United plans retro themed farewell for the Boeing 747

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

United Air Lines will plan a very special farewell for the Boeing 747 which will be retired from its fleet this year. The carrier will look to the 1970s for inspiration, offering Boeing 747 “Friend Ship” service from San Francisco to Honolulu on 07 Novemeber 2017. In fact this will be a recreation of the airline’s first ever 747 flight in 1970.  The special one off flight is now available for sale and will try as much as possible to recreate the style and image of the United from the 1970s.

In keeping with the retro theme, United will offer the ultimate “throwback” experience. The menu will be inspired by the menu of the 1970s and the cabin crew will wear the uniforms from that era. The inflight entertainment on offer will also feature movies and music from the 1970s. The Business Class seats in the Upper Deck will not be available for sale to allow all passengers to spend time in this part of the cabin. Passengers in the Polaris First and Business Cabin will be entered into a drawing at the gate giving them the opportunity to occupy one of the select seats on the Upper Deck.

The flight will depart SFO at 0900 with the airport having a special gallery of images to celebrate this special farewell. The special #UA747Farewell hashtag can be used by passengers and fans of the Boeing 747 “Queen of the Skies”.

A special video has been created by United for this – click on the link below.

United 747 retro farewell

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