Via FlightGlobal, Lufthansa has announced that Washington Dulles will be their first Boeing 747-8 destination. Lufthansa will be taking delivery of the 747-8 on April 23, though I doubt they’ll immediately start transatlantic service, but rather first fly it on short-hauls for a while to work out the kinks (though I may be wrong?).
Anyway, this is exciting on a couple of levels. First, Lufthansa is the launch customer of the 747-800, so this will be the first time it enters passenger service. While it’s not quite as big as the Airbus 380, it’s certainly sexier (and longer), so I’m quite looking forward to seeing how the onboard experience compares. I certainly enjoyed my Lufthansa Airbus 380 flights from a few months ago, so I doubt it can top that.
Beyond that, though, the 747-8 will be the first aircraft to feature Lufthansa’s (not-so-awesome) new business class, so it will be interesting to finally get firsthand reviews of that.
Anyone else going to try and get on the 747-8 within the first few weeks of service? Anyone currently have an award booked on Lufthansa between Washington and Frankfurt anytime starting in late April?