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LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:03 pm

Going through flight aware, I've noticed that LH 419/418 have intermittently been 744's instead of 748i. I booked my flight for 9/4/13 on LH 419 so I could get the 748i. Lufthansa website says it's still a 748i, and when looking at the seats available, the flight is practically sold out. Keeping my fingers crossed there isn't a substitution, but does anyone know the reason for these subs?
 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:38 pm

My flight last week showed a 744 as well on flight aware, but was never anything but a 748 on LH.com, or in reality 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:53 pm

There have been equipment changes occasionally due to technical issues.


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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:09 am

I saw it twice last week and it was a 748i... haven't seen a 744 in a while...
 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:56 am

They do it for tech rotation. Usually it's lighter load days like tues or weds.

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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:15 am

Well crap, I'm flying out on a Wednesday. Its showing a nearly completely sold out flight on a 748i on lufthansa.com however.

[Edited 2013-08-24 22:18:18]
 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:36 am

Quoting 777222LR (Reply 5):
Well crap, I'm flying out on a Wednesday

Me, too, except on LH418. I panicked. I was taking this flight specifically because of getting a ride on a 748. But if you look at flightware for 418/419 there's a huge discrepancy in 744/748 flights. Most 418 are 744 & most 419 are 748. So there appears to be some issue w reporting the type.
 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:00 am

same with the HK flight. Friday's arrival was a 744 instead of the usual 748 - s**t happens...
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:09 am

I'm told that (some? all?) 748s are being rotated back through Seattle to have work carried out on an air conditioning problem. Has anyone seen already delivered planes there? Or is the work being done elsewhere?

Either way, I believe this is taking them out of service for a while.
 
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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:49 am

Quoting terminalc (Reply 6):
Most 418 are 744 & most 419 are 748. So there appears to be some issue w reporting the type.

748s operate the vast majority of flights. I'd better stick to Flightradar.

Quoting PM (Reply 8):
I'm told that (some? all?) 748s are being rotated back through Seattle to have work carried out on an air conditioning problem.

I have only read about (First Class) passengers' massive complaints about the a/c system on various sites.


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RE: LH 744 On IAD Intermittently?

Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:06 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 9):
I have only read about (First Class) passengers' massive complaints about the a/c system on various sites.

Hopefully late Wed afternoon I can give a report on that. But if not it won't be the first time I've scheduled a flight to fly a particular aircraft only to be disappointed. It'll be fine. I'll still have 6 hours in the FRA F Terminal. And will feel obliged to drink as much of their champagne as I can.

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