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Lufthansa's On-time Record  
User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Would anybody please provide me with some information about Lufthansa's on-time record. From what I see here in HKG, I think they have an excellent one because they seldom arrive more than 30 minutes later than schedule. I'm going to fly them later this month to Paris (HKG-FRA-CDG) and back (CDG-MUC-HKG) so I would appreciate any info.

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineGmjh_air From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Lufthansa, or for that matter any other airline in Europe, is "always" late on intra-Europe routes. If they are not "late" they have made the schedule to allow for at least a 30 minutes delay without actually showing a delay, if you see what I mean.

Admittedly, this is in 99% of the cases not due to the airlines, but rather to the congested European airspace, coupled with an antique and buerocratic control system.

Anyway, your trip should be nice, just make sure you have plenty of connection time in Frankfurt and Munich.



User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

Oh hell.

I'm going for a transit in Munich and the layover time is just 1 hour 15 minutes. Is that going to be sufficient?

1800 CDG-MUC 1930
2045 MUC-HKG 1400+1


User currently offlineGmjh_air From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

It can be tough.
I normally transfer in Frankfurt, and most often have 1h 20 min according to the schedules. So far I have not missed a connection myself, but its happening colleagues every week.
I think (I don't know) that Munich should be a bit better.

Good Luck and don't worry, you'll get there in one way or another.....


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2875 times:


Of course it should be enought ime.
Often there's only about 45 minutes transfer time at FRA and you can make it.
They might also wait for connecting pax sometimes.

Regards,
B737-700


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

although MUC is often severely affected by southern european ATC which is the worst in europe, it is designed to offer connection times of only 35 minutes, so 1h 15 shouldn´t be a problem...

have a nice trip
daniel



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User currently offlineGunfighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

I sure hope B737 is right cause in three weeks i am making a transfer at FRA and i only have 50 min.

I really do not hope i will miss my connection Big grin


User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2290 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Look at it this way, if you're incredibly lucky you'll miss your connection and have to spend the night hanging around some beer gardens and seeing the sights. This is one one of the best towns in Germany.

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