SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4960 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (7 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2524 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, 1289 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1417 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 Thailand, joined Oct 2010, 755 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1262 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..