As you may know by reading this blog, I have an affinity for United Airlines. It all started when my mom found a job posting in the classifieds of the Houston Chronicle for an opportunity with United Airlines at Houston Hobby Airport in 1987. She encouraged my dad to apply for the position, and in August of 1987 he started at United Airlines.
A couple of years later I was born, and was quickly brainwashed with the idea that United Airlines was wayyyyyyy better than any other airline. The United - Continental merger made keeping United as my full-time airline as a Houston-based flyer much much easier.
On Monday, United announced a special one-off United 747 flight SFO-HNL as the airline's final 747 flight. The route was chosen because it was the route that inaugurated United's 747 service on July 23, 1970.
I couldn't let this opportunity pass me by and quickly booked two tickets, one for myself and one for my father.
Personally, the United 747 has taken me to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney, including my first ever flight in business class ORD-HKG.
I look forward to one last flight on a United 747, the airline that has meant so much to me throughout my life and the iconic "Queen of the Skies".
The flight will be a throwback to when United inaugurated the "jumbo-jet" and will include a 70's themed menu, 70's themed flight attendant uniforms, 70's inflight entertainment, and a party at the gate at SFO, and upon arrival in HNL. I'll have a full report and will be live tweeting the event so follow me before November 7th here.
Who else will be on the flight? Let us know in the comments or tweet us! I certainly can't wait!