Japan Airlines Decommissions Boeing 747s CheapOair Staff March 2, 2011 general The end of an era in aviation Japan Airlines International (JAL) announced Wednesday that it was in fact decommissioning their last two Boeing 747 jumbojets. JAL had used the aircraft for over 40 years. Both 747s were met by large crowds at Narita airport on Tuesday, with the staff donning various uniforms from the company’s past. JAL is the latest airline to move toward eco-friendly and fuel efficient planes. However if you think the Boeing 747 is going the way of the dodo think again. Just last month a new Boeing 747-8 International was revealed to the general public. The updated 747 will feature 470 seats, which almost compares to some 777 aircrafts.