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Will LH Ever Upgrade Its D/FW Flight From A 343?  
User currently offlineIrishAyes 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?


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User currently offlineJcchristie From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

probably not with American on the route as well

User currently offlineLHboyatDTW 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.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2639 times:



Quoting IrishAyes (Thread starter):
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...

And I thought you would be tired of seeing all those silver birds at DFW and not your one 343 flight.  airplane  As a passenger, give me a long haul Airbus 330 or 340 any day over a 747 or 777.


User currently offlineAA737-823 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.

What??? Respectfully disagree.


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
Back when LH flew 747-200s to DFW, they were COMBI aircraft

Were they Combi 742s? I thought they were full passenger and did FRA-DFW-IAH before IAH got its own nonstop flight.



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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7320 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2219 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 4):
It has to do with demand.

There is lots of demand between DFW and FRA, however you have two carriers flying high capacity aircraft between the two. That serves the market quite well.



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User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

At least in the winter months we get the 3 class birds.

User currently offlineBWE320 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.


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:



Quoting BWE320 (Reply 8):

Thanks for that! I guess the times I would watch the plane depart from the gate at DFW back in the day I would see the full pax one rather than the combi.



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