The crew of the last JAL classic posed for the cameras in front of 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) at Honolulu before the historic departure. Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.
Boeing 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) had the honor of flying the last JAL 747 Classic flight from Honolulu to Tokyo (Narita). The Jumbo was wrapped in a giant lei at HNL before it made the last revenue departure. Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.
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JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) today (July 30) will retire its last Boeing 747-300 after 26 years of faithful service. Subsidiary JALways will operate flight JO 073 between Honolulu and Tokyo (Narita). JAL added the first 747-100 in 1970 and during the 1987-1989 period it operated the world’s largest 747 Classic (747-100/200/300) fleet (65).