Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4839 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 961 times:
"I know that LH is planning a huge product innovation campaign after some 5 years of work. The new systems that LH are going to introduce will completely revolutionize in-flight entertainment and cabin management like never before. It will be installed on the entire long-range fleet. It is planned to be rolled out early in 2003 I believe so stay tuned."
As far as i know, LH is the only Airline to test and maybe buy Boeing's connexion at the moment. Maybe this, together with great PTVs, could be the innovation ? Just imagine the possibilty of a touchscreen in front of you, being able to surf in the internet (check pics at a.net of the plane you're flying in), check your emails, watching live TV of the country u want, or watch the newest movies .. would be great, and would put LH far ahead of any airlines in terms of inflight entertainment
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 877 times:
My A321-131 flight from Moscow to Frankfurt (D-AIRD) didn't even have radio channels let alone video and the A340 to Boston had a problem with its system and kept cutting out. If the innovation are true, they seem to sure need it.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 825 times:
Internet on board is currently in test (one LH 744) or will soon be, btw it is a joint development of Boeing and LH.
Yes, that will basically be the innovation as concerns PTV. There will also be a new design of the seats in all 3 classes, though that may take a little longer than 2003 (expensive and they need to manage their cost-structure first), coming from 2004 onwards. That would be about the right time for LH, considering the average product life cycle in aviation.
btw, did you all see the new uniforms for flaying staff? Quite nice in general, nothing spectacular, except that ultra-ugly pillbox hat for the ladies, actually I did expect more extravaganza from a worldwide top designer such as Gabriele Strehle!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 793 times:
I flew to DRS yesterday, the crew still had the old uniform on, so I compared the F/As to the pics in the LH magazine. It is an improvement (hey, what do you expect from someone like Gabriele Strehle??), but not a spectacular one, but as the big boss of Passage, W. Mayrhuber said, that's exactly what they wanted. Though I'm still not getting over that hat *gulp*.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 749 times:
Let's NOT call it retro, but ugly and the rest, nice and conservative ( I was a bit amazed as Mrs. Strehle is normally a bit more...extravagant, not too much, though, if you look at the last creations of Strenesse), but did you all see that pic in the magazine with the girls wearing the uniforms from 1938 onwards??
The girl in the screaming yellow ultrashort skirt, or rather broad belt around the waist and the absolutely fabulous high hat. I WANT THAT ONE BACK!!!
The load factor would probably rocket to 150%, with most male pax (especially those younger a.net forum members) hanging over the seats drooling! YES!!
Keesje: I'm not an expert, but they say there is a solution that is technologically feasible, has already been tested, no interference with avionics, and that's why they now enter into a real-world test. I, too, believe, that LH Technik is realistic enough to know, that they won't be able to sell internet access for 10 USD per minute, so it must be a workable solution.
Lufthansa404 From Germany, joined Aug 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 734 times:
Any pictures of the new unfiforms on the net?
Further, it is really about time they get their inflight entertainment to a higher level. Altough it isnt that bad. From FRA - JFk I listend to a prerecorded radio show. Nice music, really entertaining - the time passed very quick. I really like Lufthansa.
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 737 times:
Let's hope it is not Lufthansa Technic that decides what comes into the aircraft. LH aircraft would quickly become multi media playgrounds. They learn that on the VIP BBJ's (and bigger) they modify in Hamburg. Great aircraft but for the very wealthy ..
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 728 times:
the part of the LH group, where CEOs are being made (Jürgen Weber as well as Wolfgang Mayrhuber, his successor (probably)). I can only argue from the economic side of the story, but LH is already giving away freely infos as to real internet in the sky. I just cannot imagine they'd do that without knowing if it works technologically AND economically. I sent an email to LH last week with some questions concerning that internet test on a 744, hopefully they reply soon and tell me more.
As for the pic: YESSSS, no more problems with legroom, wow, and it even looks tastefull, well the ceiling does look a bit empty!!
Now imagine the LH F/A in the 70s uniform serving dinner!
btw. Lufthansa404: I tried to find it on the LH website, but nothing. It's currently in the LH magazine from p.56 onwards, maybe you can get someone to bring you a copy from an LH flight...
Shamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 517 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 707 times:
LH sure needs a lift. Although they are not positioning their economy class as great, it is pretty crappy compared to BA. I flew Buenos Aires-Frankfurt-Dublin last month and it was allright, but LH need to improve, and the staff's attitude as well, check out the review in the trip reports forum!
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 674 times:
regarding LH´s test of Boeing´s Connexion in one of their planes:
i don´t know if it´s tested on a 744, but it seems to be the most logical choice and if Andreas says so, it´s certainly right. what i´m trying to say is that at the beginning the Connexion trial was supposed to be installed in one of LH´s 747-200!!!
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 669 times:
Thanx for believing me but I'm referring to newspaper report including an interview with , I believe, W. Mayrhuber, and I'm still waiting for that answer email from LH, about what's really going on. The one thing I'm quite sure about is the 744, not 742 (otherwise that test would be rather shortlived, or do they plan to make an internet cafe in Speyer inside the 742??).