US Airways flies for one last time
The final flight for US Airways heads out Friday night, as the company completes its merger with American Airlines. Flight 1939, which travels to Charlotte, Phoenix and San Francisco, will land Saturday morning at 6:18 a.m. Eastern in Philadelphia, a US Airways hub.
Customers and current and former employees took to Twitter to remember the good:
In honor of US Airways final flight departure today!! #1939 PHL-CLT-PHX-SFO-PHL. Farewell!! It was a good 76 years. pic.twitter.com/GoAlGeWQ2N— Cindy Owens (@cowens729) October 16, 2015
Believe it or not, the last US Airways flight EVER is scheduled to take off today....something tells me it will be delayed or cancelled.— Mark Packer (@MarkPacker) October 16, 2015
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly for his memories and what the end of US Airways means for the industry.