After departing Seoul-Incheon Airport one last time, United Airlines flight 892 touched down at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday at San Francisco International Airport. The arrival of this flight marked the last international regularly scheduled flight for the airline"™s Boeing 747.
The airline flew its 374-seat jet from its San Francisco hub to many Asian destinations regularly, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo Narita, and Seoul Incheon. The airline also operated the 747 on flights to Frankfurt and London Heathrow.
Today"™s final flight was operated by N121UA, an aircraft which has been in the airline"™s fleet since 1999. Starting tomorrow, this flight will be operated by the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
As United retires the remaining 747s from its fleet, the airline is welcoming the newer and more fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. So far, United has taken delivery of 14 of these new jets, with four more expected to be delivered in 2018…