Lufthansa Boeing 787 Flying To Newark As Of December

Lufthansa Boeing 787 Flying To Newark As Of December

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Lufthansa has formally announced its first long haul Boeing 787 route…

Newark is Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787-9 destination

As of December 1, 2022, Lufthansa will fly its Boeing 787-9 daily between Frankfurt (FRA) and Newark (EWR). The flight will operate with the following schedule:

LH402 Frankfurt to Newark departing 1:30PM arriving 4:40PM
LH403 Newark to Frankfurt departing 6:20PM arriving 7:55AM (+1 day)

The 3,862-mile route is blocked at 9hr10min westbound and 7hr35min eastbound. While this route has historically primarily been operated by the Boeing 747-8, prior to this switchover the flight is scheduled to be operated by the Airbus A330-300. Note that while the schedule hasn’t yet been updated to reflect the 787, it has officially been announced by Lufthansa.

While Lufthansa had initially intended to make Toronto (YYZ) the first intercontinental destination for the Boeing 787, it seems the airline had a change in plans. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Toronto be the second long haul destination for the plane, though.

For context, Lufthansa recently took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9. This isn’t one of the factory fresh 787s that the airline will start acquiring as of mid-2023, but rather Lufthansa is taking delivery of five jets that were initially intended for Hainan Airlines, but which Lufthansa opportunistically picked up.

Between now and the beginning of December, this plane will operate between Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC) for crew familiarization flights.

Lufthansa’s first Boeing 787-9

What the 787 means for passengers

The first five Boeing 787s that Lufthansa takes delivery of won’t feature the carrier’s new “Allegris” business class product, as that will launch in mid-2023, when Lufthansa takes delivery of the first 787 that had actually been intended for the airline.

Rather Lufthansa inherited the interiors that had been designed for Hainan Airlines, with some changes to the finishes to better reflect Lufthansa branding. So you can expect that the 787 on this route will feature reverse herringbone seats in business class, which is a huge upgrade over the current standard Lufthansa business class product.

Lufthansa’s interim Boeing 787-9 business class

This is one of two interim business class products that Lufthansa is currently offering, as the airline also recently picked up four Airbus A350-900s from Philippine Airlines, featuring a staggered product in business class.

Lufthansa’s interim Airbus A350-900 business class

Bottom line

Lufthansa has revealed that as of December 1, 2022, Frankfurt to Newark will be the carrier’s first long haul route. In the meantime, Lufthansa’s first 787 will be entering service this week, operating up to three daily flights between Frankfurt and Munich for crew familiarization.

The 787-9 flying to Newark will feature an upgraded business class experience with reverse herringbone seats. However, don’t expect Lufthansa’s new “Allegris” business class just yet, as that’s only debuting next year.

What do you make of Lufthansa’s first long haul Boeing 787-9 route?

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  1. 02nz Guest

    You gotta love how the best business products by far in Lufthansa's fleet are planes they got from another airline or originally intended for another airline.

  2. JR Guest

    Bummer, I live under the the 747's right hand turn from EWR to the north. Will miss that beauty rumbling the windows in the summer evenings.

  3. Rob. Guest

    Hope LH they keep their 747-400 on the Vancouver Frankfurt summer schedule for another couple of years. Air Canada have a 777 or 787-9. No hurry to see another newer twin on the route to replace the majestic Queen of the Sky yet. Nothing quite like seeing this Iconic plane at the boarding gate.

  4. KB Guest

    Toronto is being switched to Eurowings Discover so that will now get that brand’s aircraft instead of the LH 787.

    1. Rob Guest

      I read the same for Vancouver / YVR. Not sure what aircraft they would be flying, a330 neo?
      LH is showing their 747-400 in 2023 summer schedule.

    2. Andrew Guest

      EW only has old A330's no neo's. but ya its rather shit for Toronto. i picked the LH471/470 with the 744 flight over the AC ones just for the 747. i see no reason flying to Europe and braving a trip through Frankfurt to fly Eurowings "discover" over the AC options

  5. Jordan Gold

    What I love about these crew familiarization flights, is that the crew usually ends up knowing very little. Countless times I have asked something on a new plane, and they are clueless. I usually just view some bloggers vid ahead of time.

    For example when back in PE, I've noticed that very few flight attendants know that the aisle armrest can drop down, so the passenger in the aisle seat can turn sideways into the...

    What I love about these crew familiarization flights, is that the crew usually ends up knowing very little. Countless times I have asked something on a new plane, and they are clueless. I usually just view some bloggers vid ahead of time.

    For example when back in PE, I've noticed that very few flight attendants know that the aisle armrest can drop down, so the passenger in the aisle seat can turn sideways into the aisle and not leave their seat, as the window passenger exits. I was on a SFO-LHR flight, and I taught my seatmate. I swear, the FA looked at me with the dumbest expression on his cute face. He was floored that this was a thing. Amazed!!

    LH FA's in J are kinda lazy now, so good luck with the training classes.

  6. John Guest

    Any sense of what route what will get the displaced 747?

  7. Cameron Guest

    I wonder where that 747 will be rerouted to? This is a downgrade as far as LH F is concerned.

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02nz Guest

You gotta love how the best business products by far in Lufthansa's fleet are planes they got from another airline or originally intended for another airline.

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JR Guest

Bummer, I live under the the 747's right hand turn from EWR to the north. Will miss that beauty rumbling the windows in the summer evenings.

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Andrew Guest

EW only has old A330's no neo's. but ya its rather shit for Toronto. i picked the LH471/470 with the 744 flight over the AC ones just for the 747. i see no reason flying to Europe and braving a trip through Frankfurt to fly Eurowings "discover" over the AC options

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