United Airlines on Sunday launched what's now the world's longest Dreamliner route, using its new Boeing 787-9 to add service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
The 787-9 is the newest and biggest version of Boeing's Dreamliner, a "stretch" variant of its original 787-8 model. United is the first airline in North American to fly both the original 787-8 and the newer 787-9 models of the Dreamliner.
As for the 787-9, the LAX-Melbourne route marks United's first international deployment of the aircraft.
Source: USA Today