United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Virtual Tour and Review

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Inside United’s cabin, LED illumination provides just the right light. United has six LED light settings, each intended to fit a specific mood or phase of the flight, including boarding, flying, dining, relaxing, sleeping, and landing. Overhead bins are 30% larger than those on a Boeing 777 and there is sufficient room for each passenger, regardless of his class of service, to stow a 22” roll-aboard. They come down to eye level when open, making loading much easier, and there’s a mirror in the back to ensure nothing is left behind.

United BusinessFirst Business Class

United’s Dreamliners feature the airline’s BusinessFirst seating in a 2-2-2 configuration across two cabins, each with three rows. Each seat, 22” wide, reclines and expands to a fully flat, bed-like position that is 78” long.

The business-class seats are fully adjustable. The seat’s bed position is a true 180° lie-flat bed and passengers can adjust seats with just the push of a button on an electronic touchpad. A small privacy screen between pairs of seats is provided.


In addition to the overhead bins, which as on all Dreamliners, pull down for ease of loading and unloading, there’s a small shelf below the in-flight entertainment display large enough to hold a laptop or newspapers and magazines. A small backpack or bag will fit below the footrest as well.

Since there’s more than one window per row of seats in BusinessFirst, it’s a thoughtful touch to be able to operate the electronic shades with a single switch.

Lighting is also fully adjustable. Each seat has a bright but focused LED reading light. Each seat also has a USB port that can be used to charge a smartphone, a power outlet (which accepts U.S. and European plugs) to power your laptop, and an iPod connector.

The one amenity that the business-class cabin lacks is direct aisle access for all seats. Passengers in a window seat must navigate around the person occupying the aisle seat to move about the cabin making one third of the business-class cabin (12 passengers in this case) without direct aisle access. This is worth mentioning because many carriers view direct aisle access as a competitive advantage.

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