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Topic: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Crownvic
Posted 2009-05-11 15:35:12 and read 8906 times.

I heard it through the grapevine that LH will start bringing a 744 into MCO the last week of May for their daily service...Anyone out there know whats going on?? Is this temporary due to aircraft maintenance/shortage or is it the start of something really good!

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-11 15:46:06 and read 8864 times.

I did read on another thread that is just temporary. For some reason the demand for Business Class is massive at the end of this month (something like 120 booked on 1 flight alone!)
But it reverts back to the A-333 in June. (Im travelling on staff tickets 10June hopefully in J and its looking v good load wise for me right now)

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: MAH4546
Posted 2009-05-11 15:51:36 and read 8830 times.

Looks like some sort of convention that week or something. It was original uploaded as an A346 for a few days and now is a 744.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Robffm2
Posted 2009-05-11 16:14:42 and read 8750 times.



Quoting SKORD (Reply 1):
(something like 120 booked on 1 flight alone!)

How can they have 120 bookings in business? Their 747s have how many business seats? 80?

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-11 16:21:51 and read 8728 times.



Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 3):
How can they have 120 bookings in business? Their 747s have how many business seats? 80?

Exactly!! Hense the upgrade to the A-340-600 and now the B744. There is massive demand and they have upgraded to the largest a/c they have.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: ElBandGeek
Posted 2009-05-11 16:24:27 and read 8720 times.

Darn, they couldn't bring it next week when I'm there

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Stylo777
Posted 2009-05-11 17:08:48 and read 8633 times.



Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 3):
How can they have 120 bookings in business? Their 747s have how many business seats? 80?

thats a so called overbooking  Wink
but I think the numbers will go down a little bit, because of last minute cancelations and there are also 16 seats in First. The worst case would be a well compensated downgrade to Economy.


LH is pretty good in reacting in such cases. They did the same the years before in DTW and send a B747 during the Motorshow.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-11 17:20:19 and read 8603 times.



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 6):
thats a so called overbooking

Not one i would like to have to deal with!!  Wow!

Ok... i have done some investigating and this is what i got.

LH operate FRA-MCO on a MON,WED,THU,FRI,SAT. All flights are operated by A-333.

From 27MAY-03JUN all flight ops by a B-744, and on 02JUN (tue) there appears to be a one-off extra flight, also by B-744. After that it goes back to normal schedule of 5days a week, A-333. All flight are scheduled as normal, 1805hrs into MCO and dept. at 1955hrs.

Can anyone post some pics of LH at MCO? I have looked and cant find any on here!  Smile

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Nwafan20
Posted 2009-05-11 19:19:52 and read 8423 times.

There are some shots of the LH 333 posted over at Detroit Spotters:

http://www.detroitspotters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=731&start=0

Enjoy the 744, the LH 744 is a beauty!

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-11 19:37:25 and read 8390 times.

Cooool!!!! Thanks for that! Those pics are fab as i will be arriving in MCO on LH in June for a 10day holiday! Funnily enough, i just booked our flights for Nov (2nd longhaul holiday of the year) , and we are flying out MCO-EWR on Jet Blue!!! My 2 favourite airlines, at my favourite location, in 1-go!!

Nwafan20.... u r a star!!!  Big grin

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Vegas005
Posted 2009-05-11 22:28:41 and read 8245 times.

Who can afford this route? It generally runs 1000 dollars more than a 1 stop connection on any of the US airlines. I don't get LH and their pricing schemes.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: DeltAirlines
Posted 2009-05-11 22:37:32 and read 8236 times.



Quoting Vegas005 (Reply 10):
Who can afford this route? It generally runs 1000 dollars more than a 1 stop connection on any of the US airlines. I don't get LH and their pricing schemes.

Well, if you've got so many J bookings that you need to upgrade the plane to a 747 to simply accommodate demand, then I'd guess that those folks in business class are paying for the flight and then some, so anything in Y would be just pure gravy.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: MAH4546
Posted 2009-05-11 23:33:31 and read 8156 times.

There is a huge international medical convention (30,000+ doctors) in Orlando May 29th through June 2nd. That explains a lot, and the premium demand.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Sevenforty
Posted 2009-05-12 00:07:34 and read 8108 times.

BA are sold out in Club on 27 May and the fare is £2615 on the 28th oneway. Returning sold out from the 1-3 June. 10x777 a week. Wish I was a Dr !!!

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: NASCARAirforce
Posted 2009-05-12 07:10:37 and read 7344 times.



Quoting SKORD (Reply 7):
Can anyone post some pics of LH at MCO? I have looked and cant find any on here!

I've got the LH A333 and LH A346 at MCO pictures posted on myaviation.net and airport-data.com

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 12):
There is a huge international medical convention (30,000+ doctors) in Orlando May 29th through June 2nd. That explains a lot, and the premium demand.

Does that mean a lot of private jets too that week?

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Willd
Posted 2009-05-12 09:52:11 and read 6447 times.



Quoting Sevenforty (Reply 13):
BA are sold out in Club on 27 May and the fare is £2615 on the 28th oneway. Returning sold out from the 1-3 June. 10x777 a week. Wish I was a Dr !!!

Remember that could in part be due to the recent BA Club 2 for 1 sale that was for any long haul destination up to October. Its also worth noting that VS only offer 12 J seats per flight, so again J seats are rather limited. Couple this with the usual Summer rush at MCO and I would imagine its pretty normal for BA to have a full J cabin.

Great to see the 744 of LH in MCO- LH made a real smart move with this MCO service.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Sevenforty
Posted 2009-05-12 11:00:53 and read 6109 times.

Quoting Willd (Reply 15):
Remember that could in part be due to the recent BA Club 2 for 1 sale that was for any long haul destination up to October. Its also worth noting that VS only offer 12 J seats per flight, so again J seats are rather limited. Couple this with the usual Summer rush at MCO and I would imagine its pretty normal for BA to have a full J cabin.

Bit of a coincidence wouldn't you say ? Believe me if BA was filling 2 777 Club World cabins a day to Orlando the route would be outta Gatwick and up the road on a jumbo before you could say Disney World in a nanosecond !!!

Summer rush ? Orlando in May/June ?

[Edited 2009-05-12 11:04:16]

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-12 14:09:07 and read 5257 times.



Quoting Sevenforty (Reply 16):

May/June is ALWAYS a good time to go to FL from the UK on staff tickets, loads are always very light. I have done it 3 times on VS ex MAN and both ways the flights have had 150+ empty seats

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2009-05-12 15:10:23 and read 5032 times.



Quoting SKORD (Reply 7):
Can anyone post some pics of LH at MCO? I have looked and cant find any on here!

I've got shots on another popular site...(JP)

After MCO was downgraded to the A333, I guess they had a few days of overbookings in J class too.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Richierich
Posted 2009-05-12 15:32:04 and read 4918 times.



Quoting SKORD (Reply 17):
May/June is ALWAYS a good time to go to FL from the UK on staff tickets, loads are always very light. I have done it 3 times on VS ex MAN and both ways the flights have had 150+ empty seats

Interesting.. I flew it in September (MCO-MAN-MCO) and it was pretty full in both directions, albeit a few opens seats. Less than 40 open seats is pretty good on a 744!

Always nice to see another 747 at Orlando! I wish BA sent one instead of the daily 777....

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: MAH4546
Posted 2009-05-12 16:11:52 and read 4858 times.



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 18):
After MCO was downgraded to the A333, I guess they had a few days of overbookings in J class too.



Quoting Sevenforty (Reply 16):

Summer rush ? Orlando in May/June ?

Again, as stated, there is a medical convention in Orlando that weekend. 30,000+ doctors from all the world.

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Stylo777
Posted 2009-05-12 19:46:52 and read 4749 times.

so where does the 744 come from, I mean from which route? Or is it just a spare a/c?

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: SKORD
Posted 2009-05-12 20:07:45 and read 4729 times.



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 18):
I've got shots on another popular site...(JP)

What site is this? I would love to use a good photo as my Screensaver!!

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 20):
Again, as stated, there is a medical convention in Orlando that weekend. 30,000+ doctors from all the world

I think that what sevenforty meant was that May/June is traditionally shows a lull in tourist and Business traffic to FL (especially from the UK) and there is usually no rush at all!! (the Convention however, has shown a one-off surge in demand)

Topic: RE: LH 747-400: New Service To MCO(Orlando)
Username: Beertrucker
Posted 2009-05-13 19:55:25 and read 4480 times.

It not just buisness right now or then either. Over at disney I would say most are people from Eroupe on vacation. I have met a lot who get on my bus going to and from Downtown Disney.


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