Good news for travelers between the US and Australia – especially those trying to use or earn United Mileage Plus awards. United recently announced direct Dreamliner flights between its hub at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Melbourne, Australia, beginning October 26 of this year. Subject to regulatory approval, this will be a new…read more >>>
The Sydney route from both Stateside locations uses United's Boeing 747-400 aircraft. 12 Global First class seats in a herring bone formation occupy the nose of the plane, followed by 32 Business First flyers in a 2-4-2 formation with a further 22 such seats on the upper deck. Below, 86 Economy Plus seats in a 3-4-3 layout are ahead of 206 Economy passengers at the rear of the jet.
In The Air
Global First class passengers on United have a fully reclining 6'6" bed to enjoy alongside a 15.4-inch entertainment screen with all the latest media, and gourmet cuisine especially tailored to the route. They also have a 70lb fee-free baggage allowance. Business First flyers can also lie completely flat on 180-degree reclining seats and receive luxury service, whilst Economy Plus passengers' five inches of extra legroom adds to their comfort. Economy service includes hot meals and seatback entertainment.
On The Ground
Members of the United Club, as well as First and Business class passengers, can relax in over 46 different United Clubs worldwide. They also have access to Copa Club and Star Alliance affiliate locations, all of which offer varying refreshment, business and leisure facilities before takeoff.
United Airlines will replace its aging Boeing 747 Jumbos used on flights to Australia from the continental United States with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from early next year. The airline will replace the 747-400s used on daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne to San Francisco and Los Angeles with 777s from April 1, 2014, to reduce…read more >>>
Future plans at United Airlines include deploying some of the A350-1000 aircraft on order from Airbus on the Los Angeles / San Francisco to Sydney / Melbourne routes according to an article in Australian Business Traveller. The state of the art Airbus planes will replace the tired, older Boeing 747-400 aircraft currently in use on…read more >>>
With version 1.0.28 updated on January 23, 2013, United Airline’s app is now optimized for iPhone 5, and compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app requires iOS 4.3 or later. The United Airlines Mobile App for iOS devices is available for download here at the iTunes store. With features from Flight Booking to…read more >>>