Lufthansa's On-time Record

Wed Jun 13, 2001 11:21 pm

Would anybody please provide me with some information about Lufthansa's on-time record. From what I see here in HKG, I think they have an excellent one because they seldom arrive more than 30 minutes later than schedule. I'm going to fly them later this month to Paris (HKG-FRA-CDG) and back (CDG-MUC-HKG) so I would appreciate any info.

Thanks in advance
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RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 2:19 pm

Lufthansa, or for that matter any other airline in Europe, is "always" late on intra-Europe routes. If they are not "late" they have made the schedule to allow for at least a 30 minutes delay without actually showing a delay, if you see what I mean.

Admittedly, this is in 99% of the cases not due to the airlines, but rather to the congested European airspace, coupled with an antique and buerocratic control system.

Anyway, your trip should be nice, just make sure you have plenty of connection time in Frankfurt and Munich.


RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 2:50 pm

Oh hell.

I'm going for a transit in Munich and the layover time is just 1 hour 15 minutes. Is that going to be sufficient?

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RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 3:20 pm

It can be tough.
I normally transfer in Frankfurt, and most often have 1h 20 min according to the schedules. So far I have not missed a connection myself, but its happening colleagues every week.
I think (I don't know) that Munich should be a bit better.

Good Luck and don't worry, you'll get there in one way or another.....

RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 5:01 pm

Of course it should be enought ime.
Often there's only about 45 minutes transfer time at FRA and you can make it.
They might also wait for connecting pax sometimes.

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RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 7:43 pm

although MUC is often severely affected by southern european ATC which is the worst in europe, it is designed to offer connection times of only 35 minutes, so 1h 15 shouldn´t be a problem...

have a nice trip
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RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Thu Jun 14, 2001 8:55 pm

I sure hope B737 is right cause in three weeks i am making a transfer at FRA and i only have 50 min.

I really do not hope i will miss my connection Big grin
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RE: Lufthansa's On-time Record

Fri Jun 15, 2001 12:38 am

Look at it this way, if you're incredibly lucky you'll miss your connection and have to spend the night hanging around some beer gardens and seeing the sights. This is one one of the best towns in Germany.

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