An Early Christmas Present: United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300ER

United's first 777-300ER arriving at PAE after a test flight (Photo: Woody's Aeroimages)

Today, Chicago-based United Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER. This new aircraft features the airline’s new Polaris seats, which offer greater amenities and increased passenger comfort.

This aircraft is the first of 14 777-300ERs that United expects to enter service in 2017.

The first 777-300ER is registered as N2331U (MSN 62642) and is scheduled to ferry from Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett, WA to United’s hub in San Francisco.

The airplane is scheduled to depart at 2:00 p.m. PST with a scheduled arrival at approximately 4:05 p.m. PST as flight 2190.

The new aircraft is slated to fly between Newark and San Francisco from Feb. 16 to May 4 on a six day per week basis. The airline is expected to begin international service with the new airplane between San Francisco and Hong Kong on March 25,

United is taking delivery of their new extended 777s at a fast rate. The second aircraft (N2332U) has already completed its C1 (Customer) flight and is expected to be delivered in the near future.

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  • YaterSpoon

    Has the interior been installed? Polaris? 10-abreast eco? Will UA really fly SFO~HKG with 10-abreast in eco?