seahawks7757
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LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:03 am

The first 747-8I service to LAX with Lufthansa has taken to the skies-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20121210/0900Z/EDDF/KLAX

It is being flown by aircraft D-ABYA-
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DABYA

Can't wait to see it arrive!


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wilco737
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:32 pm

Quoting seahawks7757 (Thread starter):

Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight. 

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nra-3b
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set up early, possibly at the Proud Bird. I'm afraid that if I do, they will switch runways on me....  

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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:50 pm

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 2):
Does anyone know the runway and gate that LH456 will be using today.? I want to get there and set

Usually we park on the South Side of the TBIT. So Parking stands 101-104 IIRC. Sometimes I parked on the north part as well.
Landing is a little different everytime I fly into LAX, and I fly there quite often. I landed on 24R and on 25L, and no matter which parking stand we had... So it will be a little lottery.

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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:00 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight.

Really? I may be in LAX for spotting in January before school kicks back in! If you're flying her any time before Jan. 6, that would be awesome  
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:09 pm

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:13 pm

The only gates available for the B748 are 101,123A,134. And if they need to be placed at the remotes, 212,216,207,209
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Last time I checked D-ABYA is a -8. But FA list it as a 400 :/
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:48 pm

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):

Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

It also shows D-ABYA which is definitely an -8 so must be an error.
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:59 pm

Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 5):
Flightaware is showing it as a B747-400, is it just an error?

For some reason, FlightAware has significant issues with the 747-8. On the inaugural Dulles flight, it also showed a 744 as the operating aircraft.

However, I got the Lufthansa media advisory in my inbox this morning that D-ABYA is on its way, so it's definitely coming!
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Thanks to Wilco737 for that information.

The Lufthansa web site says 747-8i and there is an additional messed up entry on FA that refers to LH456 as a -8,but it is not the active flight shown. Typical flightaware......

My bet is parking at 134, more room for the festivities. Those two end gates for the A380 are kind of jammed when there are aircraft parked adjacent.

I'm just hoping for a 25L arrival..... I'll be monitoring approach on my scanner  

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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:04 pm

Parking assignment 123A today. Landing runway 24R.
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:38 pm

Ok, thanks for the informtion, socalatc   

Got there about an hour before arrival, and set up at my secret spot on 96th Street. Got some good (to me) arrival shots. Put one on my Flickr page, and will submit one to Airliners    Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....  

Again, thanks for the help.
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:11 am

I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:38 am

Quoting AF Cabin Crew (Reply 13):
I was supposed to be on that flight but with the snow in Germany, LH kept on delaying my inbound flight LYS-FRA making the connection impossible so they rebooked me on BA from LYS to LHR and then on to LAX...

That's a bummer!
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:48 am

Here are some photos from the tarmac of today's event. I'll be updating the gallery later tonight but this is what I was able to process so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:00 am

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
Here are some photos from the tarmac...

Lovely. Thank you!
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:11 am

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):

Great photos Taylor, it was a pleasure meeting you, I will hopefully get to mine tonight.
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:05 am

Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 am

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 12):
Caught the China Airlines Skyteam 747 while I was waiting, good day overall.....

I was wondering who's Sky Team 747 I saw when I was driving up that way this afternoon.

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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:02 am

Quoting platinumfoota (Reply 18):
Did LAX have a water canon salute for the 787? I dont remember ever seeing pictures.

I don't think so, United didn't put on a big event like LH did.
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:56 am

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingwinds/sets/72157632220526610/

So they actually printed "Lufthansa B747-800" onto the cookies? Actually not as bad a mistake as their recent announcement of starting the A380 on MUC-YVR.  
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:24 pm

The mods edited a photo into the OP. Very nice photo!
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:23 pm

Does this have anything to do with why FRA-IAD was operated by a 744 today?
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:56 am

Here is what I have gotten posted so far, full story and photos will be up on Thursday!-

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8266817442_f65e40831a_o.jpg
D-ABYA Lufthansa 747-830I by Brandon Farris Photography
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:18 am

The Boeing 7478i so far has not really gotten the sale that one can call a good selling product, personally I believe in the product but Boeings has got to re evaluate its marketing team on the 748i program. There were so many many opportunities to throw a good sales pitch for the aircraft but unfortunately nothing came to materialize. So far the A380 is making a killing for the VLAs though not in significant numbers since it is a niche market but nonetheless the sales keeps on coming and objectively its a pretty good aircraft too.
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:37 pm

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 1):
Great to see that lovely bird flying to LAX now. I will fly her to LAX in January. Can't wait for that flight. 

It is indeed a lovely bird. If have seen some of them at FRA, they look very impressive. With your remark you are making me jealous. But hopefully I will be on a bird like this and I hope you will be piloting the flight then.  
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:03 pm

Full story and pictures on Lufthansa's first 747-8I service into LAX this past monday-

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2012/...the-747-8-intercontinental-to-lax/
 
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RE: LH First 747-8I Into Los Angeles!

Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting AA94 (Reply 15):
Here are some photos from the tarmac of today's event. I'll be updating the gallery later tonight but this is what I was able to process so far:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/racingw...6610/

Great shots and thank you for sharing with us!!! Btw, why did they tow it into the spot?

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