United Airlines starts nonstop Melbourne to San Francisco
United Airlines’ has commenced new flights from Melbourne to San Francisco yesterday morning, with three flights a week aboard B787-900 aircraft. It’s the airline’s fifth non-stop flight between Australia and the US; and second from Melbourne, joining direct flights to Los Angeles.
The new flights will depart Melbourne at 10.30am and arriving in San Francisco at 6.40am (local time) the same day. As a comparison Qantas’ service departs at night and arrives in the early evening. The return flight departs San Francisco at 10.45pm and arrives in Melbourne two days later after crossing the dateline at 9.40am.
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