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748s Flights Start 01JUN FRA-IAD  
User currently offlineAlitaliaDC10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16026 times:

Lufthansa's 747-8 services will commence on 01JUN12

on LH416 01JUN FRA-IAD

Fliights are loaded in the GDS - the code for the 747-8 will be 74H.

More details also on:

http://thetravelgazette.com/lufthans...ion-jumbo-at-the-start-342444.html


Orbis non sufficit
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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2492 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 15948 times:

Cool. I'm being dense right now. Why couldn't the code be 748, why 74H? 74H is very lame.

748 does not have any IATA code. 74H is BS. LOL.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineAlitaliaDC10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 15895 times:

74H is what LH is using...same convention as 737-800 which is 73H (Winglets). Not sure why they couldn't use 748


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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2492 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 15869 times:

Well strictly speaking there are two IATA codes for 737-800.

738 is the 737-800 passenger
73H is the 737-800 with winglets.

I have not seen the official IATA codes for 747-8XX yet.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15718 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 1):

H would be the 8th letter of the alphabet.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15698 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
H would be the 8th letter of the alphabet.

Yes, but still doesn't explain why they couldn't use 748 (where as 73H tells us the difference between winglets and no winglets). Usually, letters are used to reduce confusion (73G instead of 737 for 737-700 for obvious reasons, etc.)

Anyway, it's good that a date has been set. Although I haven't seen any press release, so many this is a placeholder for ordinary flights, and we could see it come earlier with hopefully a big ceremony for inaugeral flight.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4869 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15157 times:
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anyone seen a seatmap yet?

User currently onlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8625 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15122 times:
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Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
Yes, but still doesn't explain why they couldn't use 748

Perhaps because the code 748 has previously been used for the HS748? Are any of those still in scheduled service anywhere in the world?



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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15093 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 7):

Perhaps because the code 748 has previously been used for the HS748? Are any of those still in scheduled service anywhere in the world?

Roughly 30 still in service. Around half of those are in service in Canada.



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User currently offlinevaus77w From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14281 times:

Has anyone seen any cabin pics? I'm interested to see what it'll look like (whether they opt for the sky interior with 787-style multi-colour lighting, what kind of seats they get etc).

Also does the 748i have the electronic window dimmers or standard window shades?


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14260 times:

I hope to see a lot of photos on here from its arrival in IAD!!

Possibly will fly it to FRA next summer



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11555 times:

Quoting AlitaliaDC10 (Thread starter):
Lufthansa's 747-8 services will commence on 01JUN12

on LH416 01JUN FRA-IAD

Fliights are loaded in the GDS - the code for the 747-8 will be 74H.

More details also on:

http://thetravelgazette.com/lufthans...ion-jumbo-at-the-start-342444.html

Is this going to be the true First to Fly commercial flight for the new 748i
In fact Qatar Amiri are the true First to Fly the 748i but not reserved to us Joe Public.

Any news on crew training flights?

I will be in the middle of moving 1 June so I very much doubt I will be able to make that first FRA-IAD flight.


  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11517 times:

Quoting vaus77w (Reply 9):
Has anyone seen any cabin pics? I'm interested to see what it'll look like (whether they opt for the sky interior with 787-style multi-colour lighting, what kind of seats they get etc).

Also does the 748i have the electronic window dimmers or standard window shades?

As far as I know the cabin styling is based on the 787, not sure about the window dimmers but as the 747-8 does not have the 787 style windows I believe it will be standard window shades.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11157 times:

Looking at the Lufthansa website trying to make a mock reservation as of today's date it shows a Airbus 330
also I don't see anything cheap for these fligths to IAD over one month in advance!

Vol LH416
Départ 09:50 sur mar. 1 maiFrancfort, Frankfurt International, Terminal 11
Arrivée 12:45 sur mar. 1 maiWashington, Dulles International, Terminal
Durée 8h55
Compagnie aérienne Lufthansa
Type d'avion Airbus Industrie A330-300

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinetailfin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11127 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 14):
mock reservation as of today's date it shows a Airbus 330

The B748i flights start on 01JUN, not 01MAY.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11051 times:

How can I be so spaced out?

 

Play the game! Build your own airplane! Enter the competition for free tickets to fly on the new LH jumbo!

Win two tickets for a flight in the new jumbo, one of two exclusive, limited edtion chronograph watches, a bath towel or a coffee mug in the 747-8 design.

In the coming weeks we would like to regularly send you new 3D components, from which you can assemble your own virtual 747-8 piece by piece.

http://747-8.lufthansa.com/

Now I will have to see how to be First to Fly the B-748i
flights LH416 and LH419,of June 1 on the cheap(est).



    



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10320 times:

Now that's a day brightener....already had LH419 IAD>FRA booked for Sept and the 748 is an upgrade!

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10284 times:
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Quoting trex8 (Reply 6):
anyone seen a seatmap yet?

F8 C92 Y258

F in the front, C in the upper deck and mid section of main deck and rest is Y class.

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 17):
already had LH419 IAD>FRA booked for Sept and the 748 is an upgrade!

Hope you enjoy it.

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 741 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9663 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
also I don't see anything cheap for these fligths to IAD over one month in advance!

Wow, you're not kidding! A one-way ticket is pricing at 2795 Euros or US$3,676. Making it part of a roundtrip doesn't bring the price down appreciably.

I'd say they're jacking up the price for this special flight but all UA/LH FRA-IAD flights that day are showing at this fare on LH's web site.

So much for being a part of this inaugural...



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9644 times:
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Quoting UALFAson (Reply 18):

Where did you check? I just checked a flight on lufthansa.com departing FRA on the 2nd of June with the 748 and picked any random date flying back to IAD on 748i again and it shows me a total of: € 891,48.
The flight FRA-IAD on June 1st is not bookable on 748i, I guess only invited guests and press will be on that?

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2775 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9488 times:

Have we seen interior photos? I am especially interested in seeing the new business seats...I couldn't stand the old "slides"...

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9470 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 19):
The flight FRA-IAD on June 1st is not bookable on 748i, I guess only invited guests and press will be on that?


LH416 of June 1 is out and bookable in Y class by all who want to fly on it.

ven. 1 juin 09:50Francfort 12:45Washington, Dulles International LH416 Economy (M)

Informations de vols
Vol LH416
Départ 09:50 sur ven. 1 juinFrancfort, Frankfurt International, Terminal 11
Arrivée 12:45 sur ven. 1 juinWashington, Dulles International, Terminal
Durée 8h55
Compagnie aérienne Lufthansa
Type d'avion 74H

Doing a one-way mock-up reservation in F for LH416 of 1 June does not show any availability.
They probably blocked the F cabin (8 seats up front of the aircraft) for the invited guests and LH VVIPs.

while Business Class is wide open at € 3877 one-way.
09:50Francfort 12:45Washington, Dulles International LH416 8h55

Informations de vols
Vol LH416
Départ 09:50 sur ven. 1 juinFrancfort, Frankfurt International, Terminal 11
Arrivée 12:45 sur ven. 1 juinWashington, Dulles International, Terminal
Durée 8h55
Compagnie aérienne Lufthansa
Type d'avion 74H



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9339 times:
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Quoting United787 (Reply 20):
Have we seen interior photos? I am especially interested in seeing the new business seats...I couldn't stand the old "slides"...

There are pictures of the new C class available on the internet already. Even a thread was here about the new C class.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 21):
LH416 of June 1 is out and bookable in Y class by all who want to fly on it.

Right, I missed that one for some reason. Thanks.

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently onlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2775 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9221 times:

Thank you wilco737, found it...

Lufthansa Reveals New Business Class (by QatarA340 Mar 8 2012 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineLuisKMIA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

I take that it took off with a bare interior last week. I can't wait to see some pictures of the cabin.

Luis
KMIA


25 Post contains images geizistgeil : ...I bet you will see many pics of the 748-7 on Wednesday, after the Roll-In Ceremony took place in FRA. 1500 employees are invited (there was a lucky
26 yamatthey : I get my ticket FRA-IAD LH416 on June 1st, returning on Sunday the 3rd with LH419, in Business Classe using Miles & More ticket. Both flights on 7
27 Post contains images GCPET : Great to see it enter service! I wish the 747-8 a safe flying career. GCPET
28 Post contains images wilco737 : I got a Ticket as well for the roll in. Taking my cam with me for sure. Airplane is scheduled to land in FRA at 9:30am local time. wilco737
29 DID747 : Do you know the flight N° of the delivery flight today from Everett to Frankfurt please? Would like to follow it... Thank you.
30 Post contains images wilco737 : Flight number is of course DLH 748 Leaving at 21:00 UTC. Wilco737
31 Post contains links and images clydenairways : There will only ever be one 748 and it's this: View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerhard Plomitzer The 748 reference to the 747-8 is just made up by peo
32 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I managed two seats in Economy with Miles and Less miles 416 June 1 from Frankfurt and 419 from Washington Dulles flying back on same aircraft same d
33 Post contains images wilco737 : Congrats to those who got a ticket for that flight! I don't have time in that day, so I cannot join in. I am looking forward to fly it on my own wilco
34 columba : Have you been in the Sim already ?
35 Post contains images wilco737 : No, and looks like I won't be before August. My time will come wilco737
36 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Yes You can! I will be in the middle of moving madness right at that time but I don't want to miss out. Take 24 hours off. Get a replacement. Make up
37 columba : Isn´t there a delivery ceremony today ?
38 Post contains links LH422 : There should be one for departure and one for arrival tomorrow morning in FRA. Can't seem to find a video of the ceremony though. Maybe it'll show up
39 Post contains images columba : Wilco......................but I doubt that even if he knew that he would tell My hope would be for "Brandenburg" and that it will be flown to TXL th
40 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I would not say that the 747-8i is a beauty. She is a bit like the A380 in her own ways with a smaller body and thinner wings. Boeing's true beauty is
41 Post contains images columba : In other words a beauty The 787-8 is a bit too stubby for my taste, not bad looking but the 787-9 will be the real beauty
42 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I would not go that far. I'd say 747-8i is a Queen Mary 2 of the skies while the A380 is a Oasis of the Seas and the 787-8 is a Queen Victoria. Conco
43 Post contains links LH422 : 2300 FRA time http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH748
44 Post contains links LH422 : It doesn't seem to have been painted yet. A picture from the delivery ceremony at PAE: http://yfrog.com/z/nu4g4pjj
45 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Thank you. I won't catch much of the flight on departure but I'll look where they are at early morning until they land in Frankfurt. It would be grea
46 Post contains links and images aloges : There is now a delay, which is good news for spotters in HAM. Those should take a very close look at the planned route and perhaps another one at thi
47 Post contains links LH422 : How nice! But it should be in HAM before 8:30. It took off a few minutes ago: http://yfrog.com/0rbn0z
48 Post contains links LH422 : Some pictures from PAE: http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archive...lufthansa_a_legend_and_a_look.html
49 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Beautiful take off video! Who iis inside the plane? There must be guests (I bet not in the whY cabin ) on the flight with several pilots and cabin cr
50 columba : On Randy´s blog there was a picture of Nico Buchholz, fleet planer of Lufthansa, cutting the ribbon.
51 MadameConcorde : They are making the round for landing at Frankfurt following DHL 748 on flight radar 24 They are almost there! Now in line for landing with all the ot
52 Burkhard : Just saw her a minute ago in appoach, wondered a while what it was since it was no 744 - welcome!
53 Post contains images MadameConcorde : wow nice! I am happy you could get a glimpse of hte new plane while she was about to land! Our chief of staff pilot emeritus wilco will be there at t
54 Post contains images columba : Once again on this topic, I believe the 747-8I will like the -430 be named after German Federal States. The A380 is named after major Cities worldwid
55 Burkhard : She is a beauty. The wings are more elegant than the 744 ones for sure, the engines fit in dimension, all the part visible before the wing is linear
56 Post contains images MadameConcorde : We all have different concepts of what beauty is like. You like the 747-8i. Fair enough. I love the 787-8 Dreamliner. Fair enough. I was on the 787-8
57 comair25 : So sad that is the day I am going back to the states. I have already purchased tickets on SQ. Oh well maybe another time. Good luck to LH!
58 Burkhard : Completely agree on that one. I just saw her from the same angle I saw 5 LH and Two UA 744 at the same light within an hour, and from this 20 seconds
59 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Better looking than the 744 I can only agree with that! Some on Flyertalk said they have done a Touch and Go in Hamburg. Great pilot! I hope there wil
60 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : My catch before they did the turnaround to line up for landing at FRA.
61 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : There are pictures of the ceremony already appearing on Flyertalk thanks to Oliver 2002 Senior Moderator; Moderator: Lufthansa Miles & More forum
62 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : This is the LH 747-8i seating map - courtesy of LH head moderator Oliver2002 on Flyertalk http://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/p...treckenflotte&blt
63 Trijetsonly : I don't know if it is mentioned before... but why don't they use their new First Class with a seat and a bed for every passenger?
64 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : There are GREAT interior pictures of the plane here... Including the flight deck! http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10012159.html?tag=mncol;morePosts
65 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The pics from the launch party and the interiors are online here: https://picasaweb.google.com/104315192179132158307/Lh748iLaunch?authuser=0&authk
66 Post contains links and images PM : "During the roll-in ceremony at FRA, LH CEO Christoph Franz said the fourth-generation 747 would begin scheduled services June 1 with services from Fr
67 Post contains images wilco737 : Yes, but IAD, LAX and ORD are the first destination. So BLR and DEL have to wait a while. That's what they said yesterday. wilco737
68 BG777300ER : Just found out I'm flying this new bird on June 20, FRA-IAD LH418. Pretty excited...
69 rjm777ual : I am going on this flight!!
70 BG777300ER : awesome man, looks like we'll get to fly an almost brand new bird.
71 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Another picture gallery... I love the blue effect on the engines... https://plus.google.com/photos/103003814883911099117/albums/5738187464147340993/57
72 flightsimboy : Isn't that the name for the A380?. Looking forward to your trip report
73 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I think it suits the 747-8i much better but I have chosen a variation "Big Bee". The A380 engines are too quiet - can barely hear them. The 747-8i wi
74 fun2fly : Just picked my seats on Lufthansa.com for the 748 IAD>FRA in Sept so all parts are loaded and working.
75 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Not sure if this was posted yet. Lufthansa Magazin In this month’s edition, tribute is paid to Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8i that will enter ser
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