SAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 510 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
Does anyone have an idea on the delivery schedule for the Lufhansa A340-600's and what routes they are likely to serve?
Also what is the configuration for the aircraft, I've heard it will be a two-class layout. I also understand that LH have specified the underfloor galley option for their A346's. How much extra space does this create in the cabin?
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
i heard that one of the destinations might be SFO. well, would make sense since cargo plays a major role on the SFO flights. however, i´m puzzled why they would go for an A346 without first class (if they have only a two-class layout) since there´s quite a load of high-yield pax.
LH conducted a couple of route proving flights with an A346. among the destinations served were SFO and SIN. so could that be possibly an additional indication?
SAA is supposed to operate their A346s on the JNB-FRA runs, so perhaps LH is also considering assigning their A346s to JNB-CPT?
in addition, LH once mentioned that there are a couple of routes which don´t necessarily require a First Class service, and they´d be better of with only Business and Eco on a couple of routes. i believe one of the destinations mentioned was YVR. well, since it´s served by the only remaining 742s which offer only 8 First Class seats (744: 16 First Class) it may indicate that F is not as important on that sector > two-class A346s ???
so i´d go for SFO, JNB, YVR and possibly SIN as destinations served by the A346s. but who knows? i don´t.
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Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1230 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
I doubt we'll see LH operating the A340-600 to HKG as loads between HKG & FRA are very high from what I've heard, that is, they'll probably stick with the 744. Unless they are planning on replacing some (older?) 744s with the A340-600?