This video captures reactions from employees and spectators on Ship 6301’s final journey home. Delta’s famous retired jet, the first Boeing 747-400 aircraft manufactured for a commercial airline, made its move to the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta earlier this month. The Ship 6301 exhibit is expected to open to the public for tours sometime in early 2017.
On September 9, 2015, Delta retired Ship 6301 after its final flight from Honolulu to Atlanta. The aircraft took its first flight with Northwest Airlines in December 1989. During its career, Ship 6301 logged more than 61 million miles, enough to make 250 trips from the Earth to the moon.