After 47 years, United Airlines is retiring the Boeing 747 from its fleet. The final international flight will be on October 29, 2017 from Seoul to San Francisco. Today, United announced the final domestic flight: San Francisco to Honolulu on November 07th.
The flight will recreate the journey of the first 747 trip on United in 1970.
This journey will serve as the ultimate throwback…as it recreates the first 747 flight operated by United in 1970. From a 1970s-inspired menu to retro uniforms for flight attendants to inflight entertainment befitting of that first flight, passengers will help send the Queen of the Skies off in true style. The original United 747 aircraft that first made this journey from San Francisco to Honolulu was named the “Friend Ship,” the same name bestowed on this farewell flight.
Seats on this special, one-way trip, United flight 747, are available for purchase now at united.com or through the United app. The seats in the upper deck will not be sold, giving all guests the opportunity to spend time in this iconic space.
I’ll be honest, I almost wet my pants reading this. This is simply a dream come true for a 747 lover and United fan. The flight has aptly been assigned number UA747.
Festivities will begin at 9am at SFO. There will be a special Boeing 747 gallery (in addition to an already great museum) and remarks from employees and company leaders. Refreshments too.
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The flight will depart SFO at 11am and arrive in HNL at at 2:45p. In Honolulu, more festivities will take place.
I just love that United’s final 747 route will be the same as its maiden route on the 747. Some way, some how, I will get a seat on that flight…which I’m working on now. I hope to see many of you there.
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