US Airways retired its final 737-400 on Tuesday, which, I have to confess, is probably not a big of a deal.
But airlines are remarkably nostalgic, and US Airways put together a farewell tour on Tuesday. US Airways scheduled three segments for Flight 737 -- Charlotte to Dallas, then Dallas to Philadelphia and then Philadelphia to Charlotte. The final aircraft is N435US, according to Flightradar24.com. Flightaware.com says the aircraft was built in 1990.
On its website, Boeing says it delivered 486 737-400s, 36 of which went to what became US Airways. Among major customers, Boeing delivered 41 to Malaysia Airlines, 27 to British Airways, 17 to Alaska Airlines and 10 to Aeroflot. Many of the aircraft are still flying. Alaska currently operates 21 737-400s, according to its website.
American Airlines Group spokeswoman Michelle Mohr emailed tonight with a couple of interesting tidbits. One, US Airways predecessor Piedmont Airline operated the first 737-400 flight in 1988. And two, the final flight tonight marked the retirement of the US Airways captain.
Do you have any great 737-400 memories? I'm guessing not, but you never know. Leave your thoughts in the comments section?