Things just got a whole lot bigger in San Francisco. German carrier Lufthansa has announced they’ll be flying a daily nonstop flight from Frankfurt to San Francisco, and using the superjumbo Airbus A380 to do it. The A380 has been suspiciously absent from Bay Area skies since the airport’s international terminal was made compatible with the ginormous plane back in 2005.
Lufthansa’s choice brings the first A380 to SFO, a nice retribution for Nor Cal after Qantas made the decision earlier this year to pull out of SFO. I was sad that day but today is a different day altogether. I for one welcome our new superjumbo overlords!
The Lufthansa version of the double-decker plane carries 538 passengers, with 8 in first, 90 in business and 420 economy class seats and now travels to 5 international destinations, including Tokyo, Beijing, Johannesburg and starting next month, New York City.
If you’ve always wanted to but never had the chance to fly in one of these big birds, ask your Personal Travel consultant to use LH flight 454 or 455 for your trans-Atlantic leg and be amazed at the scale of modern aviation.