Contrary to previous reports, United Airline's final flight out of Paine Field in Everett, Washington, was not 5 October... it was today! (4 October)
Turns out Paine Field's passenger terminal is just as pretty in daylight as it is at night, but the major plus of flying out during the day is you get to see all the airplanes that the Boeing Everett Factory has parked all over. In particular, seven brand-new 777X's are carefully lined up within sight of the terminal, folded wingtips and everything. Plenty of other aircraft as well (787's, 737 MAX's, 747-8F's, KC-46A's), with the fleet of KC-46A's in various states of completion placing a strong second, but the 777-9's were definitely the highlight.
United Express Embraer 175, registration N606UX, operated the final United flight out of PAE. Aside from some free snacks for passengers at PAE, and a brief announcement by the flight attendant onboard, there was very little done to commemmorate the occasion.
Which, to be fair, was okay. And was immediately made up for by the noontime arrival at DEN, and sufficient time to soak up the Concourse B expansion in daylight. This included not only appreciating the architecture as noted two days ago, but also the outdoor viewing deck. Super cool place to hangout on a layover, especially on beautiful sunny days such as today.
Wrapped things up with a quick flight back to LAX, where the haze permitted a brief glimpse of the horde of cargo ships waiting to be unloaded outside of the Port of Los Angeles and Port of San Pedro.