EL AL is ending the service of their B747, after 48 years of operation. The Israeli airline celebrated their "Queen of the Sky" with 2 special flights from Tel Aviv to Rome and back to Tel Aviv last weekend. This video is part 1 of 2 featuring flight LY1744 from Tel Aviv to Rome on 1 November, 2019.
A reception was held at the gate which displayed a lot of EL AL B747 pictures and unforgettable moments. The Boeing 747 plays an important role in EL AL history, including carrying over 1,100 Ethiopian Jews to Israel on a single B747; which is still the World Record.
Many passengers shared their deep connections and emotions with their beloved B747. There were husband and wife purser team on-board, also father and daughter team to operate the last B747. I sat behind the pilots to observe the last takeoff of EL AL B747 out of Tel Aviv.
Watch the video for the highlight of this celebration flight of EL AL B747. The 2nd part (coming this weekend) will feature the return sector from Rome to Tel Aviv with a very unique drawing of a 747 Jumbo Jet in the sky!