Delta’s Jumbo Jet Makes Its Final Descent into Atlanta for ‘747 Experience’

Mar 29, 2017

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This year will be the last that travelers can take flight on a Boeing 747 with an American carrier, since Delta and United will be retiring all of theirs by December of 2017. The iconic jumbo jet, which made its first flight back in 1969, is one of the world’s most recognizable aircraft because of the distinct ‘hump’ at the front of the plane.

Luckily, for all the #AvGeeks out there, this won’t be your last chance to board one. Delta is keeping one special 747-400 — the first to ever be built for an airline — and turning it into an interactive exhibit that’ll be located outside the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.

The 747 Experience exhibit will include views of the cockpit, cargo hold, cutaways of the body of the plane showing pipes and wires, the crew rest area and upper deck bunks for flight attendants. The giant wings of the plane will also be open to visitors. Note that for today — aka. ‘747 day’ — the entry fee to the exhibit will be $7.47 with prices rising back to the regular $15 entry fee the following day.

Featured image courtesy of the City of Atlanta Government’s Facebook Page.

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