This week we took delivery of our fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner and another new Boeing 737-900ER.
Like our first 787s, the newest Dreamliner is configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst®, 72 seats in United Economy Plus® and 111 seats in United Economy. On Thursday, we flew the 787 to our Los Angeles hub (LAX), where we'll prepare the aircraft for service. We’ll use this 787 on domestic routes as we prepare the fleet for international service in 2013.
On Wednesday, we took delivery of our 19th and final new 737 of the year. These next-generation 737s feature cabin enhancements like speakers in every row to improve the clarity of cabin announcements, larger overhead bins, brighter reading lights and softer cabin lighting. Overall, these winglet-equipped 737s are more than 25 percent more fuel efficient per seat than the 737-500s we’re retiring.