Stylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2888 posts, RR: 12 Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12846 times:
As of October 2010 (winterschedule) TG is going to use their first A380 on the FRA route. This they announced today at the ITB in Berlin.
After LH this will be the second A380 at FRA. LH will get their first frame summer 2010.
Is it possible to operate BKK-FRA-BKK in one day? For me its looks like very tight!
Cloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2447 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7026 times:
Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 1): IMO it is not possible 11 hours flight and just 2 hours on ground so 1 hour in FRA and 1 hours in BKK, it is not possible.
If it was Ryanair with its 25min turnarounds and the most inconvenient departure times then yes. But it's Thai so no.
Most aircraft on Europe-Asia flights have very long ground times - except airlines with multiple departures throughout the day on particular routes. Flight times, time differences and European curfews come into play.
Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 1): I though they were going to use first in SYD or HKG.
They have trimmed 1/3 of their schedule to Hong Kong from 72 to 48 weekly from S08.
RedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2137 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6258 times:
Summer schedule: One TG flight arrives at 06:00 in the morning and departs at 15:00. The other daily flight arrives at 19:00 and departs at 21:15 (five days a week, with a slight schedule change the other two days). So, with today's 744, they have 9 hours and 2:15 for the two flights.
My guess is that they would put the 380 on the double night flight, which leaves BKK at 23:45 in the evening and arrives in BKK at 06:45 two days later. They would need two planes for one route, and every day one plane would spend 9 hours in FRA, while the other plane would spend 17 hours in BKK. That would leave plenty of spare time for a flight or two to HKG or SIN or HKT.
TG are still flying to LAX 4 or 5 times per week non stop.
I am surprised that TG are not introducing the A380 on LHR first; on the times I have flown to FRA the business sections are no more than 50% full wheras on LHR the loading has been 75-80% and on other occasions I have tried to book and the planes are full