On October 28, 2009, I joined scores of enthusiasts and airline employees and flew on United Airlines’ last Boeing 737 flight (appropriately with flight number UA 737) from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO). UA 737 farewell flight flew on an east to west routing stopping at United hubs along the way. The flight started the day in Washington Dulles (IAD) with stops in Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), before final destination of San Francisco (SFO).As an aside - the 737 is affectionately known by pilots as the “guppy” due to the squat and pudgy appearance when compared against its contemporaries like the DC-9.I arrived at United’s Terminal 7 at LAX with plenty of time to spare, as I wanted to get flight UA 737 arriving from Denver. There were some worries earlier in the day regarding her flight status due to Denver being hit with a large snow storm. Apparently this did not deter the flight from being on time, even with the deicing process.Arrival screen:…
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Collection of memorabilia from flight UA 737, United’s last 737 flight.737-300 safety card, boarding pass, last flight certificate, and 737 trading card, all signed by Capt. Russo.Last flight certificate.Last flight dispatch paperwork signed by Capt. Russo.Unless otherwise noted, all photos copyright Ben Wang, and may not be used without permission.