Seriously, is there any need to keep reminding people about the superfluous "u" in QUANTAS? Yes, its mildly annoying in that it jars on the eye, but can we not just get on with the thread instead of converting it into a much-repeated (yet clearly ignored) lesson on the history of the airline.
Has indeed sent the last of the great birds off to another owner. It is sad, yet it is a sign of the progression of time. They will be missed. They flew throughout the network from Rome to Honolulu to Hong Kong to Los Angeles and so forth. Sadly the only people who will miss these birds are those of us with a passion for commerical aviation.