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Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: DID747
Posted 2012-11-30 04:24:34 and read 13196 times.

Dear,
Would like to know how many B747-800I Lufthansa is operating now, and on what routes?
sometimes the LH418 Frankfurt-Washington, is flying over my house, using D-ABYA, D-ABYC and this week D-ABYF., but I don't know the other routes...

Thanks a lot. DID747

 

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Fuling
Posted 2012-11-30 04:52:26 and read 13117 times.

So far, they are flying to IAD, BLR and DEL. And soon, LAX.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: travelavnut
Posted 2012-11-30 05:01:40 and read 13069 times.

I hate myself for doing this, but..

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
B747-800I

It's 747-8i and not 747-800I

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: ba319-131
Posted 2012-11-30 05:07:08 and read 13038 times.

I understand they have 4 at the moment:-

D-ABYA
D-ABYC
D-ABYD
D-ABYF

HTH

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Fuling
Posted 2012-11-30 06:49:56 and read 12757 times.

I know D-ABYB was skipped because of a previous accident involving that registration number, but why has D-ABYE been skipped as well?

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: steman
Posted 2012-11-30 06:57:47 and read 12724 times.

D-ABYE is being retained at Boeing for further tests, probably connected with the activation of the tank in the tail.
It will be delivered in 2015.
Next year 5 more are to join the fleet.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: sweair
Posted 2012-11-30 08:26:03 and read 12446 times.

Does LH put cargo on its 748s? As they only have 368 seats on them? Seems a bit wasteful not going with a full belly.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: pilotfox
Posted 2012-11-30 09:19:16 and read 12308 times.

Any updates on when/if ORD service will start?

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: na
Posted 2012-11-30 09:25:59 and read 12267 times.

Chances are I will fly the 748I next month. Just got a job offer including this 
  

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Heavierthanair
Posted 2012-11-30 09:33:30 and read 12224 times.

G'day

Quoting steman (Reply 5):
It will be delivered in 2015.

How come they need in excess of two years to test / certify something that has been there from the beginning?   

And why use a customer's plane for that?   


Cheers

Peter

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: 7BOEING7
Posted 2012-11-30 10:07:50 and read 12112 times.

Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 9):
How come they need in excess of two years to test / certify something that has been there from the beginning?

Part of that time will relate to testing but modifying the airplane from flight test configuration back to the customer configuration will take up a lot of time.

Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 9):
And why use a customer's plane for that?

Except for the first 747 (RA001), 767 (VA001) and 757 (NA001) all the airplanes Boeing has used in flight test have gone eventually to the airlines. The first 777 (WA001) is owned by CAT.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: strandedinbgm
Posted 2012-11-30 10:27:24 and read 12033 times.

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 2):
I hate myself for doing this, but..

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
B747-800I

It's 747-8i and not 747-800I

I often feel the same way when I see people using apostrophes incorrectly.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: overcast
Posted 2012-11-30 10:39:53 and read 11985 times.

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 2):
It's 747-8i and not 747-800I

Not exactly, Boeing use 747-8i for marketing, but the lufthansa 747 is an 830 according to the FAA. Same thing for the freighters. Atlas's are 87uf.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: bmacleod
Posted 2012-11-30 10:51:37 and read 11937 times.

Any future for the 748i for FRA-YYZ?

Unlikely right now with AC codesharing 77Ws on this route.....

[Edited 2012-11-30 10:54:46]

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: DID747
Posted 2012-11-30 14:21:26 and read 11587 times.

OK 747-8i, I think everyone understood I didn't talk about 747-100, 200, 300, 400 when I said 747-800I, it was very close to 747-8i, isn't it?
I didn't know a dictionary was talking with us...

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-11-30 14:35:06 and read 11534 times.

It has been said above: D-ABYA, D-ABYC, D-ABYD and D-ABYF (which I flew today, brandnew).   

D-ABYB has been skipped due to the accident with that registration back then. And D-ABYE will be joining later as Boeing wants to keep that airplane a little longer.

IAD, BLR, DEL are served at the moment with the 748i, LAX will start December 10th and the next destination is known as well, but I cannot tell.
ORD will follow in 2013 as well and some others are in the pipeline as well...

wilco737
  

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2012-11-30 14:35:42 and read 11532 times.

Quoting overcast (Reply 12):
Quoting travelavnut (Reply 2):
It's 747-8i and not 747-800I

Not exactly, Boeing use 747-8i for marketing, but the lufthansa 747 is an 830 according to the FAA. Same thing for the freighters. Atlas's are 87uf.

The FAA type certificate data sheet uses 747-8 and 747-8F generically for the passenger and cargo models, but when referring to individual aircraft for exceptions etc. they use the Boeing customer codes, e.g. 747-830 (LH), 747-8KB (Qatar Amiri Flight) etc.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: krisyyz
Posted 2012-11-30 16:05:45 and read 11235 times.

Quoting bmacleod (Reply 13):
Any future for the 748i for FRA-YYZ?

Unlikely right now with AC codesharing 77Ws on this route....

I asked the same question, I doubt LH would put the 747-8 on the YYZ rotation, although I heard there is a chance of a few flights during the summer. AC would have to downgage their AC872 flight to a 763s or A333s but AC is making too much $ filling the 77Ws belly with cargo to FRA.

KrisYYZ

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: conaly
Posted 2012-11-30 16:35:41 and read 10863 times.

How is the 748i actually doing? Is LH satisfied with the new jumbo so far, especially in comparison to the A380 and the 744. And how do the pax like it?

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: na
Posted 2012-11-30 16:47:21 and read 10736 times.

Quoting conaly (Reply 18):
How is the 748i actually doing? Is LH satisfied with the new jumbo so far, especially in comparison to the A380 and the 744. And how do the pax like it?

My sources all say the 748I is doing great, LH and pax being very happy with it. I havent heard the slightest negative comment, and my LH connections are good enough they wouldnt hide such from me if there are any issues.

Topic: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-11-30 16:50:06 and read 10691 times.

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):
sometimes the LH418 Frankfurt-Washington, is flying over my house, using D-ABYA, D-ABYC and this week D-ABYF., but I don't know the other routes...

I flew D-ABYA FRA-IAD this past Sunday so I am guessing by this weekend it's tomorrow and Sunday  
Quoting conaly (Reply 18):
And how do the pax like it?

I personally loved it...but LH pitch in Y is crap! The only other time I'll fly them is in J or rather when I am traveling to Germany on business.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: gytr31
Posted 2012-11-30 19:10:50 and read 9550 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 15):
D-ABYB has been skipped due to the accident with that registration back then.

Is this Flight 540 that you are referring to by any chance?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: mabadia71
Posted 2012-11-30 19:12:11 and read 9531 times.

Quoting gytr31 (Reply 21):

Is this Flight 540 that you are referring to by any chance?

Yes that's the one

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: pnwtraveler
Posted 2012-11-30 19:30:11 and read 9390 times.

Quoting krisyyz (Reply 17):
Quoting bmacleod (Reply 13):
Any future for the 748i for FRA-YYZ?

Unlikely right now with AC codesharing 77Ws on this route....

I asked the same question, I doubt LH would put the 747-8 on the YYZ rotation, although I heard there is a chance of a few flights during the summer. AC would have to downgage their AC872 flight to a 763s or A333s but AC is making too much $ filling the 77Ws belly with cargo to FRA.

KrisYYZ

I keep hearing the rumour once a few more 748i's get into the fleet, YYZ will see it occasionally as a marketing/publicity push but not a regular scheduled route.

The LH 748i is also very premium heavy and I am not sure there is enough front traffic to take the additional First and Business seats. The flight is profit share not just codeshare so it doesn't matter what metal the passenger flies for AC or LH profit. However, the cargo isn't profit share so as pointed out above, AC likes the cargo that fills the 77W belly. The route is very cargo profitable. Now should cargo be added to profit share there could be more movement back and forth and onto the LH MD11F.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: reality
Posted 2012-11-30 21:29:21 and read 8576 times.

Quoting DID747 (Reply 14):
OK 747-8i, I think everyone understood I didn't talk about 747-100, 200, 300, 400 when I said 747-800I, it was very close to 747-8i, isn't it?
I didn't know a dictionary was talking with us...

He was just trying to be helpful--and in a nice way. It's always good to use correct terminology even though the meaning may be clear without it. I don't think it was meant as a personal attack.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: TrijetsRMissed
Posted 2012-11-30 22:08:32 and read 8776 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 15):
ORD will follow in 2013 as well and some others are in the pipeline as well...

Glad it's on it's way. Will ORD continue as a mix of 748s and & 744s for some years, or is it expected to become 748I exclusively?

Quoting na (Reply 19):
My sources all say the 748I is doing great, LH and pax being very happy with it. I havent heard the slightest negative comment, and my LH connections are good enough they wouldnt hide such from me if there are any issues.

Excellent news.  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-11-30 23:53:26 and read 8357 times.

Quoting pnwtraveler (Reply 23):
The LH 748i is also very premium heavy and I am not sure there is enough front traffic to take the additional First and Business seats.

The 748 get a new version: 8/80/298. That means not really heavy premium than others. The 744 has 8/80/242 (or 234) and during winter 8/66/270. And all LH long haul aircrafts which contain a first class have 8 seats.

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 25):
Glad it's on it's way. Will ORD continue as a mix of 748s and & 744s for some years, or is it expected to become 748I exclusively?

Well, things change quite often, so who knows what happens. My personal opinion is that it will be a mix of 748 and an Airbus. I am not sure if you really need 2 748's to ORD. But that's my personal opinion.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: na
Posted 2012-12-01 02:34:42 and read 7140 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 26):
The 748 get a new version: 8/80/298. That means not really heavy premium than others.

As much as I know thats only for the winter and is going to be changed again in a few months.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-01 02:37:16 and read 7168 times.

Quoting na (Reply 27):
As much as I know thats only for the winter and is going to be changed again in a few months.

Yes, same for the 744. In summer with 80 C class and during winter with 66 C class. They change that basically every summer/ winter.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: LH506
Posted 2012-12-01 02:40:05 and read 7070 times.

Does anybody have the names for the existing and for next few aircraft to come?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-01 02:42:54 and read 7112 times.

Quoting LH506 (Reply 29):
Does anybody have the names for the existing and for next few aircraft to come?

D-ABYA Brandenburg
D-ABYC Sachsen
D-ABYD Mecklenburg- Vorpommern
D-ABYF Sachsen- Anhalt.

Names for the future airplanes are not known yet. But it could be the names of the retired 744's.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: chris7217
Posted 2012-12-01 03:08:32 and read 6893 times.

FRA-HKG will follow in February 2013 replacing the daily -400.

[Edited 2012-12-01 03:26:44]

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: LH506
Posted 2012-12-01 10:07:15 and read 5930 times.

Quoting LH506 (Reply 29):
Does anybody have the names for the existing and for next few aircraft to come?

D-ABYA Brandenburg
D-ABYC Sachsen
D-ABYD Mecklenburg- Vorpommern
D-ABYF Sachsen- Anhalt.

Names for the future airplanes are not known yet. But it could be the names of the retired 744's.

wilco737

So the next one will be Thueringen to complete the East  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: B747forever
Posted 2012-12-01 10:09:25 and read 5928 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 15):
the next destination is known as well, but I cannot tell.
Quoting chris7217 (Reply 32):
FRA-HKG will follow in February 2013 replacing the daily -400.[Edited 2012-12-01 03:26:44]

So HKG is next after LAX?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: point2point
Posted 2012-12-01 10:38:52 and read 5854 times.

LH recently switched their 346 to a 744 on their FRA-DEN route for this summer.

Since this change was pretty recent, I guess that DEN isn't going to be seeing the 748i this year, even though the airport management has prepared for it.

Maybe next summer?

(oh well........)

 

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: N1120A
Posted 2012-12-02 01:54:01 and read 5376 times.

Quoting sweair (Reply 6):

Does LH put cargo on its 748s? As they only have 368 seats on them? Seems a bit wasteful not going with a full belly.

Of course they put cargo on the plane. That said, they also haul a ton of premium traffic.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 26):
The 748 get a new version: 8/80/298. That means not really heavy premium than others.

By percentage, its very premium heavy (as are their 744s).

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: TK739ER
Posted 2012-12-02 20:42:32 and read 4733 times.

Quoting point2point (Reply 34):
LH recently switched their 346 to a 744 on their FRA-DEN route for this summer.

Since this change was pretty recent, I guess that DEN isn't going to be seeing the 748i this year, even though the airport management has prepared for it.

Maybe next summer?

(oh well........)


I was thinking about the same thing, now some here say 748 is premium heavy and some its not, what is the structure of this route, is it also premium heavy? I guess this will determine whether DEN will see a 748 in near future or further down the road.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: ghost77
Posted 2012-12-02 23:49:44 and read 4525 times.

Has LH considered MEX??

LH once flew 10X to MEX and for the 3rd time has cancelled attempts to start MUC-MEX.

Would be great and ahead of all airlines flying to Europe in the market by offering a nice new modern plane.

g77

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-02 23:53:42 and read 4538 times.

Quoting ghost77 (Reply 37):
Has LH considered MEX??

I am sure LH is considering MEX as well, especially as MEX-FRA is sometimes pretty difficult to do in the 744. I mean the elevation of MEX is pretty high and maybe the 748 performs better out of this high elevation airport.

So it is for sure a possibility.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: lh526
Posted 2012-12-03 01:17:00 and read 4375 times.

Quoting na (Reply 8):

Chances are I will fly the 748I next month. Just got a job offer including this

I guess that includes another design assignment by LH?  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: DID747
Posted 2012-12-03 01:35:38 and read 4323 times.

does anybody know flight numbers for LH 747-8i routes?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-03 01:40:14 and read 4338 times.

Quoting DID747 (Reply 40):
does anybody know flight numbers for LH 747-8i routes?

Easy to find out on www.lufthansa.de

FRA-IAD-FRA: LH418/419
FRA-DEL-FRA: LH760/761
FRA-BLR-FRA: LH754/755

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: DID747
Posted 2012-12-03 01:53:12 and read 4271 times.

Thank you very much Wilco for your good informations, always...

Hope to see them over my house too when they will fly to LAX...

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-12-03 12:48:18 and read 3895 times.

Quoting DID747 (Reply 40):

does anybody know flight numbers for LH 747-8i routes?

Check out this site, you'll be able to track them wherever they're at to see.

http://www.flightradar24.com/LOT9787

I've noticed LH418 has been running late lately, except for yesterday when it was spot-on. It's running two hours behind today and just entered US airspace. What's up with the LH's on-time departure record on this route, anyone?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: wilco737
Posted 2012-12-03 12:56:54 and read 3893 times.

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 43):
I've noticed LH418 has been running late lately, except for yesterday when it was spot-on. It's running two hours behind today and just entered US airspace. What's up with the LH's on-time departure record on this route, anyone?

Weather in FRA. Snow and rain and wind... And then chaos in FRA. And as there are no spare 748's which can be used, they run a little late.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: na
Posted 2012-12-03 14:04:59 and read 3722 times.

Quoting lh526 (Reply 39):
I guess that includes another design assignment by LH?

No, LH jobs unfortunately never take me much further than FRA.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 44):
Weather in FRA. Snow and rain

Snowfall is pretty early this year. Twice in two days in early December, quite unusual.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-12-03 15:31:38 and read 3592 times.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 44):
Weather in FRA. Snow and rain and wind... And then chaos in FRA. And as there are no spare 748's which can be used, they run a little late.
Quoting na (Reply 45):
Snowfall is pretty early this year. Twice in two days in early December, quite unusual.

Ooh yikes! I guess I visited Germany right on time and left before the snowfall! UA 903 though has been on time all week so maybe snow isn't as bad in MUC.

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: na
Posted 2012-12-04 05:04:23 and read 3304 times.

Wilco,
is the Delhi route 100% 748I now, or the odd 744 still flying on that route sometimes?

Topic: RE: LH 747-8I, How Many Now, Where They Fly To
Username: wilco737
Posted 2012-12-04 05:06:10 and read 3314 times.

Quoting na (Reply 47):

Wilco,
is the Delhi route 100% 748I now, or the odd 744 still flying on that route sometimes?

AFAIK it is daily at the moment. Every once in a while I see a 744 to IAD in the booking system.

BLR will be reduced when the next 748i destination arrives as for that new destination you need 2 frames. And once the next 748i comes, BLR goes back to daily 748i.

wilco737
  


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