BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16190 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10702 times:
Well, we'll see the freighter versions in Luxembourg for sure and probably at most of Cargolux's bigger stations. Atlas is getting them too, so we can count on them being at ANC and wherever else they care to send them. Actually when all is said and done, your best shot at seeing a 747-8 will probably be at ANC.
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VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8111 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10618 times:
Back in the late 1960s or early 1970s it was said that if you spent a whole day at LHR you could clock a very large proportion (forget the figure- it could have been 75%) of the world's fleet of 747s. But so far it is looking as if you will be very unlikely to see a single 748i even if you spent a month of Sundays there.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7683 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 10374 times:
It has been said that LH will fly the A380 to MEX. Maybe it would be wise to use the A380 during the busy summer season and the 748i during the IATA winter. What do you guys think about this possibility?
Next flights: MEX-JFK-MEX AM 788 | MEX-JFK-FCO AM 788/AZ A332 | AMS-MEX 74M
So I don't know how many are on each one, but I doubt an A388 can replace both a 744 and 346. So it's going to need two frequencies daily. I doubt an A388 is going to fly a scheduled route to SFO any time soon. But they need to replace their 744 on the route. A 346 is too small. A 388 is too big. A 747 is the best replacement for a 747. And I think LH knows that.
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9369 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10217 times:
Did LH ever fly the 747 into PHL? I think I asked it before, but will they ever have one at PHL in the future, or do US' 767s and A330s as well as the LH A330 (or A340) pretty much have PHL well covered?
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I'm not sure what needs to be done to accommodate it at DEN. But they don't seem to be in a rush to get it done. I also have a hard time believing this after MUC was dropped and an A346 and not a 744 has been on the FRA route since.
SFO will definitely go to A380......it is a city that needs rather capacity then frequency. LAX possibly but i would also rather bet on A380 to go there!
Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 10): If LH keeps IAH a 747 destination, then I would say that we have a good shot of seeing it. BTW, any ideas as to when it might start service and who is the launch customer?
LH will definitely increase capacity at IAH since CO is becoming a member of Star alliance.
LH is a launch and sole customer so far, and will be the firstto start commercial service
Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 24): LH 458 is from Munich and LH 454 is from Frankfurt. So unless the A380 can dump/retrieve a bunch of passengers as they fly over Frankfurt, two aircraft are going to be needed
These flights seem always full though, so it might be that LH can upgrade both to A380.
A380 is going to be exclusivly based in FRA and MUC will not see it on SFO run, unless LH reinstates the same rotation as it had some years ago on B744 FRA-SFO-MUC-SFO-FRA, but I think it is highly unlikely, because LH would rather upgrade MUC-SFO-MUC to B748i then A380.
: Unless LH has active plans to change its approach on a given route, we'll see all the 747-400 routes become 747-8i routes.
: I think GRU + EZE could be good target destinations because those flights are usually well booked.
: LH will really have a great long range fleet with A380, 747-800, A340-600 and A330. They will have great option in order to find the ideal plane for e
: Well hopefully if it ever gets built, Seattle as well obviously.
: ORD will obviously see the 748F. As for the passenger version who knows. LH's current schedule to ORD is FRA 2x daily 744 & mix of 333 & 343, MUC 1x d
: I think we have a winner here folks, perhaps with only the most dense flights switched to 380. Don't forget LH is very comfortable with the 744's. Th
: I'm hoping that LH will eventually replace their daily A-340-300 with a B-747-8i to DFW.
: Does anybody know for sure if Lufthansa will split the fleet to FRA and MUC, or will they base all 748s in only FRA? Anybody got a link with some defi
: I predict in the United States: FRA-IAD, EWR, MIA, IAH, SFO I don't think any 748 routes will be from Munich.
: An A380 will fly to MIA. CCS also see once in a while a 744.
: Sigh, Thats what I've been wishing practically my whole life here in Dallas, let alone to see something larger than a 772/343 (passenger). Oh well, a
: We use to have a daily KE B-744, and a JL B-744. JL pulled out of DFW as they could not compete with the AA B-77E daily DFW-NRT, and KE downgraded to
: I would assume you will see 748s on current 744 routes that just need a small boost in capacity. The 744s will likely take over A340 routes that need
: Well it was scheduled for 2010 according to QFs EGM. Due to the GFC, QF defering A380s and the resignation of the EGM I would think that has been pos
: I was there a couple years ago and I got to see a CX 747 freighter takeoff. It was pretty cool, especially because they use the polished aluminum liv
: I guess that's true but is it worth flying a sparsely loaded 748 on a route that could use an A343 just because of some more cargo? (i'm not trying t
: Well, if Keesje is to be believed, no cities will see the 748-i I'd say ORD, DEN maybe LAX in North America - possibly GRU and EZE is South America, J
: No, not just cargo capacity. And I don't know how the premium seat breakdown of the LH fleet is, but I was just thinking that the extra cargo capacit
: Actually, DFW sees lots of B-747Fs, Atlas, China Air, CX, Singpore, UPS, occasional AF, and others. We also see a good number of MD-11Fs, like LH and
: Yeah, those were the days. I used to live near MCI and did MCI-DFW-NRT-NGO (komaki.. sigh i miss komaki) and I remember flying with JL but I though i
: Not all, the current 747 routes will become either A380 or 747-8I routes the split between these two will be very interesting. I think JFK will see t
: Agree. All places served by the 744 and not expecting the 380 will be a potential destination for the 748 and Sao Paulo probably is one of them.
: YYZ should see LH 748s at some time. If KL orders the 748i, YYZ would be a definite. JL should they order the 748i would most definitely fly to YVR...