Daily Lufthansa superjumbo Airbus A380 coming to SFO

Lufthansa's big Airbus A380 coming to SFO! (Photo: John Paul Schindler / Flickr)

WOW! Starting May 10, Lufthansa will fly an Airbus A380 double-decker between San Francisco International and Frankfurt daily!

This is huge news for frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts who’ve been watching and hearing about A380 flights at LAX and JFK. The new Lufthansa flight will be the first scheduled A380 flight to or from SFO.

The superjumbo has 526 seats (eight in first class, 98 in business and 420 in coach).

I can’t wait to see this whale of a plane glide over our fair city. I’ll be looking out for LH 455 from Ocean Beach at about 2:30 pm when it takes off and arcs out over the Pacific, then makes a hard right through the gate and aims for Frankfurt. I’ll be looking for LH 454 when it glides in from the North over the city around noon en route to SFO.

Good links:

>Lufthansa’s A380 photo gallery

>Lufthansa’s announcement re: A380 at SFO

What about you? What do you think about the Airbus A380? Will the chance to take the new aircraft from SFO steer you to Lufthansa and away from other carriers?

For a limited period, San Francisco passengers will have the opportunity to experience spacious luxury onboard the world's largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380 on flights to Asia. Between December 28, 2012 and March 24, 2013, Singapore Airlines will pop into town with daily “Pop-Up” A380 flights between San Francisco and Singapore via Hong Kong. Flip through this slideshow to see its famous Suites and the widest Business Class seats in the sky. SQ1 departs SFO at 10:50 pm and arrives in Hong Kong at 5:50 am two days later. Flight time is about 13 hours to Hong Kong, and with another 3.5 hours to Singapore, you'll have plenty of time to soak up the luxury and explore the 1000+ onboard entertainment options. SQ2 arrives daily in SFO at 7:45 pm on the same day it departs from Singapore and Hong Kong.