Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
How Is LH Doing With Now 2 Flights FRA To DTW?  
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

Does anybody have a general insight how Lufthansa is doing on route FRA to DTW now that they have 2 flights per day ?

Reason:
DTW was about the only destination in the northern and eastern sections of the U.S. for which I could secure a seat for a Business-Class Award Ticket (MIles&More; departing from HAJ) on short notice (booked 11 days prior to flight on 29-APR).

Only other available suitable flight was HAJ-FRA-DUS-ORD with the transatlantic route flown by Privatair's A319CJ, but departure was too early on a Sunday morning for me ...
-HT


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
10 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

I don't know precisely, but prior to the flight, DTW has been performing nicely for LH. Seeing as to how they're 2x daily here, I'm taking it that they're pleased with the market here.

Though my question is, what on earth are you going to be doing here in the Motor City? Just IM me if you want any recommendations on things to do here as there really isn't much.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4213 times:

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 1):
Though my question is, what on earth are you going to be doing here in the Motor City?

After touchdown, I will immediately be heading south spending the first night in Monroe, MI (I deemed that spot far enough outside metro Detroit in order to not be caught in traffic problems Monday morning) and then drive on to Indianapolis,IN (with a 2-3 hour stop en-route in Dayton, OH at the USAF museum) continuing a vacation.

I had to break my vacation in the U.S. due to family (health) reasons and the next best thing to do was to book a reward flight IAD-Germany-DTW. The mentioned "health" reason OTOH would not be qualifying for cancelling the other flight ticket I had purchased earlier with KL AND get a refund from a travel insurance.

And as Flying Blue (AF/KL) could not get me back to Germany from around WAS (incl. NYC) on short notice and then back to the U.S. (any suitable airport with continuation to IND by car/plane) on an Award-ticket, I spent some of my miles at LH who had more vacant seats ...

P.S. In order to pamper my mind, I will NOT count the beans (€, $) that I (will) have spent on this (double-)trip and for a few non-refundable flights in the U.S. that I will not be able to take.
I have taken this decision and now I will have to live with the (financial) consequences ...  Wink
But the routing looks interesting: HAJ-AMS-IAD-FRA-HAJ-FRA-DTW-(surface)-IND-MSP-AMS-HAJ on 2 tickets KL/NW and LH (one paid for, one award - both in Business Class).
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Well NW is starting 757 service along with A333 service on DTW-FRA....so there is a big boost in seats this summer.

I saw a LH A340 the other day in DTW, first time I saw something other than a A330 for LH besides the 747 they send during the car show season


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 3):
I saw a LH A340 the other day in DTW, first time I saw something other than a A330 for LH

IIRC, before (enough) A333 became available at LH, they sent the A343 daily to DTW.

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 3):
Well NW is starting 757 service along with A333 service on DTW-FRA

If there wouldn't be the (negative) chance to get a domestic NW B757 for a transatlantic flight (AFAIK, NW has not yet re-configured enough B757's to support all the new transatlantic flights, I would have had considered the new AMS-BDL flight for later this year. But I hesitate to pay for a Business Class ticket and then end up sitting 8 hours in (not too comfy for longhaul) NW's Domestic Business Class ...
-HT

EDIT: sp and clarification

[Edited 2007-04-23 03:03:02]


Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4096 times:

DTW does very well for LH. Wish I could say more but I really love my job  Wink.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 5):
DTW does very well for LH. Wish I could say more but I really love my job  .

Thanks for the general info. It is very well understood that you are not obliged to post any sensitive information here !
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

yes I flew the A343 when it still came to DTW on a regular basis. I don't miss it as much as my BA 777, but it's always a pleasant change from the usual A333. I still remember my dad commenting on how smooth and quiet that thing flew.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22877 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 3):
Well NW is starting 757 service along with A333 service on DTW-FRA....so there is a big boost in seats this summer.

I wonder if this flight is summer only because NW only feels the demand is only there in the summer or because the 752 can't make it westbound nonstop in the winter...



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7555 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 4):
If there wouldn't be the (negative) chance to get a domestic NW B757 for a transatlantic flight (AFAIK, NW has not yet re-configured enough B757's to support all the new transatlantic flights, I would have had considered the new AMS-BDL flight for later this year. But I hesitate to pay for a Business Class ticket and then end up sitting 8 hours in (not too comfy for longhaul) NW's Domestic Business Class ...

They have to be reconfigured, NW can't sub in a domestic 757 for Trans-Atlantic service, since they need the winglets, and lower-density seating to have the desired range. And only the Trans-Atlantic 757 fleet has ETOPS. Plus, from a product offering standpoint, it wouldn't work. They'd rebook onto other flights instead.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 8):
I wonder if this flight is summer only because NW only feels the demand is only there in the summer or because the 752 can't make it westbound nonstop in the winter...

Primarily since seasonal demand drops off. NW traditionally backs off on its European flying in the off-season. I wouldn't be surprised to see LH drop back to 1 a day during the winter too.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22877 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 9):

Primarily since seasonal demand drops off. NW traditionally backs off on its European flying in the off-season. I wouldn't be surprised to see LH drop back to 1 a day during the winter too.

Yes, NW certainly adjusts their winter TATL scheduling reliably. But I wonder if the 752 had longer range if they would give it a whirl year-round.



I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
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...
How Is CO Doing With Its New EWR-GVA Service? posted Sat Apr 19 2003 22:01:01 by Dutchjet
How Is DL Doing On The New OPS To The Islands? posted Mon Jan 20 2003 02:05:47 by Deltadude8
How Is LH Doing On EWR-DUS All-business-class 737? posted Thu Sep 12 2002 04:39:14 by Bobcat
Condor FRA-SDQ-SJO: How Is It Doing? posted Wed Nov 22 2006 08:17:18 by LTU932
How Is LX Doing To SCL? posted Fri May 26 2006 16:34:55 by Poh2
How Are LH's A319LR & BBJ Flights Doing? posted Sat Sep 6 2003 22:23:27 by CPH-R
SEA, How Is B6 Doing? posted Thu Apr 19 2007 01:06:34 by B752OS
How Is WN Doing In RSW? posted Wed Apr 4 2007 00:08:42 by Mcofreak
How Is United Doing On The IAD-KWI Route? posted Sun Apr 1 2007 19:47:08 by Stealth777
How Is Maxjet Doing posted Thu Mar 8 2007 13:12:33 by Eugdog