United has announced plans to increase the frequency of its services from Heathrow to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The carrier will add a second daily flight to San Francisco for the winter season starting October 30. Flight UA900 will depart Heathrow at 1140, landing in San Francisco at 1540, returning as UA901 at 1615, and arriving back into London at 0940 the following day.
The new flight means United will serve the Heathrow-San Francisco twice daily all year round from this winter.
United will also add a second daily frequency to LA for the 2017 summer season starting April 5, 2017. Flight UA61 will depart Heathrow at 1140, landing in Los Angeles at 1720, returning as UA60 at 1510 and arriving back into London at 0940 the following day.
But the carrier will also reduce the frequency of its Heathrow-Houston service from thrice to twice daily from October 30. It will however swap the remaining frequencies onto B777-200s, an increase in aircraft size from the current schedule operated with B767-300s and B787s.
The new flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles will both be served by Dreamliner aircraft – the San Francisco service by a B787-8 with 36 in Business First and 183 in economy (including 70 Economy Plus seats), and the LA flight with a B787-9 accommodating 48 in business and 204 in economy (including 88 Economy Plus seats).