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Final US Airways flight taking off from Philadelphia

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 16, 2015 12:56 AM
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FILE PHOTO: A US Airways ticket counter. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

(Philadelphia) -- The final US Airways flight is taking off from Philadelphia and stopping in Charlotte, North Carolina, then Phoenix and San Francisco. 

Flight 1939, named for the airline's founding year, is scheduled to depart Philadelphia International Airport at 10:05 a.m. this morning and arrive in Charlotte about two hours later. 

The Airbus A321 will return to Philadelphia tomorrow under the American Airlines banner, following the completion of a merger announced in 2013. 

Pittsburghers were upset the flight wasn't stopping there.

US Airways was formed in Pittsburgh as All American Aviation.

It later operated as Allegheny Airlines before becoming USAir. 

US Airways dropped Pittsburgh as a hub in 2004 and American Airlines shut down its nearby flight operations control center in August, shifting about 650 jobs to Fort Worth, Texas.  

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