United Airlines is about to convert the website page on just about 50 % a century of its heritage: the final flight of its Boeing 747 is scheduled for November seven, 2017 amongst San Francisco and Honolulu.
The US enterprise introduced on Monday an extraordinary flight on this domestic route to mark the withdrawal of the Jumbo Jet. It was amongst San Francisco and Honolulu that it operated on July 23, 1970 its 1st professional flight in 747, a 747-100.
This variant owning left the fleet in 1991, the farewell flight will be on a 747-four hundred, but in a type “ retro “: on board, the menu and uniforms of the staff cabins will be influenced by the nineteen seventies. In addition, commemorative ceremonies are planned for departure and arrival. Flight UA747 will leave San Francisco on November seven at 11:00 am to land at Honolulu at fourteen:45 (05:45 flight). The reservations are open on the enterprise's web site.
The final intercontinental flight of the 747 of United is scheduled a couple of days previously, October 29, on the link Seoul-San Francisco.
United has introduced many periods that it accelerated the withdrawal of this product. “ Removing the 747s and changing them with present-day-generation plane will make a far more trustworthy and effective fleet that will supply a far better over-all expertise for our shoppers traveling on extended-haul flights,” defined in January 2016 the vice-president Gerry Laderman.
Inside of the fleet, the plane is changed by Boeing 777-300ER. United received fourteen of the 22 commissioned.
In addition to the 747-100 and 747-four hundred, United also operated 747 SPs. They were obtained in 1985 from Pan American Earth Airways (Pan Am) along with its network in the Pacific. The sort was withdrawn in 1995. The 747-200 for its element left the operational company in 2000.
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