Lufthansa to operate domestic B747 flights

15 Jul 2010 by BusinessTraveller

There has been much comment in the Forum recently (see forum strings here and here) concerning the merits or otherwise of Lufthansa’s long-haul business class seating.

News that Lufthansa will be operating a long-haul B747-400 on selected domestic routes during September will enable readers to sample the product close to home.

Although the onboard service will be minimal, readers visiting Germany with Lufthansa during September can at least judge the seating comfort for themselves.

The deployment takes place over a three week period. It covers a number of flights linking Lufthansa’s operational base at Frankfurt with Hamburg, Berlin and Munich.

It is possible the unusual deployment  (these routes would normally be operated by narrow-bodied aircraft) is down to crew training. In a similar way Air France is currently operating its A380 superjumbo on selected flights between London Heathrow and Paris CDG  (see online news May 13).

The flights scheduled to be operated by a B747-400 are displayed on and within the main airline systems. But bear in mind that, as with any airline, last minute plane changes are always a possibility.   

The services in question are:

Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel

Flights LH170 at 0650 returning as LH177 at 0845. Also LH178 at 1150 returning as LH185 at 1345. These flight pairs are rostered for the B747-400 every Tuesday and Thursday between September 7 and September 28.

Flight LH188 at 1705 returning as LH195 at 1900. This flight pair will see the B747-400 being used every Monday between September 6 and September 27.


Flight LH22 at 1750 returning as LH27 at 1945. Operates between September 8 and September 29 every Wednesday and Friday


Flight LH960 at 0705 returning as LH965 at 0845. Operates every Saturday between September 11 and September 25. 

Tickets are available for sale in business and economy class.  First class tickets are unavailable for sale.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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