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A Qantas Boeing 747 in San Francisco. The airline is retiring its final two 747s this month. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

QF7474 — The Final Qantas 747 Flight Takes Off

Qantas has bid farewell to its last Boeing 747-400 as it departed across the Pacific Ocean to Los Angeles before positioning to Mojave Airport, California as its final resting place. The final flight has brought down the curtain on a five-decade partnership between Qantas and the Queen of the Skies, which saw Qantas become one of only a few airlines in the world that stuck with the 747 up to today. https://twitter.com/Qantas/status/1285768732858445824 QF7474 was operated by VH-OEJ, a 17-year-old airframe…

An Ode to Virgin America: Flying the Old Virgin Brand…

Virgin America, the unlikely brainchild of eccentric British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, began operations in the United States in 2007. With its emphasis on passenger comfort and entertainment, It was a new, exciting endeavor that most Americans had never seen before. Until it started operations, the closest thing we had…

Delta Plans to Celebrate the Retirement of Their 747-400 Fleet

Delta Air Lines is giving customers and employees a chance to fly on the Boeing 747 before the carrier retires the fleet. Delta is the last U.S. passenger airline to fly the jumbo jet dubbed the “Queen of the Skies.” The 747 fleet is set to be retired by the…