United Adds 777-300ER to Mumbai, SFO Asia Changes

by Sam Roecker

Newark (EWR) to Mumbai (BOM) – Boing 777-300ER

Beginning October 27, 2018, United Airlines will fly its Polaris-equipped Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from Newark (EWR) to Mumbai (BOM). The route is currently served daily on United’s two-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

United Newark EWR to Bombay BOM Boeing 777-300ER Polaris

San Francisco (SFO) – Asia Winter Reductions

United plans to reduce capacity on three routes from San Francisco (SFO) to Asia, seasonally switching from the Boeing 787-9 to the smaller Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

  • San Francisco (SFO) – Seoul Incheon (ICN) 787-8 Jan – March Day 6 
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) Oct – March
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Nov – Jan (Day 6), Jan – March (Daily) 

San Francisco (SFO) 777 Swap

United will swap San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) and San Francisco (SFO) to Taipei (TPE) from a 777-300ER to a 777-200ER. Currently, the schedule shows a three-class aircraft with first class closed for booking.

United Airlines Boeing 777-200 Seat Map

United Three-Class 777-200ER | Image: United

Tel Aviv (TLV) Switches to Boeing 787-9

San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) – currently operated by the 777-300ER – will switch to a Boeing 787-9 effective October 27.

United Airlines San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (TLV)

San Francisco (SFO) to Tel Aviv (TLV) Switches to the Boeing 787-9

Where Are the 777-300ERs Going?

United begins its seasonal service to Auckland (AKL) on October 27, so that accounts for ~1.5 of the birds. My best guess is United will use the slack in the 77W fleet to begin Premium Plus (premium economy) reconfigurations.

United Boeing 777-300ER Seat Map Polaris

United Boeing 777-300ER Seat Map | Image: United

H/T: Routes Online

H/T: TWA Guy / FlyerTalk

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