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    Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400

Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400

By Cody Diamond and Ben Wang Farewell Friend Ship United launched Boeing 747-100 Friend Ship service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) on July 23, 1970, following delivery of their first Jumbo just a month prior. N4703U was the first airplane delivered and first to fly a revenue service.

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    Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Three

Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Three

SAN FRANCISCO – In part one, I traveled from San Francisco to Frankfurt on my quest to fly around the world on United’s Boeing 747-400, days before the airline retires them from service later today. Read More: Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part One My second

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    Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Two

Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part Two

SAN FRANCISCO — In part one, I traveled from San Francisco to Frankfurt on my quest to fly around the world on United’s Boeing 747-400, days before the airline retires them from service later today. My second segment will take me from Frankfurt to Seoul-Incheon on Lufthansa’s 747-400, to then catch

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    Flight Review: Onboard United’s Final Boeing 747 International Flight (+Photos)

Flight Review: Onboard United’s Final Boeing 747 International Flight (+Photos)

Written by Cody Diamond and Ben Wang SAN FRANCISCO – On October 26, I made my way from San Francisco (SFO) to Seoul-Incheon (ICN) on the third to last westbound transpacific United Airlines (UAL) Boeing 747-400 flight. I was due to meet up with Ben for the final flight UA 892

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    10th Anniversary: Onboard the Singapore Airlines A380 Inaugural Flight

10th Anniversary: Onboard the Singapore Airlines A380 Inaugural Flight

Written by Chris Sloan • Published in Airways, January 2008 On the evening of October 26, 1958, amidst a backdrop of glamor and anticipation, a Pan American Boeing 707 departed from New York’s Idlewild Airport bound for Paris-Le Bourget (Airways, December 2007). Although a BOAC de Havilland Comet 4 had

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    Celebrating a Decade of Double-Decker Flying

Celebrating a Decade of Double-Decker Flying

MIAMI — October 25, 2017, marks the tenth anniversary of the Airbus A380’s entry into service with Singapore Airlines, but story of the world’s largest passenger plane dates back a lot further, nearly 30 years in fact. 80s and 90s: Ideating the World’s First Superjumbo Engineers first began imagining an

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    Onboard United’s 747 Farewell Special Employee Flights

Onboard United’s 747 Farewell Special Employee Flights

Written by: Bill Sablesak MIAMI – This fall United Airlines (UAL) will say goodbye to the Queen of Skies, as they retire the iconic Boeing 747 (B747) aircraft from their huge fleet. The last regular UAL B747 service is scheduled to be operated on October 29, 2017, from Seoul, South Korea (ICN)

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    First Embraer E190-E2 to Be Delivered in 2018

First Embraer E190-E2 to Be Delivered in 2018

MIAMI — Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer, announced the delivery of its first E190-E2 in April 2018. Widerøe, the largest regional carrier operating in the Nordic countries, is the launch customer to receive the newest, upgraded version of the prosperous E-Jet family of aircraft. Read More: WIDERØE NAMED AS EMBRAER E190-E2 LAUNCH OPERATOR John

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    Boeing 767: It’s Not an End, It’s Time for Cargo Airlines

Boeing 767: It’s Not an End, It’s Time for Cargo Airlines

Written by: Ryan Gibbons. MIAMI — As many Boeing 767s are meeting their ends having flown countless hours over the years, they have found a new solution to keep flying: being sold or leased to other, younger cargo airlines, where they are quickly being absorbed into new fleets. Cargo airlines such

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    United Commemorates the 747’s Retirement with Retro 1970s Titles

United Commemorates the 747’s Retirement with Retro 1970s Titles

MIAMI – As United’s Queen of the Skies are prepared for its retirement, the company is ensuring the iconic Jumbo flies away into the sunset with much fanfare. United’s 747-400s called San Francisco (SFO) home during their last year of service. Enthusiasts at SFO are in a unique position to see the

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    Qantas Returns to the Singapore-London Market

Qantas Returns to the Singapore-London Market

Written by: Vinay Bhaskara and Rohan Anand SINGAPORE – Qantas is once again changing direction in its strategy for flights to the United Kingdom, as it will move its daily Sydney-Dubai-London Heathrow flight to a Sydney-Singapore-London routing beginning March 25, 2018. Along with the previously announced shift of Melbourne-Dubai-London Heathrow to

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    Best of Airways — Modern Air Transport: The Turbulent History of A Charter Airline

Best of Airways — Modern Air Transport: The Turbulent History of A Charter Airline

By Jon Proctor • Airways Magazine, May 2017 The C-46 was a rugged type, capable of carrying more passengers than a DC-3, but it was not without its shortcomings. On November 8, 1955, one of MAT’s C-46s, with only crew members aboard, landed 22 miles short of its intended destination

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