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Get ready for the United 787 domestic tour...

johnsonrod

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Just found this article. Give the pilots a chance to acclimate to the airplane. Sorry - it is not lining up vertically like it did in the article but you can see the categories (start date, end date, etc.) above the routes listed.


United Airlines Announces Temporary Domestic Routes For Its New Boeing 787 Dreamliners

FLIGHTS BETWEEN U.S. HUBS WILL PRECEDE THE START OF INTERNATIONAL FLYING

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to fly its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on domestic routes starting in November as it prepares to begin previously-announced international service in December and January.

United expects to take delivery of the first five new Dreamliners this year from its total order for 50 of these aircraft. As the initial aircraft are inducted into the fleet, they will be based at United's Houston hub and will enter into service according to the following schedule:

Late September
1st 787 delivery
October
Proving/validation flights and training activities that allow United to meet FAA certification requirements and prepare United to become the first North American operator for this new aircraft type. 2nd 787 delivery.
November
Scheduled commercial flights from Houston to other U.S. hubs. 3rd and 4th 787 deliveries expected.
December
Scheduled commercial flights from Houston to other U.S. hubs. 5th 787 delivery expected. First international service Dec. 4.
January
Commencement of scheduled commercial flights on additional international routes as announced on Aug. 23.

United will phase in scheduled 787 service between Houston and each of its other domestic hubs beginning Nov, 4, 2012 as shown below. This schedule allows United's 787s to operate more than 470 flight segments in the U.S. in the last two months of 2012 in addition to international flights beginning in early December:
Route
Flight times
Effective Date
End Date
Frequency
IAH-SFO-IAH
5:45 p.m. westbound
12:15 a.m. eastbound
Nov. 4, 2012
Dec. 2, 2012
5 x weekly
IAH-LAX-IAH
3:30 p.m. westbound
6:25 p.m. eastbound
Nov. 4, 2012
Dec. 3, 2012
6 x weekly
IAH-ORD-IAH
7:25 a.m. northbound
11:15 a.m. southbound
Nov. 4, 2012
Dec. 3, 2012
6 x weekly
IAH-EWR-IAH
8 a.m. northbound
3:30 p.m. southbound
Nov. 4, 2012
Jan. 3, 2013
Daily, except Nov. 18
IAH-CLE-IAH
7 a.m. northbound
4 p.m. southbound
Nov. 10, 2012
Nov. 10, 2012
One-day service
IAH-IAD-IAH
7 a.m. northbound
3:50 p.m. southbound
Nov. 17, 2012
Nov. 17, 2012
One-day service
IAH-SFO-IAH
5:45 p.m. westbound
12:15 a.m. eastbound
Dec. 3, 2012
Jan. 3, 2013
Daily
IAH-LAX-IAH
3:30 p.m. westbound
6:25 p.m. eastbound
Dec. 4, 2012
Jan. 3, 2013
Daily
IAH-DEN-IAH
7:20 a.m. westbound
10:15 a.m. eastbound
Dec. 5, 2012
Jan. 2, 2013
Daily
IAH-LAX-IAH
7:35 a.m. westbound
12:30 p.m. eastbound
Jan. 3, 2013
March 31, 2013
Daily
IAH-ORD-IAH
7:25 a.m. northbound
11:15 a.m. southbound
Jan. 4, 2013
March 29, 2013
Daily
IAH-DEN-IAH
9:15 a.m. westbound
2:15 p.m. eastbound
March 31, 2013
Open
Daily


Note: Timing may vary slightly depending on day of the week. Schedules are subject to change.

The 787 aircraft will display for sale for these domestic routes on united.com and other distribution channels beginning Sept. 1. In October, United will announce plans for the official first commercial 787 flights, which are expected to occur prior to Nov. 4 but only after proving/validation flights and training are complete.

"While the Dreamliner's superior operating economics make it ideally suited for international routes, we're pleased to have this opportunity to introduce it on domestic flights between many of our hub cities allowing both customers and employees to experience this revolutionary aircraft and its many unique benefits," says United's Managing Director of Scheduling, Grant Whitney. "United customers and employees can take part in welcoming the newest member of our fleet."

As the first airline to operate the 767 and 777, United is proud to continue this tradition by adding the 787 to its fleet several years ahead of its North American competitors.

Configured with 36 seats in United BusinessFirst, 72 seats in United Economy Plus and 111 seats in United Economy, the Dreamliner will revolutionize the flying experience for United customers and crews while delivering unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions. Customers will experience greater comfort with improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other passenger-friendly features.
Recent photos of United's first 787 aircraft are available for download in the media center on unitedcontinentalholdings.com under "First 787 Production Flight."
 
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IAHERJ

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hmmm?
System bid is out on the CAL side as of a few minutes ago. 202 new captain positions with Denver and Chicago adding the most new positions. Plan calls for 70 something age 65 retirements and the rest of growth is due to block hour and airframe increases on the 737 as well as 787 deliveries.
 

Ex737Driver

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System bid is out on the CAL side as of a few minutes ago. 202 new captain positions with Denver and Chicago adding the most new positions. Plan calls for 70 something age 65 retirements and the rest of growth is due to block hour and airframe increases on the 737 as well as 787 deliveries.


Would be real nice to see the same bid in JAN so that we wont have another summer like we just finished with. Sorry. Almost finished with.



If you are a B756 Captain or First Officer in IAH or EWR who does a straight pickup after the issuance of this bulletin of a full trip pairing from open time that originates on August 30, 2012 through September 4, 2012, that pickup will be treated as a “Voluntary Junior Manning” (VJM) event and you will be paid a minimum of 4:30/day or flight time flown, whichever is greater, at 150% of your normal hourly rate.
 
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