I have been looking at this flight routinely as it leaves HKG
at midnight and scheduled to arrive into ZRH
at 0610. Recently, it has left early (10 minutes) depart from the gate but very often it is late arriving into ZRH
, today it arrived almost an hour late but only left HKG
13 minutes late. I think this is quite unusual as I travelled on it a few times and it has always been on time. LX
139 has a timetable journey time of 13:10 and there has been no other substantial late arrival into ZRH
Over the past few weeks, when this flight left HKG
early, they still suffer a delay of some 30 minutes on average to get into ZRH
The reason for this post is, I understood there has been dispute in overflight rights between LX
and russia and I thought this has been resolved. Last time when I was flying eastbound, they went through places like india from ZRH
, a fair bit of a detour. And of coz I use them a lot to connect from MAN
and naturally I keep an eye on them.
Now with this restriction in place and that LX139 arrived into ZRH
an hour late, surely people have connections would have missed the flights, is this not costing LX
quite a bit of money and dent on their reputation for being reliable and puntual? On this particular day, the LH
flight to MUC
some 10 minutes late and got in MUC
early. Their schedueld flight time is 12:45. Well I know this is 346 compared to 343 but their cruise speed is very similar and MUC
are so close to each other so I think this is a fair assumption.
Of coz I am no expert but this russia overflight right seems to be dragging on for a while, I remember their chief pilot was mentioing this exact same problem on the pilotseye DVD back in 2010, for their flight to shanghai. So Russia does not let LX
to fly pass them but no problems with LH
Let me stress again I am just an ordinary passenger with interest in aviation, and both LH
are my choice of airlines when I travel, I just want to understand the rationale behind these observations...