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Good News For SFO Planespotters  
User currently offlinesfjeff From El Salvador, joined Dec 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2197 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 San Salvador
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User currently offlineflySFO From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2019 times:

Does this daily flight require one or two A380s?

User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1906 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 El Salvador, joined Dec 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1836 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 San Salvador
User currently offlinesfjeff From El Salvador, joined Dec 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1817 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 San Salvador
User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1661 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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