British Airways, the largest airline to operate 747 passenger service, will immediately retire its entire original jumbo jet fleet of 31 aircraft. This is three years earlier than planned.
I'm going to miss them. Since 2016, the only flight I would take to Europe was the morning BA flight from JFK to LHR. I would pay extra to sit in the upper deck consisting of just 20 seats. It was peaceful, it was quiet, and there were two flight attendants for the 20 of us. I would arrive in London in the early evening relaxed and without any jet lag. Sometimes I was able to get a return flight on a 747 as well but they never seemed to fly the reverse route at the times I preferred.
I'm going to miss them.