October 2, 2022

UPS Flies to Bangalore, India

Cargo Carrier UPS (5X) added its second destination in the Indian subcontinent—Bangalore (BLR).

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Airlines AvGeek Featured

Remember the Green Boeing 747s of Jade Cargo?

The Boeing 747 still remains an active and reliable machine to haul cargo given its large payload capacity and nose cargo door access.

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AvGeek Featured

Bangkok 747 Café: World’s Largest Airplane Eatery

A flight of stairs stands in front of you to climb onto the iconic Boeing 747, but this time, it’s not to take to the skies but rather for some lip-smacking Thai cuisine.

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The Sad All-White 747 That Barely Flew

With just 42 hours of flying, this massive Boeing 747-8 has left Basel (BSL), Switzerland after 10 years.

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Airlines AvGeek

Delta’s Boeing 747-400 Farewell Flight Schedules Announced

MIAMI — It hasn’t been an easy year for the Queen of the Skies. Less than a week ago, United retired the iconic Boeing 747 from its fleet, leaving behind 47 years of continuous, unstoppable service. Read More: Farewell Friend Ship 747: Final Curtain Call For United’s 747-400 Today, Delta announced that it’s ready to do the […]

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Airchive Airlines AvGeek Passenger Experience

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) to San Francisco, CA (SFO). […]

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Flight Review Traveler

British Airways 747: First Class London – Miami Review

  You Always Remember Your First: My First Time In Long Haul First Class, But Is It Worth It? MIAMI — I have a true “First World Problems” confession to make. Until a few months back, I had never flown true International Long-Haul First Class. Business Class cabins domestically and internationally are my typical haunts. […]

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A Boeing 747 Factory Tour & Program Update

MIAMI — During Boeing’s Media Days,  Airways had the opportunity to take a tour of the Boeing 747 Factory. The leader of the tour was Bruce Dickinson who is the Vice President and General Manager of the Boeing 747-8 program. Inside the huge factory, there were three aircraft in production; all three were 747 freighters. […]

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Boeing 747-8I Receives FAA Approval For ETOPS 330

MIAMI — Boeing has announced that the 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft has received the 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), marking another significant operational milestone in the 747 program as it became the first four-engine aircraft ever in receiving this type of certification. ETOPS had been a requirement for twinjets since […]

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Airchive AvGeek Industry

A History of Boeing’s Everett Plant Part 2: The 747 Crisis and Development of the 767

MIAMI — Welcome to part two of our multi-part epoch on the fascinating history of the Boeing Everett plant. We will be rolling the series out over the next month, so sit back, grab a glass of your favorite beverage, and enjoy the read. Did you miss part one? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back: READ […]

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