Delta Airlines Confirms The Inevitable
This has been a long time coming, sometimes you can see fate coming up on the horizon but there is nothing you can do to stop it. For decades Boeing 747s have been soaring the skies, carrying passengers all over the world. Sadly, it looks like those days are coming to an end as Delta Airlines has announced that it will be retiring its fleet of Boeing 747s.
It’s not like we couldn’t see this coming, it has been in the works for years. United Airlines recently flew their final Boeing 747 flight from San Francisco to Hawaii with many fans of the legendary airliner showing up to pay their respects. But in this day and age, it is no longer cost-effective to operate a jet like the 747 and Delta Airlines is aware of this. So Delta is giving the Queen of the Skies a final send-off complete with a farewell tour.
“Delta Air Lines is the last U.S. carrier flying the famed Boeing 747 aircraft, but not for much longer. The airline announced Tuesday it will bring the jumbo jet through Minneapolis-St. Paul for its farewell tour on Dec. 20.”
It is a sad day to know that the last few remaining 747s will not survive the year, but it had a good run for the better part of 50 years.