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LH Downgrades MUC-TLV To A321?!  
User currently offlineLHLX From Israel, joined Nov 2011, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

According to the booking tool on is webpage, Lufthansa in W12/13 flies MUC-TLV-MUC with airbus 321 instead of 330/340. Frankfurt is twice daily 330. Anyone know the reason for this? Since LH reinstated MUC-TLV some 4 or 5 years ago the route was always on 330/340 and sometimes even 346...

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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

I'd like to point out that LH's A321 seats 200 people, while the A330 seats 221 people - not a huge capacity difference. I would guess this change is for one of the 2 following reasons;

1.) The A330/340's premium cabins (especially F and intercontinental J) are not needed on this route due to lack of premium demand at this time. (The A321's Y capacity is actually more than the 330's)

2.) The range of the A330/340 is needed on other routes that an A321 cannot be used on, and the fleet must be well utilized - there's better long-haul destinations to send it on than TLV, which can be done with the A321 without much capacity loss.

I don't know the actual reasons, but those would be my two guesses, if anyone can chime in who knows more, I'd love to hear.

'902



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User currently offlinejmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3253 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):

I don't know the actual reasons, but those would be my two guesses, if anyone can chime in who knows more, I'd love to hear.

I think you pretty much covered it.



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User currently offlineSenchingo From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):
1.) The A330/340's premium cabins (especially F and intercontinental J) are not needed on this route due to lack of premium demand at this time. (The A321's Y capacity is actually more than the 330's)

2.) The range of the A330/340 is needed on other routes that an A321 cannot be used on, and the fleet must be well utilized - there's better long-haul destinations to send it on than TLV, which can be done with the A321 without much capacity loss.

That and maybe the upcoming fleet refurbishment of their premium products?

Cheers, Sen.


User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):
I don't know the actual reasons, but those would be my two guesses, if anyone can chime in who knows more, I'd love to hear.

And I guess 3) is that most cargo go via FRA and not MUC.

/Lars



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