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Another day, another post about the 747’s imminent retirement. Yeah, we’re starting to feel the fatigue, too, but this one’s for a good cause — and, assuming you have the miles to burn, could land you some pretty fantastic memorabilia.

United just launched a number of opportunities to redeem miles for 747 components, including economy seats, windows and livery panels. All proceeds will be donated to Air Camp. As the airline explains:

100% of the profits will support Air Camp, a hands-on, educational adventure in aviation and aeronautics. Air Camp inspires students at the intermediate and middle school levels, as well as teachers and educational leaders across all grades, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) using aviation and aerospace as the medium while promoting the values of scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Air Camp is the vision of Dayton-area leaders who want to help young people nationwide achieve their potential, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and pursue further education and future careers in STEM-related fields, aviation, and aeronautics.

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United’s 747 seats are arranged in a 3-4-3 configuration.

The four ‘buy now’ items available today for a preset amount of miles include:

  • Triple passenger seats (currently 30 available at 250,000 miles each)
  • Double passenger seats (currently six available at 275,000 miles each)
  • 2′ x 2′ United Airlines livery panel (currently 16 available at 80,000 miles each)
  • Single window cuts with natural finish (currently 65 available at 50,000 miles each)

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A handful of other items will pop up between Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, November 7, which is the date of United’s final 747 flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL). You can expect to find the following components:

  • Rudder Trim Indicator
  • Standby Airspeed Indicator
  • N182UA – tail number cut
  • N171UA – tail number cut
  • Forward-facing American flag cut-out
  • Rear-facing American flag cut-out
  • Brake Pressure Indicator
  • 747-400 aluminum cut-out
  • Ram Air Inlet
  • Oxygen Pressure Indicator
  • Standby Attitude Indicator
  • Standby Altimeter

Personally, I’d love to take home some business or first-class seats, though I’m not sure I have room in my cozy New York City apartment. TPG has a few ideas, though, so if those premium-cabin seats ever do make an appearance you better believe we’ll be snatching some.

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