Fly on a COA B777 Delivery Flight


#1

You can bid on two tickets on Boeing’s next-to-last B777 delivery flight. The plane will be delivered to Continental either in Houston or Newark.

The Delivery Flight package includes: two round-trip, first-class tickets from the winner’s home airport to Seattle, WA.; one night accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel in Seattle; an exclusive tour of the Boeing factory, dinner with Continental and Boeing executives; seating on the brand new 777 Boeing aircraft to either Newark or Houston; and a return flight to home airport.

The minimum bid is $10,000.

Continental officials say this is the next-to-last Boeing 777 ordered by the airline. Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787), so flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight.

The winning bidder will be among a group of elite, pampered passengers on the flight, which also will include Continental’s Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner, other Continental senior executives, and top business customers and partners of the airlines. Funds raised by this highly coveted flight will be donated to the March of Dimes.

The auction will be on eBay from Feb. 12 to Feb. 21. Details are at http://www.marchofdimes.com/flight

This news item is on Yahoo News via the Online Travel Review blog.


#2

ITYM Continental’s second-to-last B777 delivery, not Boeing’s.


#3

That article brings new meaning to the term MISLEADING. I’m pretty darn sure that Boeing is NOT shutting down the 777 line anytime soon, even with the 787 production beginning. They have many orders left to fill in both passenger and cargo variants, and they’re still receiving orders as we speak.

Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787)…

That’s like saying “LeBron James (strictly for example) is going to die.” SOMEDAY, the inevitable will happen, but not likely anytime soon. Boeing will quit producing the T7, but unless I’m greatly mistaken, they plan on keeping that line open for years and years to come.


#4

The corrected the article:

/C O R R E C T I O N – March of Dimes/
Wednesday February 7, 3:15 pm ET

In the news release, Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity for Flying Enthusiasts: Two Seats On a Boeing 777 Delivery Flight, issued earlier today by March of Dimes over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the fifth paragraph, second sentence should read, “Flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight,” rather than, “Boeing will no longer be manufacturing the 777 (it will be replaced by the 787), so flying enthusiasts who have never yet traveled aboard one of these aircraft will appreciate this Delivery Flight,” as originally issued inadvertently.


#5

Good find, dami!