I posted elsewhere asking about LH's future with its 747-400s that are getting old and was told that LH is a launch customer of the upcoming 747-800. We all know that LH is also an important operator of the A380, and it would seem that the long term fleet planning of LH includes both aircraft. Does anybody have insights as to what the rationale is for operating both birds...? Also, how many 748's has Lufthansa put on order...? SQ seems to be going the other route... apparently divorcing from this aircraft... and they have no plans to order any 747-800s once their remaining 744s are put into retirement during the first part of 2012.