Delta 744 exit plan for December

Delta announced the schedule for ending its 744 services yesterday.

Delta is operating the Boeing 747-400 on daily scheduled service between its Detroit hub and its partner hub at Seoul-Incheon.

These are the final regularly scheduled flights of the Delta 747:

• Final U.S. departure: Flight 159 at Detroit to Seoul-Incheon at 12:31 p.m.on December 15, 2017

• Final Asia Pacific arrival: Flight 159 at Seoul-Incheon from Detroit at 4:30 p.m. on December 16, 2017

• Final Asia Pacific departure: Flight 158 at Seoul-Incheon to Detroit at 11:15 a.m. on December 17, 2017

• Final U.S. arrival: Flight 158 at Detroit from Seoul-Incheon at 10:14 a.m.on December 17, 2017

There are contract sport flights up to the end of December and a series of customer and staff flights during December that cross the US from Delta hubs. The final flight to the breakers will be in January without customers.

Customers are allowed to bid for the flights in December using their award miles only. This ensures only loyal Delta customers get the opportunity to fly on the aircraft.