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Strange LH Arrival Time Change  
User currently offlineDeltaWings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

A friend of mine is flying to Beijing on LH from FRA on Saturday. However, he got an e-mail last week, in which it said his flight would be arriving 2 hours earlier (05.30) instead of 08.30, although the departure time has not changed.

What has made the flight suddenly arrive 2 hours faster? This is very odd. Could this also have been a typo?
The flight number is LH393.

Thanks

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User currently offlineDeltaWings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Just a quick correction: The new arrival time is stated as 06:30 and not 05.30.

Anyhow, the 2 hour time change still doesn't make sense.

(Sorry for the typo)


User currently offlinePurpleBox From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Quoting DeltaWings (Thread starter):
The flight number is LH393.

This flight, LH393, is FDH-FRA! Do you mean LH720?

Lufthansa Timetable

PurpleBox.


User currently offlineGoldorak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

may be a stop on the route has been suppressed ?

User currently offlineTriStar500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

There are no scheduled stops on this flight. Also, a one.hour reduction due to the deletion of a widebody stopover would mean that the ground time of the proposed stopover would have been unrealistically short.

User currently offlineStylo777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

I know that enroute there are very strong west winds, but two hours are too much.
the CRS also shows


LH 720 FRA 17:20 PEK 08:30 +1 747 0 F0 A0 C6 D0 Z0 Y9 B9 M9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 S4


User currently offlineRdwootty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Maybe it is just that the Chinese have a clock change that night?

User currently offlineDeltaWings From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 6):

Very funny, but I don't think that's the real reason.

Those two hours are definately mysterious


User currently onlineViscount724 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

It can't possibly arrive 2 hours earlier unless the departure time from FRA is also changed. Neither China nor Germany have any time changes this time of year, and China stays on the same time all year (and the entire country only has one time zone, the same as Beijing).

Are you sure the passenger hasn't been rebooked on the LH codeshare flight operated by Air China? It arrives PEK at 0620 but leaves FRA at 1450.

I would call LH and ask them to explain the e-mail.


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