Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

By Anna Breuer on 14 November 2017
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A Delta 747 at JFK.

A Delta 747 at JFK.

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday plans for the final flights of its last Boeing 747 aircraft.

The Atlanta-based carrier’s final scheduled 747 flight from the United States will take place on December 15, departing Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 12:31 p.m for Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The aircraft will depart Seoul on December 17 at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Detroit the same day at 10:14 a.m.

Following these two flights, Delta will take the 747 on a farewell tour to its hubs in Seattle, Atlanta, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Both customers and employees will be able to purchase seats on these flights. Employees will receive a discount price on tickets with all proceeds going to the Airloom Project, which manages the 747 Experience exhibit at the Delta Flight Museum, while customers can bid for seats on these flights as a SkyMiles Experience.

The airline’s final 747 will operate several charter flights through the end of the year and be flown to an aircraft boneyard in Arizona in early January 2018

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