How to Get Tickets for the Very Last Flights of the DC-10
It’s time to bust out the credit card digits, as the final DC-10 flight—this one is the real deal—is now scheduled and up for sale. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be taking the ol’ bird up into the skies for its last voyage, as the plane and people travel from Dhaka to Birmingham with a little bit of a stopover in Kuwait. As you may recall from a few weeks back Birmingham—the one in the UK—will be the final resting place for the plane, as it’s going to do the retirement thing at an aviation museum.
For those that want to be part what they’re calling the DC-10 Farewell Tour it’s going to cost you, as the last flight will set you back between roughly $850 and $1000 depending on where you want to seat—they’re charging more for those next to the windows. February 20 is the date for the last commercial flight, but after that there’s a few scenic flights scheduled that might be a little more affordable.
During the weekend after that last commercial flight the DC-10 will take off yet again, as there will be some spins around the neighborhood on February 22, 23, and 24. Things should last about an hour and right now it looks like they’ll set you back ₤150 for a window seat and ₤100 for an aisle seat. To keep things comfortable up in the cabin they’re only selling aisles and windows, so no need to be stuck in the middle on one of these trips.
So if you love the DC-10—or you just want to takeoff and land at the same airport—check out one of the final flights aboard Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Let’s just hope that February truly marks the end for the plane, and it doesn’t hit the skies again in five years like Kiss, Cher, or any of the other farewell tours.
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