Look! Down on the highway! It's a ... plane?
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York to become a cocktail lounge.
The 1956 Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie,” is headed from Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
A send-off event is scheduled for Monday. Then the plane departs on Tuesday.
Once in New York, it will serve as the cocktail lounge outside TWA Hotel, a hotel that promises to bring back “the magic of the Jet Age.”
A spokeswoman for TWA Hotel says the plane does not fly anymore. The journey will take several days because it’ll be traveling at about 15 miles per hour.