LH422
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LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:33 pm

Lufthansa is sending the new 747-8i to Miami!

Just got the news in today's LH newsletter. The earliest date I can find in the system is May 30. The flight doesn't seem to be daily yet. So it will be A380 in the winter and 747-8i in the summer for MIA.

I posted this already in

LH's Last Seasonal A380 Flight To MIA (3/30/13) (by Miami Mar 29 2013 in Civil Aviation)

but I thought this deserved a thread of its own.
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:38 pm

from Galileo:

123..67 FRA MIA 0955 1350 LH 462 744
...45.. FRA MIA 0955 1350 LH 462 74H
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Yes!! Fanatic news! I've been saying that it will be launched in May!

Source: http://exmiami.org/threads/lufthansa...o-miami-beginning-in-may-2013.479/
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Quoting LH422 (Thread starter):

Do you have a source?
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:58 pm

Quoting miami (Reply 3):
Do you have a source?

No, just the newsletter in German but you can try booking a flight on http://www.lufthansa.com and see for yourself.
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:33 pm



Lufthansa.com already has the aircraft type ready for booking for MIA
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Quoting miami (Reply 5):

Not that I doubt you but when I looked on fufthansa.com
May30,2013 it showed a 747-400 flying the route  
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:01 pm

Lufthansa should be given the award for bringing new types to MIami, first the ext the A380 and the 748.
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:08 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):

I agree!!
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:43 pm

Quoting mia305 (Reply 6):

Lufthansa will only fly the 747-8i into MIA twice a week. On Thursday and Friday.
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:40 am

Quoting miami (Reply 9):
Lufthansa will only fly the 747-8i into MIA twice a week. On Thursday and Friday.

I expect this route will go daily soon with three more deliveries scheduled until July, bringing the fleet to nine planes.
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:00 am

Quoting LH422 (Reply 10):

I'm sure the 747-8i will go daily to MIA eventually.
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:07 am

If the 744 was daily through out most of the year I'm sure a 748
will be daily. I know the demand slows a bit during summer but,
the 748 will be a success in MIA.

Can't wait to see it in MIA!  
 
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:34 am

Seems that from 30th of May the aircraft has been changed from 744 to 748 on days 4 & 5.
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RE: LH To Start 747-8i Service To MIA

Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:44 am

I had the pleasure of flying on the first ever 747-8i service from HKG to FRA (the FRA-HKG was still on a 744).
It's an amazing machine, very modern and nicely designed interior. A world apart from the 747-400. the new Business Class was really good. No noticeable differences in the service provided by the crew, which is consistently very good.
Although the 747-400 is iconic, I am looking forward to a fleet of about 40 A380 and B747-8 on LH long haul network.
Miami is a sweet addition.
More US and South Americaln routes will probably follow.
The next example, the 7th, is scheduled for delivery this month and by mid Summer there will be 9 in service before deliveries continue next year.
23 B747-400 remain active (3 recently returned from short term storage)

Ciao
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