United Airlines has (tentatively) published that long awaited date for it’s last Boeing 747 passenger flight which will take place on 29th October 2017 from Seoul-Incheon to San Francisco.
Based on the current schedule that is based upon the timely delivery of the B777 aircraft United has scheduled the following flight as the last voyage for their Queen of the Skies:
29 October 2017, UA892, Seoul-ICN to San Francisco SFO
The following day this service is switched to a 777 aircraft:
If you think about booking a final ride in style and booking First Class on this last flight that will remaind a dream because at the moment First Class is completely zeroed out as it was the case for both the last Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines 747 flights as well.
Routes Online (see here) also has information on the other remaining routes.
Star Alliance member United Airlines within the last 20 minutes gradually updated winter 2017/18 schedule, mainly focusing on the 747-400 service retirement. Based on the current update (for the weekend of 20JAN17), United currently schedules last 747-400 service in late-October 2017.
Previously planned 747-400 service will be replaced by 777-200ER (except Shanghai by 787-9). Effective date for the replacement aircraft operation listed below is based on US departure.
San Francisco – Shanghai Pu Dong (UA857/858; this was reflected in previous schedule update)
San Francisco – Beijing
San Francisco – Frankfurt
San Francisco – Taipei Taoyuan
San Francisco – Tokyo Narita
San Francisco – Seoul Incheon
Tentatively scheduled as last 747 service, the 747 departs San Francisco on 28OCT17, Seoul Incheon on 29OCT17. This is set as tentative partially due to aircraft listing discrepancy on San Francisco – Taipei Taoyuan for 27-29OCT17).
United’s seasonal 747-400 San Francisco – London Heathrow operation during summer, is scheduled until 27OCT17.
This gives you roughly 10 more months to enjoy your favorite aircraft if you prefer Boeing 747 flights and maybe entertain the thought of booking yourself on the last flight.
You might want to consider booking a flexible ticket for this occasion just in case United has to make some schedule changes due to aircraft delivery issues. I wouldn’t count on UA changing your flight for free if that happens so keep that in mind. Maybe a mileage ticket would be the best solution in this case.