lhuaaua
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TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 3:50 am

Due to extremely high loads (nearly 600), Lufthansa will be operating TWO flights FRA-PHX tomorrow, 12-8-01. The first flight from FRA will leave as scheduled at 10:00 a.m CET. The second flight from FRA will leave at 10:25a.m CET. Both aircrafts will be A342.

Source: FA who will work on one of the flights.
 
heedera380
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:02 am

I guess that this would be an instance when an A380 would be nice to have!  Smile
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:13 am

Why such a huge demand, when virtually no-one is flying across the Atlantic? I mean, this is Phoenix, right? Not JFK or SFO. Any thoughts?
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:38 am

Germans have a thing about the desert. I know it sounds silly, but all my German friends think the best thing about the USA is the Grand Canyon. They love the American Southwest. Who can blame them?

Someone else might have a more scientific answer.
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:50 am

I agree, Lindy. My relatives are in Europe. I'm near NY. They want to go "out west."

I would imagine they're using PHX as a staging area for Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Utah, etc. Maybe a large tour group?
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:57 am

Oh yeah sure......we get no end of programmes here in the UK promoting the Grand Canyon, Niagara, Nevada, New Orleans etc. etc......not quite PHX, but you get the idea.

The USA is without doubt one of the best holiday destinations out there.....bags of choice for the couple, the family, the individual, the piss-poor student (that's me). I spent a great Summer out there, highlight was probably Olympic national park in WA.

Actually, the American Trading council (or similar) is promoting 'America' in ads on UK tv at the moment-included is a scene with United employees proudly standing by the nose of a company 744.

Well, great for LH no doubt.

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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 5:00 am

Wow, interesting, and it was said that this route would never work.........good to hear, especially in these difficult times for the airline/travel industry.
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 5:03 am

I'll tell you why there are 2 LH flights to Phoenix tomorrow, it is supposed to be sunny and in the mid-70's... sure as hell beats the cold winter weather.
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 6:35 am


Yes, Germans indeed love to go to the Southwest. Many start tours either there or in Los Angeles.
But it still surprises me. Didn't Lufthansa just curt back flights to like 4 weekly FRA-PHX ??
So why are there so many flying tomorrow ?
Any big business conventions or something going on there maybe ?
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 6:55 am

lhuaaua- I think your F/A friend confused 2 flight numbers with 2 flights. My CRS shows LH3934 and LH448 flying from FRA-PHX today, 8/12-2001. LH3934 is a code share with UA. There is only one actual flight today FRA-PHX on 342 and it is far from fully booked. Plenty of open seats in all classes.
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 9:40 am

someone get a for sure on this one please! i would love to head down to the airport tomorrow and photograph the two A340's! I really do hope there will be the two flights in!

Cheers!
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 3:49 pm

According to Lufthansa's web site there is only 1 flight FRA to PHX on December 8th it is flight LH448.
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:42 pm

That's great news!! I can't believe how Sky Harbor Airport has grown so quickly in the past few years! Suddenly BA, LH, AC, AM, etc.

The thing is almost 90% of the time Arizona has CLEAR skies, with very hot weather in the summer and cool weather in the winter, no snow (mid-southern part of the state;PHX-TUS). It's definitely THE southwestern hub of the country in every way!

Regards!

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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 8:40 pm

I saw LH 448 flying over LHR about an hour or so ago.LH 430 was 5 minutes behind it.
 
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RE: TWO LH Flights From FRA To PHX On 12/8/01!

Sat Dec 08, 2001 9:51 pm

I think one is the ferry flight of a LH 747-200 which will go on to Marana. I'm not sure if it carries pax.

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