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LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:12 pm

Does anyone know what the scheduled first routes are going to be with this aircraft? I assume the United States. Is this going to be equipment we're going to see a lot of here or is it mainly to other regions like Asia or Africa?
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:15 pm

Quoting olddominion727 (Thread starter):

Not official yet. Many rumours. But it is decided, but not announced.

I know where and when it will fly, but as I work for LH I am not allowed to tell, sorry.

You have to be patient.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:18 pm

I suspect JFK, but that's only a guess...
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Quoting olddominion727 (Reply 2):

Could be. Sorry, but I am not allowed to tell.

What I can say is: It's happening in May.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:20 pm

I am flying FRA-Mumbai at the end of March, but I think that 744-route is not prestigious enough to be the first one with the 748I although I expect it to be served by the new Jumbo Jet later.
I assume first will be a North American destination. That would fit best. My guess is Chicago, Boeings HQ city.
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:21 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 1):
I know where and when it will fly, but as I work for LH I am not allowed to tell, sorry.

You are so cruel.............




(okay, just kidding)

 
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:23 pm

Quoting point2point (Reply 5):
You are so cruel.............

I know... Sorry, I would love to tell you guys. I keep checking on LH website if the flight is in the system, but it still isn't.

And I don't want to risk my job...

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:27 pm

Will LH announce the config for the aircraft at the same time as the first route?
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:28 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):
Will LH announce the config for the aircraft at the same time as the first route?

I would say the config will be published earlier as it seems to be that there will be some short flights done (same as with the 380 back then) to get some of the crew trained.

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[Edited 2012-02-28 10:29:47]
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:29 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 6):
I would love to tell you guys

You could tell us, but then you'd have to kill us......
  
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:50 pm

Would love to see MIA with the seasonal downgrade to the 744 from the A380 maybe they will want just a bit more capacity in the summer. I would put my money on ORD or JFK.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:52 pm

My bet is on DXB. At least until the second machine arrives...
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm

I was told that the first daily routing will be FRA-IAD. But I'm not telling who told me  
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:32 am

Quoting UA933 (Reply 12):
I was told that the first daily routing will be FRA-IAD.

Thats awesome. Very excited if this is the case. It'll be sweet seeing the 748 in person!
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:47 am

The 747 will be weird to partition for Lufthansa. The upper deck -- where, IIRC, the current F class is on the 747-400 -- is longer, and probably "too big" for the first class product. So, all Business up there? Where would F go? Nose? Will be interesting to see the final configuration.

Quoting abrown532 (Reply 9):
You could tell us, but then you'd have to kill us......

Die from suspense, die from being told. I choose the latter.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:50 am

Quoting ghifty (Reply 14):
So, all Business up there? Where would F go? Nose? Will be interesting to see the final configuration.

F class in the nose, C class upper deck and main deck.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:15 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 7):

I will bet you a full fare first class round trip ticket on the 748 that it will have 8 first class seats!
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:25 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 15):
F class in the nose, C class upper deck and main deck.

So will it have the F bed and seat if they are now placed in the nose?
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:32 am

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 17):

I am not 100% sure, but I believe it is going to be the A380 first style. I will not bet that full fare first ticket on this!
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:52 am

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 17):
So will it have the F bed and seat if they are now placed in the nose?

I understand that the bed+seat will only be on the 744, as the -8 will have another F seat.

Quoting UA933 (Reply 12):
I was told that the first daily routing will be FRA-IAD.

I will still keep my fingers crossed for Miami. I am SO suspending my loyalty to British Airways and booking my summer flights to Miami with Lufthansa if such is the case.

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[Edited 2012-02-28 20:53:11]
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:12 am

I too have been told FRA-IAD from someone on the inside.
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:40 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 15):
F class in the nose,

Ick -- just like BA. I *hate* sitting forward of the nose gear, it makes me nauseous while taxiing...   I realize that BA has a marketing requirement to "turn left" at 1L for F -- I think that's a mistake on the 744.

This is why I love VS Upper Class -- I love sitting between doors 1L and 2L...
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:49 am

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 21):
Ick -- just like BA. I *hate* sitting forward of the nose gear, it makes me nauseous while taxiing...

And I love it. I think the unique triangular front compartment of a 747 is the most special and intimate place to fly in. I prefer it to the narrow upper deck.
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:02 am

will be LH418/LH419 FRA-IAD-FRA.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:04 am

Quoting na (Reply 4):
I am flying FRA-Mumbai at the end of March, but I think that 744-route is not prestigious enough to be the first one with the 748I

Ouch.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:13 am

Quoting wdleiser (Reply 16):
I will bet you a full fare first class round trip ticket on the 748 that it will have 8 first class seats!

Looks like you will win that bet 
Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 17):
So will it have the F bed and seat if they are now placed in the nose?

No, it will be the 380 F class. The one with the bed was only for the upper deck of the 744.

Quoting LimaNiner (Reply 21):
Ick -- just like BA. I *hate* sitting forward of the nose gear, it makes me nauseous while taxiing...  

I know not a lot people like it to be in the nose, but the 748i upper deck is too long to put only 8 F class seats up there. That's why it moved into the nose section.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:09 am

Quote:
What I can say is: It's happening in May.

Hopefully it'll be the 14th.... that would be awesome...  

Rdgs,

Will.....
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:11 am

Quoting Will (Reply 26):
Hopefully it'll be the 14th.... that would be awesome...  

Once the first flight took place, it will be daily. So if the first flight is before the 14th, and you will be on the right flight, it is 748i  

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Quoting UA933 (Reply 12):
I was told that the first daily routing will be FRA-IAD. But I'm not telling who told me  

I heard the same from my friend at IAD. I can't wait to see it at IAD. Hopefully I can get on one of the first few flights.... :/

[Edited 2012-02-29 05:12:17]
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:16 pm

Are there any airport-wise restrictions at IAD that would prevent LH from a daily 380 flight? UA and LH have a combined number of 5 flights during the summer. I assume that the 380 would work on that route aswell...
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:54 pm

Is there a delivery schedule for their 748s? How many will they receive in 2012? LH sure has one of the most interesting fleets of all airlines - and not 777 yet *knocks on wood*.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:46 pm

Quoting UA933 (Reply 29):
Are there any airport-wise restrictions at IAD that would prevent LH from a daily 380 flight? UA and LH have a combined number of 5 flights during the summer. I assume that the 380 would work on that route aswell...

Not that I am aware of. 380 is possible as well.

Quoting something (Reply 30):
Is there a delivery schedule for their 748s? How many will they receive in 2012? LH sure has one of the most interesting fleets of all airlines - and not 777 yet *knocks on wood*.

One in March, one in June, 2 in July, one in September, so total 5 in 2012 from what I know.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:54 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 25):
I know not a lot people like it to be in the nose

How is it possible that people don't prefer the nose section? It is just about as private as the upper deck, MUCH quieter than the upper deck, and I personally feel the nose section as being more spacious. Further, as much as I REALLY like sitting in the heights of the upper deck, boarding can be a dash messy at times because of passengers dragging their bags up the stairs. At any rate, so long as it's the 747, I don't care about where the heck my seat is!

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:01 pm

Quoting Speedbird741 (Reply 32):
How is it possible that people don't prefer the nose section? It is just about as private as the upper deck, MUCH quieter than the upper deck,

I don't know why, but from what I heard is that people like being 'above' the rest and the area up there is more privatly and exclusivly... At least that is what I heard. You have a small 'airplane' for yourself up there and you get to see the pilots 

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 31):
Quoting UA933 (Reply 29):
Are there any airport-wise restrictions at IAD that would prevent LH from a daily 380 flight? UA and LH have a combined number of 5 flights during the summer. I assume that the 380 would work on that route aswell...

Not that I am aware of. 380 is possible as well.

AF flies it to IAD, so certainly there is no restriction, assuming there are adequate gates at the terminal which is used by LH, if this is a different one from AF's. (I have never been through IAD, hence my ignorance!)
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:16 pm

Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 34):
AF flies it to IAD, so certainly there is no restriction, assuming there are adequate gates at the terminal which is used by LH, if this is a different one from AF's. (I have never been through IAD, hence my ignorance!)

I always see the AF 380 on the other side of the same Terminal concourse. So I guess the 380 shouldn't be a problem for IAD. Question is: do we need so many seats to IAD? Or is it maybe better needed somewhere else?

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:25 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 35):
Question is: do we need so many seats to IAD?

Won't you have 2x daily FRA-IAD flights during the Northern hemisphere summer? Granted I see that LH416 will be operated by an A333 and LH418 the 744. Is it a question of frequency or capacity?  

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 36):
Won't you have 2x daily FRA-IAD flights during the Northern hemisphere summer?

Yes, LH 416 and LH 418.

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 36):
Granted I see that LH416 will be operated by an A333 and LH418 the 744. Is it a question of frequency or capacity?  

That is true. Same for JFK where you have 2 flights a day. 380 is planned for one flight and 744 for the other (once we get the next 380 delivered). And BOS has 2 flights as well. Usually it is one smaller and one bigger airplane. 330 and 744/ 380 combination.
That gives a good balance between frequency and capacity.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:46 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 37):
That gives a good balance between frequency and capacity.

May I say, a good answer and a nice side-step. 


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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:29 pm

Would be nice to see it at New York!

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:40 pm

Interesting to see the speculation. It certainly will be a high yielding airport isnce the airplane will have a large business class cabin. 92 business class seats is almost the same as the A380, yet they will be full flat horizontal seats unlike the current inclined product, so it is a higher quality product. I'd expect the 747-8 to be used on much higher yielding routes since the A380 is more dense with a large economy section and has about 170 additional seats over how the 747-8 is being configured.

I wouldn't be surprised to see it on routes that both UA and LH share since the new LH business product is flat like UA's new business product.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:41 pm

India is out of the question. LH is seat-capacity wise restricted to Boeing 747-400 ONLY. So even if they bring the 7478, they wont be able to fill it completely!. So i highly doubt its India.
From what my friends said, i think DXB stands a big chance. Also, ORD has a high potential to receive the 7478.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:57 pm

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 41):
India is out of the question. LH is seat-capacity wise restricted to Boeing 747-400 ONLY

The 747-8 will have fewer seats than LH's 378 seat 747-400.
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 42):
The 747-8 will have fewer seats than LH's 378 seat 747-400.

But that configuration hasn't been used for the last 2 years. Usually it is F8 C80 Y234 or F8 C66 Y270.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:30 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 43):
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 42):
The 747-8 will have fewer seats than LH's 378 seat 747-400.

But that configuration hasn't been used for the last 2 years. Usually it is F8 C80 Y234 or F8 C66 Y270.

I was assuming that India would allow the 747-8 since it is smaller than the past 747s. Do you know what the limit on capacity to India is?
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 44):
I was assuming that India would allow the 747-8 since it is smaller than the past 747s. Do you know what the limit on capacity to India is?

No, don't know the limit. Only heard that it is 744 limited. But currently LH isn't too much in sending more seats to India as the market is very difficult down there at the moment, CCU and HYD were closed already. So let's see what's next.

So I guess they stick to the 744 and 340 flights into India and send the 748i, 380 to some other places where higher demand is for more seats and more premium costumers are around, due to the large C class in 748i and 380.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:43 pm

Would the first revenue route be something very short like fra-txl, fra-lhr, ham-muc to give the crews some sectors on type ?
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:48 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 46):
Would the first revenue route be something very short like fra-txl, fra-lhr, ham-muc to give the crews some sectors on type ?

Yes, I heard that something like that is planned. But I guess what is meant here in the thread is the first long haul revenue flight.

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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:17 pm

Quoting UA933 (Reply 29):
Are there any airport-wise restrictions at IAD that would prevent LH from a daily 380 flight?

AFAIK, the only limitation is gates. There is only one gate at IAD that can handle the 380 and AF is using it (A20/22). I think if MWAA saw it necessary, then they can very quickly change another gate to handle the 380 (by raising a second jetbridge nice and high)
 
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RE: LH 748 First Revenue Route?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 47):
Yes, I heard that something like that is planned. But I guess what is meant here in the thread is the first long haul revenue flight.

wilco737

I guess you have to kill us all now (just kidding) 

I somehow feel the A380 is too big for MIA and see the 748 as a better aircraft for the route but I hope I'm wrong as I love the A380 that much 

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