DABVF From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 10056 times:
LH will bring their new A340-600 (delivery starts in September 2006) on the routes from Frankfurt to Chicago (Flight LH 432 daily starting 15SEP06) and to Bangalore (Flight LH 754 daily starting 18OCT06). Service to Chicago ends to the end of summer timetable (in winter 06/07 only daily 744 service LH 430 as usual), service to Bangalore will continue in the winter timetable 06/07 (also daily).
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9166 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9987 times:
I had a bit of trouble trying to understand what you wrote, but I am actually surprised that Lufthansa is operating the A340-600 to Chicago. From what I understand, there is no first class cabin on the A346s for LH. I would have thought that Chicago is a high enough yielding destination to warrent a first class cabin. Also a number of people connect from United Airlines flights to Lufthansa.
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Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9391 times:
Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 7): Can BLR take a A346? BOM was having problems handling VS A346s.
I would think not, it might be a tight squeeze, but then again, it can take a 744, so a 346 won't be too bad, I just feel sorry for the poor sods who would be sitting all the way at the end of Y class.
SKA380 From Norway, joined Jun 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7866 times:
Quoting Gigneil (Reply 6): I am stunned by LH's ability to profitably manage, what, 4 different fleets of A340-600s?
I've read on here that the reason for the 3 different layouts of LH's 340-600's is that they can easily put more/less C-class seats in them. So they can more accurately meet exact bookings for different flights.
Anyone here who knows how this is being done?
Qantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1269 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7588 times:
Quoting Eyeonthesky17 (Reply 14): The FRABLR flight has needed additional C class capacity for some time now. Good to see LH answering the call. I wish we had an 346 out at JFK. That woudl be quite a sight.
Same, i did that flight last year on the LH 744 in F, but the A346 is not a welcome aircraft in JFK because of taxiway problems...
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4264 posts, RR: 14 Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7473 times:
Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 12): Is this still true for LH's A346 with lower lobe lavs? They displace a lot of LD3's.
A346 can carry 42 LD3s, 744 32, It looks to me like the lavs should displace at least 6-8 LD3s as each is 60in , take or leave a little, wide and the lavs look like they need about the equivalent of 6 rows of seats.But anyone know the actual numbers???
OldAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3340 posts, RR: 67 Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7386 times:
Quoting Trex8 (Reply 16): A346 can carry 42 LD3s, 744 32, It looks to me like the lavs should displace at least 6-8 LD3s as each is 60in , take or leave a little, wide and the lavs look like they need about the equivalent of 6 rows of seats.But anyone know the actual numbers???
You also need to account for the stairway and the galley stowage.
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Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4264 posts, RR: 14 Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7317 times:
Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 17): You also need to account for the stairway and the galley stowage.
What I did was measure the length of the entire lower galley/lav area on LHs seatplan and assuming its drawn to same scale as the cabin, and the stairs are the same size on both so it probably is, you need about 6 rows of seats.
Apparently LH does not operate the A340-600 into JFK because it does not have an F cabin and there is a large F class demand into JFK.
I had heard that the A340-600 was not a welcome aircraft at ORD because of taxi way problems. The first A340-600 to land at ORD was an Iberia A340-600 from MAD I think last year. Since then Iberia has operated the ocasional A340-600 into ORD and this summer it is scheduled regulary.
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7016 times:
The Iberia flight is scheduled regularly and apparently, the Lufthansa flight is only scheduled until October or so. Why is this? Also, are there seat maps for the new A340-600 with F, and will they have new F seats? Lastly, will Iberia have the new Business Plus seats or the old ones?
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1412 posts, RR: 27 Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6794 times:
Quoting Karan69 (Reply 8): That is awesome news for the Banglorians, but as i have read the loads on the BLR-FRA sector can easily handle a daily 744.
Lots of empty seats in recent months on the BLR-FRA sector. Late last year several flights even had empty J class cabins. This from people who flew several trips with LH, YYZ-FRA-BLR-FRA-YYZ in Nov. and Dec.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3143 posts, RR: 9 Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6403 times:
Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 22): Lots of empty seats in recent months on the BLR-FRA sector. Late last year several flights even had empty J class cabins. This from people who flew several trips with LH, YYZ-FRA-BLR-FRA-YYZ in Nov. and Dec.
And I'm really glad about that. With the additional services from BA/AF and other international carriers, LH's free run at BLR is finally at an end
I'm now able to get a confirmed seat on LH at rather short notice, which is great for those doing the travelling!
That being said, I'm kind of surprised about the 346 in BLR - given the relatively small size of the airport and the taxiways. However, BLR is quite capable of 747s (at least 1-2 cargo 747's every day), so hopefully the 346 should not be a problem. It will also mean more capacity on BLR-Europe non-stop - while AI is still busy adding zero services from BLR !
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25 Alitalia744: It could have something to do with parking issues at T1....vs. taxiway problems.
26 Stealthpilot: As mentioned earlier, the a346 is longer and demands bigger parking slots/taxiways. The ability to handle a 744 does not mean it can automatically ha
27 AlitaliaMD11: No airline at Terminal 1 flies the A340-600 into JFK.
28 ChiGB1973: This is awesome. I have yet to see a 346 at ORD. With the Privatair service, do they really need any more upgrade space? Granted, Privatair is busines