Lufthansa upgrades New York flights to Boeing 747-8

By Chris Chamberlin , July 9 2014
Lufthansa upgrades New York flights to Boeing 747-8

Lufthansa is upgrading one of its two daily Frankfurt-New York (JFK) flights to a Boeing 747-8 from later this month.

Already sporting an Airbus A380 on the morning Frankfurt departure, the afternoon flight picks up the new Boeing bird from July 15 2014, with these flights on sale through the Lufthansa website:

Taking to the Frankfurt skies at 5:10pm, LH404 reaches New York at 7:50pm on the same day.

On the return, LH405 is wheels up at 9:45pm, touching down in Frankfurt at 11:20am on the following morning.

A Lufthansa spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline's "upcoming winter flight schedule ... will be published in the near future."

Until then, the 747-8’s appearance on New York flights is steady until October 25, at which time it’s back to a regular Boeing 747-400.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Jul 2011

Total posts 16

Looking at Airlineroute website the 747-8 was initially deployed to Mumbai. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1226

And they couldn't anymore because the designated bay has been taken up by EK's A380.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

25 Apr 2013

Total posts 544

I'd take the 747-8 over the A380 in Biz any day!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

07 Mar 2014

Total posts 73

For LH I would for sure as well!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2012

Total posts 18

Agreed. Product still isn't the best but you can't beat that German efficiency. The food isn't bad either. 


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