custom designed seat, all of which make for a tailored experience that prioritizes comfort and sleep.”
United’s 777-300ER aircraft will offer a modern, spacious interior envisioned in partnership with design firm PriestmanGoode, including the airline’s all-new United Polaris business class seat. Each United Polaris suite-like pod will feature direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated “Do Not Disturb” sign. Additionally, a new marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.