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Why Is LH Storing A B737-700NG?  
User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11501 times:
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Hey,

I was searching how many B737-300 are still remaining in the fleet of LH.
But my eyes went wide open when I discovered LH has a B737-700NG
stored.

Does anybody know where it's stored and why?
Or is this an error by the website?
link :
http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Lufthansa.htm

thanks!

Photoshooter


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User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11366 times:

HB-IIQ, a Privatair 737-700NG, is stored in HHN. I don't know the reason why.

User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10731 times:
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Quoting stylo777 (Reply 1):

But why arn't they leasing it during the summer season...
Or is it a fully business class plane?

photoshooter



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4383 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10572 times:

That is a fully buisiness class plane

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2083 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10499 times:

HB-IIQ is/was used on LH 413, Newark (EWR) - Munich (MUC), according :

http://www.worldairroutes.com/Privatair.html



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User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9683 times:
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Quoting 747classic (Reply 4):

But why is it stored again?
No passengers?

Photoshooter



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User currently offlineEwrkid From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9353 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 4):
HB-IIQ is/was used on LH 413, Newark (EWR) - Munich (MUC), according :

defiantly a was as EWR-MUC is now served with the A346 in the summer and IIRC a A333 in the winter..


User currently offlinejj8080 From Brazil, joined Aug 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 9242 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 5):
But why is it stored again?
No passengers?

I wouldn't say no passengers. Also don't know/undersant why this Privatair BBJ is stored.

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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 5):
But why is it stored again?
No passengers?

Photoshooter

If the aircraft is indeed still in an all-Business Class config, then that may very well be the reason. Too few Business Class bookings. I'm sure the aircraft will be back in the skies during the winter schedule if the global economy continues to improve. Perhaps MUC-BOS, which was often a Privatair route in the past, will get it again if loads don't look good enough. Either that or LH will think of something else or the aircraft will be reconfigured with a C/Y configuration like the other Privatair birds currently flying for LH.



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User currently onlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3502 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

What crews are flying those planes, btw? From Privatair, or does LH have pilots qulified for the 737 NG?

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 9):
What crews are flying those planes, btw? From Privatair, or does LH have pilots qulified for the 737 NG?

Crews, both pilots and cabin crew, are all PrivatAir.


User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4804 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):

So the B737-700 Private air from KL has also PrivatAir crew or KL crew?
Since KL operates the B737-700 this could be possible, no ?

Photoshooter



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 11):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):


So the B737-700 Private air from KL has also PrivatAir crew or KL crew?
Since KL operates the B737-700 this could be possible, no ?

Same on KL and LX flights operated by PrivatAir. The entire crew is PrivatAir.


User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3808 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):

sounds like a wetlease. So is KL receiving money for it ?



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 13):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):


sounds like a wetlease. So is KL receiving money for it ?

All the PrivatAir operations are wetleases. The airline (KL/LH/LX) gets all the revenue from the tickets sold and pays whatever fee they have negotiated with PrivatAir to operate the aircraft, plus fuel and catering expenses etc.


User currently offlinephotoshooter From Belgium, joined Feb 2010, 454 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3712 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):

Thanks for the quick answers!
Isn't it cheaper for KL to order their own B737-700
who can do the same flights ?

greetings
Photoshooter



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 15):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):


Thanks for the quick answers!
Isn't it cheaper for KL to order their own B737-700
who can do the same flights ?

While KL does operate their own 737-700s, the one used by PrivatAir on the AMS-IAH-AMS route is a BBJ with several additional fuel tanks in the cargo/baggage compartment and other structural differences of the BBJ. I doubt it would make sense for KL to own a single BBJ themselves for that type of specialized operation.

It must be profitable for KL as it's been operating almost 5 years. That BBJ must achieve among the highest utilization figures (but the fewest cycles) of almost any 737 flying. It's in the air over 20 hours a day and covers 8,712 nm six days a week (except Wednesday). Block time AMS-IAH 10 hr. 40 min, and IAH-AMS 9 hr. 50 min.


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