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I Flew Lufthansa's 747-8 To Washington DC  
User currently offlinetozbek From Turkey, joined Jul 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 24044 times:
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Today, I was on Lufthansa's LH416, the first commercial flight of Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.
The aircraft is nearly full around 600-1000 Euros tickets economy, 3000-4000 Euros business and around 8000-10000 Euros first. With Lufthansa's 45 guests we became part of a history.

I set on the upper deck of the aircraft. The flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC took 7 hours 50 minutes. It was really silence aircraft but my screen is not working  

Here you are the flight videos that I have taken with my camera...
Take off: http://youtu.be/lowWfUrZADw
First class: http://youtu.be/T6aKzMTb1FU
Business class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWpmWrHVbUA
Economy: http://youtu.be/Hl1XLdEDYuw
WC  http://youtu.be/aavWMJ18dUU
Stairs: http://youtu.be/eWTGyrdecUA

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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 23954 times:

Quoting tozbek (Thread starter):
The flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC took 7 hours 50 minutes.

Gotta love that extra 747 speed......what would it be in a 333? 8.2 hours or so?



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User currently offlinetozbek From Turkey, joined Jul 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 23838 times:
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I think so. But the wind really effects from Europe to USA.

User currently offlinegaystudpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 23624 times:

Aahhh, the Germans. I love Lufthansa!

User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 23523 times:

The great history of the 747 continues, 45 years after the first series with the 8-i, probably for 45 more years. You were fortunate to be on that flight. I hope more are sold, not just as freighters and hopefully to some USA based airlines.

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2650 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 23406 times:
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Ahhh Lufthansa, this B748 just goes to prove what a great airline they are!! Also, I think their cabin crew are some of the best out there. Very polite, pleasant and do not smile too much (it can get annoying).

The plane looks amazing! Thank you for posting the videos.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 23095 times:
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Thanks for the video's, First Class is not that impressive, seats look narrow and little privacy.


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2626 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 23066 times:
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Thank you for the videos. I'm quite jealous that you got to fly on it! The 747-8 really is a great looking aircraft, both inside and out. And just by the sound of the video alone, I can tell it's much, much quieter than a 744.


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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 22873 times:
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Amazing, a day I'll never forget: the first 748 commercial flight and the reopening of BRU-JFK with a Belgian carrier.

Thanks for the videos, I hope you had a great and comfortable flight  



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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 22639 times:

hello. Thanks for sharing. Have you been on the 380 yet? T/O seemed quite quet. How would you compare the sound levels, that is, if tou have flown on the 380. Engine sound reminds me a bit of the 777 on spool up..

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 22577 times:

Thank you for sharing these with us. Very cool!

User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 22258 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 6):
First Class is not that impressive, seats look narrow and little privacy.

Perhaps it appears like that, but in reality it is quite different. Each seat has a huge white privacy divider that goes up around the seat, and I only see one person utilizing it in the OP's video. Having sat in the seat today at IAD, I practically disappeared behind the divider when it was up.

Cheers,

AA94



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 21877 times:
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Thanks for posting this, it is always a treat to read about new aircraft....


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User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 21696 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 6):
Thanks for the video's, First Class is not that impressive, seats look narrow and little privacy.

= Yes! It is very narrow and way too cramped ...

Quoting AA94 (Reply 11):
Perhaps it appears like that, but in reality it is quite different. Each seat has a huge white privacy divider that goes up around the seat, and I only see one person utilizing it in the OP's video. Having sat in the seat today at IAD, I practically disappeared behind the divider when it was up.

Cheers,

AA94

= We will have to agree to disagree  . I was on this flight ... albeit in JCL and took a walk through to F and thought it was just crowded. Also, while the J seats are a VAST improvement of LH's current 10 generation behind J class, the configuration meant you have to watch from playing footsies.

Thanks for sharing.

Saludos,
A.



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User currently offlinetozbek From Turkey, joined Jul 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 21624 times:
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The last video:

Landing to Washington Dulles Airport: http://youtu.be/a3FxUQmAujE


User currently offlineKLM777300ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 21566 times:

First class does look narrow indeed! I had the pleasure of watching you guys arrive at IAD. I snapped quite a few photos from the Main Terminal, especially of the cannon salute.

User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1207 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 21361 times:

LOL you have a lot of gutts to take the video.

I am impressed. It made me laugh.

The people sleeping in F looked like dead corpses. The passengers in Y looked miserable. The legroom in LH Y is really tight.

The most fun cabin looked to be C. The LH crews are always well groomed and the food in Y is always good.

Boeing aircraft are really noisy.


User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1283 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 21035 times:
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Nice to see the very "first" trip report on a.net of the very first LH 747-8i flight. Loved that cake in F class  
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
I was on this flight ... albeit in JCL

Wow will we be seeing your report anytime soon?


User currently offlineairlineanorak From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20514 times:

Excellent videos! Thanks for sharing them. Also, thanks for the confidence of taking the videos on board! I am very shy when it comes to taking photos....

I used to fly LH a lot long haul, but since a change in jobs, I no longer travel with them. I would like to try the new completely flat Business Class, but it looks quite 'intimate' if you don't know the other person sitting next to you?

Like the others have said, I think they could have made a lot more of their First Class. Although it's brand new, it's already behind its competitors.


User currently offlineTomskii From Belgium, joined May 2011, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20476 times:

Looks like it was quite busy in business class? Any particular reason? I saw people working together but damn... so loud.  


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20334 times:

tozbek!
This is an amazing report and you are very lucky to be on this historic flight!  
I can't wait to fly on the 747-8I.
I hope to see more orders in the future.

Quoting tozbek (Thread starter):
First class: http://youtu.be/T6aKzMTb1FU


What's wrong with the camera? It is making the cabin look very narrow. The image is being shrink.

Quoting tozbek (Thread starter):
Economy: http://youtu.be/Hl1XLdEDYuw


They don't look too happy.



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User currently offlineLHPII From Croatia, joined May 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20202 times:

First class has privacy on demand....if you wish it, raise the privacy screen, if not, enjoy the view....so in that respect much better then what other airlines offer .......sentence to fly in coffins!

User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 602 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 18890 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 13):
= We will have to agree to disagree  . I was on this flight ... albeit in JCL and took a walk through to F and thought it was just crowded. Also, while the J seats are a VAST improvement of LH's current 10 generation behind J class, the configuration meant you have to watch from playing footsies.

Fine by me   I don't fly F that often, so my opinion might be invalid when compared to other F products.



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User currently offlinepdxtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18704 times:

Enjoyed the report! I'm tentatively booked in C on this flight in July!

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17879 times:

Quoting AA94 (Reply 11):
Perhaps it appears like that, but in reality it is quite different. Each seat has a huge white privacy divider that goes up around the seat, and I only see one person utilizing it in the OP's video. Having sat in the seat today at IAD, I practically disappeared behind the divider when it was up.

The video is compressed strange.. it appears as though the image itself has been squished..



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25 LY777 : Looks great, thanks. A shma there are no mood lights, though...
26 brilondon : This cabin appears to be in the upper deck that is why it seems narrow.
27 TJCAB : LOL, well put me down as one who likes the "coffins." To me, AF first class is the worst. A continuation of the airport lounge onboard. I don't want
28 Post contains images MadameConcorde : So was I (seat 22A best Y seat in the house) and I also was on the return LH419 flight (seat 40K for wing view) I also find the four 747-8 GENX2Bs ve
29 Post contains images CXB77L : Did you pick them up? I'd imagine they'd fetch a bit of money on ebay I know I'd definitely want some momentos.
30 Post contains images abrelosojos : = Haha. I am pretty sure I know who you are now . Pity, I did not meet a legend such as yourself. = I believe there were 4 F on positive space - 3 of
31 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I was sort of in a rush as I was invited upstairs to see the flight deck at the end of the flight after we got to Frankfurt and before they were clos
32 richierich : 'The Germans have always been a comforting people!' - Sheldon Cooper
33 Post contains images stipica : Hi tozbek ! ... thanks for the videos ... super nice plane and price scale hehehe ...but this is slightly more than their normal offers ... ah LH love
34 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : I made two mini-videos with my little tourist camera The 747-8i at the gate in Frankfurt right before boarding LH416 inaugural to IAD from the upstair
35 babybus : It's very hard to tell the difference between a 744 and this 'new' aircraft. Those public areas look a bit tight. I would have thought Boeing would tr
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