Basically, as we already know, the last commercial flight on the DL 747 is on 12/17, ICN-DTW. Then, on 12/18, there will be a hangar party in DTW. On the same day it flies from DTW-SEA where there will be another hangar party. On 12/19 it will fly from SEA-ATL for another hangar party and the final farewell flight will be on 12/20 from ATL-MSP, also MSP will host a hangar party. All flights are open to employees and to folks like you and me who want to bid on two Delta One seats and to participate in one of the hangar parties. More info below. bidding starts at 40,000 skymiles which gets you two Delta One tickets and entry to the hangar party. DTW is 15,000 miles which only includes the hangar party since there is no flight.
Delta will take the 747 on an employee farewell tour from Detroit to Seattle on Dec. 18, Seattle to Atlanta on Dec. 19 and Atlanta to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Dec. 20.
Customers can bid for a spot on these farewell flights via SkyMiles Experiences using their SkyMiles.
Employees and retirees can purchase a seat on these flights on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at noon ET Nov. 20 at a discounted rate, with all proceeds going to the Airloom Project, the organization behind the 747 Experience exhibit at the Delta Flight Museum.
The 747 will fly a handful of sports team and ad-hoc charter flights through Dec. 31.
Delta will fly its final 747 to its retirement place in Arizona in early January. This ferry flight will not be open to passengers.
Delta will be celebrating the iconic and revolutionary 747 throughout December in all of its channels and encourages customers, enthusiasts and employees to share their own tributes and remembrances using the #DL747Farewell hashtag.