United Airlines MileagePlus Members can dine with aviation royalty

To celebrate United Airlines´ (UAL) recently retired fleet of iconic Boeing 747 aircraft, MileagePlus Exclusives is giving MileagePlus members a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the weekend of June 1-3, 2018 with the “Queen of the Skies,” the company said.

Through an auction on the MileagePlus Exclusives website, members can bid miles to travel to Tupelo, Mississippi for a private tour of Universal Asset Management (UAM) Aircraft Disassembly Center, an aviation asset management facility that is currently home to a number of retired United 747 aircraft.

The tour will culminate with a champagne toast in the 747 first-class cabin of N118UA, followed by dinner under the belly of the aircraft, which operated the airline´s final 747 revenue flight last year.

In total, MileagePlus Exclusives is offering only five packages for this one-of-a-kind event — two packages are available to bid on by all MileagePlus members, two packages are reserved for bids from MileagePlus Premier members and one package is for United MileagePlus Cardmembers. Each package is for two guests.

United´s final revenue flight operated by a 747 took place on Nov. 7, 2017, when the airline recreated its very first 747 flight, flying from San Francisco to Honolulu.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. For more information, visit united.com.