What You Read in 2017: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

Flight attendants serving pre-departure Mai Tais on United's final 747 flight, which operated from SFO to HNL

By Anna Breuer on 26 December 2017
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With the year 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year. The big news was, of course, the retirement of Boeing 747s at the two remaining U.S. carriers that continued to operate them, Delta and United.

Our new Centurion List of the 10 Best Hotels in the World made the cut as did a very practical guide on how to renew your U.S. passport as quickly as possible, in case you have to get out of Dodge with no delay.

From the Queen of the Skies to the world’s longest domestic flight to tips on getting an upgrade, here are the most read news stories and features in 2017 from the pages of Frequent Business Traveler magazine.


1.) Photo Essay: United Airlines’ Final Boeing 747 Flight Gives the Queen of the Skies a Royal Sendoff.

2.) The 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List: The 10 Best Hotels in the World

3.) Review and FAQ: Uber VIP –What It Is and How It Works.

4.) Boeing 747: Now On Final Approach

5.) Review: The World’s Longest Domestic Flight – Delta First Class New York-Honolulu.

6.) Delta One Business Class Los Angeles-New York JFK – Flight Review

7.) Flight Review: American Airlines Flagship First – International New York-London

8.) Five (Secret) Tips to Getting a First Class Upgrade On Your Next Flight

9.) Delta Air Lines First Class New York JFK-Havana, Cuba – Flight Review

10.) Your Papers, Please! How to Renew Your Passport in 4 Hours Without Any Stress


1.) American Airlines to Add 26 New Routes this Summer

2.) JetBlue to Unveil New Boarding Process

3.) United Airlines Announces Final 747 Flight, Recreating Its First 747 Route from San Francisco to Hawaii

4.) Petition Calls for Delta to Retire Last Boeing 747 by U.S. Carrier in Pan Am’s Colors

5.) KLM to Retire Boeing 747 Fleet

6.) American Airlines Quietly Rebrands Business Class with Flagship Name

7.) United Airlines to Introduce 777-300ER and Polaris Business Seat on New Routes

8.) Delta Delays All Flights Due to ‘System-Wide’ Computer Outage

9.) Hawaiian Airlines to Add 3 New West Coast A321neo Routes in 2018

10.) History in the Making: United Airlines Final Boeing 747 Flight Takes Off

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