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United’s First 787-9 Route Announced

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Subject to government approval, United Airlines will launch direct flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia on October 26, 2014. The new direct service will be operated six times a week. (airchive.com) More...

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tyketto
Brad Littlejohn 1
This is a good move. Most runs by US carriers either drop you off or have a layover in YSSY or YBBN. When I flew on UAL841 in the 90s, its route went from KORD-KLAX-NZAA-YMML, so there never was a nonstop route from Melbourne to Los Angeles. This bridges that gap and connects service to another city in Australia to the US.