Lufthansa just announced it’s first route for the brand new super-jumbo – the Boeing 747-8i. The will be flying the Frankfurt – Washington Dulles (FRA – IAD) route. The flight #s are LH418 and LH419.
As luck may have it, just a few weeks before the announcement I had booked myself on LH419! That too in Business class!! My flight is in August. As Lufthansa will get their first 747-8i in a month or so, I am almost 100% certain that I will be flying the jet. The new 747-8i will also feature Lufthansa brand new fully flat business class seats (as opposed to the current slightly inclined wedgie-maker seats). Can’t wait. I am holding a seat for myself in row 2, right in the nose cone section. Lufthansa has it’s first class seats in the upper deck, putting some business class seats right in the nose-cone. Of course, the website is still showing the old 747-400 plane. I plan to keep checking regularly for the plane swap to happen and confirm that I will actually get to fly the new one. I will surely blog about my experience once the flight is done.
Lufthansa is rumored to have it’s second route for the 747-8i be to India. I tweeted asking then which city. They did not respond…
Anyone else planing to fly the 747-8i anytime soon? Leave a comment.
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