Hello instagram aviators! Two weeks after its delivery flight, United Airlines is showing off its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, giving a sneak peek of what to expect from its newest aircraft. @united became the first North American airline to take delivery of that particular type! As the largest Dreamliner variant, the Boeing 787-10 in United’s configuration can carry 318 people, 66 more than its 787-9 counterpart. The aircraft is divided into three cabins featuring Polaris business class, Premium Plus – United’s premium economy cabin, and economy. The 787-10 is 18 feet (~5.5m) longer than the 787-9 and is more fuel-efficient, reducing fuel consumption by 20 %. However, despite being the largest variant, it also has the shortest range of the three types; only 6,500 miles. For this reason, United will be basing the aircraft initially at its Northeast hub in Newark, N.J. Although starting out on transcontinental flights from Newark to California on Jan. 7, 2019, the aircraft will begin transatlantic operations to cities in Europe and the Middle East such as Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels and Dublin, starting March 30, 2019.
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