azo
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LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:47 pm

I'm guessing this is an error, but since I keep finding the same information on different flight tracking systems, it's got my attention.

FlightID: DLH409 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA, A.G.
Country: GERMANY
Radio Call: LUFTHANSA
Ground Spd: 533 kts (Assigned: 460)
Altitude: 410(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 410)
Type: B737 (Boeing Company Model 737-700)
Origin Apt: EWR NEWARK INTL
Dest Apt: EDDL DUSSELDORF
Departed: 201Z ETA: 0443Z
Distance Fm: 2726.49 NM To Dest: 3239.67 NM


A 737 from Newark to Dusseldorf? Not likely.

thoughts? Comments? Have we been had by an error?
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mrlineguy
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:52 pm

Could it be PrivatAir operating a codeshare?

Just a thought...

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Trvlr
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 1:05 pm

It is the PrivatAir flight.

Daily with a 737 BBJ.

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ouboy79
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 1:10 pm

A 737 from Newark to Dusseldorf? Not likely.

Pick up a back issue of Airways/Airliners...and you will see it is very likely and real.  Smile
 
maiznblu_757
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 1:18 pm

AZO, how long have you been using FBOweb?

 
azo
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 1:58 pm

Just use the free thing every once in a while.

Ah, right. Totally forgot about that BBJ flight, didn't even occur to me. Been a while since I'd heard about it.
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keesje
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 8:02 pm

There are even some good trip reports on the flights.

Anyone information how LH these business class flights are doing ?

Loadfactors etc ...

Will LH expand BBJ service to e.g. Berlin - EWR or so ?


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AJ
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 8:06 pm

It would be interesting to know how successful the BBJ venture is, anyone know?

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johnnybgoode
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:57 pm

i believe the flight usually operates with about 35-40 out of 48 seats occupied, so i´d it´s pretty succesful.
don´t think they would introduce this on flights from TXL. it´s exclusively business class and they suspended TXL-IAD since there weren´t enough high yield pax.
but who knows, there might be additional services after all...

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vermeer
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Wed Oct 30, 2002 1:26 am

As I written in another thread, LH is quite happy with the service. Not euphoric but satisfied.
Loads range on a 65% avaerage per flight, breakeven -I was told - was slightly above 50%.
If at the beginning there were lot of no yield pax ( LH staff, friends etc) now it is real money flowing.
I use the service quite frequently and every now and then I check the manifest and there are a couple of full Y pax, several D ( restricted business class) and many C's (unrestricted Biz).
The flight is fantastic, service is well above LH standards. Four peole take constantly care of the cabin. catering is the regular C of LH but some of the crockery is from their First ( cappuccino - espresso cups, teaspoons etc).
Seat pitch is 55' ( 48 on LH), seats are the same model as BA cradle in blue leather. No IFE but the LH first class selection of personal movies through portable players.
The plane is wonderfully kept, roses in bathrooms and even the curtains are in real yellow leather.
As far as I know a lot of people love the flight and I see some "regulars" like me from time to time. Almost a cult following?
The best for me, a part from the service and the attentiveness is the fact that I feel like I am boarding my private jet. The ultimate in luxury. having only other 35 -36 people around enhances the feeling of relax and intimacy
















 
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RE: LH409 737 EWR-DUS?

Wed Oct 30, 2002 1:46 am

Any photos of this 737BBJ interiors?
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