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2nd 380 For LH Delivered, Lowlevel Flyby At SZG  
User currently offlinemacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

havent seen any post about this:

LH has received its 2nd 380. Part of the baptising ceremony (name is München) was a 90 minutes flight for PAX around the alps starting at MUC. Places cost 99 to 999 depending on class and seat. It did a low level (30m) flyby at SZG.

Pics and video can be found here:

http://salzburg.orf.at/stories/459045/

Cheers


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Mi Macc,

thanks for posting the link. I was on the first flight and can tell the maneuver at SZG was freakin' awesome! It was probably my best flight ever. One has to praise Lufthansa for organising such a special event.

Btw - D-AIMB was delivered on 16 July and ferried to FRA on July 21. It arrived at MUC early in the morning yesterday and returned to FRA shortly after 20:00. It will enter commercial service on 4 August on the FRA-NRT route.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5725 times:

I'm jealous ! Did you pay closer to 99 or 999 € ?


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5615 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Did you pay closer to 99 or 999 € ?

I paid 199 Euro for a window seat in Y Class.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

Does anyone know which route it will serve?

User currently offlineastuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9997 posts, RR: 96
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5404 times:
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Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
I was on the first flight and can tell the maneuver at SZG was freakin' awesome! It was probably my best flight ever.

You liked?   

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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

Quoting MSN007 (Reply 4):
Does anyone know which route it will serve?
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
It will enter commercial service on 4 August on the FRA-NRT route.



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User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4960 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
I was on the first flight and can tell the maneuver at SZG was freakin' awesome! It was probably my best flight ever.

Where did you buy the ticket - where they on regular online sale?

BTW you did a rather low pass over Munich as well. I heard the noise of engines in the afternoon from inside my house and was actually worried - the sound seemed not loud, but much, much too near. I immediately went out: nice view, but no camera at hand.


User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4957 times:

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 6):
Quoting MSN007 (Reply 4):
Does anyone know which route it will serve?
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
It will enter commercial service on 4 August on the FRA-NRT route.


Isn't the first A380 on the FRA-NRT route? This route is so busy it requires two A380s? wow way to go LH.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

Quoting astuteman (Reply 5):
You liked?

        

Quoting GBan (Reply 7):
Where did you buy the ticket - where they on regular online sale?

Yes, I bought tickets for me and two others on LH's website on July 5 immediately after the sale had started. All seats were gone after a few hours. LH didn't advertise a lot, I read about the event on the "MUC Forum".

Quoting GBan (Reply 7):
BTW you did a rather low pass over Munich as well. I heard the noise of engines in the afternoon from inside my house and was actually worried - the sound seemed not loud, but much, much too near. I immediately went out: nice view, but no camera at hand.

Yes, the weather was still nice at that time and I could enjoy good views of Munich.

Quoting MSN007 (Reply 8):
Isn't the first A380 on the FRA-NRT route? This route is so busy it requires two A380s? wow way to go LH.

Yes, but it takes more than 24 hours to operate FRA-NRT-FRA. So LH needs two A380s to offer daily flights.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinemacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
LH didn't advertise a lot

i never even heard about it before. was totally surprised to read the news.



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
Yes, I bought tickets for me and two others on LH's website on July 5 immediately after the sale had started. All seats were gone after a few hours. LH didn't advertise a lot, I read about the event on the "MUC Forum".

Indeed, I got no information in advance so was not aware of this flight. Tried to make a booking later that day but indeed all seats were sold already. A shame really, since I was a day off and able to make the flight. I am looking forward to the report PH   !



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User currently offlinefn1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting macc (Thread starter):
Pics and video can be found here:

http://salzburg.orf.at/stories/459045/

Nice footage. Thank you for sharing!


A question to the experts:
The bird was not allowed to land in Salzburg, because the runway is too narrow. Than why was the landing gear down?



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

Quoting fn1001 (Reply 12):
The bird was not allowed to land in Salzburg, because the runway is too narrow. Than why was the landing gear down?

For safety reasons. Should something bad happen, like bird ingestion causing multiple engine failure, the aircraft would already be in full landing configuration. LH runs a very tight ship, and are not in the business of taking chances or making beginners mistakes.



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User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3741 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Quoting fn1001 (Reply 12):
Than why was the landing gear down?

Most low speed flybys in heavy jets over runways are done in landing configuration. It allows pilots to approach the runway while following bog standard procedures, and also to allow for a lower speed (normal approach speed) as you can't extend full flaps unless the gear is down (well unless you can cope with the config warning horn and GPWS alerts).

There's a 'hot-shot' way of doing it too, but NOT with paying pax onboard...



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Trip report now online:

Totally Thrilling: Scenic Flight On Lufthansa A380 (by PlaneHunter Aug 5 2010 in Trip Reports)


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 11):
Indeed, I got no information in advance so was not aware of this flight. Tried to make a booking later that day but indeed all seats were sold already. A shame really, since I was a day off and able to make the flight. I am looking forward to the report PH !

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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2826 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

The Lufty A380s are me fave so far. They seem to have a bit more personality about them than the others of SQ, EK, AF.


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 17):
They seem to have a bit more personality about them than the others of SQ, EK, AF.

It's good to see that LH continues to name its aircraft. However, I still prefer the seats and interior designs chosen by AF, EK and SQ.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineMSN007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Trip report now online:

Totally Thrilling: Scenic Flight On Lufthansa A380 (by PlaneHunter Aug 5 2010 in Trip Reports)


PH

Excellent report. So detailed I felt I was on the flight too. Thanks for sharing.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Quoting MSN007 (Reply 19):
Excellent report. So detailed I felt I was on the flight too. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Fasil! Good to hear you enjoyed it.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
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