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Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:30 pm

346 = 346 without F-Class
34D = 346 with F-Class
343 = 343 with F-Class
34V = 343 without F-Class
ABA = Longhaul 306
73W, 319 = Privatair



Flights from Frankfurt (FRA)

JFK: 14 flights, 1x daily 343, 1x daily 744
EWR: 13 flights, 1x daily 333/343, 1x daily 73W
BOS: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
PHL: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
ORD: 14 flights, 2x daily 333/343
IAD: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
MIA: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
MCO: 5 flights, 5x weekly 333
DTW: 12 flights, 1x daily 333/343, 5x weekly 333
ATL: 7 flights, 1x daily 34V
DEN: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
DFW: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
IAH: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
SFO: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
LAX: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
PDX: 5 flights, 5x weekly 34V
YYZ: 7 flights, 1x daily 34V/346
YVR: 6 flights, 6x weekly 34V
MEX: 7 flights, 1x daily 744

GRU: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
EZE: 5 flights, 5x weekly 744
CCS: 7 flights, 1x daily 34V

LOS: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
ACC: 7 flights, 1x daily (via LOS) 343
PHC: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333
ABV: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via PHC) 333
CAI: 14 flights, 2x daily ABA
JNB: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
CPT: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
KRT: 4 flights, 4x weekly ABA
ADD: 4 flights, 4x weekly (via KRT) ABA
JED: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333/343
ASM: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via JED) 333/343

TLV: 14 flights, 1x daily 744, 1x daily 343
ALA: 7 flights, 5x weekly ABA, 2x weekly (via TSE) ABA
TSE: 2 flights, 2x weekly ABA
GYD: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333
ASB: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via GYD) 333
THR: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
DXB: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
RUH: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333/343
DOH: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333
BAH: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333/343
KWI: 7 flights, 1x daily 333
DMM: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via KWI) 333
MCT: 4 flights, 1x weekly (via DXB) 744, 3x weekly (via DOH) 333
AUH: 7 flights, 4x weekly (via DXB) 744, 3x weekly (via BAH) 333/343
SAH: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via RUH) 333/343
KHI: 3 flights, 3x weekly ABA
LHE: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via KHI) ABA

BOM: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
DEL: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
MAA: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
BLR: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
HYD: 7 flights, 1x daily 34V
CCU: 3 flights, 3x weekly 333
BKK: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
KUL: 4 flights, 4x weekly (via BKK) 744
SGN: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via BKK) 744
SIN: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
CGK: 7 flights, 1x daily (via SIN) 744
CAN: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
MNL: 7 flights, 1x daily (via CAN) 346
PEK: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
HKG: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
PVG: 10 flights, 1x daily 744, 3x weekly 343
NRT: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
ICN: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
KIX: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
NGO: 6 flights, 6x weekly 343




Flights from Munich (MUC)

JFK: 7 flights, 1x daily 333/343
ORD: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D
SFO: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D
LAX: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
EWR: 7 flights, 1x daily 333
CLT: 5 flights, 5x weekly 343
IAD: 5 flights, 5x weekly 333
DEN: 5 flights, 5x weekly 343

GRU: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D

DXB: 7 flights, 1x daily 343

DEL: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D
PVG: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D
NRT: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
HKG: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
PEK: 7 flights, 1x daily 343
ICN: 3 flights, 3x weekly 343
PUS: 3 flights, 3x weekly (via ICN) 343




Flights from Düsseldorf (DUS)

EWR: 7 flights, 1x daily 319
ORD: 5 flights, 5x weekly 319

[Edited 2007-08-26 12:51:05]
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:36 pm

Looks like all the A346's will be based in FRA?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:39 pm

I don't see IAH at all ... Did something happen quite recently? I had heard that LH was doing quite well here in Houston.

IAD is listed twice from FRA, is one of these supposed to be IAH?

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):

Flights from Frankfurt (FRA)

IAD: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
IAD: 7 flights, 1x daily 346
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:43 pm

Interesting to see more PVG than HKG presence.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:56 pm

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 1):
Looks like all the A346's will be based in FRA?

No, A34D stands for three class-A340-600.


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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:57 pm

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 1):
Looks like all the A346's will be based in FRA?

sorry, didn't look that 34D stands for the 3 Class A346's
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:08 pm

Quoting Da man (Reply 2):
I don't see IAH at all ... Did something happen quite recently? I had heard that LH was doing quite well here in Houston.

LH440 daily 346
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Quoting Da man (Reply 2):
IAD is listed twice from FRA, is one of these supposed to be IAH?

Sorry, this was a mistake: IAH will be 1x daily 346.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:02 pm

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
Flights from Frankfurt (FRA)

JFK: 14 flights, 1x daily 343, 1x daily 744
EWR: 13 flights, 1x daily 333/343, 1x daily 73W

The 73W to EWR isn't daily, it's six per week... which is how the 13 flights make sense again...  Wink

I was a bit surprised to notice the seemingly small amount of flights to NYC when I looked through the GDSs at work a couple of days ago - just three daily widebodies and one almost daily 73W... I would have thought that there's more demand from here...

Even adding in the two flights from MUC - 5 flights to NYC per day... hmm... have to admit, that I had somehow always considered this route to have more of a market.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:06 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 8):
Even adding in the two flights from MUC - 5 flights to NYC per day... hmm... have to admit, that I had somehow always considered this route to have more of a market.

This is for LH only though... Add in other airlines.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:26 pm

LH is adding quite a bit of capacity to New York this winter.

FRA-NYC gets an additional 6 times weekly 737 service to EWR
MUC-NYC gets one additional widebody service instead of the 737

[Edited 2007-08-26 14:26:57]

[Edited 2007-08-26 14:27:14]
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:36 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 8):

The 73W to EWR isn't daily, it's six per week... which is how the 13 flights make sense again... Wink

Uups sorry  Smile
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:38 pm

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 9):
This is for LH only though... Add in other airlines.

I know - there's also SQ (B744), DL (B763) and CO (B762) operating on the route, but that still doesn't change the fact that I was somewhat surprised that LH just has so few flights on the route: look at what's operating from CDG or LHR (comparison using 1 November):

01NOV THU FRA/Z‡1 NYC/EDT-5
SQ 26 FRAJFK 0820 1200 744
LH/** 484 FRAEWR 0815 1220 737
LH 400 FRAJFK 1005 1350 340
DL 107 FRAJFK 1030 1425 767
CO 51 FRAEWR 1005 1415 762
LH 402 FRAEWR 1330 1725 340
LH 404 FRAJFK 1700 2025 747


01NOV THU PAR/Z‡1 NYC/EDT-5
AF 22 CDGJFK 0825 1135 772
CO 57 CDGEWR 0855 1215 777
AA 45 CDGJFK 0900 1225 763
DL 119 CDGJFK 0955 1330 767
AI 191 CDGEWR 1430 1625 744
CO 139 CDGEWR 1100 1450 757
AF 6 CDGJFK 1315 1620 744
AF 18 CDGEWR 1315 1640 332
CO 55 CDGEWR 1240 1630 757
A0 1 ORYEWR 1400 1745 757
AF 10 CDGJFK 1555 1920 343
AA 121 CDGJFK 1650 2015 763
AF 8 CDGJFK 1850 2200 77W


01NOV THU LON/Z NYC/EDT-4
BA 117 LHRJFK 0820 1200 744
AA 115 LHRJFK 0830 1220 777
DL 2 LGWJFK 0815 1235 767
BA 185 LHREWR 0910 1310 777
AA 125 STNJFK 0915 1315 763
VS 3 LHRJFK 0930 1330 343
CO 19 LGWEWR 0930 1335 777
AA 101 LHRJFK 0955 1350 777
Y7 101 LTNEWR 1000 1400 762
AI 101 LHRJFK 1315 1540 744
BA 175 LHRJFK 1055 1435 744
E0 1 STNJFK 1030 1325 752
CO 115 LGWEWR 1030 1505 757
AA 105 LHRJFK 1200 1555 777
BA 177 LHRJFK 1335 1715 744
VS 45 LHRJFK 1400 1750 744
KU 101 LHRJFK 1530 1800 340
MY 101 STNJFK 1430 1830 767
BA 113 LHRJFK 1505 1855 744
BA 189 LHREWR 1445 1855 777
BA 115 LHRJFK 1600 1945 744
E0 5 STNJFK 1600 1845 752
E0 7 STNJFK 1800 2045 752
AA 131 LHRJFK 1535 1935 777
VS 9 LHRJFK 1600 1955 346
VS 1 LHREWR 1600 2015 744
Y7 105 LTNEWR 1645 2045 762
AA 107 LHRJFK 1730 2130 777
BA 179 LHRJFK 1755 2145 744
VS 25 LHRJFK 1800 2200 346
BA 173 LHRJFK 1855 2250 777
BA 183 LHRJFK 1935 2310 744
AA 141 LHRJFK 1900 2300 777
BA 187 LHREWR 1830 2300 767
VS 17 LHREWR 1910 2325 346


Now, I wasn't expecting to see FRA equal London, but I was somewhat surprised to see Paris having 6 more flights than FRA does...
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:04 am

Why does ORD lose 747 service? Is this possibly the first time where MUC receives a larger aircraft than FRA?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:33 am

Quoting Leskova (Reply 12):
Now, I wasn't expecting to see FRA equal London, but I was somewhat surprised to see Paris having 6 more flights than FRA does...

me too! I always thought LH were flying four time a day from FRA to JFK.
I really am a little surprised - I mean, only a twice daily service from FRA with LH? Seriously?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:41 am

Quoting Adicool (Reply 14):
I always thought LH were flying four time a day from FRA to JFK.
I really am a little surprised - I mean, only a twice daily service from FRA with LH? Seriously?

Maybe a sign, that they are indeed short of long haul ACs?
On the other hand, they "added a proper" flight to MUC, and also they might start to distribute their NYC traffic better between FRA, MUC and now ZRH? Is LX ZRH-JFK twice daily? But still remarkable since the bankers in Frankfurt can now only choose between two dailies to JFK.

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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 13):
Why does ORD lose 747 service? Is this possibly the first time where MUC receives a larger aircraft than FRA?

MUC gets 1x daily service, and on the UA side MUC is only getting 767-300ER service from ORD. FRA might be on smaller 343s vs 346s, but it's getting service double daily, and on the United end, UA is serving FRA from ORD w/ 777-200ER, so UA is picking up a bit bigger aircraft on this service (since they are, in effect, the same airline across the atlantic ala revenue sharing). Also, while I don't have proof, I would say that the LH/UA machine is routing more North American traffic through IAD as the port of entry than ORD than before, and you'll notice that IAD is getting strong service from FRA on both UA and LH ends.

In any event, I never found LH 747s that nice, in Y at least, so they aren't really missed. Maybe once LH gets PTV in, that'll improve things, but I'll take a UA 767 or 777 over a LH 747 any day of the week... though I do enjoy LH 343/346... they may not have PTV, but they do have nice seats.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:36 am

How come the 2nd TLV flight LH690/1 will be downgraded from A346 2 Class to A343 3 class. Is there a need for offering First Class on both daily flights and was the A346 2 class too big for the route? I was on it once and C class was max 50% full hoever this was on a friday evening so I don't know how loads generally were, anybody know?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:50 am

Did LH cancel MUC-THR? It used to be either 3 or 5 weekly in addition to the daily 343 from FRA.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
SFO: 7 flights, 1x daily 744
LAX: 7 flights, 1x daily 744

So LH is doing the traditional off season reductions out of LAX with the discontinued second 744 or will it be brought back early in 2008 prior to the Spring schedule? Do they make this reduction considering AI has service to FRA as well?

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
SFO: 7 flights, 1x daily 34D
LAX: 7 flights, 1x daily 343

Does LH's MUC-SFO flights perform better than LAX's? I see LH has cut capacity on the MUC-LAX flight from 34D to 343.

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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting LACA773 (Reply 19):
Does LH's MUC-SFO flights perform better than LAX's? I see LH has cut capacity on the MUC-LAX flight from 34D to 343.

You always need to compare winter to winter. And comparing that there are large capacity increases from muc to almost all longhaul destinations compared to the year before
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:12 pm

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
TLV: 14 flights, 1x daily 744, 1x daily 343

Didn't this route fly with a 744 and an A346 before? When did the second flight get downgraded to an A343?

BTW: Why are all 34Ds getting based in MUC? Is there really more first class demand for those routes?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:54 pm

I knew the LH410/411 A340-600 upgrade for the summer wouldn't last for the winter but it sure has been a pleasure having the Lufthansa A340-600 around JFK on a daily basis.  Smile


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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:20 pm

does anyone have the info on LH domestic winter schedule?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:08 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):
Didn't this route fly with a 744 and an A346 before? When did the second flight get downgraded to an A343?

Yes it did used to be 346/744
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:19 pm

Are those the same un-upgraded interior Airbus A300-600's as before? The expectation of flying Lufthansa to the places it puts the A300's is that you will have a world class product then you get this? Why fly Lufthansa on those routes? For shame.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:47 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):

Didn't this route fly with a 744 and an A346 before? When did the second flight get downgraded to an A343?

So far yes, but it will be changed for the winter timetable.

Quoting 787KQ (Reply 25):
Are those the same un-upgraded interior Airbus A300-600's as before? The expectation of flying Lufthansa to the places it puts the A300's is that you will have a world class product then you get this? Why fly Lufthansa on those routes? For shame.

No those aircraft feature the old long haul business class which was found on the A343 & B744's till this spring.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:12 pm

Quoting Adicool (Reply 14):
Quoting Leskova (Reply 12):
Now, I wasn't expecting to see FRA equal London, but I was somewhat surprised to see Paris having 6 more flights than FRA does...

me too! I always thought LH were flying four time a day from FRA to JFK.
I really am a little surprised - I mean, only a twice daily service from FRA with LH? Seriously?

Don't forget LH also operates twice daily FRA-EWR. Many business travellers prefer EWR to JFK. One of the two EWR flights becomes 6/week (except Saturday) this winter when it switches to an all-business class PrivatAir BBJ. LH still has more nonstops from FRA to the two NYC airports than all other direct operators combined (one each DL:and SQ daily FRA-JFK and one daily CO FRA-EWR).
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:26 pm

My question is when MUCBOS/YUL will be converted to year-round, as well as MUCDXB.

I would think that these flights, having existed for at least 5 years now, should be given a shot at year-round?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:53 pm

can somebody compare the schedule with the one of last winter?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 26):
Quoting 787KQ (Reply 25):
Are those the same un-upgraded interior Airbus A300-600's as before? The expectation of flying Lufthansa to the places it puts the A300's is that you will have a world class product then you get this? Why fly Lufthansa on those routes? For shame.

No those aircraft feature the old long haul business class which was found on the A343 & B744's till this spring.

That's what I call un-upgraded. Put proper seats on those routes. For shame!
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:25 am

Quoting 787KQ (Reply 30):
That's what I call un-upgraded. Put proper seats on those routes. For shame!

10 A300-600s are getting the new, lie-flat business class seats installed. I think some have already been completed, but I'm not sure.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:15 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 31):
10 A300-600s are getting the new, lie-flat business class seats installed. I think some have already been completed, but I'm not sure.

so plans changed and they will not receive the old Business Class seats of the A340 / B744s? BTW do you have more details on the FRA - TLV loads and the reasons wat lead to the downgrade from A346 to A343 on the night flight starting with winter timetable?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:57 am

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
10 A300-600s are getting the new, lie-flat business class seats installed

That means, only four A300 will be left for domestic and european traffic? They will need more frequencies on flights to TXL,HAM,MUC,LHR,ATH,IST,CPH!?!
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:27 pm

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 31):
10 A300-600s are getting the new, lie-flat business class seats installed. I think some have already been completed, but I'm not sure.

10? I think it was four, just the four A300-605Rs. The 603 have a shorter range and at least too short for the new Pakistan routes. Also they don't need 10 air planes for those 4-5 routes on which AB6s are used.

Quoting BWE320 (Reply 33):
That means, only four A300 will be left for domestic and european traffic? They will need more frequencies on flights to TXL,HAM,MUC,LHR,ATH,IST,CPH!?!

Well on some of those routes, they could just increase prices a bit to reduce the demand or redirect traffic trough MUC at least on the south-bound destinations. They need the AB6 especially on FRA to HAM, TXL, MUC and LHR. Traffic on all other routes could also be reduced by offering more direct connection from 2nd grade airports. I am manly talking about all the European capitals that receive AB6s on a non regular basis.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:30 pm

Are there any plans for a GIG flight? Any chance to see a RG codeshare from FRA?
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:04 am

Quoting DABVF (Thread starter):
CAI: 14 flights, 2x daily ABA



Quoting 787KQ (Reply 25):
Are those the same un-upgraded interior Airbus A300-600's as before? The expectation of flying Lufthansa to the places it puts the A300's is that you will have a world class product then you get this? Why fly Lufthansa on those routes? For shame.



Quoting PADSpot (Reply 34):
10? I think it was four, just the four A300-605Rs. The 603 have a shorter range and at least too short for the new Pakistan routes. Also they don't need 10 air planes for those 4-5 routes on which AB6s are used.

It's a shame that LH has switched some of its longhaul routes to AB6 equipment. CAI used to see twice daily A330/A343 service and now receives LH's old people-hauler. Certainly compared to it's smaller brother LX, which services CAI daily with its flagship A343, it's a big leap! Also it's European competitors (AF, KL and BA) serve CAI with better equipped aircraft.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:57 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 34):
10? I think it was four, just the four A300-605Rs. The 603 have a shorter range and at least too short for the new Pakistan routes. Also they don't need 10 air planes for those 4-5 routes on which AB6s are used.

Yeah, that could be. I could swear that I read 10, but your reasoning makes more sense - it would be pointless to have to 10 AB6s with the new business class.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting HECA (Reply 36):
ertainly compared to it's smaller brother LX, which services CAI daily with its flagship A343

In defence to LH, their C class product on CAI flights will remain better compared to LX as they still offer a Intercontinental Service / catering product unlike LX where the service was downgraded to european flights standards, the only good thing is still the seat. However LX will offer F, no F Class anymore offered by LH
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting HECA (Reply 36):
It's a shame that LH has switched some of its longhaul routes to AB6 equipment.

What is specifically wrong with the AB6 once they get the new J-class seats? In Y-class the leather seats are quite comfy and seat pitch are generous 32". Missing IFE in Y-class migth be an issue, but ok I prefer a decent newspaper anyway.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 35):
Are there any plans for a GIG flight? Any chance to see a RG codeshare from FRA?

I don't expect LH service to GIG before 2009.

Now with stronger competition to South America (JJ and RG service as well as new EZE service from FRA) i do not expect such service to GIG with LH metal.

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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:58 pm

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 34):
They need the AB6 especially on FRA to HAM, TXL, MUC and LHR.

I'm still waiting for someone to explain why LH supposedly needs AB6 for FRA-LHR: most of my recent flights that were planned (according to the GDS) on AB6 were later changed to A321s or A320s with not even those reaching a 100% load. Of my recent 20 or so flights, 15 were supposed to be on AB6 - I actually ended up flying them 3 times.

Most of my colleagues that travel the route in the other direction (originating in LHR) usually end up on B733s...

Considering that it is usually no problem whatsoever to get very low fare seats on FRA-LHR flights on very short notice, even during peak seasons and times, I'd say LH needs an AB6 on the route about as much as they need an increase in fuel prices.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 35):
Are there any plans for a GIG flight? Any chance to see a RG codeshare from FRA?

LH and RG? Quite unlikely - thank goodness - now that LH has started cooperating with JJ.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 38):
In defence to LH, their C class product on CAI flights will remain better compared to LX as they still offer a Intercontinental Service / catering product unlike LX where the service was downgraded to european flights standards, the only good thing is still the seat. However LX will offer F, no F Class anymore offered by LH

That doesnt seem to stop passengers from flying LX. C and F were packed to past month out of CAI.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting HECA (Reply 42):
That doesnt seem to stop passengers from flying LX. C and F were packed to past month out of CAI.

Premium classes are pretty well booked on the CAI flights and TLV day flights ( A340). Crew is stil excellent and food out of ZRH is always excellent although the choice isn't great anymore. However food on inbound from both CAI and TLV are not good and somethimes really uneatable. LX should consider to take the food from ZRH, might be cheaper as well
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:06 pm

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 43):
Premium classes are pretty well booked on the CAI flights and TLV day flights ( A340). Crew is still excellent and food out of ZRH is always excellent although the choice isn't great anymore. However food on inbound from both CAI and TLV are not good and sometimes really uneatable. LX should consider to take the food from ZRH, might be cheaper as well

Sorry to hear this but my experiences are quit the opposite. I'm not very fond of the food outbound from ZRH while food outbound from CAI is always great. Perhaps the added Egyptian flavour does the trick (or not)  
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:07 pm

Quoting HECA (Reply 44):
Perhaps the added Egyptian flavour does the trick (or not)
LSG Catering supplies the food for LX in CAI by the way.

TLV I know myself, however CAI dont know as I never flew on it. Just heard from a few people who were on the route they said that food on flight back to ZRH from CAI wasn't that great. Did you have the chance to try LH already on CAI - FRA? On return flights from TLV quality is really poor don't know if it is the caterers fault or LX, they don't always seem to put too much when it comes to catering. I was on JFK - ZRH in F a few weeks ago and I must telly you I was very disapointed food wa ok, but it was very basic. Most top airlines serve better (more exclusive food) in C class now a days.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:27 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 41):
I'm still waiting for someone to explain why LH supposedly needs AB6 for FRA-LHR: most of my recent flights that were planned (according to the GDS) on AB6 were later changed to A321s or A320s with not even those reaching a 100% load. Of my recent 20 or so flights, 15 were supposed to be on AB6 - I actually ended up flying them 3 times.
....I'd say LH needs an AB6 on the route about as much as they need an increase in fuel prices.

Could cargo be a reason to fly a AB6 on this short sector? I've flown this sector about 5 times (in 2005), and I think I had an AB6 each time (from FRA-LHR!) and it was always reasonably full.
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Nimish (Reply 46):
Could cargo be a reason to fly a AB6 on this short sector? I've flown this sector about 5 times (in 2005), and I think I had an AB6 each time (from FRA-LHR!) and it was always reasonably full.

I believe cargo is one of the main reasons why LH uses the AB6 to LHR. Otherwise, we wouldn't have had all this speculation going on about LH buying low gross weight A333s for replacing the AB6 to LHR.  Wink
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 47):
about LH buying low gross weight A333s

How would that bird look like? It'll be 35 (net) tons heavier in any case, no matter how much you down-rate the MTOW. There is currently no airplane around (not even the B783) which is cheaper to operate on such routes than a PAID AB6. We could call it the NW/DC9-effect.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Longhaul Winter 2007/2008

Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:28 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 48):
How would that bird look like? It'll be 35 (net) tons heavier in any case, no matter how much you down-rate the MTOW. There is currently no airplane around (not even the B783) which is cheaper to operate on such routes than a PAID AB6. We could call it the NW/DC9-effect.

True, but this was brought up a few times on this board. I personally see an A333 just as too big for such a shuttle route, but there were people who thought this was the best option for replacing the AB6 on domestic shuttle routes and routes to LHR.

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