Just to clarify, do I have this right? I think the difference between this and N777UA is:
CX: First 777 prototype ever built, later delivered to CX.
UA: First 777 built for a customer, also first 777 delivery
No; B-HNL was first ever 777 produced, the prototype.
N777UA was the first 777 in commercial service and the seventh 777 built. It has recently been refurbished so probably will keep on flying for another 10 years or perhaps more. It would be very nice to see it in a museum somewhere. The first 777 built for a customer would have been L/N 2 which is N774UA.
I think it's really too bad that B-HNL is going to Arizona. Would have loved if it came back to Seattle either at Museum Of Flight at BFI or at PAE to Future of Flight Museum. Nice to see it being preserved though.
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777