BlatantEcho
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PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:45 am

I'm not good at this trip report thing, but I think the Lufthansa service to Portland, Oregon is great and deserves kudos.
Also, can anyone confirm this is a monster amount of cargo for a scheduled flight?
I was quite surprised to see that much freight awaiting the return flight as we pulled into Portland.

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A340-300
D-AIGI / D-AIGH
w/AVOD

Lufthansa continues to impress with their service and performance, very happy to choose them again on the long haul to Europe. We stopped in Amsterdam for a few days, so could have easily picked the NW PDX-AMS flight, but I like to support the foreign carrier who was here first and established the market.


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I flew on D-AIGI/D-AIGH for both flights.
Both planes had on board AVOD, which I did not expect.

Was cool I guess, not a big fan of PTV thing, but I watched a couple movies.
The box underneath is a bother, you need to angle your legs to the left if you are in the window seat.


Plane was mostly full in both directions in Y, about 50% each way in Business.

On the way out, we hit a groundspeed of 644mph, which was pretty nice to see.
On the way back, I also saw an OAT of -81F, which I thought was very cold for that time of year.


When we came back to portland, I saw a PILE of cargo waiting for the return flight. (see picture), I hadn't seen that much cargo loaded onto a normal pax flight before.


Anyway, great service, two decent meals, lots of beverage service.
Flights ontime both ways. Cabin Crew very friendly and helpful.

Not sure where my next trip to Europe will be, but as always, I'll look to book Lufthansa direct to Frankfurt.

In flight AVOD
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh202/WestCoastPDX/DSC01796.jpg

At the gate in FRA, getting ready to load up.
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh202/WestCoastPDX/DSC01794.jpg

Over greenland (sorry for the quality)
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh202/WestCoastPDX/DSC01803.jpg

Cargo waiting to go to FRA upon arrival back in Portland
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh202/WestCoastPDX/DSC01805.jpg
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi,

nice to read about your LH flights to/from PDX. I've been on this service in 2007 and it's good to know that LH is doing well on this route. When I flew to PDX there were several pax connecting to SFO with UA. Maybe this is economical to avoid a crowded SFO service.

Thanks for sharing,
Stefan
 
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:11 pm

Stefan-

There were connecting pax onto SFO as well on this flight. Not sure what that is about, I thought between LH and UA, there were plenty of seats on FRA-SFO.


Thanks for the comments
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Anyone have input on the cargo uplift? Is that normal, bad, good?
I was so shocked I took the picture, who would have thought that much cargo would go out.
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:44 am

nice report.

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 2):
Anyone have input on the cargo uplift? Is that normal, bad, good?
I was so shocked I took the picture, who would have thought that much cargo would go out.

the used aircraft can even pick up 2 ulds more ... so nothing special .... these babys can take upto 35tons... of course depending on the route and passenger load
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:18 pm

From this TR, I did not get a sense of what your trip on Lufthansa was like, just a few random pictures. I believe many readers enjoy detailed reports of flights taken. Just something to think about if you submit another TR.
 
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:19 am

BlatantEcho,

There are several obviously well-meaning forum members out to offer suggestions on how to improve your TR. There is really no need to react the way you did. Your disclaimer is you do not write good TRs and thus forgiveable to produce something of this nature.

However, there are readers who crave more than just something of this nature.

Which brings me to my next question, why do you want to write a trip report in the first place? Don't you want others to know about your flight as much as possible? If someone asked you right now "how was the flight?"... What would you say? Especially if this someone has the same interest as you - airlines. Would you give a blah response or would you give a detailed answer?

This is the mindset you should have when you decide to pen your next report. Think about how you would respond to a fellow enthusiast when he asks you about the flight.

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 8):
Quoting SQ772 (Reply 6):
touche, at least you were clever!

Don't know if you could sense his deadpan sarcasm but the fact that you responded to him, you probably didn't.
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RE: PDX - FRA - PDX On Lufthansa A343 (with Pics)

Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:20 am

This a rare TR....

Quoting BlatantEcho (Thread starter):
Plane was mostly full in both directions in Y, about 50% each way in Business.

of course, LH needs higher loads J is that why its getting cut?
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