Update, 4:20pm: This flight is now sold out!
United is retiring their iconic 747, known as the Queen of the Skies. The final flight will takeoff from San Francisco on Tuesday, November 7 at 11am. They’ve even assigned the flight number to be UA747.
United will attempt to recreate the first 747 flight in 1970 with flight attendants wearing retro uniforms. The upper deck isn’t being sold so that passengers can explore that unique area. A gate celebration will start at 9am in San Francisco, where there is currently a 747 history gallery to explore as well. There will also be festivities in Honolulu after the flights arrival.
There are no saver awards available and business/first class sold out in a manner of minutes, but if you hurry you can still redeem 45K miles for a one-way coach award on the final flight. Passengers are likely to be roaming the cabin for much of the duration of flight.
While this is the last chance to fly on a United 747-400, you can still find many airlines flying the Queen of the Skies, though their numbers are quickly dwindling. Luckily airlines like Korean and Lufthansa have 747-8s that should be flying around the skies for years to come.
Will you buy a ticket on this flight? Have any 747 memories to share? Hit the comments!