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Topic: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-10 03:03:12 and read 17031 times.

The first 747-8I service to LAX with Lufthansa has taken to the skies-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20121210/0900Z/EDDF/KLAX

It is being flown by aircraft D-ABYA-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DABYA

Can't wait to see it arrive!


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Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-10 07:32:03 and read 16553 times.

Quoting seahawks7757 (Thread starter):

Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight. 

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: nra-3b
Posted 2012-12-10 07:46:13 and read 16469 times.

Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set up early, possibly at the Proud Bird. I'm afraid that if I do, they will switch runways on me....  

Cheers,
Bob

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: Wilco737
Posted 2012-12-10 07:50:05 and read 16440 times.

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 2):
Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set

Usually we park on the South Side of the TBIT. So Parking stands 101-104 IIRC. Sometimes I parked on the north part as well.
Landing is a little different everytime I fly into LAX, and I fly there quite often. I landed on 24R and on 25L, and no matter which parking stand we had... So it will be a little lottery.

wilco737
  

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-10 09:00:54 and read 16174 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight.

Really? I may be in LAX for spotting in January before school kicks back in! If you're flying her any time before Jan. 6, that would be awesome  

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: AV8AJET
Posted 2012-12-10 09:09:34 and read 16139 times.

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: socalatc
Posted 2012-12-10 09:13:04 and read 16103 times.

The only gates available for the B748 are 101,123A,134. And if they need to be placed at the remotes, 212,216,207,209

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-10 09:27:01 and read 16026 times.

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Last time I checked D-ABYA is a -8. But FA list it as a 400 :/

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-12-10 09:48:28 and read 15893 times.

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

It also shows D-ABYA which is definitely an -8 so must be an error.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: AA94
Posted 2012-12-10 09:59:10 and read 15836 times.

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):
Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

For some reason, FlightAware has significant issues with the 747-8. On the inaugural Dulles flight, it also showed a 744 as the operating aircraft.

However, I got the Lufthansa media advisory in my inbox this morning that D-ABYA is on its way, so it's definitely coming!

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: nra-3b
Posted 2012-12-10 10:03:30 and read 15809 times.

Thanks to Wilco737 for that information.

The Lufthansa web site says 747-8i and there is an additional messed up entry on FA that refers to LH456 as a -8,but it is not the active flight shown. Typical flightaware......

My bet is parking at 134, more room for the festivities. Those two end gates for the A380 are kind of jammed when there are aircraft parked adjacent.

I'm just hoping for a 25L arrival..... I'll be monitoring approach on my scanner  

Cheers,
Bob

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: socalatc
Posted 2012-12-10 10:04:45 and read 15793 times.

Parking assignment 123A today. Landing runway 24R.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: nra-3b
Posted 2012-12-10 14:38:18 and read 12564 times.

Ok, thanks for the informtion, socalatc   

Got there about an hour before arrival, and set up at my secret spot on 96th Street. Got some good (to me) arrival shots. Put one on my Flickr page, and will submit one to Airliners    Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....  

Again, thanks for the help.
Cheers,
Bob

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: AF Cabin Crew
Posted 2012-12-10 16:11:59 and read 11336 times.

I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-12-10 17:38:26 and read 10353 times.

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 13):
I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...

That's a bummer!

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: AA94
Posted 2012-12-10 18:48:20 and read 9663 times.

Here are some photos from the tarmac of today's event. I'll be updating the gallery later tonight but this is what I was able to process so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: mbmbos
Posted 2012-12-10 19:00:51 and read 9523 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
Here are some photos from the tarmac...

Lovely. Thank you!

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-10 19:11:26 and read 9404 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):

Great photos Taylor, it was a pleasure meeting you, I will hopefully get to mine tonight.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: platinumfoota
Posted 2012-12-10 23:05:04 and read 7485 times.

Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: FedExFlyerPHL
Posted 2012-12-10 23:41:06 and read 7216 times.

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 12):
Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....

I was wondering who's Sky Team 747 I saw when I was driving up that way this afternoon.

Jeff

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-11 01:02:10 and read 6487 times.

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 18):
Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.

I don't think so, United didn't put on a big event like LH did.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: LH422
Posted 2012-12-11 03:56:09 and read 5532 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/

So they actually printed "Lufthansa B747-800" onto the cookies? Actually not as bad a mistake as their recent announcement of starting the A380 on MUC-YVR.  

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-11 12:24:35 and read 5103 times.

The mods edited a photo into the OP. Very nice photo!

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: Norcal773
Posted 2012-12-11 15:23:56 and read 4865 times.

Does this have anything to do with why FRA-IAD was operated by a 744 today?

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-12 01:56:10 and read 4561 times.

Here is what I have gotten posted so far, full story and photos will be up on Thursday!-

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8266817442_f65e40831a_o.jpg
D-ABYA Lufthansa 747-830I by Brandon Farris Photography

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: airlinebuilder
Posted 2012-12-12 23:18:49 and read 4239 times.

The Boeing 7478i so far has not really gotten the sale that one can call a good selling product, personally I believe in the product but Boeings has got to re evaluate its marketing team on the 748i program. There were so many many opportunities to throw a good sales pitch for the aircraft but unfortunately nothing came to materialize. So far the A380 is making a killing for the VLAs though not in significant numbers since it is a niche market but nonetheless the sales keeps on coming and objectively its a pretty good aircraft too.

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: EPA001
Posted 2012-12-13 04:37:28 and read 4022 times.

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight. 

It is indeed a lovely bird. If have seen some of them at FRA, they look very impressive. With your remark you are making me jealous. But hopefully I will be on a bird like this and I hope you will be piloting the flight then.  

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: seahawks7757
Posted 2012-12-13 15:03:36 and read 3773 times.

Full story and pictures on Lufthansa's first 747-8I service into LAX this past monday-

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2012/...the-747-8-intercontinental-to-lax/

Topic: RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!
Username: 135mech
Posted 2012-12-14 10:50:15 and read 3411 times.

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
Here are some photos from the tarmac of today's event. I'll be updating the gallery later tonight but this is what I was able to process so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingw...6610/

Great shots and thank you for sharing with us!!! Btw, why did they tow it into the spot?

135Mech


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