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Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement: The End of the 747 Era in the United States

The End an Era: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines 747s Nearing Retirement

Ranging from the legendary Pan Am and TWA to United Airlines, the Queen of the Skies – Boeing 747 – has been an important workhorse in many American airlines’ fleets. However, with both of the current American operators’ 747s nearing retirement, the era of Boeing 747s in passenger service with American airlines is about to …

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Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Japan Airlines Orders 4 Boeing 787-8s to be Used on Domestic Flights from 2019

Earlier this week, JAL (Japan Airlines) announced that it ordered four Boeing 787-8s on top of its existing 787 orders. The airline plans to use the new aircraft on domestic routes. The order is part of JAL’s preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the airline plans to enter the aircraft into domestic service …

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The Last EVA Air 747-400 Passenger Flight to Take Place on August 21, 2017

The Last EVA Air 747-400 Passenger Flight to Take Place on August 21, 2017

With Cathay Pacific retiring their last passenger 747-400 in October 2016, it is unfortunate to see another Asian airline – EVA Air – put the Queen of the Skies out of passenger service. The last flight of the EVA Air 747-400 will take place on August 21, 2017. The Last EVA Air 747-400 Flight EVA …

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Flight Report: Hawaiian Airlines 717-200 from Kahului to Honolulu

Flight Review: Hawaiian Airlines 717 Economy Class Kahului to Honolulu

Flight Information Date: June 29, 2017 Flight No.: HA545 Route: Kahului to Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye Airline: Hawaiian Airlines Type: Boeing 717-200 Registration: N484HA The final flight of my island-hopping day in Hawaii was from Kahului back to Honolulu – and the airline of choice was Hawaiian Airlines. While I have flown on a 717 about …

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Flight Report: Skymark Airlines 737-800 from Tokyo HND to Kobe

Flight Review: Skymark Airlines Economy Class 737-800 from Tokyo HND to Kobe

Flight Information Date: June 28, 2017 Flight No.: BC109 Route: Tokyo Haneda to Kobe Airline: Skymark Airlines Type: Boeing 737-800 Registration: JA73ND To position myself for AirAsia X’s inaugural out of Osaka Kansai to Honolulu (trip overview here), I booked myself on Skymark’s flight from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe. The short domestic hop was, at less than …

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Flight Report: Garuda Indonesia 737-800 from Yogyakarta to Jakarta CGK

Flight Review: Garuda Indonesia 737-800 Economy Class from Yogyakarta to Jakarta CGK

Flight Information Date: May 7, 2017 Flight No.: GA217 Route: Yogyakarta Adisutjipto to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airline: Garuda Indonesia Type: Boeing 737-800 Registration: PK-GNV To get back from Yogyakarta after the day I spent there during my way back to Japan from Europe at the beginning of this month, I flew with a Garuda Indonesia 737-800. Even though there was a …

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Flight Report: Thai Lion Air 737-900ER from Bangkok DMK to Jakarta CGK

Flight Review: Thai Lion Air 737-900ER Economy Class from Bangkok DMK to Jakarta CGK

Flight Information Date: May 6, 2017 Flight No.: SL118 Route: Bangkok Don Muang to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airline: Thai Lion Air Type: Boeing 737-900ER Registration: HS-LTU Up until this point, I took two flights as part of my return from Slovakia to Japan – Budapest to Bangkok via Helsinki on Finnair’s A321 and A350. After transferring from Suvarnabhumi to Don Muang …

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Flight Report: Delta Air Lines 747-400 from Detroit to Tokyo Narita

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 747-400 Economy Class from Detroit to Tokyo Narita

(Flown on March 7, 2017) This is the final report covering my trip to Miami back in March. This report covers the last flight of the trip, from Detroit to Tokyo with Delta Air Lines. Just like my flight from Tokyo to Detroit, it was operated by a 747-400. Small Hick-up with Seat Selection Before …

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Flight Report: Delta Air Lines 757-200 from Atlanta to Miami in First Class

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 757-200 First Class from Atlanta to Miami

(Flown on March 3, 2017) The last flight of the day on the first day of my trip was flight DL333 from Atlanta to Miami. In order to catch the 10:26PM flight, I left the Delta Sky Club around 9:40PM and headed straight to the departure gate. When I looked at the upgrade list, there …

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