United Airlines is scheduled to begin nonstop service from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 26 and plans to fly its larger, stretched version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route. Jim Compton, United's chief revenue officer, said in a statement, "We are excited about using the newest version of the Dreamliner, the 787-9, to provide nonstop trans-Pacific service to Melbourne. At the same time, we will seek to make changes to our Sydney schedule which will enable faster connections via our San Francisco and Los Angeles hubs from points throughout the Americas."

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