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United Airlines pushing up retirement of iconic Boeing 747

bizjournals Wednesday, 11 January 2017
United Airlines is speeding up the phase-out of the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet. United President Scott Kirby, in a blunt but nonetheless rather wistful memo this morning, told employees the carrier will phase out the last of the massive planes from its fleet earlier than previously announced. The last Boeing 747s will now exit the fleet in the last quarter of 2017, rather than the previously announced later part of 2018. Kirby, a veteran of the airline industry, clearly will miss the plane…
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United Airlines is retiring its double-decker Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet at the end of 2017. The airline previously planned to move the jet out of service at the end of 2018. This comes as more fuel efficient planes, like the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner take center stage in the industry. United has...

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