Flying The United Airlines 787-10 – The Ultimate Guide

United Airlines launched service on its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft in January. As a matter of fact, the airline is the first in the world to offer service on all Dreamliner models: the 787-8, 787-9, and the 787-10. Here is what you need to know if you are planning to fly on United Airlines’ Boeing 787-10.

United Airlines Boeing 787
United now operates all models of the Boeing 787 family. Photo: United Airlines.


United Airlines launched its Boeing 787-10 service with domestic flights between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as well as San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

In March, the airline introduced international routes. It currently offers international service from Newark to the following destinations:

  • 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)
Newark Liberty International Airport
At present, all United Boeing 787-10 flights start or end at Newark Liberty International Airport. Photo: Wikimedia.

Accordingly, if you are planning on traveling to and from Newark and would like to check out United’s Boeing 787-10s, you are definitely in luck.

United Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 cabin

United’s Boeing 787-10s offer a total of 318 seats. More specifically, there are 44 United Polaris business class seats, 21 United Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats, and 199 standard Economy seats.

The United Polaris business class seats are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration. As such, all seats offer direct-aisle access. The seats have a standard seat pitch of 6’6″, a seat width of 20.5″, and a seat recline of 180°. Accordingly, they recline into lie-flat beds.

United Polaris Seat
The United Polaris Business Class seats provide ultimate passenger comfort. Photo: United Airlines.

If you are a United Polaris Business Class passenger departing from Newark, you can also take advantage of the airline’s United Polaris Lounge at the airport. As reported by SFGate, the lounge “is a feast for the eyes.” It features “quiet rooms connected by starry ceilings,” showers, and “underlit onyx bars with craft cocktails.” Of course, passengers will have a view of the skyline of Manhattan while waiting to board their flights.

The seats in United Premium Plus, United Economy Plus, and United Economy have a seat pitch of 38″, 34″, and 31″, a seat width of 19″, 17.3″, and 17.3″, and a standard seat recline of 6″, 4″, and 3″, respectively. They are laid out in a 2-3-2, 3-3-3, and 3-3-3 configuration.

All seats feature Wi-Fi, USB ports, and power outlets. Additionally, they offer seatback on-demand and personal device IFE to ensure passengers are entertained during their journey.

Furthermore, passengers traveling with infants might be happy to hear that the aircraft feature fixed bassinets in United Polaris Business class, United Premium Plus, and United Economy Plus.

United Airlines Boeing 787-10 Aircraft

United’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners have a range of 6,430 nautical miles. As a result, they are a great choice for flights between the East Coast of the United States and Europe.

At present, United Airlines has nine Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. In addition to this, the airline will receive five more aircraft in the near future. United also operate 12 Boeing 787-8 and 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

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