The Landing: The Venerable B-747 Flies West


On November 7, United Airlines celebrated its last B-747 passenger-carrying revenue flight by recreating the airline’s first 747 passenger flight from San Francisco, Calif., to Honolulu, Hawaii. The farewell flight featured a 1970s-inspired menu, retro uniforms for the flight attendants, and vintage inflight entertainment.

Come 2018, the passenger version of the 747 will be retired from the fleet of U.S. airlines. In tribute, Air Line Pilot shares some interesting facts about “the Queen of the Skies.”

This article was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Air Line Pilot Magazine.

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