For so many of us who love to fly, the chance to get on a 747 is a day we look forward to. The bird is massive. We have fond memories from childhood and look forward to each flight. Personally, I think it is one of the most beautiful planes on the ground or in the sky and even more so with Delta paint on it.
I love to sit upstairs and the view from up there is just the best. Plus having such a great business class cabin and mini feel just makes it all that much more special to me.
However, if you will recall that when NWA and DELTA merged, Delta did not have any 747’s at that time. They did inherit the 16 that NWA had (owned and leased units) and still flies them today.
A few weeks back AJC.com had a piece about the future of the 747 and has quoted Delta people about plans for the future. Gas is such a large component of any flight and there is no denying the logic of being able to have more frequent & smaller fuel efficient flights to so many popular markets.
The day Delta says good bye to the 747 is still a few years away, but I think that day will come faster than we think and it will be a sad day for me. What do you say, do you have fond memories of the 747? Do you remember your fist flight ever on the queen of the skies? – René
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