US Airways Makes Final Flight

Flight 1939 was named after founding year
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 17, 2015 5:26 AM CDT
In this image taken from video, US Airways flight 1939, the final US Airways flight, prepares to depart Philadelphia International Airport for Charlotte, NC on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The final US Airways flight has landed in Philadelphia, completing the last leg of its round-trip journey. The Airbus A321 landed at Philadelphia International Airport at 5:54am Saturday after departing from San Francisco at 1:07am as a red-eye flight. The plane is Flight 1939, named for the airline's founding year. The flight departed from Philadelphia at 10:36am Friday, making scheduled stops in Charlotte, Phoenix, and San Francisco. All future flights will fly under the American Airlines banner, following the completion of a merger announced in 2013. US Airways was formed in Pittsburgh as All American Aviation. It later operated as Allegheny Airlines before becoming US Airways.

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