United unveiled it’s Dreamliner 787 aircraft on August 2nd, however it will not be in commercial service until October. United has not announced what cities it will serve first, however it will ease into service on domestic routes before transitioning to long-haul service. By March the Dreamliner will begin non-stop service between Tokyo and Denver.
United has 50 Dreamliners on order, five of which the carrier expects to have in its possession by the end of this year.
This particular Dreamliner will come with signature advances allowed by the jet’s modern construction. They include: windows that are 30% bigger than those on other wide-body planes, storage bins built to accommodate roll-aboard bags common with today’s fliers, flights pressurized to the equivalent of 6,000 feet in elevation, and higher humidity levels, which Boeing and United say should mitigate issues such as fatigue, headaches, and jet lag.