First United Boeing 787-10 Spotted In New Livery

United Airlines has finished painting its new livery onto one of its biggest aircraft, the Boeing 787-10. Check out the aircraft in the new deep blue colors.

United Airlines Boeing 787-10 in previous United livery. Photo: United

Show us the plane!

As reported by Aeronews, the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has rolled out of the paint shop in Charleston South Carolina sporting the navy blue livery.

N14011, Boeing 787-10 #Dreamliner United painted in the new livery has been spotted in Charleston (CHS), South Carolina. Photo: 🇺🇸 Star Alliance #b787

Posted by Aeronews on Monday, 23 December 2019

After being painted, the aircraft took off from CHS and did a 90-minute flight around the gulf and back up the coastline stretching its wings.

The new livery as presented on the United website. Photo: United

We hope that the aircraft doesn’t get spotted by LOT who may decide that its livery is a bit too close to its own (Joking of course!).

What is like to fly onboard the United Boeing 787-10?

The seat map of the United Boeing 787-10. Photo: United

The United Boeing 787-10 fits 44 business class seats, 21 premium economy, and 253 economy, passengers. The economy cabin is also only nine across compared to 10 in other aircraft in the fleet like the Boeing 777.

The Polaris business class cabin onboard. Photo: United

The Polaris cabin is famous for a reason. It is a seat designed for sleep with 180 degrees flatbed that extends to 6 feet and 6 inches (78 inches of the pitch when in seat mode, which is far more than the standard 40 or so you get elsewhere), plus a 16-inch screen and an insane amount of bedding designed by Saks Fifth Avenue (two pillows, bed sheet, light sheet, and duvet).

Each seat has direct aisle access, although every second row has far more privacy and is closer to windows thanks to an offset layout. The two middle seats don’t line up perfectly, but you can still be close to your seatmate by lowering the middle barrier.

“United Polaris will change the game in international business travel with an exceptional level of relaxation and comfort throughout our customers’ journeys,” said Oscar Munoz, president, and CEO of United back when the product was first launched“This completely reconceived experience exemplifies the new spirit of United and the innovation, excitement and operational momentum across our airline.”

United follows the business cabin with a small section of premium economy, labeled Premium Plus with 38 inches of legroom in a 2-3-2 configuration, followed by Economy. Economy has some extra legroom seats in front (oddly splitting the class further) called Economy plus, with 34 inches, and normal economy with a brutal 31 inches.

Both cabins are in a 3-3-3 layout. I think it speaks volumes about the airline that they take what is the old economy (34 inches) and now make that ‘plus’. I think a better name would be ‘classic economy’ and ‘basic economy’.

The economy cabin of the United 787-10. Photo: United

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner also comes with all the features you would expect, such as bigger windows, roomier cabin (with bigger overhead bins) and much quieter engines. All seats have Wi-Fi (for a fee), USB ports, and power outlets. Naturally, as a flag carrier, every seat has entertainment.

Where can you fly the United 787-10?

If you are itching to ride the United 787-10, the best routes will be:

  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) (launched March 30th)
  • Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) (launched March 30th)
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (launched April 29th)
  • Barcelona – El Prat Airport (BCN) (launched April 29th)
  • Brussels Airport (BRU) (launched May 22nd)
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) (launched May 22nd)
  • The airline will also be flying the plane from Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL) 
First United Boeing 787-10 Spotted In New Livery
United’s new safety video features a 787-10 in the new livery. Photo from United’s Safety Video

The aircraft was launched domestical between San Fransisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark, New Jersey (EWR).

What do you think of the livery? Let us know in the comments!