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N1858U Off To MZJ....  
User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 950 times:

N1858U flew its last revenue flight with UA tonight. It operated as flight 700 LAS-ORD. I videotaped it arriving, inside after deplaning, and pushback to the hangar. I got some pictures autographed by the pilots and F/A's. There were Pax and employees taking lots of pictures inside First Class. Many passengers said they would miss the airplane, touching it as the left the door. The Flight Engineer celebrated his 60th B.D. on the flight, so there was cake and goodies onboard. The F/O said he may be flying the aircraft to MZJ tomarrow.
It was rather depressing seeing it shut down at the gate. They left the anti-collision light on, maybe just to draw attention to the aircraft as if to say, "Take a good look now, 'cuz it'll be gone tomarrow."
We shot the breeze for a while, but all too soon the taxi crew kicked us off much to the disgust of all of us onboard. She was taxiied over to the Hangar Line where she'll spend the night. Tomarrow she'll be flown to MZJ to begin a new chapter.

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User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1937 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 933 times:

Well that's too bad. I hate when history ends.

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 932 times:

Yeah same here. I could tell the cabin crew is going to miss the DC-10 sorely. Many of them were filled with emotion. The same is true for the cockpit crew.

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 921 times:

God Speed to N1857U, the last United DC10, which is currently in flight from Honolulu to Chicago as flight 44...................

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