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Boeing 747-400 (N171UA) - KLAX - Sept 1989 down in LAX for the Airline Collectible show that year at the Hacienda Hotel on Sepulveda, my 60-300mm failed me or I'm a crummy photog - parked at the FedEx lot off Douglas Ave at Los Angeles, I saw this 747-400 on final for 25L..and could see it was United! I had not seen any new 747-400s for United and here was my 1st time, I had the video and my 35mm slung around my neck...." video or print, print of video" I kept asking myself as this gleaming new 747 was approaching fast - I decided prints and I'd get the next one on video. Bad part was another UAL new 747-400 never showed up while I was here....! I have a series of this jet landing here but opted for the other UALs in the background for fun. Shown here is the "Spirit of Seattle" CN:24332 LN" 733 - one of the 1st 747-400s for United.
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Boeing 747-400 (N171UA)

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KLAX - Sept 1989 down in LAX for the Airline Collectible show that year at the Hacienda Hotel on Sepulveda, my 60-300mm failed me or I'm a crummy photog - parked at the FedEx lot off Douglas Ave at Los Angeles, I saw this 747-400 on final for 25L..and could see it was United! I had not seen any new 747-400s for United and here was my 1st time, I had the video and my 35mm slung around my neck...." video or print, print of video" I kept asking myself as this gleaming new 747 was approaching fast - I decided prints and I'd get the next one on video. Bad part was another UAL new 747-400 never showed up while I was here....! I have a series of this jet landing here but opted for the other UALs in the background for fun. Shown here is the "Spirit of Seattle" CN:24332 LN" 733 - one of the 1st 747-400s for United.

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Gavin Hughes
Again, context with the picture - great.
JM32
EPIC !
Darryl Sarno
Fantastic!
Larry Toler
I didn't know they had the -400's in that livery.
Kam Bahrami
Oh man! Memories of my childhood! :-)
ROBERT MILLS JR
N171UA Boeing 747-400 United Airlines
In Service Jun 1989
Scrapped at TUP 5 Nov 2015 (SCRAPPED)
F12C52Y310
4x PW
A11EA7
8471
named "Spirit of Seattle II" until Feb 2009
wfu 26 Oct 2015
std at TUP 5 Nov 2015 (SCRAPPED)
sanmit
great shot!
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
Thank you all for the comps - when they repainted these it was awful - this c/s is so cool when they rolled out of Everett. I was able to get several at SFO in that era
BRETT JACOB
Fabulous picture. Top 3 schemes in my book. All the extra tulips in the background just add to the shot.
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