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Topic: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: WesternFlyer
Posted 2010-11-23 09:17:22 and read 8336 times.

Hey people!

I am flying out to TLV on the upcoming thursday. Flying with Lufthansa through FRA on LH686. And I am wondering if it might be the among the shortest scheduled international flights in Lufthansa's network operated by 747-400s. I know that the 744 have occasionally been used on Domestic flights in Germany as well but lets see beyond that.

[Edited 2010-11-23 09:18:16]

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: RedChili
Posted 2010-11-23 09:24:50 and read 8273 times.

There are at least two shorter routes:

BKK-SGN at 387 nm
BKK-KUL at 656 nm
FRA-TLV at 1596 nm

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: 413X3
Posted 2010-11-23 09:26:05 and read 8249 times.

Are you able to buy a ticket BKK-SGN or is it just picking up more travelers on the way back to Germany?

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: WesternFlyer
Posted 2010-11-23 09:46:54 and read 8132 times.

Quoting RedChili (Reply 1):

Ah, thanks for reminding me of those flights. However I was thinking about flights in and out of FRA.

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: flyingalex
Posted 2010-11-23 10:07:32 and read 8038 times.

Quoting RedChili (Reply 1):
There are at least two shorter routes:

BKK-SGN at 387 nm
BKK-KUL at 656 nm
FRA-TLV at 1596 nm

Three. There's also SIN-CGK at 474nm.

Quoting 413X3 (Reply 2):
Are you able to buy a ticket BKK-SGN or is it just picking up more travelers on the way back to Germany?

You can buy stand-alone tickets on all three of the routes mentioned above. LH has full 5th freedom rights on those sectors.

Quoting WesternFlyer (Reply 3):
Ah, thanks for reminding me of those flights. However I was thinking about flights in and out of FRA.

Considering FRA only: yes, TLV is the shortest. Next shortest is FRA-DXB, which is almost twice as long.

[Edited 2010-11-23 10:42:19]

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: MSYYZ
Posted 2010-11-23 11:33:16 and read 7671 times.

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 4):
Next shortest is FRA-DXB

They are currently deploying their B744 on FRA-CAI (usually it is a an A340/330 route) .

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: flyingalex
Posted 2010-11-23 11:37:56 and read 7639 times.

Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 5):

They are currently deploying their B744 on FRA-CAI (usually it is a an A340/330 route) .

That's odd. I checked the timetable at www.staralliance.com before posting and it was (and still is) showing A346s to CAI.

I've now checked the LH website and it's showing B744s to CAI.

I guess the *A timetable doesn't get updated much once it's programmed.

Topic: RE: Shortest Scheduled Lufthansa Flight On The 747-400
Username: WesternFlyer
Posted 2010-11-23 12:37:37 and read 7469 times.

Thanks for all replies. Actually FRA-CAI is 20 miles shorter than FRA-TLV. But anyhow I got the answers I was looking for.


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