tailfin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 16205 times:
New Boeing 747-8 service to Hong Kong
The latest addition to the Lufthansa fleet, the Boeing 747-8, has rapidly become a favourite among Lufthansa passengers. The “Queen of the Skies” is currently deployed on routes to Washington and Los Angeles, as well as to Bangalore and Delhi in India. At the start of the summer timetable, Lufthansa is due to accept further deliveries of this state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly jumbo. This year, Lufthansa will take delivery of five new Boeing B747-8s from Seattle. At the end of March, Frankfurt - Hong Kong will become the next route to switch to the new aircraft.
LH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 349 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14877 times:
Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 11): Yes, it is either the one or the other. Even 346 is planned from what I have heard.
At the moment, it is a daily A340-600. March 30 it will switch to daily 747-400. April 19 it switches to a daily A340-600 and a daily A340-300 or A330-300 on Tuesdays. On July 29, it switches to daily B747-400 and daily A340-300 or A330-300 on Tuesdays.
BOS spotters are always treated kindly by Lufthansa. And these are only the flights from FRA. LH424 from MUC is also a mix of A330-300, A340-300 and A340-600. Perhaps they'll get a special treat at some point?
Wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8763 posts, RR: 77 Reply 14, posted (9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14860 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 12): At the moment, it is a daily A340-600. March 30 it will switch to daily 747-400. April 19 it switches to a daily A340-600 and a daily A340-300 or A330-300 on Tuesdays. On July 29, it switches to daily B747-400 and daily A340-300 or A330-300 on Tuesdays.
Yes, that could be the plan. But my 10 years of LH shows me: that can change a lot
DEN was one of the last cities to see the 744 with the old interior. It doesn't seem to be high on their list for high-quality cabins. I could see it if demand rises, though, because I can't picture the A380 in DEN (at least, until EK starts service there).
airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7471 posts, RR: 11 Reply 17, posted (9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13894 times:
Quoting LH422 (Reply 12): BOS spotters are always treated kindly by Lufthansa. And these are only the flights from FRA. LH424 from MUC is also a mix of A330-300, A340-300 and A340-600. Perhaps they'll get a special treat at some point?
I wonder what LH's reaction in BOS will be now that US is leaving *A. As I understand it, there was a fair bit of connecting traffic from US to LH at BOS, not to mention US's Boston based FF customers. Will LH reduce capacity as a result of US leaving *A, or will they strengthen their relationship with B6 and improve their product (i.e. 748i), to retain some of those US premium customers? Interesting times ahead for LH at BOS.
Like Wilco737 says, yes. It is the same type rating, at least as far as the FAA is concerned. Now whether LH 744 pilots can switch to the 748 with minimal additional training is up to the airline in question, but it looks like Lufthansa allows that. It is like switching from the A343 to the newer A346.
25 musapapaya: I can't wait for my first 748 flight from HKG to FRA on the evening of 15th June!
26 PM: Glad I got my BLR-FRA-BLR flights on the 748 last month! It was lovely so I'm doing it again in July.
27 Hirnie: Yesterday and the day before FRA - BLR was a 744 if I remember correctly. I always wondered how long it will take until LH goes with the 748 to Hong K
28 wilco737: Thanks for confirming. But as I am flying both 744 and 748 I know what training I went through Boeing made a suggestion how much traffic is minium re
29 Norcal773: So maybe this was just illusions or rough weather day but I've flown on the 744 quite a bit and found them very smooth. On the one 748 flight I was o
30 wilco737: Yes, the 748 is longer and it feels different during climb out and during approach in rough weather. It is a stable airplane, but due to its length a
31 flyingalex: Do you know if one of the 747-8s is scheduled for a somewhat longer check in early May? From 05-08 May, FRA-IAD-FRA is on a 744. Guess who is booked
32 wilco737: No, no clue, sorry. Don't know the check schedule for them. But could be. Or the loads are very low and they take the 744 instead. Or send the 748 so
33 Norcal773: That's good to know, Thanks. Ooh that sucks! I've noticed they've been swapping LH418/419 with a 744 almost once/week lately, not sure why! I'd have
34 SASDC8: Good news for travellers on the HKG route How about KIX and PVG as future 747-8 destinations?
35 wilco737: Indeed. And performance is better of the 748 as well. The 744 is usually pretty heavy out of HKG with a pretty long flight (12hrs50mins). Both option
36 SASDC8: Heard something about the need for extra oxygen tanks on the 400s operating to HKG (route over the mountain range), and that's the reason HKG did not
37 wilco737: Yes, the airway is called L888 and is over the high terrain in China. There are indeed special oxygen requirements to fly over that route and not all
38 SASDC8: Excellent and informative post as always Looking even more forward to my next HKG trip with LH now.
39 wilco737: The flight to HKG is now bookable on www.lufthansa.com First flight to HKG starts with the summer schedule. Leaving FRA on the 31st of March, arriving