As noted on airliners.net, United has issued a media advisory that Oscar Munoz will make a “historic route announcement” tomorrow at 11AM CT:
United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will host a media conference call tomorrow to discuss an historic package of new and expanded international routes and talk about how they are a capstone to a breakthrough year for United.
That sure sounds exciting. It sounds like it might not just be a single route, but rather a few routes, based on how it’s phrased (or it could be that there’s one main addition, and then some other minor adjustments).
While I have no clue, my general thought is that United is more willing to try ultra longhaul flights than other US carriers (they fly Houston to Sydney and also San Francisco to Singapore, which are the two longest routes operated by US airlines). They also don’t currently fly to Africa, which seems like it would be “historic.”
Does anyone want to take a guess? Feel free to place your bets below!