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Lufthansa A340's At Heathrow  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

I was at LHR yesterday and I noticed two Lufthansa A340s plus another large Lufthansa widebody (either A330 or B777 - sorry it was too far away and rolling out quickly to see properly). So, my question is, does anybody know why LH operates these widebodies to LHR? Was this a one-off (although I saw at least three yesterday)?

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User currently offlineSndp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

You could be right about the A340s but LH does not operate the A330 or B777. It was probably an A300.
sndp


User currently offlineCedarjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Must be a football charter or something. There was a huge Germany-Scotland (or teams thereof) match in the UK at the weekend, perhaps that's it? Although I would have thought STN a more likely London terminus for football charters. Maybe LH just upped capacity on their existing scheduled flights.

User currently offlineSndp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

That could be true indeed though I know there are regulary intra-european flights with widebodies. I think SR has some A330 flight from Zurich to London. BA operates several B767 flights within Europe, ...
sndp


User currently offlineRyanb741 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

It was Scotland-Belgium in the world cup qualifier.

Do you think that maybe the flights had been diverted to LHR(For the A340s anyway)?


User currently offlineKMIA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

I think they use the widebodies for extra flights to the CeBit-computer show in Hanover / Germany. Last year for the show, I was on a 744 from FRA to HAJ [ 30 min. flight]. Hope I could help.  Smile

User currently offlineGOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1587 times:

It's a really short range flight for an A340, but everything is possible. I wonder about the reason for an A340 to come to LHR. Normally LH would use an A300 or an A310 for this route but maybe they where short on aircrafts this day?

GOT


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

The A340 could have been a switch for the regular A300 flight.

User currently offlineEarly Air From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

You must have seen the A330 because Lufthansa does not operate the 777. They pry had the A340's their because they could have a lot of people going from LHR-FRA, mabye a ferrie flight.

Rgds,
Early Air


User currently offlineLuvflng From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

EARLY AIR: READ POST #1
Lufthansa does not have ANY A330!!!!!!


User currently offlinePHLFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

I checked flt. info. in SABRE, and found that LH4637/25MAR operated with A343. It normally operates with a A320. LH had 6 flts scheduled between LHR and FRA using an A310 x1 A300x2 737x1 A320 and the A343 flt.



User currently offlineSiriwatthana From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

PHLFLyer said it :
LH4637/LH4638 Frankfurt - London on 25March with A340-300.
www.lhr-lgw.pep.blueyonder.co.uk/heatrow/march01/
marlhr01/lhr2503.html


User currently offlineILoVeA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

thats just like the ocaisional Sabena MD-11 sobel air B767 or CityBird MD-11 or Virgin A340 at zurich

User currently offlineRyanb741 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Thanks guys!

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