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LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:01 pm

With the beginning of the summer timetable LX will operate a second daily flight from ZRH to JFK. So far LX has only operated one daily flight, while offering additional capacity through a code-share agreement on the flight operated by AA.

The schedule of the new flight seems to be identical to the of the AA flight, departure from ZRH being at 13h00. The flight will operate by A. 330-200 and will be offered as a code-share with Star Alliance member UA.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:20 pm

What is LX going to source the equipment for the extra flight? Wide body capacity is restraint during the summer schedule. Is yet another wide body destination being closed or are other reductions/equipment downgrades taking place?
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:25 pm

Will AA drop its own ZRH-JFK since the LX codeshares will be ending soon? So far, it looks like AA65 has been rescheduled next spring/summer to leave ZRH at 1110 instead of 1300.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:27 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
Is yet another wide body destination being closed or are other reductions/equipment downgrades taking place?

I don't know. Haven't heard anything in that direction. Although there have been rumours that LX might reduce or cancel ZRH-MIA. But as I say, it's just a rumour.

By the way, wasn't HB-IWC SR and LX's Hangar Queen? No offence!
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:31 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 3):
By the way, wasn't HB-IWC SR and LX's Hangar Queen? No offence!

No offence taken! The hangar queen was HB-IWD, though!
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:33 pm

Quoting Panamair (Reply 2):
So far, it looks like AA65 has been rescheduled next spring/summer to leave ZRH at 1110 instead of 1300.

As far as I know AA will continue to operate ZRH-JFK and it would actually make sense to reschedule the flight to 11h10. That's about the time it used to leave ZRH originally before the departure time was moved back by to hours in order to better coordinate with LX. Pitty though, I always thought LX and AA worked well together.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:35 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
No offence taken! The hangar queen was HB-IWD, though!

Okay, well that's a relief. I already thought I'd managed to insult somebody with my big mounth after having only just posted my 20th post earlier today!
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:49 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 3):
Although there have been rumours that LX might reduce or cancel ZRH-MIA. But as I say, it's just a rumour.

From what I have been told, LH management is planning on keeping it. MIA is their second best performing US station after JFK. Although the effects of dropping the AA codeshare might hurt it, they expect it to remain profitable.
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:58 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 6):
From what I have been told, LH management is planning on keeping it. MIA is their second best performing US station after JFK. Although the effects of dropping the AA codeshare might hurt it, they expect it to remain profitable.

Well, in that case, the only other possibility seems to be BOM.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:05 pm

Could they also possibly suspend ZRH-JNB? Since SA also operates the route and is also entering Star Alliance....

Just a guess....
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:06 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 3):
there have been rumours that LX might reduce or cancel ZRH-MIA.

That might not help them much on the JFK route as the planes used on the MIA run (HB-IQA/J/K/O) aren't fitted with First Class.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:06 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 8):
ell, in that case, the only other possibility seems to be BOM.

perhaps the ZRH-BKK-SIN flights will be dropped and LX will rely on codeshares with its STAR partners TG and SQ on ZRH-BKK and ZRH-SIN- this would free up an A340 to take over a current A330 route in turn releasing an A330 for this added ZRH-JFK flight .
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:19 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 10):
That might not help them much on the JFK route as the planes used on the MIA run (HB-IQA/J/K/O) aren't fitted with First Class.

Same with BOM, YUL, DAR/NBO, and occasionally BOS.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 11):
perhaps the ZRH-BKK-SIN flights will be dropped and LX will rely on codeshares with its STAR partners TG and SQ on ZRH-BKK and ZRH-SIN

Quite a few routes could be dropped due to the potential *A codeshares. Besides, SIN, BKK, and JNB as already mentioned, they could also hand ORD over to UA, thus freeing up an F/J/Y-configured A332.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:21 pm

The thing is, any destination you choose seems rather tricky or unlikely. MIA seems to be doing very well for LX as MAH4546 stated above, BOM seems unlikely considering LH's recent and very fast expansion on the Indian subcontinent and I can't see it being YUL either because that's a route LH doesn't actually operate. I suppose it could be something to do with SIN and BKK because there was, yet another, rumour going round that they might either cancel the whole flight or at least the extension to SIN. Although cancelling the extension wouldn't free up any additional capacity really.

JNB seems least likely of all seeing as relations between SAA and LX have not exactly been "rosy", shall we say, in recent years.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:22 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't LH supposed to provide LX with some aircraft?

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:34 am

Quoting HanginOut (Reply 14):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't LH supposed to provide LX with some aircraft?

Yes , provided LX met some financial performance criteria - can't recall if the details were made public as to exactly what criteria LX had to meet in its recovery to 'earn' the additional a/c - but they were not unconditional - considering that Air Namibia has just received/or is in the process of receiving two A340s from LH I guess LX has not yet made the grade.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:25 am

I think either LAX or SAO might be dropped to release another A/C for the JFK route... Just my thoughts...
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:16 am

Quoting HanginOut (Reply 14):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't LH supposed to provide LX with some aircraft?



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 15):
Yes , provided LX met some financial performance criteria - can't recall if the details were made public as to exactly what criteria LX had to meet in its recovery to 'earn' the additional a/c - but they were not unconditional - considering that Air Namibia has just received/or is in the process of receiving two A340s from LH I guess LX has not yet made the grade.

Not only performance criteria. LH also asked for some consessions with the pilots, but like usual they refused them.
So no additional planes so far.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:51 pm

Are they maintaining the Geneva-JFK flight?
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:23 pm

Yes, LX has two daily flights to JFK. One from Zurich and second from Geneva.
Both flights are A330.

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:35 pm

Hi!

I think it's wonderfull to see LX getting a 2nd. flight to JFK!!! I'm sure that they know why they need to increase the offer to USA! That gives me the feeling that LX is growing and I sincerely hope that LX will keep going up steady!!!!
Congrats to them!
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:06 am

Any chance of seeing the A340-313X operating on one of those double daily flights to ZRH?
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:34 am

Perhaps ORD as I heard from UA that they will start wtih non-stop flights from ORD and IAD to ZRH, from next summer.
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:39 am

At one time, I think that Swissair was operating 3 flights on the JFK-ZRH route (all with A332s) plus the JFK-GVA service......this was of course at the height of the SR/SN growth period where the airlines were throwing a lot of capacity into the markets.

Its good to see LX adding a second flight to JFK......probably has to do with STAR alliance connections and support in the market. NYC-ZRH is now served by the big three alliances, AA (Oneworld), SR (Star) and CO (Skyteam).
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:54 am

And here we have the new flight ZRH-JFK:
LX014 ZRH-JFK 13:00-15:40 daily 332
LX015 JFK-ZRH 21:00-10:55 daily 332
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:52 am

If they have to cut off a route i guess it'll be JNB, long ground time and SAA could take over with their A340-600 or B747-400 (how great it would be  Smile )
but I am still hoping for those additional long-haul planes
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:56 am

SWISSAIR was even operating 4 daily flights ex ZRH to NYC in summer 2000!

- SR102 left at 10.30 to JFK
- SR100 left at 12.30 to JFK
- SR112 left at 16.35 to EWR
- SR104 left at 18.25 to JFK

In addition to the ZRH flights, they had a daily GVA-JFK. And a few years back
there was even a service ZRH-BSL-JFK using A310 and later A332...
Those were the big days of SWISSAIR which is now gone ... Sad
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:07 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 21):
Any chance of seeing the A340-313X operating on one of those double daily flights to ZRH?

Yes, LX will use the A343 twice a week as follows:

LX16 ZRH-JFK Mondays and Tuesdays
LX17 JFK-ZRH Mondays and Tuesdays
the rest of the week will be operated by A332

LX14/LX15 will always be operated by A332 and
LX18/LX19 will always be operated by B73H (PrivatAir)

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:27 am

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 8):
Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 6):
From what I have been told, LH management is planning on keeping it. MIA is their second best performing US station after JFK. Although the effects of dropping the AA codeshare might hurt it, they expect it to remain profitable.

Well, in that case, the only other possibility seems to be BOM.

Why would they drop the BOM flight?
That flight's been a daily for decades now and is very popular with the Bollywood set who fly to Switzerland constantly for filming.
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:40 am

It's nice to see Swiss expand their JFK service by adding a second daily flight. I don't think LX's daily BOM is affected by the additional JFK flight, due to the new agreement with AC (AC flies YYZ-ZRH-DEL daily). I think the BOM (LX) and DEL (AC) flights have almost the same departure and arrival times, allowing passengers to either connect onwards to YUL or YYZ.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:40 pm

great news for LX. i am wondering as well which destination gets dropped unless the get new A-340 from LH...
anyway, when i was checking the ZRH-JFK route in amadeus, i noticed something strange: As can be seen below, american airlines is rescheduling its JFK flight to 10:05 am. but the second flight, which leaves at 11:10 am (LX 3000) is according to amadeus an american airlines flight... but i can't find this second daily flight in the american airlines schedule... can somebody shed some light in it?


American Airlines
AA 065
Zurich (ZRH), Z�rich, Schweiz 10:05

John F Kennedy Int'l (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 8 12:50
Non-Stopp / 763 8:45 N/V Ja Ja


Swiss
LX 3000 OP
Zurich (ZRH), Z�rich, Schweiz 11:10

John F Kennedy Int'l (JFK), New York, New York, USA
Terminal 8 14:05
Non-Stopp / 763 8:55 N/V Ja Ja
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Last Flight: BSL-AMS on EZY, Next Flight: ZRH-LHR on LX
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:51 pm

My question actually was whether the the GVA-JFK flight will be maintained when the 2nd ZRH-JFK is introduced. From what route are they going to be pullling the A330?
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:00 am

from what i've read is that they aren't going to cut a route at all... just optimisation of the flights...

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:20 am

Quoting SULUK (Reply 26):
there was even a service ZRH-BSL-JFK using A310 and later A332...

It was actually ZRH-BSL-EWR....
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:38 am

Quoting Panamair (Reply 2):
Will AA drop its own ZRH-JFK since the LX codeshares will be ending soon?

Couldnt American Airlines better utilize the aircraft after the departure of Swiss, to a market such as HNL-NRT? LAX-MAN? JFK-SCL? JFK-GIG? ORD-GRU?


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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:29 pm

No route will get dropped, they will make the new flight possible with a better operation planning.
The longhaul routes are safe until next summer when the general working contract expires and a higher pressure is expected by LH to make massive cost improvements.

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:04 pm

Snoopy - The BSL-ZRH tag was flown once weekly to allow maintenance at ZRH. So not really ZRH-BSL-EWR but rather BSL-EWR with a weekly positioning flight to ZRH. That maintenance day was important because they always used the same, special-configured A310. With the introduction of the A332, they could use other planes too though.

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:33 am

I've got a bit more news on this:

By the looks of it, it seems that the two A. 340-300 will actually be coming by the summer schedule and LH will be financing the aircraft. Most likely the planes will be taken over from OS which is in the process of disposing of it's A. 340-300s in favour of the triple seven.

Further more, with the summer schedule, it looks like SIN might be dropped and the BKK flight rescheduled to leave ZRH mid-afternoon around 16h00. That would however make the return a day time flight arriving back in ZRH early evening.

With the two new planes, as well as the re-timing of the BKK flight, LX will not be opening any new routes. However, the changes will allow for the entire long-haul network to be operated on a daily basis again.

And finally, not that I want to spoil anybody's fun, none of this is confirmed yet.

We shall see!
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:29 am

Speaking of LX and new routes.

What if anything has anyone heard or think about a possible LX/PrivatAir on EWRBSL??

Seems like it could work
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:48 am

They are still in negociations with the local companies. LX would like to offer this service but CO is offering too. Seeing LX expanding ZRH-JFK it will be interesting if they keep the BBJ (or move it to BSL like prposed by their main customers). Also interesting to see the reaction of AA, CO etc. in ZRH.

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:23 am

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 37):
Most likely the planes will be taken over from OS which is in the process of disposing of it's A. 340-300s in favour of the triple seven.

Well, OS is painting one of their A343 (LAK) into special colors for the Mozart Year 2006. I don´t think they will dispose the two A343s that early. They are short of longhaul a/c, too and T7s are hard to get at the moment. Their 4th on order will arrive earliest Dec06.
IMHO we won´t see more longahul a/c in LX fleet before summer07, if even by then....

The rescheduling of the BKK flight is a strong possibility though and would free up about one A343 for the increase of its current network and allow the 2nd daily JFK, as the A332 is used efficiently and extensively already (on certain days there are 8 depatures from ZRH + 1 from GVA a day which make up the work for the 9 a/c strong fleet). To offer the 2nd daily JFK we will see some changes to their operation/scheduling.

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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:00 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 37):
Further more, with the summer schedule, it looks like SIN might be dropped and the BKK flight rescheduled to leave ZRH mid-afternoon around 16h00. That would however make the return a day time flight arriving back in ZRH early evening.



Quoting Ka (Reply 40):
The rescheduling of the BKK flight is a strong possibility though and would free up about one A343 for the increase of its current network and allow the 2nd daily JFK, as the A332 is used efficiently and extensively already (on certain days there are 8 depatures from ZRH + 1 from GVA a day which make up the work for the 9 a/c strong fleet). To offer the 2nd daily JFK we will see some changes to their operation/scheduling.

Operating a BKK-ZRH flight according to a daylight pattern is a controversial move to say the least. The old Swissair operated once a twice weekly ZRH-BKK-SGN with a daylight Westbound sector, in addition to a daily ZRH-BKK-SIN/TPE following the more traditional double overnight pattern, but the route was quickly dropped as the Westbound sectors were not popular at all with premium travelers.

Yet, in order to further increase daily utilization rates of its limited longhaul fleet, Swiss doesn't have any other choice than to take a hard look at current operational patterns and try to further optimize utilization by cutting excessive outstation groundtimes. There are actually a couple of options available to the airline, apart from the proposed cut of SIN combined with a retiming of the BKK services:

-the ZRH-JNB flight has a long ground time in JNB; however, Swissair previously operated rather unsuccessful Southbound daylight flights, so I guess LX doesn't want to make a similar mistake. On the other hand, KLM seems to be doing just fine with such operating patterns on its daily AMS-JNB and AMS-CPT flights ;

-ditto for the five weekly ZRH-GRU flights; again, KLM seems to be doing fine with an efficient Southbound daylight operation, but LX and LH might want to maintain connectivity at GRU with the LH-operated GRU-EZE and GRU-SCL flights, for as long as those flights still last ;

-the most viable option seems to be the rescheduling of the ZRH-HKG flight; both KLM and Lufthansa are operating a daylight HKG-Europe sector, and seem to be doing just fine with that ;

I personally find the perceived preference for overnight sectors subjective at best. Key westbound operating patterns such as Europe-California and Japan-Europe offer so to say no overnight flights, yet airlines seem to be doing just fine there. On the other hand, Swiss might put itself at a competitive disadvantage by rescheduling the BKK service. Apart from a couple of TG services, all BKK-Europe traffic seems to be moving overnight, and LX might lose big time on the traditional premium traffic. Unless, this rescheduling is just a first step towards the eventual closing of BKK, of course.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:51 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 41):
Key westbound operating patterns such as Europe-California and Japan-Europe offer so to say no overnight flights, yet airlines seem to be doing just fine there. On the other hand, Swiss might put itself at a competitive disadvantage by rescheduling the BKK service. Apart from a couple of TG services, all BKK-Europe traffic seems to be moving overnight,

There is only one night time Japan-Europe flight:
AF NRT-CDG 21:55-04:35+1 daily (14h40min)

Finnair operates BKK-Europe both night and day (during the winter):

AY092/98 BKK-HEL 0:50-6:40 daily (10h50min)
AY96 BKK-HEL 9:35-15:25 5x week (10h50min)
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:19 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 41):
-the ZRH-JNB flight has a long ground time in JNB; however, Swissair previously operated rather unsuccessful Southbound daylight flights, so I guess LX doesn't want to make a similar mistake. On the other hand, KLM seems to be doing just fine with such operating patterns on its daily AMS-JNB and AMS-CPT flights ;

-ditto for the five weekly ZRH-GRU flights; again, KLM seems to be doing fine with an efficient Southbound daylight operation, but LX and LH might want to maintain connectivity at GRU with the LH-operated GRU-EZE and GRU-SCL flights, for as long as those flights still last ;

It's very unlikely LX will reschedule either the GRU or the JNB flights as at both destinations the aircraft have work done on them, which includes cleaning the aircraft thouroughly. The 12 hours layover is more or less intended.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:09 pm

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 43):
which includes cleaning the aircraft thouroughly. The 12 hours layover is more or less intended

That must be a VERY clean aircraft after that 12 hours of cleaning!  Wink
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:28 pm

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 44):
That must be a VERY clean aircraft after that 12 hours of cleaning!

I mean, the aircraft is washed from the outside, with soap, brush and water...or whatever it is they use. At least that's what I've been told.
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:20 am

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 35):
No route will get dropped, they will make the new flight possible with a better operation planning.

Actually, something has to give (maybe not route suspensions but either reduced frequencies and/or upgrading one of these A332 routes to one of the rumored new A343s) because the planned schedule of A332 utilization so far in the system is impossible with 9 in the fleet. Taking a look at Thursday April 20 2006, here are the A332 operations currently loaded:

LX 16 ZRH JFK 1000 Daily 3-class a/c
LX 14 ZRH JFK 1300 Daily 3-class a/c
LX 52 ZRH BOS 1300 Daily 2-class a/c
LX 8 ZRH ORD 1250 Daily 3-class a/c
LX 86 ZRH YUL 1255 Daily 2-class a/c
LX154 ZRH BOM 1000 Daily 2-class a/c
LX242 ZRH DXB 1240 Daily 3-class a/c
LX228 ZRH RUH 1240 Tu Th Su 3-class a/c
LX272 ZRH SSG 1230 Tu Th Sa 2-class a/c
LX 22 GVA JFK 1215 Daily 3-class a/c

That's a total of 10 flights on Thursday and as far as I know, LX only has 9 A330-200s:
HB-IQA (2 class)
HB-IQC (3 class)
HB-IQG (3 class)
HB-IQH (3 class)
HB-IQI (3 class)
HB-IQJ (2 class)
HB-IQK (2 class)
HB-IQO (2 class)
HB-IQP (3 class)
 
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:30 am

haha that's strange... probably go down to a 6-weekly BOS or YUL i guess
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RE: LX To JFK Goes Double Daily

Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:30 am

Could this be the missing piece of the puzzle:

Swiss To Drop LAX?

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