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.
columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 6798 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 10250 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
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?