Services starts October 26th and will be 6x weekly.
It's going to be the first United route on the new larger 787-900. No Global First, but 48 lie flat BusinessFirst in 2-2-2, 63 E+ and 141 Y.
As a result, the SYD-MEL connector will end.
Lucky Aussies. United is relieving you of the aging 747s and giving you 777s on the existing routes, and now you get a new non stop to boot.