Lufthansa to Fly A380 Between San Francisco and Frankfurt

Lufthansa announced Wednesday it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to San Francisco with daily flights between Frankfurt and the “City by the Bay” beginning May 10.

Flight LH455 will leave San Francisco at 2:20 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 10:05 a.m. the following day; the return flight LH454 will depart Frankfurt at 9:35 a.m. and arrive back into San Francisco International Airport at 11:55 a.m. Starting today, flights are available for booking on with rates from San Francisco to Frankfurt starting at $549 (one way fare based on roundtrip purchase; including taxes).

Currently, Lufthansa provides A380 service to Tokyo, Beijing and Johannesburg, and will begin service to New York’s JFK airport on February 28. The airline has ordered a total of 15 A380 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery by 2015. This will make Lufthansa the largest A380 operator in Europe.
Lufthansa’s A380 is configured with 526 seats and features the airline’s new First Class product. Located on the upper deck, this space is the quietest cabin in commercial aviation and boasts an air humidification system – the first of its kind to be installed on a commercial aircraft – that improves air humidity to help fight off jet lag. Nicest touch: The plane has two large bathrooms with separate changing and lavatory areas. The cabin’s eight ergonomic seats measure 6’9” feet in length and 2’7” feet in width.
Also located on the upper deck is the Business Class cabin with 98 seats featuring improved functionality, including more storage and a power supply that works with all worldwide connections.  
The main deck is home to the Economy Class cabin. Each of the 420 seats features an in-seat video screen, an optimized ergonomic design and a slimmer seat back that adds two inches of personal space per passenger.

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