It looks like Lufthansa has just updated the GDS to reflect their next 747-8 destination, which will be Los Angeles. As of December 10, 2012, they’ll offer daily 747-8 service between Frankfurt and Los Angeles. This is significant for a few reasons:
- There are a dozen more business class seats on the 747-8 than on the 747-400, so in theory more capacity means more award seats.
- The 747-8 features Lufthansa’s brand new fully flat business class product, which is far superior to their old product.
- Flying a new airplane is awesome. The 747 is still the most beautiful plane in the sky, in my opinion, and the next “generation” is even more beautiful.
- It’s guaranteed to feature Lufthansa’s brand new first class, which I flew from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles on the 747-8.
(Tip of the hat to LufthansaFlyer)