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The World’s Oldest Active Passenger 747s Are Over 40 Years Old

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The Boeing 747 fundamentally changed the nature of long-haul air travel. As a family, it has been in service for more than half a century since its first commercial flight from New York to London in 1970. It is sadly becoming an increasingly rare aircraft today, particularly when it comes to older examples. However, there are a handful of passenger-configured jumbo jets that remain active today aged over 40 years old. Let’s find out which ones they are. (simpleflying.com) More...

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jeffinsydney
jeff slack 5
I do not hate Airbus and I believe competition is the essence of any business, however; the A380 started service in 2007 and has now been discontinued and airlines are leaving them parked in the desert.

Meanwhile (yes, I acknowledge something dreadful is up at Boeing) the 747 will continue to fly cargo and passengers.

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