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LH 747-430's At Bos?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 8:02 pm

I just returned from a trip to Germany a few days ago. The flight was LH422 from FRA to BOS. As usual, the aircraft was a 747-230B. While in FRA, I realized that LH seems to operate a larger number of -430's than -230's but I have never seen a LH -430 in BOS. Have they ever flown them there? I'd love to see a photo of a LH 747-430 at BOS. I noticed that Virgin seems to alternate their between the 200 series & 400 series on their flights there.

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RE: LH 747-430's At Bos?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 10:16 pm

LH operates 742's and A340's on its daily flight to BOS.
I think that an 8hrs flight doesn't need a 744.

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RE: LH 747-430's At Bos?

Wed Oct 24, 2001 10:55 pm

Hi Rapo,

check out this pic:

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Photo © Mark Garfinkel

But I have to tell you that the use of the B747-400 on both of Lufthansa´s FRA-BOS routes is not common.
After the events of September 11th and even it was planned to withdraw those B747-200 operating to Boston for years from service. But the replacement of these is the A340-300 on the route.
There is always the possibility for an aircraft change and thats also the reason for the shot but you´d rather
see the A340 taking over services to Boston than B747-400
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RE: LH 747-430's At Bos?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 12:28 am

in the past, LH has occasionally used the 744 instead of the 742s to BOS. however, they were never scheduled to do so.
this occurs even more often on the 742-runs from FRA to JFK.

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RE: LH 747-430's At Bos?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:17 am

According to Lufthansa´s new schedule for winter, LH422 from FRA to BOS will be done by an A340-300 from October 28th.
You will find that information by following this link:
http://cms.lufthansa.com/LHe/images/MediaPool/main/5/mediafile69557.pdf (Acrobat Reader needed to view the schedule)

By the way, Lufthansa currently has 28 B747-430´s in their fleet whereas there are only 8 remaining 747-230´s (the oldest one is D-ABYM, delivered in 1978).
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RE: LH 747-430's At Bos?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 2:27 am

Wow 9V-SPF,

Excellent website. I just wish I had seen it before my trip. Thanks for the info.


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