If you've been reading us, you know how much Alex and I are attached to the 747. We both live in denial about its gradual disappearance.

Well, one more is down. PAL has just retired its last 747-400, after it finished its SFO - MNL leg.

It gave it a proper farewell with a water-cannon salute.

Godspeed. (image credit: PAL)

Godspeed. (image credit: PAL)

The outpour of warm comments on the airline's Facebook page shows you that this plane is truly cherished everywhere.