Aviation Photo #1582485 Boeing 747-422 - United Airlines

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After 12 years of service with UA, millions of miles flown, millions of passengers carried, hundreds of cities visited, and one fresh coat of United’s new paint scheme, the end of N193UA has arrived. Under the hot Arizona sun, this magnificent B744 sits engineless with its fellow UA B737s, which many have also been withdrawn from service. The fate of this aircraft remains unknown, but hopefully another carrier will pick her up for a new life sometime in the near future.
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    Je89 W.
    United Airlines
    Boeing 747-422
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    26890
    1085
    N193UA
    8193
    Goodyear - Phoenix / Goodyear (Litchfield Municipal / NAS)
    Arizona
    USA
    April 26, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Great light on this beauty
Anonymous
8 years ago
I work for united, i've worked with this aircraft for years and it saddens me to see this once proud aircraft relegated to the desert...it's a beautiful shot of a beautiful aircraft!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Un-be-freakin'-leavable! So many of the aircraft in the desert are so young that this is almost criminal! So many A300s, 757s,767s, etc have the possibility of so much life but they are sent to the desert. It will be such a waste of effort/money if they cannot find new airline homes!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I still can't understand why United is wasting there money on painting a new livery on an aircraft that would be stored in a short time, might as well leave them with the old livery and save the cash for the shareholders. Make sense??
Anonymous
8 years ago
Aww I will miss you 193! My last time on you was on united flight from IAD TO FRA
Anonymous
8 years ago
The longer she sits in the desert, the less likely she'll get picked up by another carrier. RIP for her in this economical condition.
Anonymous
8 years ago
193 was special to me- I flew on her from IAD TO FRA in seat 16H the night of the liquid ban in 2006. Landed in fra to a new world. I will never forget that flight. back then she was clean and looked well taken care of both (mx and clean) so im sure she will find a new home.
Anonymous
8 years ago
All great things -- big and small -- must ultimately come to an end. As most viewers know, UA is not in good financial health. Accourdingly, it will need to retire its large leet of 757s, 767s and 747s in orer to reduce operating cost and grow revenue. Economics aside, this is a rather undignified ending for a dignified lady. May she fly anew!
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a truly amazing aircraft
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sad shot of this nice plane
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow. Only 12 years. Still looks airworthy. I wonder why most airlines are retiring their 744s.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I remember chilling out at the on-site swimming pool when this aircraft joined downwind low-level over our heads! awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Poor plane.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Will this bird ever have the chance to fly for UA again?
Anonymous
7 years ago
This plane has been everywhere, click on the registration number, it has some of the many destinations. Poor bird :(
Anonymous
7 years ago
Liked the old livery better,sad such a great a/c in the desert.

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