LH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 433 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6150 times:
Lufthansa is sending the new 747-8i to Miami!
Just got the news in today's LH newsletter. The earliest date I can find in the system is May 30. The flight doesn't seem to be daily yet. So it will be A380 in the winter and 747-8i in the summer for MIA.
steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1421 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
I had the pleasure of flying on the first ever 747-8i service from HKG to FRA (the FRA-HKG was still on a 744).
It's an amazing machine, very modern and nicely designed interior. A world apart from the 747-400. the new Business Class was really good. No noticeable differences in the service provided by the crew, which is consistently very good.
Although the 747-400 is iconic, I am looking forward to a fleet of about 40 A380 and B747-8 on LH long haul network.
Miami is a sweet addition.
More US and South Americaln routes will probably follow.
The next example, the 7th, is scheduled for delivery this month and by mid Summer there will be 9 in service before deliveries continue next year.
23 B747-400 remain active (3 recently returned from short term storage)