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User currently offlinesfjeff From Spain, joined Dec 2009, 90 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

According to Lufthansa.com, LH455 SFOFRA on May 10 will be replaced by LH469, departing SFO at 17:50 rather than the normal 2:20 departure of LH455. This will be Lufthansa's first 388 flight to SFO, so it will be kind of nice that spotters who have jobs will have a better chance of getting to see it. Arrival in SFO of LH454 is still scheduled at the usual 12:05. I guess LH needed a long turn for press, station familiarization, etc. Anyway, it's good news for people like me who would otherwise miss it.


Jeff in Málaga
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User currently offlineflySFO From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Does this daily flight require one or two A380s?

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6289 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2062 times:

Sorry Jeff, this is old news. It was announced in late January. And Air France begins CDG-SFO A380 service June 6th on a seasonal basis.

Quoting flySFO (Reply 1):

I believe it requires just a bit over 1 a/c. But with the new a/c being the 6th in the fleet they can tweak the rotation off other destinations to make it work.



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User currently offlinesfjeff From Spain, joined Dec 2009, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1992 times:

The normal arrival in FRA (10:05) is after the normal departure time to SFO (09:45), so the same A/C cannot do the roundtrip two days in a row. But I don't know if that answers your question, since I have no idea how they flow their aircraft through their system.


Jeff in Málaga
User currently offlinesfjeff From Spain, joined Dec 2009, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1973 times:

Quoting as739x (Reply 2):
Sorry Jeff, this is old news

Yes of course I know that it is old news that LH and AF are bringing the A380 to SFO. But I don't think that it's old news that there is a temporary schedule change (departure 3 hours later than usual) which will be great for planespotters who would otherwise have to miss the first departure.



Jeff in Málaga
User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1817 times:

Quoting sfjeff (Reply 3):
The normal arrival in FRA (10:05) is after the normal departure time to SFO (09:45), so the same A/C cannot do the roundtrip two days in a row. But I don't know if that answers your question, since I have no idea how they flow their aircraft through their system.

They would likely turn it around to a JFK flight, or turn it to Asia later in the evening.


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