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User currently offlineAirnondo From Moldova, joined May 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

If anyone has flown the new Lufthansa PDX-FRA service please let me know how it was. Was the flight full? how was the service?

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User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

I did it back in April, a couple of weeks after flights started. There were five or ten empty seats at most in economy. Don't know about business and first. But the first two months had some great introductory deals. There are a few older threads out there with observations about loads since then. Sounds as if loads have been good through the summer. Time will tell if they hold up.

Service was fine - my first time on Lufthansa. There were two movies each way, dinner and breakfast going over, don't recall exactly what coming back. But food was good compared to other airlines. They came through with beverages several times. It's a long flight. Lufthansa has its own ticket counter in Portland, rather than sharing with United and other Star carriers. Agents didn't appear to be full time Lufthansa employees.

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

I flew the route back in April. It was pretty full going over and decent coming back. You can go to the PDX website and check aviation statistics. It tells you how many people flew LH and number of flights. Each LH flight carries 247 pax so you can figure out LF for the month. So far they are around 83% and they are carrying quite a bit of cargo. I was checking for flights late this year and several days are completely booked in all classes. As for the service, it was really good-constant flow of beverages, 2 meals which were decent (not great but better than average), 2 movies and some cartoons, and friendly attendants.

User currently offlinePaddy From Taiwan, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Sounds like good news to me. Steady loads are a good sign even though the cargo alone could probably keep the service going. I've heard this factor is crucial and that LH is pleased with the cargo yields out of PDX. Hopefully I will be in a position to give the service a try next summer. DXB or BOM would be interesing destinations. Is there a Star Alliance credit card by any chance? Or some other way of earning FF miles? Even though it costs more I would like to support LH. Considering where LH flies to out of FRA, its just amazing what this service has opened up for PDX. So many destinations with just one connection!

User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

There is a Lufthansa Miles and More Visa and Visa Gold Credit card, but I think you need a german bank account for that deal... but I'm not sure...

Check it out



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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

I find it interesting that the load factor on the inbound flights is much higher than on the outbound flights. Why is that? Poor connections?


User currently offlineUA 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2650 times:


There is an offer for a LH Miles and More Credit Card in the US, just try the following link, you will find everything there:



User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

I think it's great that PDX finally has a nonstop flight to Europe and I hope that Lufthansa will remain here. But I was wondering could Portland support another European nonstop flight in the future or do you think, this will be it for us? I was just fantasizing maybe a daily flight to London on BA also......

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34351 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

But I was wondering could Portland support another European nonstop flight in the future or do you think, this will be it for us?

I doubt it. This is pretty much it. British Airways would be nice, but it would require changes in the US-UK air treaty. Portland is not a US-London gateway.

User currently offlineLambertMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2094 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2488 times:

MAH is right. Besides, I think a PDX-FRA flight is pushing the evnelope in the first place.

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2447 times:

I really don't understand some of these responses. If Portland couldn't support at least 1 daily nonstop to Europe, then why is Lufthansa here? Were they in such desperate need to find an airport to deploy thier plane's just for the hell of it....If I'm not mistaken Lufthansa has been eyeing PDX for years and I'm pretty sure that they did thier homework before making this financially risky decision.....

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