Boeing 747 being retired by airlines

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LOS ANGELES (KCBS / KCAL / CNN) -- Boeing's iconic 747 jetliner will soon be a thing of the past.

Many domestic airlines are replacing the double-Decker jumbo jet with newer and more efficient planes.

The Boeing 747 revolutionized long-distance air travel when it was introduced back in 1969.

Now, United is giving it one final tour around the country before the airlines retires the 747 from its fleet.

Monday at LAX, United employees got to bid farewell to the "Queen of the Skies."

The 747 will fly for united for the last time on November 7th.

The retro 1970s-themed flight will take passengers from San Francisco to Honolulu--it sold out in less than two hours.