olddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 336 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 28499 times:
Does anyone know what the scheduled first routes are going to be with this aircraft? I assume the United States. Is this going to be equipment we're going to see a lot of here or is it mainly to other regions like Asia or Africa?
na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9614 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 28521 times:
I am flying FRA-Mumbai at the end of March, but I think that 744-route is not prestigious enough to be the first one with the 748I although I expect it to be served by the new Jumbo Jet later.
I assume first will be a North American destination. That would fit best. My guess is Chicago, Boeings HQ city.
ghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 765 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 26277 times:
The 747 will be weird to partition for Lufthansa. The upper deck -- where, IIRC, the current F class is on the 747-400 -- is longer, and probably "too big" for the first class product. So, all Business up there? Where would F go? Nose? Will be interesting to see the final configuration.
Quoting abrown532 (Reply 9): You could tell us, but then you'd have to kill us......
Die from suspense, die from being told. I choose the latter.
Ick -- just like BA. I *hate* sitting forward of the nose gear, it makes me nauseous while taxiing... I realize that BA has a marketing requirement to "turn left" at 1L for F -- I think that's a mistake on the 744.
This is why I love VS Upper Class -- I love sitting between doors 1L and 2L...