United Airlines announced a special way for fans of the iconic Boeing 747 fleet to keep a piece of the aircraft forever. A combination of ‘buy now’ and ‘bid now’ items will be available at http://exclusives.mileageplus.com/747hardware exclusively for MileagePlus members to use their award miles on pieces of 747 aircraft flown by the carrier.
The four ‘buy now’ items available for a preset amount of miles are:
- Triple Passenger Seats
- Double Passenger Seats
- 2′ x 2′ United Airlines Livery Panel
- Single Window Cuts with Natural Finish
The remaining items will be released online between Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Nov. 7, the date of the final United 747 flight. Items available during this auction include:
- Rudder Trim Indicator
- Standby Airspeed Indicator
- N182UA – Tail Number Cut
- N171UA – Tail Number Cut
- Forward facing American flag cut-out
- Rear facing American flag cut-out
- Brake Pressure Indicator
- 747-400 Aluminum Cut-out
- Ram Air Inlet
- Oxygen Pressure Indicator
- Standby Attitude Indicator
- Standby Altimeter
MileagePlus Exclusives offers members access to buy or bid on unique experiences, exciting events and one-of-a-kind items. The proceeds from this auction through MileagePlus Exclusives will provide middle school students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend Air Camp to learn the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of aviation and aeronautics through hands-on experiences. Air Camp students develop leadership and community service skills while learning what it takes to become a pilot, aircraft maintainer, an aeronautical engineer and other aviation careers.
“Since we announced the retirement of our 747 fleet, our customers and employees have been enthusiastic about sharing their fond memories of this beloved aircraft,” said Suzi Cabo, managing director of corporate and community affairs. “We’re excited to provide MileagePlus members with the exclusive opportunity to keep a piece of the 747, all while paying it forward to the next generation of aviation leaders who attend Air Camp.”
For descriptions and photos of the auction items, please visit: http://exclusives.mileageplus.com/747hardware.
To give more customers their own 747 keepsake, United will offer 747-themed Premium Transcon and United Polaris amenity kits on flights through January 2018. The kits include 747 branded items and a selection of 747 trading cards featuring images of United 747 aircraft through the years. Customers can collect all 15 cards in the series to complete their set.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.