DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 29 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
Strange, I thought LH was going to mostly stick to the 744 because it had more Business/1st Class seating than the A346. I guess the winter season is a bit different then what they thought, or were projecting.
One thing I can tell you, is those flights are packed most the time. Great for LH and DEN. I wonder if LH is looking at opening up a Munich route nonstop from DEN?
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LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 553 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
The A346 was brought in for the winter schedule last year as well. This year, the 744 will come back on February 1st. The premuim demand really drops off this time of year to DEN, so bringing in the A346 fits pretty well. Also, the 744s again start undergonig the upgrade to the new business class seats.
The flights do really well out of DEN. There has been much talk about DEN-MUC opening, either with LH or UA metal, but it seems to be mostly a problem of fleet/schedule restrictions. I remember hearing that the flight between MUC and DEN is just over the limit to allow the use of a single aircraft within 24 hours, thus making the rotation of aircraft a little less flexible. It's something that can be worked out, but with LH's longhual fleet going in for the new business class seat upgrades, the fleet is streched a little thin. I'm sure it is a route that we will see in the next couple of years though.
UAPremierguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
Quoting LHUSA (Reply 6): I'm sure it is a route that we will see in the next couple of years though.
Especially when considering when the route originally began, UA operated a daily 777 flight on top of the LH flight to FRA. Sadly, 9/11 put a stop to that flight. Hopefully, once UA gets some additional long-range aircraft, such as the 787, which would be perfect for DEN-MUC, they can operate a DEN-MUC, and some type of DEN-London service, though currently it can't be operated due to US-British agreements into LHR. Hopefully UA can start other European non-stops, too, eventually. They at least just introduced the DEN-MEX flight, so there are beginning to be more international flights out of DEN.
As for the original topic at hand, I believe that has already been sufficiently and correctly answered. DEN-FRA is now being operated with a A346 for the winter.
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Would it ever worked if UA teamed up with Star partner US Airways and flew from DEN-LGW, where US Airways provided the ground services for UA. Then, they wouldn't have to get an entire new "team" for the one flight, but could have a presence on DEN-London.