Goodbye to an old friend

by Robert Byford November. 25, 2020 201 views

They're going to the scrapyards.

For two decades and several million miles these were my office.

They took me to six continents and many islands between them. They were filled with wonderful people that I worked with and with wonderful people that I worked for. I cooked on them and I ate on them, I woke up on them and I fell asleep on them, I saw life on them and once unfortunately death, I saw them at their best and fortunately never at their worst. Like us they fly to serve. Goodbye old friend and thanks for taking care of all of us.

Gaborone in the 1990s.

Gaborone in the 1990s.

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Rachele Schneekloth 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I love #7 so much!

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John Waco Jr 5 months, 3 weeks ago

As deeply connected as we all are to this iconic aircraft, the time has come to retire our 747 fleet from scheduled service. Last March, we announced that this would occur by the end of 2018; now we plan to operate our last 747 flight in the fourth quarter of this year. United Airlines have know said good by to an old friend, United Airlines said goodbye to an old friend as a Captain with United Airlines I was privileged to fly them of over 16 years.

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