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Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:50 am

Hi A.net

LH's first B748-I left FRA on it's Inaugural flight to IAD and is airborne since almost a hour. Wish them all a good and safe flight and hope to get some images soon and to the spotters in IAD that should arrive at 12-45 LT.

Can be seen on Flightradar that will soon cross the Channel and then over England in couple of min's.

Madame Concorde is on Board!!

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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:24 am

D-ABYA has just gone past my house (NW of LHR) at FL340 routing LAM-DIKAS.
Interestingly, OO-SFW operating the inaugural SN501 (BRU-JFK) is alongside it on a parallel track at FL380
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:28 am

Image from my SBS-1 showing D-ABYA and OO-SFW:



LHR is in the bottom centre (the top of the image is not North - it's orientated to the almost North view out of my window)
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:50 am

Just made landfall over Ireland over Wexford Town. FL340
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 am

Exciting to be watching it!  

Sorry to go off topic, where else are they flying the 748 or planning on doing so, or has it not yet been announced?

Wish them a safe and happy landing and look forward to seeing the photos!


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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:07 am

Thank you guys for your interesting reply's!!!  

Also GCT64 for the screenshot and interesting to watch for sure   Plus that there is SN501 also on it's new route!!!

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 4):
Sorry to go off topic, where else are they flying the 748 or planning on doing so, or has it not yet been announced?

If correct DEL & ORD was one other destination also but correct me if wrong!
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:08 am

Just leaving the Irish coast and passing the Aran Islands, Atlantic crossing begins now!
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:16 am



just a couple of min's ago!!  
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:27 am

Looks like it has company for the crossing. two 777's just in front of it (Different Flight Levels though).
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:48 am

Flightaware track....

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20120601/0750Z/EDDF/KIAD

What's with the 74H?

Should be B748
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:49 am

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):
Looks like it has company for the crossing. two 777's just in front

Yes, and JAI226 that is a A332 from Jet Airways on it's way from MAA-BRU-JFK.
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:09 am

What time is the return flight scheduled?
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:11 am

Quoting scbriml (Reply 11):
What time is the return flight scheduled?

According to LH's Website: LH417 1500IAD - 0515+1FRA (times LT)
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:24 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 9):
What's with the 74H?

Should be B748

The 8th character of the alphabet is H, I really hope the use B748 fot the B747-8F and 74H for the B748I - much easier to interpret the data...
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:28 am

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 12):
0515+1FRA (times LT)

05:15 arrival at FRA? Wow, that's early. Guess I won't be dragging my ass out of bed in the middle of the night on the off-chance of seeing it fly over SE England!   
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:31 am

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 13):
I really hope the use B748 fot the B747-8F and 74H for the B748I - much easier to interpret the data...

Flightaware should use the ICAO codes (as should the flightplan, which is where the Flightaware code should come from) and this is "B748" for both the pax and freighter versions.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:33 am

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 12):
According to LH's Website: LH417 1500IAD - 0515+1FRA (times LT)
Quoting scbriml (Reply 14):
05:15 arrival at FRA? Wow, that's early. Guess I won't be dragging my ass out of bed in the middle of the night on the off-chance of seeing it fly over SE England!

The aircraft is due to operate the LH419 service this evening departing IAD at 1755 local and arriving FRA at 0805 local.

The LH418 and LH417 flights are not operating today.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:47 pm

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 8):
Looks like it has company for the crossing. two 777's just in front of it (Different Flight Levels though).

Checking the map now, it looks like the 748 caught and passed them both.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:48 pm

LH416 now down to FL280 and soon will be in IAD!!!



Hope there will be some Spotters for the arrival photos and water salute  

   HAPPY LANDING D-ABYA     
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 9):
Flightaware track....

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20120601/0750Z/EDDF/KIAD

What's with the 74H?

Should be B748

Where do you see the 74H code on that Flightaware page? I only see B748.
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Another 50mi at FL110....

Seams there is no webcam at IAD!!! At least over Google didn't find!!! Pity!!!
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:23 pm

Should have touchdown now....

Hope for some pic's very soon  
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:39 pm

www.twitter.com/airlinereporter has a few images from the cabin before departure and after touchdown..
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:42 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19):
Where do you see the 74H code on that Flightaware page? I only see B748.

It was showing 74H for most of the trip, only recently been changed.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:59 pm

Sorry if this has been discussed, but wasn't the 748i meant to have 787 style window blinds? This picture suggests it doesn't have them.

https://twitter.com/#!/AirlineReporter/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FceGKst3w
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:02 pm

Quoting CambridgeFlyer1 (Reply 24):
Sorry if this has been discussed, but wasn't the 748i meant to have 787 style window blinds?

No, that was never planned as far as I recall.
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:10 pm

Quoting CambridgeFlyer1 (Reply 24):

No, the 747-8i was always to have the widows from the 777.

Grat to see hat she is finally in service.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:15 pm

Madame Concorde is a lucky woman!   

Congrats to LH and IAD! I hope some spotters were on hand. She's been on the ground for the last 45 minutes.

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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:16 pm

So the 748i will cruise at .855 mach?

Wiki says the 777 max cruise is .84 and from the flightaware map,

it does looks like the 748 passed both the AC and UA 777's.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:18 pm

Duration of the flight on flightaware is 7:48, coincidence?
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:31 pm

Quoting KC135R (Reply 29):

Duration of the flight on flightaware is 7:48, coincidence?

Maybe KC135R   spotted well!! Simply a little off topic but SQ's 744 last flight from HGK to SIN was Flt Nr SQ 748!!  
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:54 pm

Lufthansa has posted the IAD water-gun welcome salute photo to their FB page.
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:16 pm

Quoting KC135R (Reply 29):
Duration of the flight on flightaware is 7:48, coincidence?

With Lufthansa? It's not that far fetched to suggest they planned it, but considering the heavy traffic over the NE USA, that would be a very tough nut to crack indeed. More power to their elbow if they managed to pull it off, hope they don't forget to ship a couple bottles of niceness to the lads and ladies working as talking traffic lights
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:19 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 28):
Wiki says the 777 max cruise is .84 and from the flightaware map,

The 747 cruises faster than a 777.

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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:26 pm

The grand old lady still going strong! LH made an interesting choice with the 748. Maybe they see the cargo potential?
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:34 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 17):
Checking the map now, it looks like the 748 caught and passed them both.

Gotta love that speed!
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:00 pm

Took plenty of photos from the Main Terminal at IAD. Not necessarily A.net quality but message me if you want some of them emailed to you!
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:49 pm

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Thread starter):
Madame Concorde is on Board!!

and... probably Sam Chui taking pics of the landing gear retracting...   
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:14 pm

And she is on her way back to FRA!  
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:46 pm

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 38):
And she is on her way back to FRA!  

I wonder how may did not deplane? and were there for the first flight too and from... 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:27 am

doesnt look like the 748 is coming back tomorrow.

And, why is the return flight also showing as coming from St Johns Newfoundland?
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20120601/0230Z/CYYT/EDDF
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:53 am

Quoting EFCar98 (Reply 40):
doesnt look like the 748 is coming back tomorrow.

According to lufthansa.com, it's flying flight 418 tomorrow due in 3:45pm, then back on 419 departing 5:55pm.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:02 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 41):

look on the bottom of your linked page and you will see that the oddball stjohns flight is listed among the IAD- FRA flights
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:05 am

Quoting EFCar98 (Reply 40):
doesnt look like the 748 is coming back tomorrow.

For some reason, it appears that FlightAware hasn't caught up with the new service. The 748 is scheduled to operate the IAD-FRA route indefinitely. FlightAware thought that an A333 was operating LH416 until it actually took off this morning, so I wouldn't trust it as a source, at least not right now.
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:22 am

Also, I was fortunate enough to be on the tarmac today as a guest of Lufthansa to watch the arrival and subsequent water cannon salute. Here is a quick gallery from the landing and ceremonies (I'll be posting more photos on my Flickr site over the weekend).

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzMmMHq
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:26 am

IAD has been on the short list for some impressive metal. A380, 748, Concorde...
 
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:47 am

To AA94.

Great pictures, thanks for sharing! The LH cabin crew usually look very classy and today is no exception.

Hopefully other airlines will buy the 748i. You have to be impressed that the original design and engineering were so good that 4 decades later, the plane and derivatives are still flying.
 
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Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:04 am

Congrats to Lufthansa and Boeing on a milestone day. Day 1 of D-ABYA'S more than likely 20+ year career spanning the world.
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RE: Inaugural LH B748-I FRA-IAD Airborne 01.06.2012

Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:09 am

LH 419 IAD-FRA is now over the UK again, about one hour to go to FRA:

http://plomi.smugmug.com/Airplanes/F...692_rrcH2K#!i=1880963221&k=vsQRpn4
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