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What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:48 pm

I just looked up the status of LH422 (FRA to BOS) today (Fri, March 25) on the LH WWW site and it's being shown as expected to arrive 45 mins early (11:43 instead of the scheduled 12:30), however its status is shown as Delayed. I'm confused. If any LH employees on the board could please explain to me what's going on I'd appreciate it very much.

Thank you in advance,

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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:51 pm

Posted FLIFO does indeed indicate an ETA of 1143. Possibly some issue with the website, where any deviation from the planned arrival time is flagged as a delay ?
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:52 pm

Strong tailwinds perhaps? Could be delayed leaving FRA yet ends up early in BOS
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:53 pm

May be there is only ONTIME and DELAYED status and no EARLY status on the web site.

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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:54 pm

Lufthansa's website is showing that LH422 left gate B25 at 10:33 (scheduled 10:30)
Flytecomm is showing her in-flight and arriving BOS at 12:08
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:55 pm

I think Gkirk's explanation is probably the right one. Thanks mate!

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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:59 pm

The tailwinds explanation would be weird though, as going westbound, tx flights usually face HEADwinds...
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:01 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
as going westbound, tx flights usually face HEADwinds

How about this version: headwinds that are less strong than expected...
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:04 pm

Upper level winds are showing 260 degrees at 30kts for FL300.
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:07 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
The tailwinds explanation would be weird though, as going westbound, tx flights usually face HEADwinds...

Well, it could be the case that the head winds are not as strong as usual.

Thanks to everyone who replied!

Regards,

Tony

PS Frank, you beat me to it!

[Edited 2005-03-25 13:08:07]
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:11 am

SNATH:
LH 422 left Gate B25 at 0933 UTC (1033 local) and took off at 0948 UTC (1048 local). Estimated time of arrival at BOS is currently 1659 UTC (1159 local at BOS). Allocated Gate at BOS is E06.
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:15 am

DABYX,

Thank you sir! Yes, it does seem to be arriving in 45 mins.

Regards,

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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:16 am

from Amadeus system:

DOLH422
* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO * LH 422 0 FR 25MAR
CITY INFO HOUR (LOCAL)
FRA LEFT THE GATE 1033
TOOK OFF 1048
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1143 BOS
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RE: What's The Status Of LH422?

Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:46 pm

Hello folks,

Indeed the jetstream is a little backwards at the moment ... and has been for a little while now. European inbound flights to the East coast have been generally arriving early (key word: generally!).

For example, the scheduled programme for BOS-CDG is 6h45. The flying time for a while has been 06h30, which does not leave much room for taxi time. So even if the plane leaves on time and has a 20 minute taxi, he's already going to be arriving back in Europe a little late. The average flying time for BOS-CDG is approximately 5h55-06h05.
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