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A Qantas 747 (VH-OEE) parked at San Francisco International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Qantas Retires Final Boeing 747 from American Skies

When Qantas flight QF74 departed San Francisco for Sydney on Tuesday, it ended an era that started with one of its predecessors nearly a half-century ago, Qantas Boeing 747 service between Australia and America. In the latest milestone in its long history of transpacific flying, Qantas has retired its last Boeing 747 from American skies as the Sydney-San Francisco route, the final route to the U.S. that operated using the aircraft, will be upgraded to the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner starting…

Trip Report: A Disappointing Journey on One of KLM’s Most…

As a typical AvGeek, I’ve always taken any opportunity possible to fly on the most unique and unusual aircraft flying the friendly skies. I’ve flown from Phoenix to New York via San Francisco and Chicago to fly on a United 747-400 before it retired, from New York and back via…