lax2000
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Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Sat Dec 30, 2000 7:25 am

I guess LH uses one of the above on the evening LAX-FRA route.


does anyone know which model?


What is the main difference between these two aircraft?

Thanks in advance...
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Rizzibird
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Sat Dec 30, 2000 7:34 am

LH uses B744 for both of its daily FRA-LAX flights. Beginning in late March, one of those flights will be transfered to MUC making it one daily FRA-LAX and MUC-LAX each both with B744.

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lax2000
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Re:Rizzibird

Sat Dec 30, 2000 7:56 am

Are you sure?
I just bought a ticket for Feb1st 2001 departing 10:30pm and it says A340, so does Lufthansas website. Maybe its a winter thing?

Adam
 
ap305
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Sat Dec 30, 2000 9:01 am

I have no idea about what aircraft is used on the lax-fra sector but if iam not wrong the diffrence between the a340-311 and a340-313 is takeoff weight and thus range(the 313 has a mtow of 275t).
 
Jubilee777
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Sat Dec 30, 2000 10:21 am

13 is the Airbus code for Singapore Airlines.

ie : A340-313

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tupolev154b2
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Sat Dec 30, 2000 11:11 am

Jubilee777, incorrect.

The first number in the version designation of an Airbus jet represents the version of the jet.

The second number is the engine manufacturer code for the jet. Here are the engine codes and their respective manufacturers:

0: GE
1: CFM
2: PW
3: IAE
4: RR

The third number represents the generation of the aircraft.

All in all, for example, an A330-202 would be a second-generation A330-200 with GE engines. In this case, the difference between an A340-311 and an A340-313 would be that the latter would be a newer model of the A340-300 than the former.

12, on the other hand is Boeing's code for Singapore Airlines. Therefore, a 747-412 would be a 747-400 that was built to Singapore Airlines's specifications.

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Rizzibird
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RE: Lax2000

Thu Jan 04, 2001 8:05 pm

Sorry bout that, my mistake. It used to be B744 all the time but it apparently must have been changed. I check on the United Airlines and Frankfurt airport websites as well, UA states the evening flight to be on A340, FRA just gives a question mark. Anyhow, both of them say the afternoon flight is still B744. And in summer it will be 2 B744 again, one to FRA and one to MUC.

Rizzibird
 
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:12 pm

Interesting, Tupolev154B2. I always wondered what the final two digits meant and thought they were referring to the engines only. Thanks for the explanation.

I'd prefer this final-digit designation principle instead of using codes that refer to the customer, which is pretty confusing and messy.
 
johnnybgoode
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RE: Lufthansa A340 311 Vs. 313

Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:03 pm

thanks for tupolev clearing it up.
at the moment lufthansa has two daily flights fra-lax-fra.
the morning departure (fra) is on 747-400, the afternoon departure is a-340.
it´s correct, that this is a "winter´s thing". last summer they used 747-400 on both flights.
and, like some of you already said, the second flight will switch to munich in summer it be operated again with a 744.
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