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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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15957 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 France, joined Mar 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 15879 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 15826 times:

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


Orbis non sufficit
User currently offlinePellegrine From France, joined Mar 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 15800 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, 8458 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15649 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 1):

H would be the 8th letter of the alphabet.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15629 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, 4786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15088 times:
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anyone seen a seatmap yet?

User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15053 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, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15024 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 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14212 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, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14191 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, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11486 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.


  



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11448 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.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11088 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 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11058 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, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10982 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, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10251 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, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10215 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
  



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User currently offlineUALFAson From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 733 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9594 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, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 9575 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
  



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9419 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, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9401 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, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 9270 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
  



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9152 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 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9098 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


User currently offlinegeizistgeil From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9247 times:

...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 draw for the tickets). Cams are allowed and the inside could be visited also for a short glimpse (but pics from inside are not welcomed due to the mass of people).
Got a ticket  
I try to take good pics   

Why the ac doesn't have the abbreviation 748?
The plane is not called 748 nor 747-800, it's called 747-8. Under this aspect, if the short cut would be 748, the "inofficial" company wide name soon would be really 748.

Many happy landings to this fantastic aircraft! Looking forward seeing her daily on short final soon!!!



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User currently offlineyamatthey From Switzerland, joined Aug 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9218 times:

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 74H.

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9262 times:

Great to see it enter service! I wish the 747-8 a safe flying career.  

GCPET



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 28, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8889 times:
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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
  



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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 29, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8847 times:

Do you know the flight N° of the delivery flight today from Everett to Frankfurt please? Would like to follow it...

Thank you.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 30, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8852 times:
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Flight number is of course DLH 748 
Leaving at 21:00 UTC.

Wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 1):
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.

There will only ever be one 748 and it's this:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerhard Plomitzer



The 748 reference to the 747-8 is just made up by people on a-net too lazy to type the correct designation.  

And why are so many enthusiasts referring to aircraft nowadays by their IATA code anyway?


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 32, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8764 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 28):
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.

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 day.

I am still trying tp see if I can get the return flight in Business to try the new seats.
There is no award seating available in F for either of the flights on 1 June most probably not any time soon.

Early in June will be a very busy time for me but I can't miss out on this.
I want 2012 to be a Double Inaugural year ANA 787 Dreamliner and LH 747-8i new Lady Bee.

I will go to the NASM to see Space Shuttle Discovery and Concorde FA between flights.

                 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 33, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8727 times:
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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   

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8697 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 33):
I am looking forward to fly it on my own   

Have you been in the Sim already ?



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 35, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8708 times:
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No, and looks like I won't be before August. My time will come  

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 36, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8601 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 33):
I don't have time in that day, so I cannot join in.

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 what you have to do another day, another time.
Cancel your appointments and join the party! Celebrate your new airplane!

Honor your own airline and your own work. Be First to Fly your own airplane. The Lufthansa Boeing 747-800i.
Get on board. Fly back to Frankfurt the same day on the 747-8i and sleep on the way back.

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 37, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8339 times:

Isn´t there a delivery ceremony today ?


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8324 times:

Quoting columba (Reply 37):
Isn´t there a delivery ceremony today ?

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 on http://twitter.com/#!/BoeingAirplanes/.

I guess today we should find out the name of D-ABYA... Does anyone know yet?


User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 39, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8318 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 38):
Does anyone know yet?

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 the same day as the A380 so we would have them both here, the beauty and the beast  

[Edited 2012-05-01 09:45:14]


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 40, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

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 the 787-8 Dreamliner. There is no question about it.

Anyway, for the news I am sure all will be on the Twitter feed.

I wonder if there is an equivalent twitter for FRAPORT?

What time will D-ABYA (Da Bee ya #2) be leaving Everett Frankfurt time?
Maybe we will be able to track her on Flightaware.

I am sure they will have a big party ready for the welcome ceremony tomorrow after landing.

I hope Lufthansa and FraPort will have e big gate party for all of us who will be on the inaugural commercial flight to IAD on 1 June.



     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 41, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
She is a bit like the A380 in her own ways with a smaller body and thinner wings.

In other words a beauty  
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
Boeing's true beauty is the 787-8 Dreamliner. There is no question about it.

The 787-8 is a bit too stubby for my taste, not bad looking but the 787-9 will be the real beauty



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 42, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8236 times:

Quoting columba (Reply 41):
In other words a beauty

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.

Concorde is of course the QE2 as they teamed together and belonged to a league of their own.

     

I will have more precise impressions of the 747-8i after I fly on the two inaugurals from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles and back on 1 June.

I will be beating my own record with a double whammy inaugural 787-8 Dreamliner with ANA and 747-8i with Lufthansa which will be my second new Boeing airplane inaugural in one calendar year.

The 747-8 is not really a new aircraft type. She is more like an extended and improved version of the 747-400 while the 787-8 Dreamliner is a totally new type of aircraft built with Toray carbon fiber composite materials.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
What time will D-ABYA (Da Bee ya #2) be leaving Everett Frankfurt time?
Maybe we will be able to track her on Flightaware.

2300 FRA time
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH748


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8015 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 38):
I guess today we should find out the name of D-ABYA... Does anyone know yet?

It doesn't seem to have been painted yet. A picture from the delivery ceremony at PAE: http://yfrog.com/z/nu4g4pjj


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 45, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8003 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 43):

2300 FRA time
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH748

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 great if they park right by the ANA 787. I remember we landed with the Dreamliner inaugural flight very early morning. The LH 747-8i and the ANA 787-8 one by the other would make for some really great pictures. Big Sister and Little Sister together at Frankfurt airport.

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8725 posts, RR: 43
Reply 46, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7835 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 43):
2300 FRA time
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH748

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 this: aviation-community.de.  



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User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 46):
There is now a delay, which is good news for spotters in HAM.

How nice! But it should be in HAM before 8:30. It took off a few minutes ago:

http://yfrog.com/0rbn0z


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 48, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7531 times:

Some pictures from PAE:

http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archive...lufthansa_a_legend_and_a_look.html


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 49, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 47):
But it should be in HAM before 8:30. It took off a few minutes ago:


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 crew members.

 

I can imagine what it must be like to fly (and party) on an almost empty brand new aircraft!
This ferry flight must be a great flight!

They are getting near Frankfurt airport. I bet they are anxious to see the reception the new Lufthansa Lady Bee will receive when they land and lots on the ground will be waiting for them!!

Happy reception ceremony to all those who are there waiting! I hope there will be lots of pictures of the plane from inside and out!!

Welcome to a very successful flying career D-ABYA!

http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/themen/boeing-747-8.html

We will be with you soon!

For us who are not "insiders" it will be in a month time for the inaugural flight to IAD and back to Frankfurt 1 June!

Looking forward to it!!

     

Will there be a live cast of the reception ceremony in Frankfurt the same as they do on the Airbus website with their new A380s?

[Edited 2012-05-01 23:38:23]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 50, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7334 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 49):
Who iis inside the plane? There must be guests (I bet not in the whY cabin &nbsp Wink on the flight with several pilots and cabin crew members.

On Randy´s blog there was a picture of Nico Buchholz, fleet planer of Lufthansa, cutting the ribbon.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 51, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7299 times:

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 others!!

Happy landing D-ABYA and welcome home to Frankfurt!!

Welcome new airplane !! Good success for you in the Lufthansa fleet!!!

She has landed!!!

Right on time!!!

Congratulations D-ABYA!!!

[Edited 2012-05-02 00:09:23]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7356 times:

Just saw her a minute ago in appoach, wondered a while what it was since it was no 744 - welcome!

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 53, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7349 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 52):
Just saw her a minute ago in appoach, wondered a while what it was since it was no 744 - welcome!

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 the ceremony taking lots of pictures for us - lucky boy!

        



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 54, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7367 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 38):
I guess today we should find out the name of D-ABYA... Does anyone know yet?

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 worldwide and from Germany.

The very first D-ABYA, the 747-130 was named "Nordrhein-Westfalen" maybe the new D-ABYA will be as well.....just a thought  



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 55, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 40):
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.

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 of double height, the tail behind the wings looks a little bit too thin in proportion. But much better than the 788 - which looks like the short fat sister of the 77W which is average looking itself, the most elegant twin still is the 767-400.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 56, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 55):
She is a beauty.

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 Dreamliner inaugural with ANA. I will be on the 747-8i inaugural with Lufthansa.

You saw my trip report for the 787 inaugural. Flying that long haul 13+ hours flight on the 787 was an enchantment.

I will be able to tell more about the newest airplane after I fly on her June 1.

  

My Only One True Love will always be Concorde.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecomair25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 57, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

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!

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 58, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 56):
We all have different concepts of what beauty is like.

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 view of her (10 I needed to realize it was HER) judge that the look has improved. This first impression of mine was more favorable in terms of elegance than the first impression of the competing ULA...


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 59, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7202 times:

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 will be videos of the touch and go with the new airplane.

The take off from PAE with the steep climb followed by the wing waves is a true class act. Very beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3plCXaNc67w&feature=g-u-u

I hope they will all have a great time at the ceremony this morning with the aircraft visit.

wilco is a lucky cat.

  



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 60, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

My catch before they did the turnaround to line up for landing at FRA.

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo250/parisquilts/forums2/f163c117.jpg


     



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 61, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6968 times:

There are pictures of the ceremony already appearing on Flyertalk
thanks to Oliver 2002 Senior Moderator; Moderator: Lufthansa Miles & More forum for beingj so quick with the pictures!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...h-748i-thread-15.html#post18497878

           



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 62, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

This is the LH 747-8i seating map - courtesy of LH head moderator Oliver2002 on Flyertalk

http://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/p...treckenflotte&blt_z=Boeing%20747-8

  

To those planning to be on D-ABYA 1 June LH416/LH419 inaugural flights I advise you do your seat selection ASAP.
The flight is already well booked-up in Y. Window seats are disappearing rather fast.

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineTrijetsonly From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6271 times:

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?

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 64, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

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

        



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 65, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5830 times:

The pics from the launch party and the interiors are online here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/104315192179132158307/Lh748iLaunch?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIb24K_8vejrtQE&feat=directlink

Thank you Oliver 2002

           



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6938 posts, RR: 63
Reply 66, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

"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 Frankfurt to Washington Dulles. Other destination cities to follow include Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New Delhi and Bangalore."

http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engine...thansa-747-8i-flies-frankfurt-0502

Bangalore! Oh yes! My new home from August and my annual (or more often) route in and out will be LH via FRA. I'll get a 744 this summer but in 2013...? Very excited.   


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 67, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5433 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 66):
Bangalore! Oh yes! My new home from August and my annual (or more often) route in and out will be LH via FRA. I'll get a 744 this summer but in 2013...? Very excited.   

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
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 68, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

Just found out I'm flying this new bird on June 20, FRA-IAD LH418. Pretty excited...


Koi mi sra v gashtite?
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

I am going on this flight!!


Greetings from Dulles!
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 70, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

awesome man, looks like we'll get to fly an almost brand new bird.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 71, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

Another picture gallery... I love the blue effect on the engines...

https://plus.google.com/photos/103003814883911099117/albums/5738187464147340993/5738187668135447106?banner=pwa&authkey=CMCj0NLBubnW3AE

more great pictures of the new-est Lady Bee

        



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 72, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3842 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 71):
Lady Bee

Isn't that the name for the A380?. Looking forward to your trip report


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 73, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 72):
Isn't that the name for the A380?

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 will be noisy same as the 747-400s.

  



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User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 74, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Just picked my seats on Lufthansa.com for the 748 IAD>FRA in Sept so all parts are loaded and working.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 75, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

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 service on June 1 when it flies from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles. The special edition covers the total efforts taken by Lufthansa Reporters over the last 2 years as they documented the progress of Boeing’s latest marvel. Included are a variety of interactive features, photos, videos and exclusive behind the scenes access.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/luftha...-to-boeing-747-8i-a-must-download/

I will be on the turnaround inaugurals so I will wait for the rexperience "in situ". It's coming soon.

Did not notice there was a link to the pdf
http://www.lhm-lounge.de/lh_1205_interkonti/lh_1205_inter_doppel.pdf

  

[Edited 2012-05-18 04:55:15]


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