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The 747 was the last moment of romance in air travel

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

25 July 2020

9:00 AM

I felt a genuine pang when British Airways announced that it was retiring its fleet of Boeing 747s, the largest remaining in the world. But the jumbo’s final approach to the elephants’ graveyard in the sky was a long time coming. In the US, United and Delta retired their 747s three years ago.

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