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Old 26 October 2016, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by DrRocket View Post
IMO, we're witnessing the sunset of the 747's passenger career. I don't think it will be much longer before the passenger use of the aircraft will be vary rare.
In the US United and Delta still fly them, but IIRC both have plans to phase them out over the next few years. British Airways and Lufthansa still have a bunch of them. BA is, I believe, replacing them with A380s. I wouldn't be surprised it Lufthansa ends up being the last passenger airline flying the 747, if only because they're one of the very few to actually buy the 747-8.

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Originally Posted by jimmy101_again View Post
Look at it this way, when the 747 was designed and launched this is what cars looked like:
You could say the same thing about the 737 though, and Boeing is still selling plenty of those.
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