airplanetire
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Northwest 744s Being Retired.

Wed Jul 25, 2001 6:44 am

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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RE: Northwest 744s Being Retired.

Wed Jul 25, 2001 6:46 am

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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RE: Northwest 744s Being Retired.

Wed Jul 25, 2001 6:46 am

It is probably the pilot, rather than the aircraft, that is retiring. The remark is simply, "Respect at the end of a long career"
 
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RE: Northwest 744s Being Retired.

Wed Jul 25, 2001 7:14 am

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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