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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 (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17671 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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[Edited 2012-12-11 02:46:32 by moderators]

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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9276 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 17193 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
  


User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 17109 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, 9276 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 17080 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
  


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8327 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16814 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, 1401 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16779 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, 551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16743 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 (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16666 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, 1457 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16533 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, 635 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16476 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, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16449 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, 551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16433 times:

Parking assignment 123A today. Landing runway 24R.

User currently offlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13204 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: 32
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11976 times:

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, 1457 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10993 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, 635 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10303 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, 2672 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10163 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 (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10044 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 (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8125 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, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7856 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 (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7127 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, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6172 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, 8327 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5743 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, 1457 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5505 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 (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5201 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


User currently offlineairlinebuilder From Philippines, joined Nov 2012, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

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 got to re evaluate its marketing team on the 748i program. There were so many many opportunities to throw a good sales pitch for the aircraft but unfortunately nothing came to materialize. So far the A380 is making a killing for the VLAs though not in significant numbers since it is a niche market but nonetheless the sales keeps on coming and objectively its a pretty good aircraft too.

User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 5489 posts, RR: 39
Reply 26, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4662 times:
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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. 

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 will be on a bird like this and I hope you will be piloting the flight then.  


User currently offlineseahawks7757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4413 times:

Full story and pictures on Lufthansa's first 747-8I service into LAX this past monday-

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2012/...the-747-8-intercontinental-to-lax/


User currently offline135mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 416 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4051 times:
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Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
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/racingw...6610/

Great shots and thank you for sharing with us!!! Btw, why did they tow it into the spot?

135Mech


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