City of Renton

The last Boeing 247 still in flying condition – NC13347, the City of Renton, in United Airlines livery

The Boeing Air Transport 247 entered service on May 22, 1933. It set a cross-country pace of 19 1/2 hours during its inaugural flight between San Francisco and New York. It marked the first time airline passengers could fly across the nation without changing planes or stopping overnight.

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