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April 7, 2013

UNITED Plans to Resume Boeing 787 Service from 31MAY13

by JL
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Edit: Please refer to latest update on 04MAY13

Second Update at 0200GMT 08APR13

As per 05APR13 routine schedule update, UNITED further revises planned Boeing 787 operation. Based on latest adjustment, UNITED plans to resume Boeing 787 service on 31MAY13, on Houston – Denver route. This will be followed by Denver – Tokyo Narita (previously planned) and Houston – London Heathrow from 10JUN13. Houston – London Heathrow Boeing 787 service is the new addition to planned Dreamliner operation.

Despite these changes, UNITED will further delay planned Dreamliner service to Tokyo (from Los Angeles), Shanghai and Lagos, until August 2013.

Houston – Denver Boeing 787 service resumes from 31MAY13, reservation is now open
DEN0915 – 1049DEN1425 – 1747IAH 788 D

Operational flight number varies

Denver – Tokyo Narita Planned new service starting 10JUN13, with Boeing 787, remains unchanged
UA139 DEN1235 – 1530+1NRT 788 D
UA138 NRT1725 – 1315DEN 788 D

UA138 begins from 11JUN13

Houston – London Heathrow 10JUN13 – 31JUL13 Boeing 787 operates 1 of 3 daily flights, replacing Boeing 767
UA124 IAH1825 – 0940+1LHR 788 D
UA125 LHR1140 – 1535IAH 788 D

UA124/125 replaces UA985/984 during this period from 10JUN13 to 31JUL13 (LHR departure 11JUN13 to 01AUG13).

Planned Boeing 787 service on following routes, previously due to start from 06JUN13, are being rescheduled to begin from 01AUG13. Schedules listed below are in effect from 06JUN13 to 31JUL13.
Houston – Lagos
UA142 IAH1945 – 1430+1LOS 777 x26
UA143 LOS2245 – 0515+1IAH 777 x37

UA143 operates with Boeing 787 from 02AUG13

Los Angeles – Shanghai Pu Dong Boeing 787 service begins from 02AUG13
UA877 LAX1325 – 1745+1PVG 777 D
UA878 PVG2010 – 1725LAX 777 D

UA877/878 from 02AUG13 (PVG from 03AUG13) operates as UA198/199

Los Angeles – Tokyo Narita
UA802 LAX1145 – 1500+1NRT 777 D
UA801 NRT1730 – 1135LAX 777 D

UA802/801 from 01AUG13 (NRT from 02AUG13) operates as UA032/033 with Boeing 787

Planned Boeing 787 service resumption date remains subject to change.

Original Update at 1845GMT 07APR13

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