British Airways farewell to the “Queen of the Skies”.

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British Airways (BA) bids farewell to its last two London-based Boeing 747s this Thursday, the plane transformed long-distance flying.

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BA, once not one of the world’s largest operators of 747s, has now withdrawn its entire fleet of jumbo jets after the COVID-19 pandemic reduced most air travel, accelerating the move to more fuel-efficient aircraft.

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“Today will be a difficult day for everyone at British Airways as the plane leaves our home in Heathrow for the last time,” said CEO Alex Cruz.

For more than 50 years, the 747 has been the world’s most recognizable airliner, with its humpbacked fuselage, four engines and 16 main wheels.

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