United Airlines to Launch Los Angeles-Melbourne Service
United Airlines announced it will begin new nonstop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia on October 26. The service will operate six times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 10:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive in Melbourne at 9:15 a.m. two days later. On Thursdays, flights will depart Los Angeles at 9:30 p.m., and arrive in Melbourne at 8:15 a.m. two days later. The service will not operate on Tuesdays.
Flights from Melbourne will depart at 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and will arrive in Los Angeles at 6:50 a.m. the same day. Flights will depart at 3:15 p.m. on Saturdays, and arrive in Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. the same day. Flights to Los Angeles will not operate on Thursdays.
United’s 787-9 Dreamliners will be outfitted with 252 seats, including 48 lie-flat seats in United BusinessFirst, and 204 in economy, 63 of which will be economy plus. Seats in United BusinessFirst will offer power outlets, USB ports, and multi-course meals, while seats in economy plus will offer up to 5” of additional legroom.
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