Another Beautiful 747 Retirement Video

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    There's no denying that the 747 changed commercial aviation, and that it will always be the "queen of the skies." And there's no denying that the 747 has a special place in lots of peoples' hearts, given how long it has been flying. The Airbus A380 is bigger, and I prefer it from a passenger comfort standpoint. But I don't get quite the same feeling when boarding an A380 as I do when boarding a 747. For that matter, I don't think the A380 actually revolutionizes many aspects of commercial aviation. With smaller long range aircraft that are more fuel efficient (like the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350), it's tough to justify the whale jet. Ultimately passengers value frequencies and direct flights, and that's an area where the A380 can't compete. Anyway, given what a gas guzzler the 747 is, we're seeing a lot of airlines retire them, especially in favor of the much more fuel efficient 777-300ER. The post Another Beautiful 747 Retirement Video appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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