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Attn PDX Spotters: LH A340-600 At PDX Tommorow  
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8106 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).  Smile
I got the email from someone.
_____________________________
Hello KPDX!

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!!! Big grin
KPDX  Smile


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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8063 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.  boggled 

[Edited 2007-06-15 03:22:23]

User currently offlineSquad55 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8003 times:

You have to pay to post on A.net? Since when?

User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3392 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8003 times:

Might be as simple as the A343 is in the shop for a couple days and they found the A346 to be the best replacement.

User currently offlineJetboy319 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7930 times:

Thanks for sharing KPDX! I wish I could go check it out, but hopefully someone will get some good pics!

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 1):
Funny how a city 1/4 the size of mine gets an A346, yet my city can barely fill up a 767 to LHR

It's actually more like 1/2 the size as I don't imagine DTW is over 8 million  Wink


User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7929 times:

Most likely an a/c subsititution OR a higher than usual pax count (large group) or cargo load. That said, it won't surprise me to see LH upgrade the route permanantely to the A346 if:

a.) threat of new competition between PDX and Europe, i.e. KLM or NW wanting to start PDX-AMS
b.) LH retires their A343 fleet
c.) cargo and pax revenues on this route continue their upward trend.

Someone else on this website said that a 744 has come into PDX on this route as an a/c subsitution in the past.


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

shucks, I took that flight in today on the normal -300.

-600 sub would have been amazing.



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7847 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.

Sounds like an aircraft substitution, not a permanent increase in capacity.

Nice spotting opportunity, hope somebody catches it on film.



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4037 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7795 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.


User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7782 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.

Thanks for the heads up!

[Edited 2007-06-15 06:10:39]

User currently offlineGEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7662 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.

See you on the 23rd!



I've got Titanic hopes and they aren't sinking
User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7607 times:

On flytecomm it's showing up as the -600, with an estimated arrival at 1025 am and a departure of 137 pm.

User currently offlineDABVF From Germany, joined Sep 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7498 times:

Registration will be D-AIHK.

User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

What's the reason for this aircraft change? Excess demand or did something go tech in FRA?

SailorOrion


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7345 times:

HURRY SOMEONE GET PICTURES!!!! Big grin

Pleaseeee  Smile

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7331 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?


User currently offlinePhilGil From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Can anyone pin down the arrival time for me? Flytecomm is showing 10:40 am but the PDX website is showing noon. Thanks

User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

According to Amadeus LH468 should arrive at 12:13

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 15):
Anyone know how many A346s are in this newer configuration?

just check my thread started a few weeks before

LH Longhaul Fleet Configuration (by Stylo777 Jun 4 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineLHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7186 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.

D-AIHA LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHB LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHC LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHD LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHE LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHF LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHH LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHI LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHK LH/346 - 66 279
D-AIHL LH/346 - 66 279

Oh, and I confirmed that this was an Ad-hoc upgrade due to demand from PDX today.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7155 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 19):
Oh, and I confirmed that this was an Ad-hoc upgrade due to demand from PDX today.

Maybe we could see a seasonal upgrade to a 346 for the summer months only at PDX next year?


User currently offlinePhilGil From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 17):
According to Amadeus LH468 should arrive at 12:13

Thanks, I'll try to get some shots.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7118 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

http://www.lufthansa.com/cdautils/mediapool/media_436064.pdf

[Edited 2007-06-15 20:14:08]

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7016 times:



Is that the LH A346 parked at the end of the concourse there of this live PDX picture? It looks long, whatever kind of plane it is.

KPDX  

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH468 (theres the flight)

[Edited 2007-06-15 22:32:38]


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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6985 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/LH1.jpg?t=1181940366

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/LH2.jpg?t=1181940412

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/LH3.jpg?t=1181940437

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/LH4.jpg?t=1181940462


Sorry about the quality. I only have a 3.2 MP camera.


25 Post contains links and images PDXBJV : So flightaware is being kind of weird lately. But I thought this was really interesting. If you look at the flight path of LH 469 from yesterday, it's
26 Post contains images S12PPL : Fantastic pictures!! I could care less about the quality So cool to see a beast that big at PDX!!
27 TPAPDX : According to the seat map in our res system, only 2 seats in Business remained unassigned, and only 8 seats in coach remained unassigned at time of de
28 Post contains images S12PPL : Me too. I hope to see the 346 become a permanent summer aircraft, and back to the 343 in the winter
29 LHUSA : Today's flight was extremely overbooked on the A343 with some very important customers on board. About a week ago the increased capacity was requeste
30 Post contains images HPRamper : I'm thinking those pictures were taken very close to the US ramp
31 BlatantEcho : that's a great thing to see, that flight really is a joy, and it's good to see LH have such demand for the route.
32 Post contains images PhilGil : Love seeing the shots from the ramp, thanks for posting. Always nice to see a new type at PDX - it appears that the flight is continuing to perform we
33 Post contains images Jetboy319 : Those are great pictures! Reminds you just how small 737s really are
34 Cschleic : Great to see....thanks for posting the photos so quickly. Hopefully a 346 will show up again soon, and on a weekend for more photos!
35 LTU932 : Flightaware is very unreliable when an aircraft is outside of FAA airspace, though sometimes it gives you the flightplan of the entire flight, even i
36 Post contains images KPDX : Great pictures, thanks Phil, and RampRat! D-AIHK Nice to see a new plane at PDX! KPDX
37 Post contains images KPDX : Is tommorow back to a A343? I'm gonna be at PDX tommorow (sister is flying AS MD-80 PDX-SMF). KPDX
38 PhilGil : Dylan, according to flytecomm Lufthansa is a -300. There might be something else interestng to see, though: Airline Boeing Commercial Airplane Group F
39 Post contains images KPDX : Aww, dang! I'm not even getting to PDX till like noon. KPDX
40 Post contains images KPDX : Is the C-5 still there? KPDX
41 Post contains images Enginebird : Isn't she one of the most beautiful birds in the sky? Have been on a couple of LH and SA A346 lately and must say that I really love the plane. It's
42 N174UA : What city or state is this aircraft? (Ex. Leipzig or Berlin or Brandenburg, etc)
43 Cschleic : Must be here for paint. With Boeing doing that at PDX now, should be all sorts of interesting planes to see. Say....maybe a 787 when they're flying??
44 Post contains links Stylo777 : Quoting N174UA (Reply 42): What city or state is this aircraft? (Ex. Leipzig or Berlin or Brandenburg, etc) D-AIHK along with all A346 from -HH up to
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