747 Takes Final Flight
November 7, 2017
Last March, management announced that the revered Boeing 747 aircraft, our “Queen of the Skies”, would be retired from our fleet by the end of 2018. Today, November 7, 2017, she made her final flight in style. Inspired by the original flight from the 1970’s, this distinguished aircraft, unique to the industry and an integral part of our airline’s very identity, took-off from San Francisco International Airport staffed with fifteen Flight Attendants based in Honolulu and additional Flight Attendants fitted in retro uniforms, recreated 1970’s menu items and entertainment. The final flight was filled with United employees, retirees and passengers, all in attendance to bid her a heartfelt farewell.
AFA Salutes 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’