Today, United Airlines resumed B787 service for the first time in four months with two flights, Houston (IAH) – Chicago (ORD) on ship 3903 and Houston (IAH) to Newark (EWR) on ship 3901. United plans to use the 787s exclusively on domestic routes before resuming international service on June 10th with the launch of Denver (DEN) – Tokyo (NRT) service. Existing routes will also see 787 service this summer including Houston-London, Los Angeles-Tokyo, Los Angeles-Shanghai and Houston-Lagos. United also reported this morning that four of its six 787s have been fixed, and that the remaining two aircraft will have battery modifications later in the week.

United tweeted along with pics of the relaunch, including one of Boeing CEO W. James McNerney, Jr. and United CEO Jeff Smisek buckled in and ready for take-off on Flight 1.

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Craig May 20, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Wow! Looks like the CEOs are sitting in coach!

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Craig May 20, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Wow! Looks like the CEOs are sitting in couch!

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adam May 20, 2013 - 4:16 pm

@Craig – Middle seat even!!

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P T May 20, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Looks pretty cramped.

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andrew May 20, 2013 - 7:34 pm

Middle seat in economy, punishment that fits the crime.

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JetsetTX May 21, 2013 - 12:07 am

Exactly where both belong! For various reasons!

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De May 22, 2013 - 9:58 am

Immediately after the pic was taken, both deplaned and were chauffeured to their next catered event.

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MJ60607 May 22, 2013 - 5:39 pm

brand new plane, tired old crew. hey – I’m 50, so no spring chick – but come on – image here people. would it kill united to bring in a few fresh, young faces – with a little less “baggage”?!

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J May 23, 2013 - 10:08 am

It don’t make a damn difference. New diaper, same old $#!&. United Airlines still sucks, new metal isn’t going to make a difference, it’s just going to allow United to make “save” more money for the unions to fight over.

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