Lufthansa to Introduce the Airbus A380 on JFK-Frankfurt

Another news item from the Star Alliance MegaDO, Lufthansa will introduce the A380 to New York-JFK / Frankfurt service for its summer schedule.

Currently Lufthansa operates 3 Boeing 747 aircraft on the route. The A380 will replace one of those 747s.

If you have tons of miles and are a top tier elite in a position to cancel an award without penalty, consider booking first class awards for late summer or early fall 2010. Book a variety of JFK-Frankfurt flights so that when one of them switches to an A380, you have a first class award.

I fully expect first class awards on the A380 to be very difficult to get. The cabin will have fewer seats than the current 747 offering, and they’ll be in much higher demand. The best way to get one is to book the award while the flight is still loaded as a 747, and get rewarded by the equipment change.

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  1. Wow, that’s awesome. I wonder how it is in Y.

    With US e500s disappearing in March, there’s no longer a compelling reason to fly UA metal. This makes a great route to fly SFO-JFK (on p.s.) and then JFK-FRA.

  2. Just a heads up that the A380 might not stay on the JFK route for very long… likely to move to an asian route after the quick-turn route is used for training enough pilots…

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