- Air France retires its fleet of iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jets
- The 747 was the first wide-body airliner, spurring global travel for a generation
- On a final flight, pilots reminisce about the so-called "Queen of the Skies"
Paris (CNN)As round trips go, it was more of an oval: Paris to Paris with no ground stop in between, and it had grown men and women getting all misty-eyed.
One remembered how much time he had to spend in taxi school, practicing how to maneuver this giant thing on the ground.