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Northwest 744s Being Retired.  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 911 times:

I noticed this picture today:


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If you click it, it says that the aircraft is being retired after a long career. The aircraft is a 747-400. Why would it be retired after just a little while? The oldest 744s are only about 12.

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User currently offlineJuul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 890 times:

This is the third thread on the exact same picture today. As said in the previous ones, the airplane is not being retired, it's most likely the captain's last flight.

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User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 883 times:

It is probably the pilot, rather than the aircraft, that is retiring. The remark is simply, "Respect at the end of a long career"

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 851 times:

That would make sense. Sorry that I posted this. I looked very carefully to make sure that there were no other posts about this and I didn't see any. I must have missed the others. I will suggest deletion of this thread.



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