Twalives From United States of America, joined May 2001, 175 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
I need some help here because I am totally confused with what I am finding on the Lufthansa Web site. I was searching for a business class ticket from SA - New Jersey">EWR to DUS and came up with flight LH409 operated by Privatair SA in an A319?
Is this a mistake on the site? Am I reading it incorrectly? Or is there actually scheduled SA - New Jersey">EWR-DUS on an A319? If so, how does the partnership work between Privatair and Lufthansa?
Petertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3270 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
The route is going quite nicely. It was started about a year or so ago with one BBJ from Privatair. Because of the succes more routes like this have been started. I believe there are now 3 Biz-only flights operated by Privatair. They now use both the BBJ and the ACJ.
With regard to prices, these flights only have a business class. As such you will have to pay for a business class seat. If you want to fly to Dusseldorf cheap(ish) you can better fly economy class to Frankfurt or Schiphol and from there take another flight or the high speed train to Dusseldorf.
TWA@FRA From China, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
lh offered this service also from duesseldort to chicago , and they are thinking about more possible routes with bizjet, also privat air had offered this service to other airlines for other routes but till now only lh used it (correct me if i`m wrong)
Vermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
I fly frequently the dus-ewr: first with the 737-700 ( with the wing of the -800) and now with the 319.
All that has been said it's true, 48 seats all biz class with blue leather chairs on the 737 ( very similar to the BA"s cradle seat) with 55' to 60' pitch while the 319 has grey leather interiors.
I will fly the ewr- muc in two weeks again, this time with the 737.
Loads are good but not exceptional, speaking with my friends at LH the occupancy is around 65 to 70% on average.
trye, they accept economy passengers with published Y fares, and all business class fares ( D and C).
Service is really great, friendly and professional. Food is the regular LH biz menu served on LH crockery but with some extra touches such as espresso served with First china from LH.
No PTV but individual players with LH first class selection of movies, documentaries etc.
The F/A's are extraordinary, truly personalizing the service ( i.e.: going around the plane with the manifest and greeting personally all *gold and senators and calling EACH passenger by name for the entire flight).
It is a really great way to fly: no congerstions at the airport, no waiting in line at check ins or lounge-waiting room, extra quick boarding and deplaning and almost non existent line at immigration once on arrival.
The cabin is quiet and it provides a very soothing effect on the entire flight, seems like a small club in the air.
The small planes are just a little slower than their big brothers and sisters.
last week while LH 403 flying EWR - FRA had a scheduled flying time of 6 hours and 20 minutes with a 744 the MUC bound 413 had a cool 8 hours 5 minutes with the smaller 737. ( which passengers really don't mind because they can SLEEP - at least I DON'T MIND...)
Another complaint passenger have is the lack of power outlet for their PC's. I don't care, as much as there is champagne flowing.