Yesterday, I wrote about the United Dreamliners’ domestic routes being announced for this fall, and how you can score six and a half hours of flying on one of its beds for only 25k United miles.
I advised locking up space yesterday–reserving not purchasing–because today was the day United said its schedule would be updated to reflect the aircraft change, and I was worried United wouldn’t offer space on the Dreamliner flights.
Well today I went to united.com to see if space is still available. I can report that space is widely available on the Dreamliners’ domestic flights.
If anything, space seems to have increased on the flights that are now labeled as being flown by the Dreamliner! Of course that makes sense since there are 36 BusinessFirst seats on the plane–far more than the normal number of domestic first class seats on a plane.
I was able to pull up the above double Dreamliner oneway by editing the Advanced Search options on united.com to show 50 itineraries instead of 25, which I explained how to do yesterday.
So my advice to lock seats up yesterday turned out not to be helpful–nor was it harmful–and we can all fly the Dreamliner to our hearts’ content with 25k United miles or 50k US Airways miles (since US Airways will charge the roundtrip price.
This also makes my rather odd goal of booking a single award that includes a 787, A380, and 747-8 much easier.
LAX to IAH (United 787)
IAH to FRA (Lufthansa A380)
FRA to IAD (Lufthansa 747-8)
IAD to LAX (inferior plane)
I’ll say more about the Dreamliner tomorrow, and then I promise I’ll stop for a while!
This Dreamliner kick pushed down the Essential MileValue Posts for New Readers down the page a bit. Check it out here.