Boeing 747 Cockpit

This is the cockpit of N194UA, a Boeing 747-400, taken shortly after my arrival into SFO. It was parked in the desert in Victorville, CA from Aug 2009 through June 2010, then brought back into service after undergoing maintenance in Korea.

Some unique features of this aircraft, and the flight I took on it:
- It is the only 747 in the fleet of 25 that remains in United's battleship gray livery, and the exterior looks pretty beat up
- It is also the only 747 that retains United's old business and first-class seating
- This aircraft is currently operating SFO-ORD-SFO once per day, and this return flight flight is the only passenger 747 scheduled domestically, on any carrier

It's available now for booking at ~$200 one way between San Francisco and Chicago, and it would not be challenging for an elite (or anyone cashing in a few miles) to be able to select an upgraded upper deck business seat.


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