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#4606983 - 12/18/17 08:13 AM It's been a good run
Lubener Offline

Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: N.Ohio
Tomorrow, 12/19/17 will be the last scheduled PASSENGER flight for the Boeing 747. It will still be used for cargo transport. The fight will begin somewhere in the Arctic region and end in Detroit.

Edited by Lubener (12/18/17 08:14 AM)
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#4606990 - 12/18/17 08:21 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
Bottom_Feeder Offline

Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3034
Loc: Occupied Virginia
I'm no great traveler but I always wanted to fly in one. I guess I'll have to settle for an A380 flight somewhere someday.

#4607012 - 12/18/17 09:00 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
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Are you sure?

#4607030 - 12/18/17 09:30 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
skyactiv Offline

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I've flown on them when I was a kid in the 80's to Europe and Israel. I still have Pam Am headphones from one of the flights.
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#4607044 - 12/18/17 09:51 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
andrewg Offline

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I'm not so sure it is the last flight of a passenger outfitted 747. I think it may be the last flight of that aircraft for a particular airline.
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#4607051 - 12/18/17 09:56 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
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Registered: 05/12/03
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Loved flying in those back in the 80's and 90's.
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#4607083 - 12/18/17 10:30 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
quint Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
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They were fun to fly in because of the stigma of it being a 747, but the actual experience in and of itself was nothing special in my opinion. Actually I find them not very comfortable. I'd love to fly on one again because its been quite a while since I was on one, but for flying on a regular basis there are other planes I'd rather be on.
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#4607090 - 12/18/17 10:38 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
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I don't think KLM has grounded all their 747 passenger models yet ...
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#4607100 - 12/18/17 10:47 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
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It's the last "US Carrier" passenger flight
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#4607112 - 12/18/17 10:57 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
slug_bug Offline

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I've only had the privilege to fly first class once in my life. A long flight to Brazil for business and it was on the upper deck of a 747. Sure made me feel special!
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#4607115 - 12/18/17 10:59 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
Ducked Offline

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4432
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I was on a 707 in the late 90's (short hop to Aswan over the "Injun country" of middle Egypt) so I'd guess you'll be able to find 747's for a while longer.

They are a bit harder to fill though.

#4607118 - 12/18/17 11:02 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
Dave Sherman Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1082
Loc: Ohio
Last passenger flight of the 747 for a U.S. airline. Overseas airlines will still be using them.
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#4607127 - 12/18/17 11:14 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
PimTac Offline

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4591
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Lufthansa flies a number of the 747-8i aircraft. They and another airline I cannot remember are the only ones who bought these planes. Boeing is not making anymore except for the next Air Force 1 aircraft then after that the line will shut down.

On the cargo side there are still some 747 including the 8i.
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#4607152 - 12/18/17 11:33 AM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Lubener]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
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Air Force One replacements will be 747-8

#4607189 - 12/18/17 12:05 PM Re: It's been a good run [Re: Mr Nice]
Kira Offline

Registered: 08/19/10
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Funny, I read somewhere that the next Air Force One will be a Russian made jet (Tupolev?).

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