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Routes For LH A340-600's?  
User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 520 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4120 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?

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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4072 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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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Oh, it will be cool if they can operate an extra flight into SIN with that 346! I'm dying to see the first 346 here!

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8343 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

I think it could be some time before LH flies to SFO using the A340-600.

Right now, I believe LH flies FRA-SFO using a 747-400 and MUC-SFO using an A340-300.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3890 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?


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

YVR is yp there I would have thought but the time for a FRA-YVR-FRA rotation is probabarly close to 24hours so I would think the first routes will be East Coast USA perhaps?

User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

Considering that Air Canada and Lufthansa are codesharing on the FRA-YVR route (just once daily ?!) using a B747-200, I see plenty of reasons for a capacity increase to a A340-600.

Air Transat and Condor are going to fill in the extra summer capacity demand on this route chipping away pax from LH/AC.

Also It's very likely to see travelers to and from Frankfurt/Vancouver going trough LHR (4 daily) or AMS(10 weekly) and then via a LCC to/from anywhere in Germany !

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Will the biz class in the new 2-class A346s be an expanded offering, or just the normal LH biz class?


User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

LH's A346 are supposed to offer an entirely new Y and C Class product.


User currently offlineFlumuc From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3647 times:

I just saw on TV that LH made an A340-600 test-flight from FRA to SFO in the Airbus A340-600 House colores plane.

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