IrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2087 posts, RR: 15 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2701 times:
Kind of a generic question, but wouldn't mind seeing a change of scenery at terminal D with a new 346 or a 744 from FRA, and perhaps see the 343 metal being used on a flight to MUC...
any thoughts? sorry, i'm not very updated on LH's equipment distribution and capable ranges of the A346 but I am assuming that since this route has been around for ages, it must be doing well and D/FW is ripe for a change...thoughts?
LHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter): Kind of a generic question, but wouldn't mind seeing a change of scenery at terminal D with a new 346 or a 744 from FRA, and perhaps see the 343 metal being used on a flight to MUC...
Welcome to my world, I would kill for a 777 to stay here permanently.
Though as long as AA uses the 772 on the route, I don't think you'd be seeing an A346 or 744 anytime soon.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter): any thoughts? sorry, i'm not very updated on LH's equipment distribution and capable ranges of the A346
No, you won't see an upgrade, in my opinion, and it has nothing to do with capability of the 346. It has to do with demand. Back when LH flew 747-200s to DFW, they were COMBI aircraft, which have a similar seat count to an A340, I think, and maybe even fewer. Let's see... a 744 Combi seats 278, and a 343 seats 266. So, it's a very similar number.
I just don't really think there's enough demand to warrant a bigger aircraft.
Munich? Keep dreaming.
Quoting AirCop (Reply 3): As a passenger, give me a long haul Airbus 330 or 340 any day over a 747 or 777.
BWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 5): Were they Combi 742s? I thought they were full passenger and did FRA-DFW-IAH before IAH got its own nonstop flight.
Some flights were operated by combi aircraft and some by all pax equipment. Depending on the day of the week the routing was FRA-DFW-IAH or FRA- DFW-MEX. In the early nineties the routings of LH's flights to Texas changed quite often with ATL and CLT sometimes being served in combination with IAH on days when the DFW flight continued to MEX. At a certain time LH cockpit crews stayed at DFW for several weeks to operate all the shuttles. Cabin crews typically were on 12day rotations including the two transatlantic flights and five shuttle flights to MEX/IAH. At IAH US immigration procedures were required. I think that was because the plane originated from Germany - the crew obviously just came from Dallas. All this changed with the arrival of more B744s when nonstop operation to MEX was no longer impossible.