United’s first 747-400 was retired in 2014 and sent to the boneyard in 2015. Now you can own it for $300K.
Appearing on eBay, we see a cabin still filled with economy, business, and first class seats as well as galley equipment and a cockpit, though it appears the auction is for the air frame only.
The description includes suggested uses for the retired aircraft, including restaurants, apartments, furniture, roof, or a hotel—
There are about six million parts inside a 747-400 and they cost $250 million when new. We are happy to work with you to get you the parts that you need for any and all of your aviation related projects. In the past, we have seen retired 747 air-frames converted into restaurants, hotels and even apartments for full time living. Also the huge wings were used as roofs. Some of our parts are also used to create modern aviation furniture and large scale art projects.
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I have a pretty large backyard, but unfortauntely no space for this. Getting it from Orlando to Los Angeles might also be a burden! I will say this, though — I’d love a United First Class or even Business Class seat in my office. I’d pay something for that.
ETA: Deal complete? Looks like the auction was “cancelled due to operational difficulties” 😉
(tip of the hat to Flyertalk)