StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5455 times:
Hi, I am pretty sure this has been posted before but an extensive search didnt return any matches, so heres my question again:
LH is taking delivery of its first A340-600s before the end of the year (right?). Which destinations will they serve first? I heard something about SIN being one of the first destinations, is that right? I'd love to fly on one of these beauties asap!
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5288 times:
don´t know if that´s up-to-date, but YVR and MIA where once mentioned as possible A346 destinations. i´d say MIA probably only in winter, but i don´t know.
last week, i had a lengthy conversation with an LH A340 cpt. and he told me that the FRA-BKK-SGN could probably be among the first ones to get A346 service. he also mentioned that EZE could end up receiving A340s. although he wasn´t specific on that one, i´m pretty sure they wouldn´t send -300s to EZE as those birds have already a hard time fighting their way nonstop to GRU with a full-load.
i´d also say JFK is a good bet, as is BOS. both are destinations which either receive or were supposed to receive continuous 2-class service (op´d by LH´s leased 332s) throughout the summer and since the A340-600s will only offer Biz and Eco as well, go figure...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5004 times:
Hi Sabena 690,
sorry, all I know about the new economy class are the rumours posted on here... you know, the ones with PTVs in Y class! I know nothing more than you! And if I did, I'd definitely post it here!
Doubt we`ll see a short+medium upgrade for a while. There isnt that much wrong with the product anyway. I always find short haul quite pleasant atually, even though in Biz, you get the same seats...
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8346 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days ago) and read 4696 times:
If the LH A340-600's will be configured as two-class planes they might not fly to SFO after all. Given the large number of premium passengers in and out of SFO LH will probably stick to the 747-400 and A340-300, both of which have First class seating. It's more likely that LH will fly the A380-800 to SFO from FRA starting in 2007, though.
Speedbirdyvr From Canada, joined Mar 2003, 168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4656 times:
Relax people, speculation is over. I just spoke to at least three LH captains over the weekend (the stay at the hotel where I work in YVR), and its pretty much a given that they will be deploying the 346 to YVR & MIA. These two destinations out of FRA are the last 742 routes they have, with MIA served in the winter months (OCT-MAR), and YVR during the summer months (MAR-OCT). So for all you people out there, enough of this "I heard, I thought, I think" because they're all wishful thinking!