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LH4729 LHR-FRA 747-400 Today?  
User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 692 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

hi folks,

can anybody explain why LH used a 747 on LHR-FRA today?

cheers,

ben

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User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Possibly high loads?


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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Possibly an equipment change due to problems with the airplane that was originally scheduled?

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

It is one of the peak travel weeks in Europe with just about everyone on vacation and lots of people travelling........my guess, and its only a guess, is that the 744 operated a FRA-LHR-FRA turn for capacity reasons, simply to move a lot of passengers between the two cities and to accomodate lots of pax connecting to other flights at FRA.

User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

does anybody know what they do with the upper deck on such flights?

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Quoting Daumueller (Reply 4):
does anybody know what they do with the upper deck on such flights?

In these types of circumstances, one of two options are used, depending on loads.

1. The F cabin is simply not used for the segment - and C and Y pax will be seated accordingly. Depending on the loads and seating, its common to see some operational upgrades.

2. If all of the seats are required, the F cabin would be used for some business class pax (usually elite FFs and/or full business fare pax being assigned the F seats), with the balance of the pax going to their assigned classes.....again, depending on the loads and aircraft and the seating configuration, another situation were operational upgrades may be done. Again, depending on the loads and the aircraft, one of the Business Class Cabins may be filled with Y pax....in that case, although some Y pax lucked out with comfortable biz class seats, the inflight service in that cabin will be to Y class standard.

In general, situations like this usually work out better and easier than one would expect, if the equipment sub is planned, seats will be reallocated well before departure time and the agents at check-in will simply advise pax that there seat assignments have been changed due to an equipment sub. Even if its a last minute sub, the biggest chore is getting the pax lined up to re-issue lots of boarding cards.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Beer Festival Time ???  Smile


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2891 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Any idea what might be the loads on the 744 they used.

I am assuming it would have been full in Y on both segments.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

There was one on that route on the 8th July.I saw it taxiing by when i was waiting for my flight to LAX.

Stephen


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Hey Ben,

maybe they cancelled a couple of flights and merged them (as they did with me from LHR two weeks ago) - causing lots of inconveniences for people on earlier flights (missing connex etc).

Cheers


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9437 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

wonder if they made the one hour turn-around at LHR, plane coming in 13h10 and sched dep is 14h10.

I doubt that they join two or threee flights since there is a relativley large gap between other departures on that service. That would make more sense on the evening rush hour ex LHR to FRA. .



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Any equipment changes planned for LHR tomorrow? (4th)

Was it the replacement for the AB6?

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

I assume there area limited number of gates at T2 that the 747-430 could use, or wuld LH have had the aircraft parked at a remote stand?


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