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Have more United frequent-flier miles than you know what to do with? Are you a big fan of the Boeing 747?
If you answered “yes,” this promotion might be for you. United Airlines is auctioning off a chance to travel to an aviation scrapyard for a toast onboard its last 747, which is awaiting disassembly.
United flew its last passenger flight on the 747 in November, retiring the model with a splashy farewell flight.
For United’s MileagePlus members who want one last look at the jumbo jet, there’s now the opportunity to bid for that experience, which includes a trip for two to Memphis from June 1-3.
The highlight for most likely would be the June 2 visit to nearby Tupelo, Miss., where United has three of its final Boeing 747s at the Universal Asset Management (UAM) Aircraft Disassembly Center.
The visit will include a champagne toast in the first-class cabin of the carrier’s last 747 to fly paying passengers, followed by dinner under the belly of the plane. Winners also get a tour.
United’s MileagePlus members have until Thursday to bid for one of the five “Dinner with the Queen” packages. As of midday Wednesday, the minimum bid for a package was 157,000 United miles.
You can’t fly on it, but you can still toast a United 747.