LHUSA
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New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:34 am

(Hope this wasn't posted already)

Just an FYI, that LH is brining in the new 3-class A340-600 into ORD starting today on LH433. Arrives 19:10 and departs at 21:40 from B17 in terminal 1. This aircraft will be on LH433 for the next month and a half then will return on LH431 in early December for the remainder of the winter schedule.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:06 am

Do LH not use Terminal 5 and the M gates?
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:14 am

LH uses terminal 5 for arrivals and then taxi the aircraft to terminal 1 for departures, allowing better connections for incoming UA pax.

[Edited 2006-09-14 19:21:37]
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:19 am

On an aside, does anyone know when (or even if) LH is going to start deploying a B744 on FRA-BLR?
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:25 am

Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 3):
On an aside, does anyone know when (or even if) LH is going to start deploying a B744 on FRA-BLR?

Yes, it's starting October 9th and will should have the new business seat starting December 9th.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:39 am

Is that with the newly delivered A346 D-AIHM?
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:52 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 2):
LH uses terminal 5 for arrivals and then taxi the aircraft to terminal 1 for departures, allowing better connections for incoming UA pax.

Ok. Thanks!
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:03 am

Nice, this will be the 2nd A346 coming to ORD (along with occasional IB A346)...
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:28 am

Just to clarify:

FRA-ORD w/ the A346 is DLH432, ORD-FRA is DLH433

Airline Lufthansa
Flight Number 432
Departure City (Airport) Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF)
Departure Time 09/14/2006 05:39 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrival Time 09/14/2006 07:18 PM
Remaining Flight Time 05:02
Aircraft Type A346
Current Altitude
Current Groundspeed
Flight Status In Flight
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:29 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 4):
Yes, it's starting October 9th and will should have the new business seat starting December 9th.

Brilliant - thanks for the information. So business travellers from December onwards will get the new J product, good I shall try and book all my travel on LH from then onwards and hope and pray that Y is sold out (and J has a few empty seats) Big grin!
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:35 pm

Anyone care to start a pool on how long until they put it in the mud somewhere on airport property? To my knowledge, IB is yet to have a problem, but it is a tight squeeze in places.
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:39 am

I would love to see what that aircraft looks like inside. I have flown on the 2 class on and it was a little crampt (sp?) in the back of it.

If someone could get pics that would be great.

Chuck
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 11):
I would love to see what that aircraft looks like inside.

It was AMAZING inside! Luckily enough I happened to be in Chicago yesterday and I went on board. Nothing like the new plane smell! The whole aircraft was so bright and modern. Honestly, my heart was racing because it just looked that cool inside. The downstairs lavatories have a very futuristic look and Y actually looked very roomy and comfortable (probably because the cabin was empty, but still very impressive). The pitch honestly did not look bad at all. The only thing the aircraft needs is the PTVs in Y. I'll try to post some pictures later today.

[Edited 2006-09-15 18:01:09]
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 4):
Yes, it's starting October 9th (LH B744 service to BLR) and will should have the new business seat starting December 9th.

(parentheses mine)

If AF ever upgrades their A332 service to BLR to a 772, it will be fun to watch that creaky luggage carousel handle two streams of baggage from a 772 and a 744 Big grin seeing as how AF arrives about 15 mins after LH, unless the folks at BLR hold off on offloading AF until all LH bags are cleared!

Now they DO have a second carousel which appears to be under perpetual maintenance. What gives?
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:52 am

Quoting Boeing747_600 (Reply 13):

in India, things move at their own pace
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:19 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 12):
Nothing like the new plane smell!

Looked great landing and taxiing around. I would like to check out the views from the cameras they use for taxiing if I ever got the chance (No INTL emblem on my badge)  Sad
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:36 pm

My sound like a crazy question, but does anyone know the route the A346 must take at ORD? Landing Runway, Taxiways, etc.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting B764 (Reply 16):
My sound like a crazy question, but does anyone know the route the A346 must take at ORD? Landing Runway, Taxiways, etc.

Everytime I see the IB 340-600 and yesterday the LH 340-600 they always seem to be landing on 9R everytime. Then they can very easily turn and go to the INTL terminal on M5, M6, or M7 with out getting routed to tricky taxiways or around the terminals.

As far as LH going from INTL to B Concourse I am always in the middle of a big bank of planes and never get the chance to see the move.
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:07 pm

great news....now maybe, just maybe we'll get some pics of it in the database, eh?

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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:27 pm

Almost all international arrivals land on 9R at ORD,nothing unusual there.
Its a straight taxi to the international hardstand.I have seen the Iberia A346
take several routes to the international terminal,so I dont think it will be
to much of a problem.
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting Nimish (Reply 9):
Brilliant - thanks for the information. So business travellers from December onwards will get the new J product, good I shall try and book all my travel on LH from then onwards and hope and pray that Y is sold out (and J has a few empty seats) !

Hey Nimish....J class may be great on the LH 744's but the poor Y class pax are in for a nasty surprise....the LH 744 Yclass is not fit for human beings....the worst legroom in the industry.....

But I loved the Y class on their 346....  smile 
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:33 am

Really? Which major airline (with the exception of TG) provides more more than 32" of seat pitch in regular Y? LH Y seat pitch is no worse that most airlines is infact better than BA's super tight 31" on WT.

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 20):
Hey Nimish....J class may be great on the LH 744's but the poor Y class pax are in for a nasty surprise....the LH 744 Yclass is not fit for human beings....the worst legroom in the industry.....
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:41 am

I thought LH A346 was on 2-class? Even with the new LH BIZ class.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:34 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 22):
I thought LH A346 was on 2-class? Even with the new LH BIZ class.

The first 11 are 2-class and were delivered with the new business seat. LH then ordered 7 more in a 3-class configuration, which just started being delivered this month. ORD is the first route to get this brand new 3-class type.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:09 pm

Quoting Sshank (Reply 21):
Really? Which major airline (with the exception of TG) provides more more than 32" of seat pitch in regular Y

AC longhaul does...
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:18 pm

Well I missed it. The only Airbus type o actually like. I make the trek to K19 just to see IB's. That thing is longggggggggg!

Thats ok. I saw an LH 747 today. Thats good enough for me.
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:10 pm

Quoting Sshank (Reply 21):
Really? Which major airline (with the exception of TG) provides more more than 32" of seat pitch in regular Y? LH Y seat pitch is no worse that most airlines is infact better than BA's super tight 31" on WT.

Olympic, Aerolineas Argentinas, AA, Avianca, WestJet, SAA (on some planes), US Airways, Varig, Air China, Asiana, JAL, Korean, Malaysian, Air New Zealand to name a few...

Quoting Scaledesigns (Reply 19):
Almost all international arrivals land on 9R at ORD,nothing unusual there.
Its a straight taxi to the international hardstand.I have seen the Iberia A346
take several routes to the international terminal,so I dont think it will be
to much of a problem

Only with East winds is that true..for the most part.
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:52 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 26):

Olympic, Aerolineas Argentinas, AA, Avianca, WestJet, SAA (on some planes), US Airways, Varig, Air China, Asiana, JAL, Korean, Malaysian, Air New Zealand to name a few...

add EK
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting Sshank (Reply 21):
Really? Which major airline (with the exception of TG) provides more more than 32" of seat pitch in regular Y? LH Y seat pitch is no worse that most airlines is infact better than BA's super tight 31" on WT.

Well, I have never flown BA so maybe I should take back part of my comment as I cannot really compare....but I can say for sure that AI 744's have better legroom....I can't quote figures in terms of inches of seat pitch, but when you're sitting there as a pax, all those figures are really meaningless....the LH 744 was disgraceful....
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:31 am

LOT767-300ER,

Sorry,I meant 9R-27L.They use those runways more than any others for
International arrivals.

I wonder how it will effect the ORD operation when they lengthen 9R-27L
in a few years.They may have to take out the ILS during modification.
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting RJwrench85 (Reply 17):
As far as LH going from INTL to B Concourse I am always in the middle of a big bank of planes and never get the chance to see the move.

Which gates in Terminal 1 can the LH A346 use?
 
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RE: New LH A340-600 Starts ORD Today

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting United787 (Reply 30):
Which gates in Terminal 1 can the LH A346 use?

I'm not sure what other gates it can use in Terminal 1, but the flight always departs from B-17.

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