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747-8i To MEX And GRU Once  
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7572 times:

Attention spotters in MEX and GRU:

Flights LH498/499 today (June 18) and LH506/507 tomorrow (June 19) will be operated by Lufthansa's 747-8i, ahead of introducing regular scheduled service at a later point. LH498 is already showing up as D-ABYG on the Frankfurt Airport website http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en.html.


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User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7578 times:

Wowowow! Anyone going to take pics of the 748i at MEX?


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7065 times:

It's on its way:

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh498

Will GRU be the first visit to the southern hemisphere?


User currently offlinexaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7034 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 1):

I'm planning to go the airport, it is schedule to land at 19:00 local, praying for a beautifull day here in MEX!!

Greetings



Jorge Meneses
User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6818 times:

Thanks XA-APB!

So far, it is looking good. At least in the west side of the city it is cloudless, albeit a tad hazy. Let's home it won't rain this evening.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6713 times:
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Camera ready.
Getting off work early today at 16:00 (got special permission) only to be there!
Pray for good sun!

Juan



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6209 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6200 times:
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Local news piece here. In Spanish, only, though. Enjoy.

http://www.eluniversaldf.mx/home/ate...icm-avion-mas-largo-del-mundo.html

Anybody got any pictures?



MGGS
User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

It looks like D-ABYG will also be doing the flight to GRU tonight, according to the FRAport website.

User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

I missed this: Yesterday was also the first time a 747-8i landed at ATH. This was D-ABYC:

http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=3244

From there it flew on to TLV:

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-abyc

[Edited 2013-06-18 23:17:35]

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5862 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 8):

Exactly:

B747-8 To Make First Visit In ATH & TLV June 18th (by EL-AL Jun 14 2013 in Civil Aviation)

It was a PR flight.

Quoting Mx330 (Reply 5):
Camera ready.
Getting off work early today at 16:00 (got special permission) only to be there!
Pray for good sun!

So, any success on pictures? How was the light? I was in MEX last week and it was beautiful light on the day of arrival, but on the departure day was horrible rain and thunderstorm...

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

Wilco first of all, Happy Anet Bday!!

It was all over the news that he world "longest aircraft" landed on Mex yesterday Afternoon it was a great day for pictures...

DId anyone catch the 748?

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5713 times:
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Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 10):
Wilco first of all, Happy Anet Bday!!

Oh, thanks 
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 10):
It was all over the news that he wo^rld "longest aircraft" landed on Mex yesterday Afternoon it was a great day for pictures...

Glad to hear it was a great day and that the news are interested in that even as well. Maybe the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX soon   

Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 10):
DId anyone catch the 748?

I hope so.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinexaapb From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 9):
So, any success on pictures? How was the light? I was in MEX last week and it was beautiful light on the day of arrival, but on the departure day was horrible rain and thunderstorm...

Well indeed it was a lovely day yesterday, really unbelievable, we were able to take some pictures as it slow down on runway 5R.



Quoting wilco737 (Reply 11):
Glad to hear it was a great day and that the news are interested in that even as well. Maybe the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX soon

Read somewhere else that from September the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX, hope that is true!!

Here are a couple of shots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31747922@N08/9085993598/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31747922@N08/9086043966/

Greetings.



Jorge Meneses
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5596 times:
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Quoting xaapb (Reply 12):
Read somewhere else that from September the 748 will be a regular visitor to MEX, hope that is true!!

I heard these rumours too. And that it flew to MEX now is a good sign as well I guess.

Quoting xaapb (Reply 12):
Here are a couple of shots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31747922@N08/9085993598/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31747922@N08/9086043966/

Greetings.

Beautiful shots. Beautiful airplane. And indeed great weather.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinenostromopilot From Mexico, joined Feb 2013, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

This, in addition to the Cargolux 747-8 Cargo that we see here as well. Together with daily 747-400s from Air France, KLM British Airways and Lufthansa, A-340-600s from Iberia, and A-330s from TAM, we've got a nice spread of heavy arrivals in the early evening each day.

User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days ago) and read 5358 times:

Quoting LH422 (Reply 7):
It looks like D-ABYG will also be doing the flight to GRU tonight, according to the FRAport website.

It seems that plans have changed. The flight to GRU is in the air now but is showing up as 747-400 D-ABVO on FlightRadar24. Lufthansa and FlightAware are also showing 747-400. Only FlightStats is still showing 747-8. I wonder what happened? D-ABYG seems to be on the ground overnight at FRA at the moment.

Wilco, do you have any information on this?


User currently offlinemagorga From Brazil, joined Sep 2008, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Believe it or not, ANAC (Brazilian Flight Authority) has cancelled the 747-8i aircraft permission at last minute ! This is simply ridiculous !

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Quoting nostromopilot (Reply 14):
Together with daily 747-400s from Air France, KLM British Airways and Lufthansa, A-340-600s from Iberia, and A-330s from TAM,

Sadly the BA 744 is not daily. I believe it is 4x weekly or something like that. The IB A346 is seasonally more than daily, and I believe A343s are used sometimes too. You are forgetting LA's 763ERs coming from LIM and SCL.

Even still, that is quite poor for a metropolis such as MEX. Gone are the days when we also had the JL 744, the MH 744, the A310 from AR and the Lauda Air 77E. We also had widebodies from LY and SU.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4549 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 15):
Wilco, do you have any information on this?

No, sorry. I don't get such information. I am at the far end of the food chain here  

But here you seem to have an answer:

Quoting magorga (Reply 16):
Believe it or not, ANAC (Brazilian Flight Authority) has cancelled the 747-8i aircraft permission at last minute ! This is simply ridiculous !

That is very sad and I am sorry for the Brazilian guys. Would have been great to see the new bird in GRU - hopefully it happens soon.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineCP861 From Germany, joined Jan 2013, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Has anybody heard anything new about when LH could possibly start regular flights with the 747-8 to MEX?

User currently offlineCP861 From Germany, joined Jan 2013, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Apart from the rumors that it would be in September of course...

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4328 times:
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Quoting CP861 (Reply 19):
Quoting CP861 (Reply 20):

Rumours, rumours. But as the airplane has been to MEX it is obviously on the wish list of LH. So we will see.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Found some pictures in the database:

Mexico City


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Tel Aviv


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No pictures of Athens, unfortunately.


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

They seemed to like it in MEX. According to this page (in German) daily services will start in September.

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Wow! Awesome!!! I will need to make plans to fly onboard the 748i!


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 1):
Wowowow! Anyone going to take pics of the 748i at MEX?
Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 10):
DId anyone catch the 748?
Quoting LH422 (Reply 23):

Of course we did!


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User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Here's the official confirmation from Lufthansa to start MEX with the 747-8 this Fall:

https://www.celebrating20yearsofmore.com/home/de/de/

Interestingly, it only shows up on the German version on the bottom right. D-ABYK seems to be delayed a little and I expect MEX service to start when D-ABYK enters service.


User currently offlineLH422 From Germany, joined Sep 2010, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

The flights are now loaded! 747-8i daily starting September 2.

User currently onlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
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Quoting LH422 (Reply 22):
Found some pictures in the database:

To hell with its poor sales thus far, that is one beautiful aircraft! I loved the look of the B744 but the B748i for me is hands down the best looking bird ever built by Boeing! I recently walked literally the full length of the terminal at HKG just to get my first close up look at the LH B748i. I hope a few more airlines order it as it would be an awful shame to live in a world where there are no passenger B747s left.



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