Vintage Airplane Journeys from Maine to New York for New Life as Cocktail Lounge

The journey will take several days because it'll be traveling at about 15 miles per hour

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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.

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