Ron Akana, 83, worked his last route over the weekend on a United Airlines flight from Denver to Kauai, ending his career in the state where it began.
Hawaii, however, wasn't his final stop.
His destination was retirement in Boulder, Colorado, where he has been living since 2002 to be closer to his grandchildren.
Image: In this August 25, 2012 photo provided by his family, Ron Akana, second from right, wears a red and white lei while surrounded by his crewmates, including daughter Jean Akana-Lewis, centre, at the Denver International Airport before Akana's final working flight of his 63-year career.
Text: Associated Press