fpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 849 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20891 times:
Has the first destination for the B748i have been announced yet? From what I head, IAD will be first in March. But I had not seen anything out there about it? Looking at a previous locked thread, it seems that what I had heard would confirm speculations of A.netters as IAD being first. Anyone with more info on this?
atcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 804 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 20474 times:
I'd guess IAD or ORD. Either way I think it's going to come to the US, which would make sense if it were IAD or ORD given the *A hubs, strong relationship with UA, and that the 380 hasn't been deployed on these routes. I'd think that DEN, LAX, and IAH could be possibilities down the line as well.
Well, the flight to IAH leaves at 10:25am in FRA and gets back to FRA at 8:55am. So that would give you 1.5 hours of ground time if you only use one frame which is rather tight, especially if you have to do the regular checks...
wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8770 posts, RR: 77 Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17580 times:
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Quoting SQ773 (Reply 12):
I heard , off the record, it will be most probably MEX...
That's the problem: we all heard things "off the record" as there is no record yet and no confirmed route. LH is sending out their guys checking and calculating which airport works fine with the 748i...
which brings up the question, which will be the first German airport? It used to be HAM but the last delivery of a 744 is so long ago I really can't remember if they went to HAM or FRA. What I still do remember was the delivery of the world's (and of course Lufthansa's) first 747F which landed at HAM with a full load of Washington State apples. All customers got a case or more and the apples tasted delicious. But I think at least all pax -100 and -200s went to HAM first for interior fitting.
flyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1013 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17179 times:
Quoting point2point (Reply 14): I'm gonna throw in FRA-EWR after DEN. Nobody's mentioned them yet. I know that LH has its A380s going to JFK, but could EWR be a station for the 748s?
Actually, the JFK flights (LH400/LH401 and LH404/LH405) are currently operated by two A346s this winter. At the moment, they are both scheduled on B744s in the summer.
Maybe the B748 will end up going to JFK. The flight is fairly short and leaves plenty of time on the ground at both ends to get used to the new aircraft. Then again, that's the argument that had a lot of people thinking that FRA-JFK would be the first A380 route for LH, and we all know what became of that.
By the way, the early EWR flight (LH402) is scheduled with a B744 both this winter and next summer. The second FRA-EWR flight (LH484/LH485, currently an A343) is scheduled on an A346 in the summer.
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wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8770 posts, RR: 77 Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15982 times:
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Quoting RayChuang (Reply 21): I wonder has LH thought about using the 747-8i on the FRA-SFO route during the winter? FRA-SFO is very popular, hence the reason why LH used the A380 on this route during the summer.
Because the loads in winter are far less than in the summer and even the 744 is not always full during winter time. So no need for additional seats with the 748i.