Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Lufthansa First A380 Delayed From Jan-> Summer '08  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

Lufthansa said it won't get its first superjumbo until the summer of 2008, rather than January of that year as expected.

Now, Lufthansa has only been assured of getting one plane in 2008, Stefan
Schaffrath, a spokesman, said in a telephone interview today.

He declined to give a month for the delivery or the start of operations, saying only it would be in the "summer.''

"We'll still be the first in Europe to use the A380,'' Schaffrath said.

More at Bloomberg




Lufthansa is a Member of Star Alliance - The Airline Network for Earth, and KrisFlyer - the Frequent Flyer Programme from Singapore Airlines Limited.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
11 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6206 times:

Before anyone jumps to conclusions, such as Turner was right, the article dates from september 4th.

Also,
"The carrier, Europe's second-biggest, after Air France-KLM Group, had originally expected to receive the first of 15 A380s on order at the end of 2007."

Looks to me in line, with the 6 month delay announced 3 months ago. LH expects to take delivery, roughly half a year later than planned.

(the end of 2007 includes 31/12/07 and the summer of 2008 starts at 21/06/08)



SUPPORT THE LEBANESE CIVILIANS
User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5844 times:

So what sorta route does an airline use just one plane on? I imagine using one aircraft on a long haul route will be very inefficient in terms of staffing.

For instance, say LH 738 flies the A380 FRA to HKG on Monday. On Tuesday,LH 738 flies the route using a 747. Tuesday, LH 739 flies the 380 back to FRA with a fresh 380 crew while Monday's crew continues its layover. On Wednesday LH 738 flies the 380 back to HKG with a fresh 380 crew. On Thursday, LH 739 flies the 380 back to FRA with Monday's 380 crew. On Friday LH 738 goes out with Tuesday's crew and the cycle repeats. Meanwhile the same cycle is repeating with the 747 crew. So it looks like an extra crew is required to maintain the route with only one jet and the airline is forced to give the crew a layover with an extra day.

Can the cabin crew switch between A380s and 747s or is the entire crew dedicated to only one aircraft type?

Is such a staffing issue a problem for an airline?


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

So, apart from SQ, QF and EK, who else is slated to receive 380's in 2007?

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):
Can the cabin crew switch between A380s and 747s or is the entire crew dedicated to only one aircraft type?

I definitely think that should be possible.....of course, pilots will not be able to switch.....


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):
So what sorta route does an airline use just one plane on? I imagine using one aircraft on a long haul route will be very inefficient in terms of staffing.

Just about any trans-Atlantic route they feel could use the A380. Most likely JFK.


User currently offlineMspguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):

 checkmark 

someone did a good job at their homework!!!!!!



If it ain't broke, DON'T touch it!!!!
User currently offlineLp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
Lufthansa is a Member of Star Alliance - The Airline Network for Earth, and KrisFlyer - the Frequent Flyer Programme from Singapore Airlines Limited.

LH is NOT a member of KrisFlyer.
While it is correct that KrisFlyer members can accrue and redeem mileage on LH flights, LH maintains its own FF program "Miles & More".



Time waits for nobody
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4641 times:

Quoting Lp0815 (Reply 6):

Who are you?



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 4448 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 2):
So what sorta route does an airline use just one plane on?

In the case of LH, probably FRA-ORD or FRA-IAD.

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
So, apart from SQ, QF and EK, who else is slated to receive 380's in 2007?

It's looking like only SQ have a good chance of receiving any WhaleJets in 2007.


User currently offlineLp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 7):
Who are you?

What has this got to do with my post?
Send me a PM if you want details



Time waits for nobody
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

I don't think I can as I am not a first Class Member. But if you send me a blank e-mail through my profile I will reply immediately.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 10):
I don't think I can as I am not a first Class Member

I'm not either, but I frequently use the IM feature.



"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
First A380 Flight In Jan 05 - Airbus posted Thu Jun 17 2004 10:47:26 by Ants
Delayed UA815 From 3 Jan posted Mon Jan 5 2004 23:36:07 by Industrybuff
A380 Delayed - Will EK Now Take Their A346? posted Tue Oct 3 2006 18:34:40 by Thorben
Lufthansa On A380 Delays, Confidence In Airbus.. posted Fri Sep 22 2006 09:48:58 by Keesje
Win A Trip For Two On SIA's First A380 Flight posted Tue Sep 12 2006 15:41:49 by Flyingchoirboy
First Commercial Flight From Mogadisu For 10 Yrs posted Mon Jul 31 2006 14:38:18 by Bennett123
State Farm Insurance Charter From MSP This Summer? posted Thu Jul 13 2006 19:21:03 by Pilottim747
DL 211 MD-80 From CVG-->MHT Today? posted Tue Jul 4 2006 13:04:56 by ChrisNH
SQ To Recieve First A380 In November posted Tue Jun 6 2006 18:10:44 by EI321
First A380 Route - SQ SIN-SYD In December posted Tue Jun 6 2006 12:59:56 by ClassicLover