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The 747’s final approach



Kris Van Cleave looks back at the 747, Boeing’s revolutionary jumbo jet which first went into service nearly 50 years ago, as it makes its last passenger flights in the U.S.

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43 Comments

  1. I really feel sad that airlines are not paying any attention to passenger preferences otherwise the 747-8i would have seen more orders than the current poor sales figures. Instead airlines love the smaller twin engine aircrafts as the Boeing 777 or Airbus A350-1000 which does lack to a great extent in the dramatic inspiration and awesome sight of the mighty 747.

  2. Interestingly, the plane that will truly replace the 747 will be the upcoming derivative of the 777, the 777-9. Why? Because by the time the 777-9 enters service in 2020, airlines around the world will start the replacement cycle of replacing their 777-300ER fleets, and the 777-9 is well-suited for this purpose.

  3. White peoples are racist coz if black peoples hold top posts he or she will be say black African American.but why not call white peoples to European America.white peoples don’t know how their ancestors were move to America.due to famine,starvation,war n epidemic white peoples move to America

  4. For everyone saying RiP 747, it's far from over. Air China, British Airways, Lufthansa and Korean Air will still be flying passenger 747 passenger service for the foreseeable future, British Airways just refurbished their fleet I believe.

  5. Clayborne is utterly unprofessional in his appearance. Beyond shameful. Disgusting. Alas, so typical of Americans……………….

  6. For us aviation geeks this is sad, but at least the 747-8 will be around for a while longer flying freight. The new AF One will be a 747-8.

  7. I'm glad to know that all of the Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 fleet will be around for a good while! The United States Air Force Air Mobility Command 89th Airlift Wing Presidental Airlift Group is supposed to be getting two brand new modified Boeing 747-8s known as VC-25Bs to replace the current Boeing 747-200 VC-25As in service at Special Air Mission 28000 and 29000 but with the President of the United States onboard it's Air Force One. These planes shouldn't be retired and the old Concords shouldn't have either!!

  8. Concorde and the 747, both revolutionary designs, it's sad to see the that 747 is starting to die like Concorde did πŸ™

  9. Actually I am an Airbus fanboy but the 747 is justus beautiful… I hope i will fly with one some day! Just beautiful airplanes

  10. Sad to see the 747 stop flying. We saw one of Deltas last international flight land in Minneapolis last week. We posted the video on our channel. It will be missed. Great tribute video…thanks

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