The carrier will expand its 787-10 network to include flights between Newark and San Francisco beginning Feb. 14, 2019.
The aircraft will be configured with 318 seats, including the new Polaris business class and Premium Plus premium economy seats. United will likely shift the planes to transatlantic routes following the initial domestic proving runs, as it did with the Boeing 777-300ER that it introduced on the San Francisco-Newark route before moving it to the San Francisco-Hong Kong route in early 2017. Scott Kirby, United’s president, said the 787-10 is a “phenomenal European airplane.” He said the equipment will almost certainly fly a lot out of Chicago, Newark and [Washington] Dulles to Europe. United is the first North American operator of the 787-10; Singapore Airlines flies the plane internationally.