Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 6 Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7160 times:
I heard it through the grapevine that LH will start bringing a 744 into MCO the last week of May for their daily service...Anyone out there know whats going on?? Is this temporary due to aircraft maintenance/shortage or is it the start of something really good!
SKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7118 times:
I did read on another thread that is just temporary. For some reason the demand for Business Class is massive at the end of this month (something like 120 booked on 1 flight alone!)
But it reverts back to the A-333 in June. (Im travelling on staff tickets 10June hopefully in J and its looking v good load wise for me right now)
Stylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2874 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6887 times:
Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 3): How can they have 120 bookings in business? Their 747s have how many business seats? 80?
thats a so called overbooking
but I think the numbers will go down a little bit, because of last minute cancelations and there are also 16 seats in First. The worst case would be a well compensated downgrade to Economy.
LH is pretty good in reacting in such cases. They did the same the years before in DTW and send a B747 during the Motorshow.
Ok... i have done some investigating and this is what i got.
LH operate FRA-MCO on a MON,WED,THU,FRI,SAT. All flights are operated by A-333.
From 27MAY-03JUN all flight ops by a B-744, and on 02JUN (tue) there appears to be a one-off extra flight, also by B-744. After that it goes back to normal schedule of 5days a week, A-333. All flight are scheduled as normal, 1805hrs into MCO and dept. at 1955hrs.
Can anyone post some pics of LH at MCO? I have looked and cant find any on here!
SKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6644 times:
Cooool!!!! Thanks for that! Those pics are fab as i will be arriving in MCO on LH in June for a 10day holiday! Funnily enough, i just booked our flights for Nov (2nd longhaul holiday of the year) , and we are flying out MCO-EWR on Jet Blue!!! My 2 favourite airlines, at my favourite location, in 1-go!!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8774 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6490 times:
Quoting Vegas005 (Reply 10): Who can afford this route? It generally runs 1000 dollars more than a 1 stop connection on any of the US airlines. I don't get LH and their pricing schemes.
Well, if you've got so many J bookings that you need to upgrade the plane to a 747 to simply accommodate demand, then I'd guess that those folks in business class are paying for the flight and then some, so anything in Y would be just pure gravy.
Willd From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
Quoting Sevenforty (Reply 13): BA are sold out in Club on 27 May and the fare is £2615 on the 28th oneway. Returning sold out from the 1-3 June. 10x777 a week. Wish I was a Dr !!!
Remember that could in part be due to the recent BA Club 2 for 1 sale that was for any long haul destination up to October. Its also worth noting that VS only offer 12 J seats per flight, so again J seats are rather limited. Couple this with the usual Summer rush at MCO and I would imagine its pretty normal for BA to have a full J cabin.
Great to see the 744 of LH in MCO- LH made a real smart move with this MCO service.
Sevenforty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4363 times:
Quoting Willd (Reply 15): Remember that could in part be due to the recent BA Club 2 for 1 sale that was for any long haul destination up to October. Its also worth noting that VS only offer 12 J seats per flight, so again J seats are rather limited. Couple this with the usual Summer rush at MCO and I would imagine its pretty normal for BA to have a full J cabin.
Bit of a coincidence wouldn't you say ? Believe me if BA was filling 2 777 Club World cabins a day to Orlando the route would be outta Gatwick and up the road on a jumbo before you could say Disney World in a nanosecond !!!
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4036 posts, RR: 6 Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3172 times:
Quoting SKORD (Reply 17): May/June is ALWAYS a good time to go to FL from the UK on staff tickets, loads are always very light. I have done it 3 times on VS ex MAN and both ways the flights have had 150+ empty seats
Interesting.. I flew it in September (MCO-MAN-MCO) and it was pretty full in both directions, albeit a few opens seats. Less than 40 open seats is pretty good on a 744!
Always nice to see another 747 at Orlando! I wish BA sent one instead of the daily 777....
What site is this? I would love to use a good photo as my Screensaver!!
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 20): Again, as stated, there is a medical convention in Orlando that weekend. 30,000+ doctors from all the world
I think that what sevenforty meant was that May/June is traditionally shows a lull in tourist and Business traffic to FL (especially from the UK) and there is usually no rush at all!! (the Convention however, has shown a one-off surge in demand)