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A United 747 at Chicago O'Hare (Photo: Greg Linton)

Loyalty Has Its Perks: Bid for Dinner with a Retired United Boeing 747

Members of United Airlines’ Mileage Plus program, the Chicago-based airline’s frequent flyer loyalty program, will have the chance to say one last farewell to United’s now-retired Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Through its MileagePlus Exclusives program, members with an excess of award miles can bid on access to private events ranging from meet-and-greets with celebrities to attending prestigious award shows. The most recent offering, however, is a tour of an aircraft disassembly center in Tupelo, Miss. operated by Universal Asset Management (UAM)…