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United says aloha to the iconic Boeing 747

A United Airlines 747 takes off in the airline's old livery.
A United Airlines 747 takes off in the airline's old livery.

United Airlines will say goodbye to the Boeing 747 today in a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu Tuesday.

The airline had been phasing out the iconic plane for several years. Delta, which also operates a small fleet of 747s, is in the process of phasing out their planes next month. When that happens there will be no American carriers flying the aircraft.

"The Queen of the Skies" was introduced in the late 1960s with much fanfare. Since then it has become one of the most recognizable planes in the skies.

Lufthansa, British Airways and Korean Air still operate large numbers of the 747.

 

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A United Airlines 747 takes off in the airline's old livery.

A United Airlines 747 takes off in the airline's old livery.

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Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›

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