stevesdream69
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LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:35 pm

Hi there,
LH has announced on the intranet that several flights are scheduled in March as test of commercial flights. LH flights will leave from FRA to JFK. Flight are also scheduled to IAD, MUC and Hong Kong. No info regarding ORD which was originally roumored of. I'll be on apron in MUC on March 28th for some close ups of landing and taxiing. I'll let you know how good it looks from short distance!!!!
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:46 pm

Here is a fair use excerpt from the Lufthansa press release

Lufthansa: Exclusive Airbus A380 route-proving partner
LH flights ex Frankfurt to New York, Hong Kong, Washington and Munich

13.02.07
The Airbus A380 will demonstrate its quality and operational maturity under realistic conditions for the first time on a number of scheduled flights at the end of March 2007. As innovation partners, Lufthansa and Airbus will be subjecting the megaliner, certified last December, to over a week of practical testing as part of its so-called Commercial Route Proving. A real premiere en-route is the first landing of the A380 in the USA.

On Saturday, 17 March, the super jumbo, serial number 007, will arrive in Frankfurt from Toulouse and take off with a first contingent of about 500 guests on board from Frankfurt for New York on the following Monday. Up to Wednesday, 28 March, further stops on its flight plan will be Hong Kong and Washington. At the close of its route-proving, the A380 will also make a stopover in Munich.


http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/html...en/app/show/en/2007/02/659/HOM&s=0

Good to see some route proving starting to take place and no doubt we'll be getting some good photo's uploaded in the process.

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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:59 pm

Hmm I guess the 500 guests will be top dogs and press!!!! Id love to get a seat on that !!!
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:06 pm

Actually, pax will be mostly LH and Airbus emplyoees who will be testing all the systems on board: A/C, Entertainment, Galleys, etc etc. Cockpit crew will be part from LH and part from Airbus, while Cabin Crew will be all LH. LH is being involved very much with final realization of A380 project
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:13 pm

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 1):
500 guests

I'm trying to visualise the number of people. Heck that should be a great party!
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:16 pm

What a cool trip that would be!

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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting Stevesdream69 (Reply 3):
LH is being involved very much with final realization of A380 project

Well LH is LH !  Wink

I´ll ask my brother if LH familiars could also fly .... if yes i´ll try to get a seat on it Big grin
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:28 pm

I hope they come to LAX in a second wave of route tests, considering they plan to fly it here.

Quoting PanAm_DC10 (Reply 1):
Here is a fair use excerpt from the Lufthansa press release

You can quote an entire press release as fair use. It is a "release"...
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:43 pm

Does anyone know the final approach path it'll take going into JFK and is there an ETA into JFK?
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46 pm

Is it definately flying from FRA to JFK on the 17th ???? I wonder what time ?? I see a good LH fare for €99 incl taxes from DUB to FRA. I might do a day trip .
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:51 pm

How can we as 'Lufthanseaten" apply for such a seat on this giant ???
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Is it definately flying from FRA to JFK on the 17th ???? I wonder what time ?? I see a good LH fare for €99 incl taxes from DUB to FRA. I might do a day trip .

I think it's supposed to fly over to JFK on March 19th which is a Monday.
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:57 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
I hope they come to LAX in a second wave of route tests, considering they plan to fly it here.

I throw in my  twocents  for SFO, because SFO is likely to be the first LH/A380 destination in the US.
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:58 pm

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):
How can we as 'Lufthanseaten" apply for such a seat on this giant ???

Well sure in the intranet there are some informations about it ...
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:04 am

Oh ok I didnt read the article properly!!! Must have been the excitement LOL. I see it will be at FRA on 17th though so it maybe worth seeing it land if we knew a time of arrival into FRA.
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:30 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 12):
I throw in my    for SFO, because SFO is likely to be the first LH/A380 destination in the US.

They plan to fly the A380 to LAX and SFO, and from what I understand, they were pushing the LAX authorities to have the runways ready in time, which of course LAX didn't do, but it doesn't matter because the plane is 2 years late.
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:11 am

It will be in ORD on the 18th, right?
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:13 pm

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 16):
It will be in ORD on the 18th, right?

Nope, it will be at ORD on the 20th.
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:19 pm

Quoting DALCE (Reply 10):

How can we as 'Lufthanseaten" apply for such a seat on this giant ???

I'm sure you've seen it by now, but you can enter a lottery on the intranet for the JFK, IAD and HKG flights.
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:30 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 18):
I'm sure you've seen it by now, but you can enter a lottery on the intranet for the JFK, IAD and HKG flights

Hopefully i get a seat for the IAD trip...

The actual schedule:
arr. JFK 03/19 afternoon
dep. JFK 03/21 afternoon

arr. HKG 03/24 morning
dep. HKG 03/24 evening

arr IAD 03/25 late afternoon
dep. IAD 03/26 evening

At least one promotion roundtrip for special guests will be done during the IAD-turn on 03/26, maybe also during the JFK-turn.


cheers

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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:21 pm

Does anyone have any idea around what time it will arrive in Frankfurt? Also, what would be the best position for some pictures of this beauty? I plan on driving up to FRA on the 17th and I'm trying to find out around what time I should plan for arrival.
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:30 pm

Quoting Desediez (Reply 19):
The actual schedule:
arr. JFK 03/19 afternoon
dep. JFK 03/21 afternoon

i'm crossing my fingers!!!!!!!!!

i'm flying OA 411 on 3/19 to JFK and then back to ATH on OA 412 3/21 , hope i get to see "le geant" !
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:38 pm

Quoting Anax (Reply 21):
i'm crossing my fingers!!!!!!!!!

i'm flying OA 411 on 3/19 to JFK and then back to ATH on OA 412 3/21 , hope i get to see "le geant" !

Will you do a Trip report???? KALO TAXIDI
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:28 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 22):
Will you do a Trip report???? KALO TAXIDI

thanks!

i'll have my camera with me (as always) , if i'm lucky and see it , i'll post the pics.
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:42 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Is it definately flying from FRA to JFK on the 17th ???? I wonder what time ?? I see a good LH fare for €99 incl taxes from DUB to FRA. I might do a day trip .

Since it's on the 17th, maybe they can paint the bottom of the fuselage green so we in New England can see it contrailing overhead as it comes into JFK from Frankfurt!

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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:59 am

i applied for the FRA-JFK flight, let's see if I get a ticket  Smile
 
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:37 am

Hello All,
Would anyone happen to know what time the A380 is tenatively scheduled to arrive in ORD?? I know it's on the 20th, and am looking forward to seeing it in person!!
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RE: LH A380 Test Flights To USA & Asia

Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:16 am

Quoting Stevesdream69 (Reply 3):
Actually, pax will be mostly LH and Airbus emplyoees who will be testing all the systems on board: A/C, Entertainment, Galleys, etc etc. Cockpit crew will be part from LH and part from Airbus, while Cabin Crew will be all LH. LH is being involved very much with final realization of A380 project

Don't expect to much from entertainment.

It's the plane we were on the media flight two weeks ago. It's fully seated and you can very well test galleys and so on, but the famous wiring is not complete. Therefore flight entertainment will certainly be reduced.

However, I can assure you that it is a thrill to fly on a A380. It's a unique experience. My congratulations to all who will be lucky to participate on one of the LH flights.
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