Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
I believe they shoudl keep using the same gate on Concourse A, but does anyone know if DEN is able to handle the 346, in terms of how big the aircraft is (wingspan), we shouldn't worry about the runway I believe its long enough.
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3614 times:
I would also guess that DEN is not a prime first class destination. So if LH could easily fill a 744 in business and tourist, maybe two 343 would be more useful. Maybe we will once see the awaited MUC-DEN flight.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2822 times:
As far as wingspan goes, the 744's wingspan fits at DEN, so the 346 should not have a problem. They have a 16,000 foot runway there, so that is not an issue either. Finally, I would guess that they have at least 1 gate there long enough for the 346, considering that they can fit them in the Alley gates between Bradley and T4 at LAX.
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Airfrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2826 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
The gates at DEN in A concourse are plenty big (there are 4 international gates in A concourse that are owned by the city). They put fully loaded 744's in there all the time so I really do not see a problem with a 346.
Switching from a 744 to a 346 might be a sign that the long rumored DEN-MUC route may actually occur.
AA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
I don't know that much about the O&D traffic figures and all of that but I wouldn't think of CO as a major skiing draw for the Germans. Naturally some will travel but the Europeans have plenty of good skiing on their side of the pond so only the rich would consider that. Just a thought...
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
"I don't know that much about the O&D traffic figures and all of that but I wouldn't think of CO as a major skiing draw for the Germans. Naturally some will travel but the Europeans have plenty of good skiing on their side of the pond so only the rich would consider that. Just a thought..."
Woah. Have you ever seen all the skiis being picked up at the luggage claim area after either the BA or LH flight get in during the ski season? I think you would chnage your mind.
Put simply, Colorado is a major destination for European Skiers. . .this is one of Denver's key selling points for European routes, direct and nonstop --then and now.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
DABVF From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
There have been some changes on Lufthansa's Winter schedule to Denver:
LH 446/447 Frankfurt-Denver-Frankfurt will be operated by Boeing 747-400 in November, in December we hopefully will see an A340-600 on the route. Maybe the Boeing 747-400 will fly on the Denver-Route the whole winter schedule, as there are rumors that the A340-600 will be used on another route and so could not be used on the Denver-Route. Perhaps we will see the A340-600, which was planed for LH 446/447, on the Frankfurt-Cape Town run LH 576/577.
HB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 72
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
- 7/7 LH 726 to Shanghai and Canton
- 7/7 LH 772/782 to Bangkok and Saigon/Kuala Lumpur
=> requires 4 A340-600
The Munich A346 operation, as it is right now, is very inefficient. There's extremely long ground times at MUC as both flights come in very early in the morning, and go out late at night. I can't imagine Lufthansa having 2 A346s sitting idle in MUC for a whole day every single day. I also don't think that MUC-FRA-MUC positioning flights are an option, as there would be 2 of them every day in both directions. So I think we haven't seen the definitive version of the A346 operation for this winter yet. Something must be in the pipeline to overcome this utilization inefficiency.