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How Is Lufthansa Doing In Orlando/MCO?  
User currently offlineSebastianMCO From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

I was wondering if anyone knows how Lufthansa is doing on their flights to MCO? I see that equipment is changing quite a lot. From A330 to A340-600 to 747. Are they doing ok? Anyone know the loads? Especially after Air France tried and failed miserably in Orlando. Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4283 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

Wondering that also, and they are the only International airline offering First Class into MCO, could be interesting.

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Quoting SebastianMCO (Thread starter):
A330 to A340-600 to 747.
Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 1):
the only International airline offering First Class into MCO, could be interesting.

We only have airplanes with F class. No matter if 330 or 747, all have 8 F class seats. I guess the market for F class isn't too big.

It is a seasonal thing with MCO. During SUmmer it is 330 where not so much demand is and during winter it is 747. But not every year. So I guess it varies quite a bit. but I don't have any figures.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9428 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

I'm almost embarrassed to post this, but it does sound sensible to me and it came from someone who knew what he was talking about:

Even as a business-centric airline like LH, you have to have some attractive leisure destinations in your route network - and with decent frequency and capacity, too. The reason is that you have to keep your frequent fliers happy; be it through high availability of award fares or by offering them a holiday flight with the standard they know from their business trips.

So even if they don't make a lot of money directly, flights to MCO or e.g. CPT (seasonal) do keep money in the company.

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User currently offlineSebastianMCO From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

The last couple of years I tried really bad getting an award flight in business out of MCO to FRA (summer and also in December). There were never any open award seats available whenever I checked. Also, whenever I fly with them personally in Y or C, it fis always was full. That is at least my experience. Btw, getting award miles out of Miami was always easier and that is what I ended up doing (even though they give you Swiss instead of LH).

I am just hoping that this service to MCO will stay for long time! Crossing my fingers!

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