SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5738 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3489 times:
Great news! I'm glad this route is finally getting the nod from JAL. I think this takes care of all the "old" business for the carrier (and their 787 fleet) so now they can move ahead with new announcements and routes!
teme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Quoting ktachiya (Reply 8): Its funny watching this done for the past few years. The other competitor to Europe (LH) actually upgrades to an A346 during the winter months as opposed the the A343 during the summer. Weird
Yeah there is demand on winter for A333's to do some leisure flights. So they need to get the planes from other routes. NGO is the one to get the reductions. But then again JL is providing more seats from NRT.
HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
Quoting ktachiya (Reply 8): The other competitor to Europe (LH) actually upgrades to an A346 during the winter months as opposed the the A343 during the summer. Weird.
Differences is business demand in winter perhaps?
Quoting teme82 (Reply 9): Yeah there is demand on winter for A333's to do some leisure flights.
Thomas Cook Finland (Tjäreborg) says next winter Finnair's A340 operates their leisure flights to Mexico, Thailand (Krabi), Cuba and Vietnam. Could be a typo though, last winter the package holidaymakers could enjoy the latest AY A333 with flat bed seats
So it seems for AY the long charters are better business in winter than daily service to NGO..