I had the pleasure of flying on the first ever 747-8i service from 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)