|Quoting American 767 (Reply 7):|
I believe that the final flight arrived in CDG on Sunday evening from DUS. I was thinking of going on this flight, just to be on the final flight, but the ticket was way too expensive, and I would not have had a train to Brussels. I would have had to stay in CDG overnight.
No, the final flight was CDG
-TUR F-GJND and I was on it!
As a matter of fact, there were about 25 AF
employees and guests. The TUR station chief brought a huge cake for us. Of course, some things never go according to plan. The earlier rotation (Regional flight w/a fokker 100) had a pretty serious mechanical breakdown and they all boarded the final flight to CDG
- including the entire Regional crew. Champaign for everybody and the traditional water cannon salute awaited us as we pulled up to Concourse D.......
As we left, I took one last picture and said goodbye
When we went up to the 6th floor of AF HQ
, we glimpsed her again being hauled off to the hangars to be stripped down before being sent to her new owners.
The end of an era but I was really glad to have been there.