Lufthansa's First 747 To Serve Washington DC

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Its official, first passenger route will be Frankfurt-Washington Dulles.

    Disappointed a bit, was hoping for JFK to match what their first ever 747 flew for the first time 40+ years ago. But at least its here.

    No date has been set for first flight
     
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    reallllllllly:):):):p:p:)

    source where can i find this info
     
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    I assume this is about LH´s first 747-800..... or...?
     
  4. LETTERBOY
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    I can't wait to fly on this plane! As soon as my bank account will permit, I'll be on it!
     
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    ... me too: I hope I can manage to get on board soon.
    I'm really curious.
     
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    I'm not making this stuff up.....its out there
     
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    I found it... you going to try to be on the first flight...... my home base and hometown gets the first. so cool
     
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    Don't know if I'll be on first flight. Depends on the date they put it into service. I have a bunch of calendar conflicts if its late may or june. I'm planning on going to BER for opening weekend June 3, so maybe it works out perfectly.
     
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    IAD is my home airport for most international travel (DCA for most domestic), so I am thrilled beyond belief. :D Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to make the first flight. :(
     
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    I would like to be on the inaugural ( either way) - now if I could only know the service entry date....I am also curious about the new C product - not thrilled about it - but definitely a step up from the slanting slope I currently fly...
     
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    LH has a contest for tickets on flight one. It was supposed to be launched on the 22nd, but has been delayed since they don't have the first flight date. There's a link I can dig up for you if you want it.
     
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    Thanks 744, I have seen it and probably I will join it although I am not a lucky guy - my best bet will rely in paying for the c ticket. Hopefully part of it will be given to a charity of choice...not LH!
     
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    anyone flying on the first flight?
     
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    I'm on FRA-IAD on the 4 June
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS, take great pictures and report back, please! :)

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    I am VERY jealous! :cool:
     
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    Should I change my flight plan? :p

    I was scheduled to do SFO-MUC-FRA-SIN, I can just change this to IAD-FRA-MUC-SIN, or should I wait for any one of these to change to a 748 instead?
     
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    Looks like the 748 will retain upper deck F, with 8 seats arranged behind the flight deck. Was kind of hoping for a more traditional F on the nose of the plane..
     
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    I am quite sure that F on the 748 is in the nose. Is there a change in plans from what has been announced previously?
     
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    There does seem to be any change, you are correct TRAVELSIG, F on the brand new 747-8 will be at the front of the plane. As stated in pertinent part, on the Lufthansa Press of May 2, 2012: "For the first time, First Class passengers will be seated in the front section of the main deck, the quietest part of the aircraft. On the B747-8, this area is exceptionally quiet – thanks to the outer skin insulation, sound-absorbing curtains, which minimise specific noises, and the sound-deadening material used in the aircraft flooring. Each of the eight First Class seats can be converted into a lie-flat bed, which is 2.07 metres long and 80 cm wide, enabling passengers to enjoy a deep, relaxing sleep." :)

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    F is definitely in the Nose on the 748
     
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    Yes. :D :D

    Currently booked in Y and waitlisted for C, but I'll be on it.
     
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    Oops, my bad! Thank you all for the correction! I didn't know how that idea got into my head. :p
     
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    Now I'm on the 747-8i on June 3 (and had to go from F to C for now) since they subbed in a 744 on the 4th. Still gives time to visit family in europe though.
     
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    That m
    That may be a tough list to crack. The entire upper deck is blocked and only 13 seats remain open.
     
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