Happy Birthday, B747


Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first Boeing 747’s roll off the assembly line.  It continues to taunt me to this day, denying me a ride upstairs, but I’ll get there eventually.

Check out the logos on the nose.  How many can you recognize?  Of carriers that no longer exist?

I definitely see Delta, Continental and Eastern in there.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

One Comment

  1. PanAM logo to the very right near the nose? And a bit further left TWA next to Eastern?

    Since I discovered FT, I've crossed the Atlantic probably six to eight times on the upper deck of the 747. It's definitely very nice. Just the other day I "discovered" almost with sadness that my upcoming trip next week to Japan will not let me enjoy the UD, since I booked a saver F award. Maybe I'll find someone to trade? 😉

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