With the Boeing 737 MAX 9 gaining FAA approval last week, United Airlines are mapping out its first routes for the new type.
United will introduce the Boeing 737 MAX 9 from the 7th June 2018, initially operating the type out Houston Intercontinental, and then on long open water stretch between Los Angeles and Honolulu – and hub-to-hub services between Houston and Los Angeles.
The full list as per United.com is this:
Ticketing for these flights is now open for those who want to try the latest iteration of the Boeing 737.
United Airlines have ten Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft being integrated into its fleet during 2018.
Let’s get onto the internals of the planes. And it’s going to be busy in these planes with 179 seats on these planes, split down:
- 20 United First with 2-2 seating
- 48 Economy Plus with 3-3 seating with 34″ seat pitch
- 111 Economy Class with 3-3 seating with 30″ seat pitch
For those of you not used to 30″ seating down the back of the plane – welcome to the rest of the world. Providing the seat has been designed well, 30″ can be passable.
Seats will have power outlets, with Wi-Fi being provisioned through the plane (powered by the ViaSAT solution). IFE is provisioned using United’s Private Screening” product, allowing you to access entertainment through your own device.
United Airlines will follow Lion Air into deploying the Boeing 737 MAX 9 into its fleet, being second to fly the type.
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