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Delta is sending its Boeing 747 jumbo jet to help people escape Hurricane Irma (DAL)

Delta's venerable fleet of Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets is set to enter retirement in a few months. But before they go, Delta is sending the Queen of the Skies on one final mission, to help evacuate people from Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma. Friday afternoon, one of the airline's seven remaining 747s will fly down to Orlando from Detroit. With room for 376 passengers, the jumbo jet is an efficient way to get more people out of harm's way without further contributing to the already congested airports in Florida.
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