LUFTHANSA A380 w/ Premium Economy Debuts In Houston Today; LAX Next!

LUFTHANSA A380 w/ Premium Economy Debuts In Houston Today; LAX Next!

Lufthansa today has sent their first Premium Economy equipped A380 into circulation when it departed Frankfurt and flew towards Houston.

For the next 2-3 weeks, Houston will see a fair amount of D-AIMF/Zurich (the specific A380 with the new PE seats).   Beginning on April 9th, a Premium Economy equipped A380 will become a permanent fixture in Houston.  

 

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The A380 Premium Economy / Economy seating chart

 

As plans stand now, Lufthansa will introduce its second A380 with Premium Economy on flights between FRA and LAX at the end of March and ALL A380s will have Premium Economy installed by April 22.  Each A380 will be equipped with 52 Premium Economy seats on the main deck.

To see how Premium Economy will look across the rest of the fleet, please look here for more info…


 

Lufthansa Removes A380 From Houston For 2 Weeks….BUT…..

Lufthansa Removes A380 From Houston For 2 Weeks….BUT…..

Lufthansa will be removing the A380 from their Frankfurt – Houston route for 2 weeks but fret not, it will be replaced by a 747-8i during that time.  Could IAH possibly see?:

Preparing for taxi test

Preparing for taxi test

 

The exact dates of the swap is scheduled to take place from March 29 to April 8 according to Lufthansa.com’s booking engine.  I’ll provide an additional update should this schedule change.

The swap is taking place because of the Premium Economy & New Business Class retrofit schedule for the A380.