blink182
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Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 9:02 am

I was watching the news today and they were talking about a girl who came from Africa on a flight via Frankfurt and they showed a Lufthansa 747-200 landing. I knew the kid really flew on LH because the shots of her coming to her new family showed a Korean Air sign in the background and I know that Korean Air and Lufthansa use the same DFW terminal. Was there really an LH 742 at DFW today, or was it an old tape as I know that LH used to fly 747s to DFW. Also, I think it was a tape because I saw a Lufthansa A340 flying unusually low over Dallas.

Are my suspicions correct that Lufthansa did fly a 742 to DFW today? Perhaps somebody at Lufthansa could tell me.

Thanks,
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bkkair
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 9:08 am

LH 438 landed at DFW today ( Fri 17 May) at 1337 and was a 343.
Must have been an old tape you saw on television.

Does LH presently fly any 742s?
 
Hurricane
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 9:19 am

I believe they were recalling a few 742s back for a few flights...I remember somewhere I heard FRA-YYZ... maybe?
 
aa61hvy
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 2:58 pm

yeah it was a tape, i saw it too. its kinda funny because they will show alot of DC-10's for AA and i once saw a 747SP on the news... i wouldnt mind seeing some full length videos they have.
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SailorOrion
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 6:09 pm

LH did recall several B742 (2 I think and one spare), but they are all being refitted with up-to-date cabins. They will not be operational until at least next month I am told, and they should operate FRA-YYZ, and maybe another route I dont know (JFK comes to my mind)

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godbless
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 8:14 pm

At this point the 742 will only fly FRA-YVR. They will start service on June 1st. Two of them have been flown from MZJ (D-ABYX and D-ABZE).
I do not know anything about other destinations or more planes being put back into service but there are a few more of them parked in MZJ so it could be possible.

I think starting with the summer schedule '95 LH switched the DFW flight to the A340. At that time my sister worked to DFW a few times and she said that loads would have always justified the 747. I myself flew DFW-FRA on the A340 in 1995 and the plane was packed.

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SailorOrion
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sat May 18, 2002 9:02 pm

Damn! I am always mixing up VYR and YYZ  Sad

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baec777
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sun May 19, 2002 9:57 am

In the early '90s, I did see LH flying B742 before they changed to an A340.

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johnnybgoode
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RE: Lufthansa 747 At DFW Today?

Sun May 19, 2002 11:17 pm

in ´93, i was on a LH 747-200 flying FRA-DFW-IAH.
this flight was packed and to the best of my knowledge that was no coincidence, and obviously still not in ´95.
however, since then LH has splitted the FRA-DFW-IAH and serves both destinations daily nonstop from FRA.
i don´t know how figures are like nowadays, but if both destinations would justify larger capacity, they would receive it.

rgds
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