Delta has announced their plans to retire the last of their 747 fleet by 2017. Currently Delta has only 16 747s in their fleet. These planes are typically operated on long-haul international flights and are equipped with some of the best of Delta’s business elite seats.
According to Delta’s Third Quarter Conference call, they are taking a $397 charge for retirement of part of their Delta’s 747 fleet.
A $397 million charge for fleet and other items, primarily associated with the decision to accelerate the retirement of Delta’s 747 fleet as part of its Pacific network restructuring
I’ll miss flying the 747s. If you will too, there is still time to make a trip before they retire their last 747 in 2017. Are you planning on flying one of the last 747s before the retire them? If so, comment here what route you plan to take.