If you’ve already entered your credit card digits to get on the new flights that means it’s time to pick your seats. For those sitting in the back it looks like things will be set up in a three-three-three configuration, and there will be both traditional economy seating options as well as plenty of places to park your rear in United’s Economy Plus section. Up front it looks like there will be 36 BusinessFirst seats—this is just a two-class plane—and there’s still plenty of places left from which to pick.
It’s going to be a long wait until United starts flying these planes around the globe, but we’ll be patient. Our only complaint is that we thought United would link Houston with Auckland with the very first Dreamliner flights. Apparently that’s still a possibility, but United is being all cranky about Southwest’s plans to start international flights from Houston-Hobby airport. We’re thinking that it’s just talk, so we’ll be sure to let you know when those flights are also loaded into the system for booking.