Final US Airways flight completes journey, lands in Philly

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Posted: Oct 17, 2015 12:48 PM
Final US Airways flight completes journey, lands in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The final US Airways flight has landed in Philadelphia, completing the last leg of its roundtrip journey.

The Airbus A321 landed at Philadelphia International Airport at 5:54 a.m. Saturday after departing from San Francisco at 1:07 a.m. as a red-eye flight.

The plane is Flight 1939, named for the airline's founding year.

The flight departed from Philadelphia at 10:36 a.m. Friday, making scheduled stops in Charlotte, North Carolina; 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 began as All American Aviation, based in Pittsburgh. It later operated as Allegheny Airlines before becoming US Airways.