Qantas Flies Final Boeing 747 Service from Los Angeles

When Qantas flight QF56 departed from Los Angeles bound for Brisbane Thursday evening, it marked the final departure of a Qantas 747 aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport. The flight closed an important chapter in Qantas’ history and one of its longest, as the airline has been operating the popular,…

A Changing of the Guard: Qantas Retires Legendary Boeing 747…

46 years after the first Qantas Boeing 747 graced the skies between New York and Los Angeles, the Australian flag carrier is retiring them on the route for good. Friday, Aug. 31 marked not only the last day of the month, but the final day of Qantas’ Boeing 747-400 from…

El Al Goes Retro with New 787 Special Livery

El Al’s social media pages on Wednesday showed off the airline’s newest special livery, a retro-themed livery taking passengers back to the 1960s. The airline, founded in September 1948 and as old as the State of Israel itself, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the special livery is…

Photo Gallery: A Last Look at Delta’s Queen of the…

Delta Air Lines’ 747 made a stop at Los Angeles International Airport this week on its hub-to-hub farewell tour for the Queen of the Skies. Delta ship 6314 arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday morning before 10 a.m. and parked at LAX’s Flight Path Museum & Learning…

Saying Goodbye to EVA Air’s Boeing 747

Taipei-based EVA Air is quickly approaching the retirement date and final flight of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft, which was moved from its original retirement date in October to Monday, August 21 back in January of this year. The aircraft has served the airline for over 25 years, covering numerous long…

How to Catch a Ride on One of the Few…

The iconic Boeing 747 has become a dying breed in the U.S. While airlines around the world, including British Airways and Lufthansa, will continue to operate the aircraft in the foreseeable future, U.S. airlines are saying goodbye to the "Queen of the Skies." Delta and United remain the only carriers in the U.S. that…

48 Years Later: Honoring America’s Iconic Boeing 747 Passenger Fleets

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," reads a historic quote stemming from Charles Dickens' famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, that applies in many respects to the fate of Boeing's iconic 747. While the aircraft's retirement will serve as a milestone for both Delta and United…

Air France Says “Au Revoir” to the Boeing 747

Nearly half a century after its first flight from Paris to New York in the 1970s, the aircraft affectionately known as the Jumbo Jet will bid an emotional farewell to the Boeing 747 with a tribute flight. On 14 January 2016, Air France is offering its customers a unique experience…

Lady Penelope Arrives in Goodyear, Leaves a Legacy Behind

At 4:45 p.m. ET, Virgin Atlantic ferried G-VFAB "Lady Penelope" from Las Vegas to Goodyear for her final flight. The Boeing 747-4Q8 first became airborne on April 14th, 1994, and would go onto serving Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic for 21 years. The aircraft operated its last revenue flight as…