(Airline dork warning)
We old folks remember the days of smoke-filled 747s flying around the US (as in this advertisement). Sure, it made no sense whatsoever to have Delta flying 747s between Atlanta and Miami (though they did). But I think for many of us around my age, 747s represented the pure cool-factor of air travel. That this amazing, odd-looking machine could somehow pick you up in New York and fly you to Tokyo.
There are no longer any scheduled 747 domestic routes (as far as I’m aware – please correct me if I’m wrong, though I don’t think I am), so tomorrow will (possibly) be a treat for someone:
That’s a prelude to me telling you that a United 747 is making an infrequent (though not entirely extinct) trip tomorrow from San Francisco to Honolulu with the big bird replacing a 777 on flight 300. Congrats if you’re on it.