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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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    Ryan founded AirlineGeeks.com back in February 2013 and has amassed considerable experience in the aviation sector. His work has been featured in several publications and news outlets, including CNN, WJLA, CNET, and Business Insider. During his time in the industry, he's worked in roles pertaining to airport/airline operations while holding a B.S. in Air Transportation Management from Arizona State University along with an MBA. Ryan has experience in several facets of the industry from behind the yoke of a Cessna 172 to interviewing airline industry executives. Ryan works for AirlineGeeks' owner FLYING Media, spearheading coverage in the commercial aviation space.

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