Prior to British Airways bringing the 747 to Philadelphia, Philly never really had 747s…at least from what I can remember. A few months back, American announced they would be dropping their Frankfurt flight and it now appears Lufthansa is upping capacity to take advantage of that lost market share.
Always reliable Twitter user @xJonNYC reports Lufthansa will be replacing the Philly-Frankfurt flight’s usual A340/A330 with the 747-400:
oops, hit “tweet” too soon;
Frankfurt – Philadelphia eff 31MAR19 747-400 replaces A330-300/340-300
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) October 11, 2018
This is great news. The Airbus A340-300, in particular, is probably my least favorite long-haul airplane aside from the 767. The new airplane will be effective March 31, 2019 and is already loaded in the system, according to Google Flights:
I haven’t personally flown in a premium cabin on the Lufthansa 747-400, but from what I’ve read, it’s one of the best experiences in the sky.
Have you ever flown on this airplane? What did you think?
Featured image source: BriYYZ on Flickr