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LH 748i At IAH -- When?  
User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 573 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

LH have had a daily 744 FRA-IAH for some time. Before that, I remember seeing the A342 and A346. I predict IAH will be one of LH's first 748i destinations, and I can't wait to see it!

Scottie

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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

Yes, this may be one of the first destinations, and is solely in Boeings hand when they deliver the planes.

User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
when they deliver the planes.

Indeed.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7322 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

We may see the 748 in Houston at some point, but I have a hard time believing that they will put it there before JFK, ORD, SFO, IAD, and LAX.


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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 3):
We may see the 748 in Houston at some point, but I have a hard time believing that they will put it there before JFK, ORD, SFO, IAD, and LAX.

I could see the A388 rather than the B748 at least on the JFK, ORD routes, maybe the other ones as well. Just my two cents, of course...



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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

At IAH, gates D-11 and D-12 -- these are the ones that might handle extra-wide bodies -- have just had their jetways replaced with new ones, and the J-lines have been scraped away. New ones will be painted soon--maybe there will be a chock-line for the A380, just in case LH, AF, SQ, or EK might need it.

User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Since Houston is Continental and Star Alliance Hub it will definitely see the 747-8I, I also believe EWR will be a 747-8I destination.


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User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

I have been told that LH will substitute the 748i into YYZ and make a splash about it for media in order to keep Frankfurt's profile as a hub high in face of competition from TK, EK, Jet Airways and a few others. We will see if it is a rumour or not soon enough. I am not sure it is needed for volume on a permanent basis currently with AC's 77W and LH's 346, plus LH to Munich.

User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 5):
At IAH, gates D-11 and D-12 -- these are the ones that might handle extra-wide bodies -- have just had their jetways replaced with new ones, and the J-lines have been scraped away. New ones will be painted soon--maybe there will be a chock-line for the A380, just in case LH, AF, SQ, or EK might need it.


UPDATE

Hey guys--the new J-lines are down for D-11 and D-12, and they both have chock-lines for the 748 added! I would expect it is for LH's use--unless KE wants to start flying here soon--or the new UA plans to buy 748s. You can see the third line reads 748...the sixth line is for the 333 and 744.

No chock-lines for the A380, even though four IAH operators--LH, EK, SQ, and AF--operate the type.

Here are two pics I took with my cellphone--sorry for the low resolution:





Gate D-10 is now getting its new Jetway.


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 8):
No chock-lines for the A380, even though four IAH operators--LH, EK, SQ, and AF--operate the type.

There were rumors that D4 might be the A380 gate.



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User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5064 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

When was that pic taken with the United 320 taken and what time?


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Thread starter):
LH have had a daily 744 FRA-IAH for some time. Before that, I remember seeing the A342 and A346.

I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

I hope both LH and KE fly their new B-747-8Is to DFW. LH served DFW with the B-747-200 and B-747-400 (for a short time) in the early 1990s, then switched to the A-340-300 in the mid to late 1990s. Occasionally they sub in an A-330-200 to DFW. KM is the only other airline currently flying the A-330-200 into DFW.

KE has flown the B-747-300, B-747-400, MD-11, and B-777-200ER into DFW in the past.


User currently offlineMUCFLYER From Germany, joined May 2004, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

you will be surprised  http://www.airliners.net/search/phot..._id+desc&page_limit=30&thumbnails=


User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 3):
We may see the 748 in Houston at some point, but I have a hard time believing that they will put it there before JFK, ORD, SFO, IAD, and LAX.

Quite possibly DEN as well. Their daily A346 goes out full and frequently overbooked...

[Edited 2010-07-23 09:56:58]

User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 9):
There were rumors that D4 might be the A380 gate.

Yep, I could see D-4 with the A380--they could use double jetways for loading if they employ the one marked D-4A. That is a very spacious parking spot. But without some major modifications, I don't think either jetway will be able to connect to the upper deck. I will watch to see if its J-line gets an A380 mark.

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 10):
When was that pic taken with the United 320 taken and what time?

7/22/10 18:29

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

You might be right there--remembering back, the plane looked longer than a -200.

Quoting point2point (Reply 13):
Quite possibly DEN as well. Their daily A346 goes out full and frequently overbooked...

The A346 didn't last long at IAH. I recall hearing about loading issues--the plane was nose-heavy and cargo was limited. I think LH have been using the 744 regularly here since last spring or summer.

Scottie


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5064 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Ok, I thought it may have been my flight, I came in July 21st on UA756. I'm composing a trip report as we speak.


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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

They did but retired them about 4 years ago, if I remember correctly. If you do a photo search you can find plenty of pictures.



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User currently offlinejreuschl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

What other destinations in the US may have the 748I?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting atcsundevil (Reply 16):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

They did but retired them about 4 years ago

LH operated about 7 342s from 1993/94 until about 2003/04. One was sold to the Brunei government for VIP use very soon after it was delivered to LH in 1993 and has since operated as a VIP aircraft in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The other 6 ex-LH 342s went to South African Airways.


User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 11):
I don't think LH ever flew the A-340-200. They do have a lot of A-340-300s.

I remember them having the -200 before the -300; -200 was all that was available at the time.



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User currently offlineGlobalCabotage From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

I think this route will be a 748i or A380 someday. JFK and ORD will see the A380 before IAH, but don't count them out.

Also, if it wasn't for OneWorld ATI, LH could have gone bigger at DFW. The route has been a hit for years, but competition has hurt this a little bit.


User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (3 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
LH operated about 7 342s from 1993/94 until about 2003/04. One was sold to the Brunei government for VIP use very soon after it was delivered to LH in 1993 and has since operated as a VIP aircraft in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The other 6 ex-LH 342s went to South African Airways.

Yeah I knew they had them, thanks for the details. Although according to Wikipedia (for what that's worth), it says they were retired from the LH fleet in 2006, but I think 2004 sounds about right. I just know that several years back (around 2003 or so) I was on an A342 from IAD-FRA. I figured some of them went to SAA since they are older airplanes but SAA have only operated them for about 7 or 8 years I think.



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