MIAMI – Yesterday, United Airlines announced they will offer its newest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, featuring the United Polaris Business Class seat on six intercontinental routes.
With the schedule update over the weekend, the airline expects to begin 777-300ER service on the following routes (subject to change):
- San Francisco (SFO) – Beijing (PEK) beginning September 6, 2017, westbound (September 8, 2017, eastbound)
- San Francisco (SFO) – Frankfurt (FRA) beginning October 5, 2017, eastbound (October 6, 2017, westbound). United offers two daily flights between SFO-FRA through October 27, 2017. The 777-300ER will serve flights UA 58/59.
- New York/Newark (EWR) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) beginning October 28, 2017, westbound (October 29, 2017, eastbound)
Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are already in service on United’s San Francisco – Hong Kong (HKG) and New York/Newark – Tel Aviv (TLV) routes and will begin service from San Francisco to Taipei(TPE) on August 1st, 2017.
The Boeing 777-300ER features 60 seats in Business Class, in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access from all seats.
Each United Polaris suite-like pod features direct access to the aisle, an 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6”, and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support and ample storage.
Also, it has 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 marble-topped bar unit offers customers in Business Class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.
The airline recently announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft that will offer all-new United Polaris Business Class seat.