Thanks to FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002 for uncovering information through GDS that indicates that Lufthansa’s next 747-8i is scheduled to enter service between Frankfurt and Los Angeles on MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012.

This entry into service was delayed by approximately a month due to delivery delays at Boeing. However it’s nice to see that the next 747-8i is set to enter the fleet!

I had the opportunity to experience the new First Class cabin on a flight this past summer from Frankfurt to Washington, DC (I had been in Frankfurt for the Inaugural Flight celebration). It was one of my most memorable flights, ever!

I double-checked sample bookings on and it shows the 747-8i as the aircraft flying the route on December 10, just be mindful that changes to the schedule can happen. If thats the case, I’ll provide an update.