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  1. #27
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    With No Airbus A380 Sales at Dubai, It's the End of an Airliner Era

    At this week’s Dubai Airshow, one of aviation’s most important annual events, it’s unlikely Airbus will ink any new sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, the company tells the BBC. Though Airbus (EADSY) has downplayed the disappointment, this news represents a continuing downward trend for a the world’s largest passenger airliner, which was once hailed as the future of aviation—and a fundamental shift in the way we fly.

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    http://fortune.com/2015/11/10/with-n...ortune&ref=yfp
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  2. #28
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    Flew on the Dreamliner recently from
    Austin, TX to London. Great plane, great
    flight, return flight good also. British Airways
    has the direct flight. 9 hours over, 9.75
    back.

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    Legendary 747 designer Sutter dies age 95

    http://atwonline.com/people/legendar...er-dies-age-95
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    I remember taking some of my family to the airport in the late 1960's and seeing them get on the 747. Freakin scary!

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    747 passenger service is coming to an end.

    The Boeing 747 Came In With A Bang And Now It Will Go Out With One
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed.../#6ae2fde52a73

    The final commercial 747 flights
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the...l-747-flights/
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    I remember when I was a kid and took my Father and Mother, To the airport to fly on one of those. My Father was so scared that he added my name on all his financial accounts. LOL

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