29 Responses

  1. Teabagpartier
    Teabagpartier at |

    Way cool.

  2. Stacey @VeryGoodPoints
    Stacey @VeryGoodPoints at |

    Were you also the last person off the plane?

  3. Mike
    Mike at |

    Thats very cool

  4. Kerwin
    Kerwin at |

    Nice work and thanks for the memories.

  5. cruisr
    cruisr at |

    Seth, I cannot think of anyone else who this honor should have gone to. The end of an era for sure. Good for you for having done it.

  6. Levi Flight
    Levi Flight at |

    Very cool!

  7. BothofUs2
    BothofUs2 at |

    Congrats to you and great post, really enjoyed it and the pics especially are great. The end of an era, and a new chapter in the book of airlines. Well done!

  8. AAdvantage Geek
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  9. Nick
    Nick at |

    Giving the crew candy is a really neat way of saying thanks. I’ve done it a couple of times on last flights (OS1, CO76, BD751) – I’ve always bought chocolates (Toblerone usually) off the Duty Free cart and given it to the crew, because I thought they might be a bit suspicious of a random passenger handing them candy. Mind you, I wasn’t as well known to OS, CO or BD as you are to UA I would guess.

  10. Jack
    Jack at |


    I would like to share the final Continental Airlines landing pictures, as this was the very last Continental Airlines flight to land in the whole entire world. It was bittersweet. My picutures have been around the news stations in Houston and even up to Dallas!

    If you would like to use them, please contact me first!



    By the way what time did you get on the plane? And how early did you depart?

  11. Scott
    Scott at |

    What about the CO NRT flights that left before the migration at 15:55 Tokyo time on the 3rd and landed about 2pm on the 3rd? Weren’t they the last passengers since they landed later than you?

  12. Voice of reason
    Voice of reason at |

    Love what you did. Sometimes we forget about the human aspects of flying and travel.

  13. Phil
    Phil at |

    Great story!

  14. Rita
    Rita at |

    Loved it … Thanks for sharing.

  15. Calvin
    Calvin at |

    yea. way cool.

  16. Larry
    Larry at |

    I agree with Scott — you were the last passenger to board a Continental flight, but not the last Continental passenger. Still a very cool “award”.

  17. Darren
    Darren at |

    Very cool, Seth… what a great experience.

  18. Matthew
    Matthew at |

    Cool experience!

  19. Bruce InCharlotte
    Bruce InCharlotte at |

    Thanks for this! I’m sad that CO is no longer but very happy that you documented it for all of us.

  20. NYBanker
    NYBanker at |

    Being last, however, the overhead lockers were full and they forced you to gate check your bag. 😉

  21. Ryan
    Ryan at |

    Fantastic post Seth! Wish I could have been there for the flight.

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  23. craz
    craz at |

    Unfortunately it is UA that is dead and gone and CO lives on just under the United name. No different then when AmericaWest took over USAir but keep the US name and everything else. But the policy and everything is really AmericaWest

    So it was bittersweet for me last Weds when I boarded my last United fligt ever as United is no more

    Here in NY theres a saying If it looks like a Duck,quacks like a Duck, walks like a Duck; Its a Duck. Well if it looks like a CO plane, if the execs running it are all CO people, if the website etc etc look like CO; Its CO They may call it United, which they did due to UA being better known WorldWide, but barring the name its CO all the way :-(((

  24. bluto
    bluto at |

    legendary. the candy and the thumb wrestling photo with the pilot is awesome.

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  27. KordCJ
    KordCJ at |

    That is really awesome that you did that. I’m sure the CO guys took it to heart to know that some of us customers really do care about the airlines.

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