Airtebiong From Philippines, joined Apr 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 2): Depends on where it's sent shouldn't be a problem on extremely high yielding sectors eg. TYO-LON also don't forget about the extra freight that can be hauled with less passenger baggage.
True. LHR-NRT, on average, have a very good load in C-class, especially during the summer season.
The reason the B77W is being used is because of its bigger C-cabin.
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Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
Currently, those 744s are used only on NRT-CDG & FRA. NRT-LHR has recently switched over to the 773ER, which has only 247 seats.
I have no knowledge of whether these flights make profits, but NH's entire int'l operation is only marginally black for what it's worth. Unless one is a bean counter at NH, nobody will know exact figures. The load factor on these flights are about 75-80% year-round.
Jimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
Quoting Ansett767 (Thread starter):
So - which makes more money - having 80% economy at lower fares or 40-50% taking up business and econ+ at higher fares?
The latter. The former may just have ridiculously lower fares being sold that won't help airline's operation
Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 6): KLM
42 J at 6000 EUR = 252000 EUR
388 Y at 800 EUR = 310400 EUR
I know it's just in general, but the J class fare are pretty much a standard, lesser variation. But in Y, you would likely to see 50-60% of the 388 seats selling at the fare of EUR400-500, so at the end, the revenue will be lower than J.
UPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2548 times:
Just to complement my prior post, it's worhty to say that very few routes are able to fill 80 to 100 premium seats every flight so that's why you'll find all kind of seat plans even within the same company.
Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3250 posts, RR: 14 Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2359 times:
JL flies 744's JFK-NRT with a similar configuration to the one mentioned in the original post. They have a page somewhere on their web site that shows this configuration, but I can't find it right now. (I stumbled across it once by accident, and I have flown on the planes themselves.)
I think it's obvious that if they can fill the planes, they'd be more profitable than filling up a plane with economy passengers. And the round-trip that I flew on seemed to be pretty much full in both directions, which did surprise me given the cost of all those seats.
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Kanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
JL can and does fill the planes. I flew JL9 (ORD-NRT) in F earlier this month on a revenue ticket. Had to waitlist for a seat. Tried to reroute via SFO or JFK. SFO had some space but JFK was absolutely full. The ORD flight, too, went out packed. EVERY seat was filled in F and J. Same thing on CX289 to FRA. Not a seat open in F or J.
CX also have high-revenue configurations with very large J classes. The new F is down to just 9 seats... but they'll be able to fill it.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21478 posts, RR: 24 Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
Quoting Ansett767 (Thread starter): Most 744's are around 360-380 I think (Qantas, BA, United, LH) with KLM's over 400 (with Mostly Economy). With the exception of BA's 291 pax 744's with the bigger J class configuration.
Only 5 of KL's 744s are all-passenger with that configuration. The rest are combis with 42 J and 236 Y, total 278.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4439 posts, RR: 43 Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Quoting SailorOrion (Reply 1): LH's standard layout has "only" 330 seats, and I think there are some planes with even less seats, or at least have the option of doing so.
thats because certain B 744s of LH have 80 J class seats hence the overall small number of seats on board compared to a typical B 744 ! LH would use those B 744s with 80 J class seats on its most profitable long haul routes which would be NRT, JFK, ORD, SFO, HKG & SIN.
An A 346 which can easily hold 310-330 pax in a 3 class lay out, sees 266 for QR and 286 for EY !!!