Boeing 747 set for U.S. retirement this year

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U.S. airlines without Boeing 747s are a bit like french fries without ketchup. Sure, you can do it, but it’s just not the same.

United announced Wednesday the iconic jumbo airliner will leave its fleet for good a year sooner than first planned. United will retire the humped 747-400 jetliner by October — an announcement that follows Delta Air Lines’ plans to send its 747 fleet to a desert retirement this year.

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