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Lutfhansa Announces B748i To LAX  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12494 times:

Loaded in GDS and effective December 10th, the B748i will be replacing the 744 on the Frankfurt service.

LH456 FRA-LAX 1000-1240
LH457 LAX-FRA 1450-1045+1


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1888 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12499 times:
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Excellent! Spotters at the ready! I didn't track down the delivery schedule for their 748's, anyone have it handy?

User currently offlineiadbudd From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12421 times:

They have 3 of them right now D-ABYA, D-ABYC, D-ABYD. Not sure when D-ABYE or the future ones will be delivered. (The registration # D-ABYB wont be used)

User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12382 times:

Great News, trip to LAX sounds in order!

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12232 times:

Finally!

Will there still be a second LAX rotation during the summer?



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User currently offlineg500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12043 times:
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Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):

Yes there will be a second rotation on FRA-LAX

I still say Lufthansa will be flying the A380 on FRA-LAX by 2014. And I'd bet the farm (if I had a farm)


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11985 times:

Quoting g500 (Reply 5):
Yes there will be a second rotation on FRA-LAX

So from LH next summer we will have:

MUC: daily A346
FRA: daily 748i and daily 744


That is quite some capacity!



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User currently offlineOJ99 From Germany, joined Dec 2009, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11567 times:

Quoting iadbudd (Reply 2):
They have 3 of them right now D-ABYA, D-ABYC, D-ABYD. Not sure when D-ABYE or the future ones will be delivered. (The registration # D-ABYB wont be used)

They have 4 of them now. D-ABYF (cn 37830) was delivered on October 23 and will enter service in a couple of weeks. The next one (D-ABYG / cn 37831) is scheduled for delivery in January 2013.


User currently offlinespeedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11069 times:

Did I not read something within the last month or two that LH was going to bring the 748i to LAX sometime next year around summer time. Correct me if I'm wrong.

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2775 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10723 times:
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So one 748 flies into Washington, two to Los Angeles and one to Delhi, is that right?

User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10714 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 9):

IAD, DEL, BLR and only one LAX.
Also heard that HKG is in the pipeline


User currently offlinemaxfly From Austria, joined Oct 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10645 times:

apparently frame nrs 4 and/or 5 will have a different layout with a slightly smaller C-cabin. I booked a flight yesterday for jan on LH456/LH457 and got window seats for both legs in row 16 (Y) meaning probably that they will have two rows less (-12 seats) in C.
cheers M


User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10617 times:

Quoting maxfly (Reply 11):

Interesring, didnt heard about that, but went to check myself and indeed in Amadeus the version seems lik 8F/80C/298Y


User currently offlinekmz From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 164 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10566 times:

Quoting maxfly (Reply 11):
apparently frame nrs 4 and/or 5 will have a different layout with a slightly smaller C-cabin

maybe this is a quick change layout which they install during holiday seasons (xmas, summer)?


User currently offlinemaxfly From Austria, joined Oct 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10559 times:

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 12):

thanks for checking stylo777   best Markus


User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2775 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10541 times:
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Quoting stylo777 (Reply 10):

Thanks for that, so does it mean that Los Angeles flights will not be operated daily with the B748?


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10215 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 15):
Thanks for that, so does it mean that Los Angeles flights will not be operated daily with the B748?

The two flights to India are so short that they should be able to service all four destinations daily with just four planes. Two planes could, e.g., do DEL and LAX:

FRA-LAX 10:00-12:40
LAX-FRA 14:50-10:45+1
FRA-DEL 13:30-01:15+1
DEL-FRA 03:00-07:00


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

Very cool. I am on one FRA-IAD on Nov 25th but since I booked it on UA, I can't chose seats which worries me because I could end up getting stuck in a middle seat. Hopefully my UA Gold will make it possible to get a Window seat.


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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2775 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6437 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 16):

Cool, thanks for that. Also three hours between the two Los Angeles and New Delhi could be more than enough to reduce chances of delays.


User currently offlineblink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6390 times:

Quoting maxfly (Reply 11):

apparently frame nrs 4 and/or 5 will have a different layout with a slightly smaller C-cabin.

Can LH please do something about the lifevests in Y on the 748i? Or will they? The 748i's overhead bins are hulkingly massive, but the underseat life vests take away any space to store a moderately packed computer bag and therefore any sort of legroom. Those life vests, combined with a 31'' pitch and generous recline in front makes this the most cramped Y I've experienced. I'm average height and of scrawny weight too. A real shame, because painful knees negate all of the aircraft's great features. I don't have this problem on the 343 and 333.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

Quoting blink182 (Reply 19):
Can LH please do something about the lifevests in Y on the 748i? Or will they? The 748i's overhead bins are hulkingly massive, but the underseat life vests take away any space to store a moderately packed computer bag and therefore any sort of legroom. Those life vests, combined with a 31'' pitch and generous recline in front makes this the most cramped Y I've experienced. I'm average height and of scrawny weight too. A real shame, because painful knees negate all of the aircraft's great features. I don't have this problem on the 343 and 333.

By regulation, life vests must be placed within immediate reach of a passenger. They cannot go into the overhead bin, as this greatly reduces the chance that they'll be accessible after a watery crash.
But maybe it's like the Darwin Award; if YOU would rather have your overstuffed laptop bag near you, in lieu of lifesaving equipment, it could just be natural selection at its finest...


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Quoting blink182 (Reply 19):
but the underseat life vests take away any space to store a moderately packed computer bag and therefore any sort of legroom. Those life vests, combined with a 31'' pitch and generous recline in front makes this the most cramped Y I've experienced. I'm average height and of scrawny weight too

Perhaps you just got a bad seat? My recent flight on the 748 was awesome! I'm relatively short (5'6"), but felt that the 748 gives the impression of at least an inch extra leg room compared to the 744. I was on seat 27A.


Plenty of leg room.

Another leg room shot.



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User currently offlineblink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 21):
Perhaps you just got a bad seat?

I was ticketed for 41H but switched with the pax in the window seat, so I think I sat in 41J.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 20):
in lieu of lifesaving equipment, it could just be natural selection at its finest...

My bag was packed lighter than usual, but this comment cracked me up. Well stated, sir.   

Let this serve as a warning to LAX pax to pack their laptop bags a little lighter.



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User currently offlineavek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4417 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 17):
I am on one FRA-IAD on Nov 25th but since I booked it on UA, I can't chose seats which worries me because I could end up getting stuck in a middle seat. Hopefully my UA Gold will make it possible to get a Window seat.

You absolutely can choose a seat. Get your Lufthansa confirmation code from united.com, then go to lufthansa.com to select your seat.



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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 23):
You absolutely can choose a seat. Get your Lufthansa confirmation code from united.com, then go to lufthansa.com to select your seat.

Thanks.. I did and I am all set now. Still hoping to get an Exit row seat at the airport.



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25 LAXintl : Looks like LH updated its schedule a bit over the weekend. The 748 now appears to be the default aircraft operating FRA-LAX permanently into the futur
26 flyingalex : Don't bet on it. LH allows their own Star Alliance Gold card holders (LH Senator and LH HON Circle status) to select exit row seats in advance, and m
27 Norcal773 : Thanks for the heads up. I am kinda used to being able to book Exit row on UA before-hand thus I am kinda spoilt so I'll have to scramble to get it o
28 flyingalex : They've opened a new concourse at FRA (called A-Plus) which has made things a little better. Should be OK, barring any major delays. It can't hurt to
29 Norcal773 : That's good to know, been a while since I was in FRA. This is the reason why I fly the devil that I know, UA. A good example is last week on an EWR-L
30 Norcal773 : Flying ont he 748 was an awesome experience two days ago, Thanks for the help with trying to get an Exit row seat which I wasn't successful with but
31 Post contains images wilco737 : GLad to read that you enjoyed it. And soon you can enjoy the 748 to LAX. I will have my first 748 flight soon as well. Couple more days wilco737
32 Post contains images Norcal773 : Yeah, it was only my 2nd time flying LH in about 10 years and it was well worth it, good to know they're sending it to LAX although I avoid LAX like
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