Delivered to El Al in 06/61 as 4X-ATB. A terrorist hijacking incident took place on board on September 6, 1970, but the aircraft was not badly damaged and continued to serve with El Al and later Arkia until 1985. It was returned to Boeing for the KC-135 conversion program, but Boeing chose to donate the aircraft to Berlin's Technikmuseum in honor of the city's 750th anniversary in 1987. Originally placed on public display in Lufthansa colors with the fake registration "D-ABOC," the aircraft was moved to a remote corner of Tegel airport around 2000 to serve as a fire trainer.
The addition of the A321 to Hawaiian's fleet has made possible a number of new services from the US mainland to Hawaii's neighbor islands, but in some cases it has also resulted in capacity being reduced from a 767 or A330 to a single-aisle aircraft. Here Kukui is seen arriving in SJC from OGG. This flight comes in shortly before sunset and can only be photographed in decent light in the summer months. The aircraft is named for the candlenut tree, the official state tree of Hawaii.
This unusual livery has its origins in seventeenth-century English heraldry. The state flag of Maryland, and thus, this aircraft, is based on the coat of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families, whose scion, Sir George Calvert, was the first Lord Baltimore.
Delivered in May 2019 as the 12,000th aircraft manufactured by Airbus. The A220 is gradually replacing the Boeing 717 in Delta's lower-capacity west-coast operations and is seen here arriving on a flight from Salt Lake City.
The daily British Airways flight from London Heathrow to San Diego has been operated by a 747-400 in the winter season and a 777-300/ER in the summer season over the last few years. Here G-BYGB is seen arriving on a rather gray February day, perhaps not looking much better than the UK's typical weather for this time of year.
Del. March 2004 to MidAtlantic Airways, which operated this and other ERJ-170s for US Airways until MidAtlantic ceased operations in 2006. It then passed to Republic Airways, and to S7 Airlines in June 2017.
Delivered to Air France on 8 April 1976 and served with the airline until its final flight on 24 June 2003 when it landed at Karlsruhe-Baden-Baden. It was brought by road to Sinsheim where it has been mounted on the roof of one of the exhibition halls like a giant taxidermied bird.
Delivered to Iberia as EC-HQH in March 2001 but re-registered as EC-LHM in 2010. To Philippine Airlines as RP-C3438 from 2013 to 2018 and currently with Kam Air as YA-KMH. Seen here on a rare charter flight to SFO in the days before scheduled service by Iberia to Northern California.
Delivered in October 2017, this MAX-8 joined 33 sister aircraft in being grounded in March 2019 after the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610. At the time of upload, Southwest Airlines has more than 300 orders for aircraft of the 737 MAX family.
Not the best lighting conditions but spectacular condensation effects visible as this United 747-400 passes Coyote Point on its final approach to SFO after a long flight from Asia. All UAL 747s have since been retired by the airline.
Delivered to USAir as N922AU in March 1994, this aircraft was re-registered as N935UW in 2007 and had winglets fitted in 2009. It remained in this Star Alliance livery until late 2010, when it was repainted in the standard US Airways colors. It remained with American Airlines for a few years after the takeover of US Airways, but was parked in 2017. Most recently, it has been converted into freighter configuration and now flies with SF Airlines in China as B-1173.
Delivered in March 2005, this aircraft now sports a tattoo-like livery promoting the 35th anniversary of the Tokyo Disney Resort. The wing of the aircraft appears to slice through the heads of Donald, Pluto, and Mickey, but Minnie and Goofy look thrilled.
Del. January 1993 to Cayman Airways as VR-CAA, and later served with Carnival Air Lines as N404KW, with Olympic as SX-BKK, with Sky Airlines as TC-SKG, and most recently with Blue Air of Romania as YR-BAR.