At the Future of Flight Aviation Center, a visitor pauses at a display case where a model of a British Airways 747 (center) is exhibited next to models of rockets, spaceships and supersonic aircraft. By the end of this year, the 747 will no longer be flown by any U.S. airlines on passenger flights. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At the Future of Flight Aviation Center, a visitor pauses at a display case where a model of a British Airways 747 (center) is exhibited next to models of rockets, spaceships and supersonic aircraft. By the end of this year, the 747 will no longer be flown by any U.S. airlines on passenger flights. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In Everett, we mourn the demise of 747 passenger service

By year’s end, no U.S. carrier will fly passengers on the iconic Boeing jet, the first jumbo.

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