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LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!  
User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17129 times:

The first 747-8I service to LAX with Lufthansa has taken to the skies-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20121210/0900Z/EDDF/KLAX

It is being flown by aircraft D-ABYA-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DABYA

Can't wait to see it arrive!


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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9102 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 16651 times:
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Quoting seahawks7757 (Thread starter):

Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight. 

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 16567 times:

Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set up early, possibly at the Proud Bird. I'm afraid that if I do, they will switch runways on me....  

Cheers,
Bob


User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9102 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 16538 times:
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Quoting nra-3b (Reply 2):
Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set

Usually we park on the South Side of the TBIT. So Parking stands 101-104 IIRC. Sometimes I parked on the north part as well.
Landing is a little different everytime I fly into LAX, and I fly there quite often. I landed on 24R and on 25L, and no matter which parking stand we had... So it will be a little lottery.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16272 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight.

Really? I may be in LAX for spotting in January before school kicks back in! If you're flying her any time before Jan. 6, that would be awesome  



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16237 times:

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?


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User currently offlinesocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16201 times:

The only gates available for the B748 are 101,123A,134. And if they need to be placed at the remotes, 212,216,207,209

User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16124 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Last time I checked D-ABYA is a -8. But FA list it as a 400 :/


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1449 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15991 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

It also shows D-ABYA which is definitely an -8 so must be an error.



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User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15934 times:

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):
Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

For some reason, FlightAware has significant issues with the 747-8. On the inaugural Dulles flight, it also showed a 744 as the operating aircraft.

However, I got the Lufthansa media advisory in my inbox this morning that D-ABYA is on its way, so it's definitely coming!



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User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15907 times:

Thanks to Wilco737 for that information.

The Lufthansa web site says 747-8i and there is an additional messed up entry on FA that refers to LH456 as a -8,but it is not the active flight shown. Typical flightaware......

My bet is parking at 134, more room for the festivities. Those two end gates for the A380 are kind of jammed when there are aircraft parked adjacent.

I'm just hoping for a 25L arrival..... I'll be monitoring approach on my scanner  

Cheers,
Bob


User currently offlinesocalatc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15891 times:

Parking assignment 123A today. Landing runway 24R.

User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 12662 times:

Ok, thanks for the informtion, socalatc   

Got there about an hour before arrival, and set up at my secret spot on 96th Street. Got some good (to me) arrival shots. Put one on my Flickr page, and will submit one to Airliners    Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....  

Again, thanks for the help.
Cheers,
Bob


User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1041 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 11434 times:
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I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...


Ia Maitai to tatou tere !
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1449 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10451 times:

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 13):
I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...

That's a bummer!



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User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9761 times:

Here are some photos from the tarmac of today's event. I'll be updating the gallery later tonight but this is what I was able to process so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/



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User currently offlinembmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9621 times:

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
Here are some photos from the tarmac...

Lovely. Thank you!


User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9502 times:

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):

Great photos Taylor, it was a pleasure meeting you, I will hopefully get to mine tonight.


User currently offlineplatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7583 times:

Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.


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User currently offlineFedExFlyerPHL From United States of America, joined May 2008, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7314 times:

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 12):
Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....

I was wondering who's Sky Team 747 I saw when I was driving up that way this afternoon.

Jeff



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User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 18):
Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.

I don't think so, United didn't put on a big event like LH did.


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/

So they actually printed "Lufthansa B747-800" onto the cookies? Actually not as bad a mistake as their recent announcement of starting the A380 on MUC-YVR.  


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

The mods edited a photo into the OP. Very nice photo!


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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1449 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

Does this have anything to do with why FRA-IAD was operated by a 744 today?


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User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4659 times:

Here is what I have gotten posted so far, full story and photos will be up on Thursday!-

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8266817442_f65e40831a_o.jpg
D-ABYA Lufthansa 747-830I by Brandon Farris Photography


25 airlinebuilder : The Boeing 7478i so far has not really gotten the sale that one can call a good selling product, personally I believe in the product but Boeings has g
26 Post contains images EPA001 : It is indeed a lovely bird. If have seen some of them at FRA, they look very impressive. With your remark you are making me jealous. But hopefully I
27 Post contains links seahawks7757 : Full story and pictures on Lufthansa's first 747-8I service into LAX this past monday- http://www.airlinereporter.com/2012/...the-747-8-intercontinent
28 135mech : Great shots and thank you for sharing with us!!! Btw, why did they tow it into the spot? 135Mech
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