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LH B744s With New Biz Class Seats  
User currently offlineMaxfly From Austria, joined Oct 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4320 times:

Hi,

does anyone actually know the registrations of the five 744s with have been fitted (resp. are currently being fitted) with the new Business Class seats? I've seen from some pics that three 744s have been passing through XMN lately for D-checks and apparently will be getting the new seats - those were ABVH, ABVK and ABVW. So, anybody knows about the other two and maybe for on which routes they will be deployed?

Thanks for any info.
Markus

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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

As far as I know the whole project is put on hold for the time being, as they were experiencing even worse technical problems than with the new IFE on the A340.


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User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

Are they still refitting their A340-300s? I don't wont to fly the old C-class MUC-LAX this June.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

If it's any help, I was at LH Technik in FRA on Monday where ABVE was in for a check (C or D, not sure which). I'm no expert on the different types of LH cabins, but we were told she was being fitted with the new interior. Apparently they are having quite a few problems installing FlyNet, in the words of the engineer, 'Everything is set up, and nobody knows why it isn't working'. Perhaps this is adding to the delays?

Oliver



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User currently offlineDABVF From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

The registrations are D-ABVE, D-ABVF, D-ABVH, D-ABVK and D-ABVW.

Routes in Summer 2005:
LH0456 FRA-LAX
LH0710 FRA-NRT
LH0738 FRA-HKG
LH0776 FRA-SIN


User currently offlineDABVF From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

@ LHB727230Adv: You will be able to enjoy the new C-Class on your MUC-LAX flight very likely. On MUC-LAX LH uses 2-class A340-300 with the new C-Class. Registrations are D-AIGB, D-AIGC, D-AIGD, D-AIGF, D-AIGH, D-AIGI. Other routes for this aircrafts are MUC-PEK/DEL/HKG/PVG/NRT/THR.

[Edited 2005-04-15 15:33:28]

User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

Quoting DABVF (Reply 5):
@ LHB727230Adv: You will be able to enjoy the new C-Class on your MUC-LAX flight very likely.

That's a relief, thank you. Can't wait to experience the new C-class.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2006 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4002 times:
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Quoting LHB727230Adv (Reply 6):
Can't wait to experience the new C-class

Don't get too excited. Yes, you've got a lot more room, but the seats themselves are not all that comfortable. The flat bed configuration is very low to the ground, and at enough of an angle that you tend to slide down. Also, if you are tall and like to sleep on your side, try for the first row of the cabin. In all other rows, the space for your feet is under the seat in front of you, and it can be a tight fit if you're tall. The other thing is if you are in an aisle seat, be careful of getting bumped by passers-by. In the flat position, the outside armrest collapses flush with the seat, so there is no barrier between yourself and the aisle.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Quoting LHB727230Adv (Reply 6):
That's a relief, thank you. Can't wait to experience the new C-class.

I flew on the A333 a month ago and it was nice, but the IFE wasn't fully functional. No internet, and not AVOD at the time and that is with a brand new airplane!

Check out the trip reports for the new cabin if you are curious:
Star To Europe Part 1 IND-MXP (w/New LH Bus.) Pics (by RoseFlyer Mar 12 2005 in Trip Reports)
MUC-KUL New Lufthansa Business Class Lots Of Pics (by Skippy777 Jan 17 2005 in Trip Reports)



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Quoting LHR27C (Reply 3):
If it's any help, I was at LH Technik in FRA on Monday where ABVE was in for a check

ABVE was the first to get the reconfig. It was completed in Hamberg in January.


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Quoting DABVF (Reply 4):
Routes in Summer 2005:
LH0456 FRA-LAX
LH0710 FRA-NRT
LH0738 FRA-HKG
LH0776 FRA-SIN

Interesting but doesn´t this hinder LH operations in terms of flexibility? For example a FRA-NRT flight would have to leave late just because LAX-FRA is having a delay and there´s no substitute that is equipped with the new C-Class...
However it´s good to hear that installation of the new interior has finally begun on the 744s.


User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 7):
Don't get too excited. Yes, you've got a lot more room, but the seats themselves are not all that comfortable. The flat bed configuration is very low to the ground, and at enough of an angle that you tend to slide down. Also, if you are tall and like to sleep on your side, try for the first row of the cabin. In all other rows, the space for your feet is under the seat in front of you, and it can be a tight fit if you're tall. The other thing is if you are in an aisle seat, be careful of getting bumped by passers-by. In the flat position, the outside armrest collapses flush with the seat, so there is no barrier between yourself and the aisle.

It's really just a matter of preference. I personally love the new seats. I have flown them three times now and it just keeps getting better. The On-Demand video is now working on most of the flights as well as FlyNet (at least in the A343 and A333's I flew in). As for the seats themselves, I find them very very comforatable - and not to mention very high-tech and modern looking. You are able to manipulate the position in so many ways that you can always find a comfortable position. Also, I have sat at an aisle seat every time and don't remember ever being bumped (maybe it was just luck). The seats are a little low, but you get used to that. My only small complaint would be that they are a little narrower than the old seats, but that really didn't bother me. Last time I flew with the new seat the flight was over 10 hours and I honestly didn't want to get off the plane.


User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Thanks for the warnings, but I still can't wait. I'll send in a trip report after the flight. I hope all goes well and the IFE will be fully operational.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


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