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Lufthansa 747 At Perth  
User currently offlineqf737 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20679 times:

Can anyone give details of why a passenger lufthansa 747 was at Perth. Quite a sight for all of us

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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20691 times:

It was to take the Berlin Orchestra... A charter.


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User currently offlinejupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20369 times:

Also coming to SYD and then onto SIN before returning to BER.

Should be departing PER around 1100 on the 15th. Then leaves SYD on the morning of the 21st, don't have an actual dep time but due in SIN mid afternoon.

RL


User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20282 times:

Interesting read here:

http://www.travelio.net/berlin-philh...fthansa-to-asia-and-australia.html


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20214 times:

Full routing of this charter is TXL-AUH-PER-SYD-SIN-TXL over the course of three weeks or so.

Do you happen to know the registration?

EDIT: Oh, and there was a thread on this about three months ago, but I can't find it in the archive. The useless search function is driving me crazy.

[Edited 2010-11-11 03:25:24]


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User currently offlineqf737 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20132 times:

Sorry Guys have no idea of registration was actually out there for Ground school but couldnt Keep my eyes off such a rare bird for Perth

User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2616 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 19610 times:
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Quoting jupiter2 (Reply 2):
Should be departing PER around 1100 on the 15th. Then leaves SYD on the morning of the 21st, don't have an actual dep time but due in SIN mid afternoon.

So it's staying in PER for a few days? I might take a hike to the airport on the weekend to have a look.



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User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 19545 times:

The B747-400 of Lufthansa that is now parked at PER is D-ABTF.

KC Sim
Singapore


User currently offline9mmpd From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 19340 times:

Quoting aviasian (Reply 7):
The B747-400 of Lufthansa that is now parked at PER is D-ABTF.

A photo on another site suggests its actually D-ABTL "Dresden"


User currently offlineMUCFLYER From Germany, joined May 2004, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15743 times:

Quoting 9mmpd (Reply 8):
A photo on another site suggests its actually D-ABTL "Dresden"

yes, D-ABTL is correct


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13960 times:

Quoting robffm2 (Reply 3):
Interesting read here:

http://www.travelio.net/berlin-philh....html


Apparently your link made some impact:

Quoting travelio.net:
PS: Oh, and a big "Hello!" to all airliners.net readers! We're also huge aviation fans. Click on the "FUN" option in the top green menu, you'll love it... (-the editors)


   Nice. Hello to you guys as well.



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User currently offlineLH7879 From Germany, joined Dec 2009, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13538 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 10):
Quoting travelio.net:
PS: Oh, and a big "Hello!" to all airliners.net readers! We're also huge aviation fans. Click on the "FUN" option in the top green menu, you'll love it... (-the editors)


Nice. Hello to you guys as well.

HAHA, that's great! Internet really seems so small.


User currently offlineACCOperator From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12331 times:

D-ABTL Lufthansa 744 - PER (Sorry about the image quality/angle)


User currently offline9mmpd From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11914 times:

Very surreal to see a photo like that at Perth.

User currently offlineWeebie From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8284 times:

saw it this morning on my way to San Fran. took me an hour and some sunshine in the morning to confirm what I thought it was.

User currently offlinestrandedinbgm From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

Can I ask why they would park it there for an extended period of time when it could be out making money?


It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlinepeterjohns From Germany, joined Jan 2009, 204 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6868 times:

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 15):
Can I ask why they would park it there for an extended period of time when it could be out making money?

In fact it is making money!!!
It will fly on to SYD on the 15th, on to SIN on the 21st, back in FRA on the 25th.
A friend of mine happens to be the Capt.


User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6623 times:

Quoting ACCOperator (Reply 12):
D-ABTL Lufthansa 744 - PER

Thanks for the pic. Would have been nice if LH would have put a sticker of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra somewhere on the plane.


User currently offlineACCOperator From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6563 times:

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 15):
Can I ask why they would park it there for an extended period of time when it could be out making money?

Its only been in PER since Thursday and leaves on Monday for SYD, so I wouldn't have thought it would be worth their while sending it all the way back to Europe for that short amount of time.   

Also, I'm not certain but I believe they removed seats to make room for equipment (instruments etc.) so that would also limit its usage.


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 15):
Can I ask why they would park it there for an extended period of time when it could be out making money?
Quoting ACCOperator (Reply 18):
Its only been in PER since Thursday and leaves on Monday for SYD, so I wouldn't have thought it would be worth their while sending it all the way back to Europe for that short amount of time.

That's certainly it. Ferrying the aircraft all the way back to Europe and then ferrying it (or another aircraft) back to Oz in time for the orchestra's flight to SYD would cost far more than it's worth.

Besides, LH currently has quite a bit of slack in the 744 fleet anyway because the A380s have taken over a number of core 744 routes since their introduction. The A380's engine issues have increased 744 utilisation a bit, but there's still more than enough slack in the fleet to comfortably run the charter the way it's being run.



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User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 4022 times:

As the trip is coming to an end (the plane should arrive in Berlin in the evening of 25-Nov), here is another short article:

http://www.etravelblackboard.com/art...-for-berlin-philharmonic-orchestra


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