KPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2526 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6506 times:
Yep you heard it, what I think is the first time a A340-600 has been at PDX (normally the PDX-FRA flight is ran by a A340-300).
I got the email from someone.
I follow the Airliners.net forums pretty regularly (though I haven't
yet convinced myself to spend the money to join up), so I thought you
might be interested in this little tidbit: Lufthansa is flying the
A340-600 into PDX tomorrow, Friday, June 15th. As you probably already know,
it is usually a A340-300, and this will be the first visit in PDX
history (that I know of, at least) of the world's longest airliner. It is
scheduled for 11:25, though that varies by day: flypdx.com will have the
most up to date information tomorrow morning.
I came about this information because I will be part of the cabin crew
cleaning the beast tomorrow - I've gotten direct confirmation from
higher ups in the company I work for about it.
Get out there and spot, if you'd like! Also, I'm passing this along to
you in the hopes that you can get out the word on the forums - I'm sure
many would love to check out this visit. Hopefully LH will make this a
regular thing, eh? More capacity for PDX is always a good thing.
Hopefully someone with a camera gets some pictures!!!
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LHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6463 times:
Although I don't go to PDX that often even if my aunt and uncle live in Portland, I'm VERY surprised at this increase in capacity. I knew LH performs well here, but I didn't think I'd ever imagine an A346 there.
Somebody get pictures of this plane. Now if DTW were that lucky every now and then. Funny how a city 1/4 the size of mine gets an A346, yet my city can barely fill up a 767 to LHR.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3662 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6195 times:
Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 1): Although I don't go to PDX that often even if my aunt and uncle live in Portland, I'm VERY surprised at this increase in capacity.
Quoting N174UA (Reply 5): Most likely an a/c subsititution OR a higher than usual pax count (large group)
Probably as simple as a preplanned swap to deal with a high-load day. We are basically a 737-A320 station, yet for summer traffic we have a 757 every Saturday, and they fill just as well. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the 340-600 were crammed full of summer vacationers.
PDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
Hmmmm. I'm tempted to go out and snap a few decent photos (not sure where the best place would be). If I do, I'll post them. However, I've already got a full day planned tomorrow to get ready for Mexico.
GEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 6062 times:
If they're landing on runway 10R, I'd say along Marine Drive just west of Salty's, or even down by the boat shop there on Cornfoot Road where the cyclists and joggers park. If its 28L, cell phone waiting area over by The Embassy Suites. You can park near the treshold of 28L off either NE Air Cargo Road or in that construcion vehicle staging area on the SW corner of NE 82nd Ave and Alderwood.
Nice headsup KPDX ! Although I won't get out there, thats the kind of info I love to hear. I'm also hoping to hear about some of those 767's their gonna paint here.
LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 553 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5731 times:
Quoting SailorOrion (Reply 13): What's the reason for this aircraft change? Excess demand or did something go tech in FRA?
Don't know for sure, but I think it's a response to demand. LH469 is fully booked in both classes. BTW, the config. for today's flight is 72C/263M. Anyone know how many A346s are in this newer configuration?
LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 553 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5586 times:
I actually did check your thread before I posted, but none of the A346s are listed with the 72-seat C-class. This new version must have just been introduced very recently. I wonder how many are giong to be converted.
Stylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2870 posts, RR: 12 Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5518 times:
Quoting LHUSA (Reply 19): I actually did check your thread before I posted, but none of the A346s are listed with the 72-seat C-class. This new version must have just been introduced very recently. I wonder how many are giong to be converted.
no I don't think so and I'll double-check it tomorrow at the work.
I assume that they made Eco seats to Business seats due to high capacity.
EDIT: as you can see on this pdf the standart config is still 66/279, but the also operate with 54/315 or 72/263