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LH's HKG-FRA=now An Overnight Flight?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9107 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8792 times:

This was the case many years ago. However they changed it to a morning departure.

Now it's an overnight flight again? Why is that?

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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8547 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Now it's an overnight flight again? Why is that?

Yes, it departs in the evening in FRA and departs in the evening in HKG again.

Why? Simple: Passenger wanted it that way. From what I heard is that most people want to fly at night and the arrival and departure times weren't very favourable. So they changed it to 2 red eye flights: LH796 and LH797.

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User currently offlineLH431 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7819 times:

Thanks for clarification!
Good choice even though I like daylight flights from asia. On the way to HKG I really struggled 2 years ago to get a decent sleep. The 5pm departure out of Frankfurt was odd.

Wilco, do you know why they changed the flight number from LH 738 to LH796? Is that because of the new (late) departure time @FRA?



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7271 times:
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Quoting LH431 (Reply 2):
Wilco, do you know why they changed the flight number from LH 738 to LH796? Is that because of the new (late) departure time @FRA?

I am not sure if that is the reason, but I guess it has something to do with the slots in either Hong Kong or in China via the L888 airway. But I don't have any information on that, it is only speculation from my side as well.

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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8741 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7035 times:

Another reason for the rescheduling may very well be that, in case the flight is delayed, all evening connections are gone and transit passengers have to be put up in hotels and compensated. Those without nSchengen Visa have to stay inside the transit area.

This shows how far reaching the stupid and inflexible night curfew is and how much it will hurt FRA in the years to come.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8906 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6878 times:
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Quoting PanHAM (Reply 4):
Another reason for the rescheduling may very well be that, in case the flight is delayed, all evening connections are gone and transit passengers have to be put up in hotels and compensated. Those without nSchengen Visa have to stay inside the transit area.

But now you have the same problem if the flight to HKG is delayed and cannot depart before 23:00 LT, then everybody has do be put into hotels as well and this makes another late evening departure, so even more crowded between 22:00 and 23:00 in FRA with so many flight departing at that time.   

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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8741 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6155 times:

That's why there are no more slots available past 9 pm, ridiculous, new runway but slot problems because of a stupid regulation the industry cannot work with.

LH has been managing pretty well getting the long distance flights airborne in the recent months, pulling departure times even more forward. I guess the overnight HKG-FRA schedule is the lesser evil now.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9107 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Cool.

Will HKG-FRA go B 747-8 or even A 380 some day?


User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2453 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

B748 from S13 but you already know that. You are just asking the same again and again in every thread.


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Quoting cloudyapple (Reply 8):
B748 from S13 but you already know that. You are just asking the same again and again in every thread.

Have to agree with this. Same questions over and over again. Many of them answerable via a simple google search or search on the airline's own website.



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