United operates first 787 service
United Airlines operated its first 787 service, Houston Intercontinental-Chicago O’Hare, on 04-Nov-2012 (dailytech.com, 05-Nov-2012). The service departed Houston Intercontinental at 7:20 local time arriving in Chicago O’Hare 10 minutes ahead of schedule. United CEO Jeff Smisek said, "I want to thank my co-workers who worked so carefully and professionally to get United certified to operate the Dreamliner. Many people from across the company put in a lot of work to help us induct and prepare to operate the 787, and I'm proud to share this important day with all of them."