EuroPL
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Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:33 pm

Hello,

First of all, I know this has been discussed a few times before. I have 2 questions.

1. What is the current status of the LH 747 retrofit, I'm curious how many of the 744 have PTV's in Y now?

(Last time this was discussed, out of the 24 in service about half were fitted with the new Y class if I'm not mistaken.)

2. Is LH using these birds on any specific North American routes. (ORD, MIA etc.) Or is it just the luck of the draw.

P.S I'm flying ORD-FRA after Christmas, so I need to know whether or not to invest in a iPad or Nexus 7  

Any help is appreciated.

-EuroPL
 
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:06 am

I can tell you that I flew LH463 on Aug 12, MIA-FRA on 747-400 and we had AVOD. In reading Skytrax reviews, I'm lead to believe that the routes to South America/India are probably the last to get the upgrade. It is a nice improvement from my previous trips from LAX and MIA to FRA. Maybe you might consider trying to arrange an itinerary that includes either the B747-8 or A380? Now that would be awesome.
 
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:27 am

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 1):
Maybe you might consider trying to arrange an itinerary that includes either the B747-8 or A380?

At time of booking, I was hoping LH was going to deploy their 748 to ORD by then . But it seems I'll be a couple of months too early. As LAX will be the next LH 748 route.
 
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:04 am

Quoting EuroPL (Thread starter):
1. What is the current status of the LH 747 retrofit, I'm curious how many of the 744 have PTV's in Y now?

Here's a good source for that kind of information: http://www.lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa/ Just scroll down to the section on 744s and check how many have "PTV in Eco". Currently, it states that all but six 744s offer the feature.

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 1):
In reading Skytrax reviews

I do beg your pardon, but why would you read those?   

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 1):
I'm lead to believe that the routes to South America/India are probably the last to get the upgrade.

I flew DEL-FRA in June and FRA-GRU just recently, both LH 744s had AVOD in eco - in June, that was luck, but in October I almost expected it due to the high number of refitted aircraft.
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:09 am

Do the interior mods of a 747-4, match the interior mods of the A340-3? I was traveling LH a few months ago from GIG to FRA on an old A340 and was lucky enough to use a United cert to upgrade to first. the change in both premium cabis is monumental. I was not able to tell if the Y seats were new also when I did a walk-through.

I always thought LH had a better economy seat than the vast majority, and even looked beautiful when you boarded. Did LH upgrade everything? Something I personally think is so needed today. No more of those UA 747 Y seats, or Delta, or TAM etc. Yes, Y is a commodity but also flys the greatest amount of people and people who generate word of mouth.

If i was CEO, I'd make sure my airline had as much of an awesome economy section as financially possible.

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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:18 pm

Quoting CoachClass (Reply 1):
I can tell you that I flew LH463 on Aug 12, MIA-FRA on 747-400 and we had AVOD. In reading Skytrax reviews, I'm lead to believe that the routes to South America/India are probably the last to get the upgrade. It is a nice improvement from my previous trips from LAX and MIA to FRA. Maybe you might consider trying to arrange an itinerary that includes either the B747-8 or A380? Now that would be awesome.

DEL and BLR have 7478i so they have AVOD for sure.
Ive seen many times BOM getting 744 with the new F,J, and Y with AVOD.
So this says that LH probably shuffles the aircraft for their flights, so its not "confirmed" that which 744 aircraft you will fly on until you're inside it.

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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:33 pm

Quoting VC10er (Reply 4):
Did LH upgrade everything?

Yes, the entire seat is new and - thank heavens - features a brochure/magazine compartment above the tray table, which means that you get about an inch of extra space for your legs.

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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:40 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 6):
Yes, the entire seat is new and - thank heavens - features a brochure/magazine compartment above the tray table, which means that you get about an inch of extra space for your legs.


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I don't know about the A343s, it's been a while since I've been on one... poor Golf Kilo has since been sold. They do, however, seem to feature the dreaded paper-where-your-knees-should-be kind of seatback:


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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:55 pm

Quoting musapapaya (Reply 7):
Are they all Recaro seats?

Sorry, I haven't got a clue whether or not they are.
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Quoting VC10er (Reply 4):
No more of those UA 747 Y seats, or Delta,

What is wrong with DL?
All DL 747s have AVOD in Y now. The last one will be out with the new mods soon.
 
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RE: Status Of LH 744 Retrofit

Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:49 pm

Does the new Y seat come with a USB plug as well or is it "just" AVOD?