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Delta adds stops to final 747 tour

Delta Air Lines has added stops in Los Angeles and Paine Field near Seattle to the farewell tour for its final Boeing 747.

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The 747-400 will fly from Detroit to Paine Field then on to Seattle Tacoma International airport on 18 December, as well as stop at Los Angeles International airport on 20 December, the Atlanta-based carrier says today.

The new stops are in addition to the Detroit-Seattle, Seattle-Atlanta and Atlanta-Minneapolis/St Paul flights from 18-20 December that were previously announced. The flights are only open to booking by employees and members of Delta's frequent flier programme.

Delta is the last remaining scheduled passenger operator of the 747 in the USA, following United Airlines last revenue flight between San Francisco and Honolulu on 7 November.

The SkyTeam Alliance carrier will operate its last regularly scheduled 747 flight from Seoul Incheon to Detroit on 17 December.

Delta inherited its 747s from Northwest Airlines when the carriers merged in 2009. It previously operated the 747-100 from 1970 to 1977.

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