Don't forget, one of those 747-100's went on to star in two of the sequels to "Airport".
You can see that happy ex-AA 747-100 in "Airport 75"
Imagine a cross-eyed Karen Black, coping with the sexism of the 1970's and still managing to keep her hair looking fabulous, as she tries to land a cripled 747-100 in SLC
while knowing nothing about how an airplane even flies, all the while Helen Reddy dons a habit and guitar and sings to an ailing Linda Blair (exorcist fame). And yes, Charleton Heston actualy flew the 747-100 around the rockies himself for those scenic shots.
But, this plane went on for more...."Airport 77"
As if this poor AA
747-100 had not been through enough, it is now subjected to the horror of Jimmy Stuart and Jack Lemmon as it sinks below the Bermuda Triangle with 50 passengers aboard, one of which being a drunk Olivia DeHavilland, while the oxygen runs thin, and the plot even thinner.
I really hope these movies are not what AA
had in mind when they sold the plane, no beautiful aircraft should have to suffer like that, Airplanes have rights too!