United operates the last international Boeing 747 flight

Celebrating the 747 retirement with 1972 "4 Star 747 Friend Ship" titles

United Airlines flight UA 892 from Seoul (Incheon) to the San Francisco hub with the pictured N121UA arrived at 11:19 am local time in SFO on Sunday, October 29, 2017. According to Flightaware the flight duration was 10 hours and 24 minutes. This was the last UA 747 international revenue flight.

As previously reported, United announced it will operate United special flight 747, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from San Francisco to Honolulu which will be the airline’s farewell flight to the Boeing 747 fleet.

This journey will serve as the ultimate throwback for customers, employees and invited guests 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.

Customers seated in United Polaris first class and United Polaris business class will be entered into a drawing that will take place at the gate prior to boarding for an opportunity to occupy one of a select number of seats in the upper deck during the flight.

The journey will begin with a gate celebration at 9 a.m. local time at San Francisco International Airport, featuring a Boeing 747 gallery, remarks from United employees and executives, as well as refreshments. The flight will depart San Francisco International Airport at 11 a.m. local time, landing at Honolulu International Airport at 2:45 p.m. local time. Upon landing in Honolulu, local employees will welcome the aircraft with final festivities to close out the historic day. Customers and fans of the Queen of the Skies are encouraged to use the #UA747Farewell hashtag in social media posts.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 747-422 N121UA (msn 29167) (4-Star 747 Friend Ship) LHR (Antony J. Best). Image: 939641.

Bottom Copyright Photo: N121UA was previously painted in the Star Alliance livery. United Airlines Boeing 747-422 N121UA (msn 29167) (Star Alliance) SFO (Mark Durbin). Image: 902623.

United Airlines Boeing 747-422 N121UA (msn 29167) (Star Alliance) SFO (Mark Durbin). Image: 902623.

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