United Airlines first Boeing 767-300ER with its Polaris business class seat enters service today, flying between Newark and London Heathrow.
The aircraft (MSN 25094) is configured with 30 Polaris seats in a one-one-one configuration, 46 extra-legroom economy plus seats and 138 economy seats for a total of 214 seats.
United Polaris on the 767-300ER
The 767 will operate UA110 from Newark to London Heathrow tonight, and return to Newark as UA644 on 9 September, the website Flightaware.com shows.
United is retrofitting 14 of its 35 767-300ERs with Polaris. These aircraft are all in the airline's pre-merger three-class configuration with 183 seats.
The Polaris retrofits will simplify United's 767-300ER fleet to a standard two-class configuration with 30 business class seats and 184 economy seats.
United plans to complete the 767 retrofits by the end of 2018, a spokesman says.
"We continue to invest in improving the experience for our customers and this 767 retrofit is an example of that from nose to tail," he says.
The carrier has previously said that Polaris retrofits to its Boeing 777-200 fleet will begin in the fourth quarter.
United debuted its new Polaris business class seat on the 777-300ER in February.