I recently received an invite to head to Germany for about 24 hours before turning around and taking the first passenger flightÂ on-boardÂ the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. How could I refuse?
I will be leaving Seattle (SEA) on aÂ LufthansaÂ Airbus A330 non-stop to Frankfurt (FRA) before grabbing a seat on the inaugural flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC (IAD) on flight LH416.Â You better believe I will be sharing this experience as much as I can. Follow onÂ TwitterÂ and of courseÂ on the blog.
This is exciting for a number of different reasons. One of which is I haveÂ alreadyÂ taken a ride on one of Lufthansa’s Airbus A380s and I look forward to comparing that experience to the Intercontinental flight.Â It won’t be that easy, since the 747-8I is debuting Lufthansa’s new business class product, where the A380 I flew had their older product.
If you have the means (and an open calendar), I just checked this morning and there are still a few tickets left to make the inaugural flight yourself. You also have the chance to win two tickets on a future 747-8I flight on Lufthansa via their Intercontinental mini-site. Be careful though. That mini-site will make you easily burn some time with the 3D 747-8I tour, videos and more.