LUFTHANSA Reducing Japan Service For Next Summer

LUFTHANSA Reducing Japan Service For Next Summer

Lufthansa announced today that it will reduce the frequency of flights between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita as well as ‘downgauge’ the aircraft used on the route.

Beginning March 27, Frankfurt – Tokyo Narita will be reduced from 7x/week to 3x/week.   The 747-400 that currently serves the route will be replaced by an Airbus A340-300.

 

The flight schedule is as follows:

LH710 departs Frankfurt at 1:40p and arrives in Tokyo at 8:15 the following morning (Tuesday, Friday,      Sunday).

LH711 departs Tokyo at 9:40a and arrives in Frankfurt at 3:00p (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday).

 

There is no change to the daily service between Frankfurt and Tokyo Haneda, currently flown by a 747-8i.
 
LUFTHANSA Begins Codeshare Partnership With COPA

LUFTHANSA Begins Codeshare Partnership With COPA

Lufthansa has announced today that it will begin to codeshare flights with Copa Airlines.    This announcement coincides with the beginning of Lufthansa’s service to Panama City, Panama which is scheduled to begin on March 2, 2016.

This codeshare agreement will allow Lufthansa’s passengers to book their travels to South America more efficiently.  It also allows the 2 airlines involved to book passengers on the same plane using their respective flight numbers.

According to LH, plans call for a wide-reaching codeshare agreement that will cover many of Copa’s flights within Latin and South America.    However, the initial codeshare will only cover 2 of Copa’s routes:   Panama City – David, and Panama City – San Jose, Costa Rica.   Expansion of the codeshare will take place throughout Summer 2016.

 

ABOUT LUFTHANSA’s NEW SERVICE TO PANAMA CITY (Excerpt from previous post announcing the new route):

 

This expansion plays well into LH’s goal of a deeper presence in the Americas, especially Central and South.   With the addition of  ‘PTY’, Lufthansa will be able to leverage the ‘route map’ that fellow Star Alliance member COPA has in the region.   With COPA’s 50 destinations, LH has opened a significant new opportunity for passengers.

 

The route will be flown by a 3 class A340-300 aircraft (Business / Premium Economy / Economy) that can carry upwards of 298 passengers.  The aircraft will have FlyNet internet connectivity.

 

The flight details:

LH 484 will depart Frankfurt on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 10:15a (Local FRA time) and arrive in Panama City (PTY) at 4:40p (Local PTY time).   The flight is scheduled for 12 hours 25 minutes.

LH 485 will depart Panama City at 6:45p (Local Time) and arrive in Frankfurt at 11:35a the following morning.

Scenes From Safari:  Part III

Scenes From Safari: Part III

I continue to work out sorting out the 18k photos.   Here is the latest batch of shots that I thought were worth sharing.  If you missed the previous installments you can find Part I here, and Part II here.

In Part III, I’ve included a video capturing a fairly rare moment where a male lion from the Majingilane coalition was spending time with a Lioness from the Othawa pride in the hopes of furthering the population.   He would not have any luck this time.

Enjoy!

 

Zebra....Up close and personal

Zebra….Up close and personal

 

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

 

Warthog watches with a wary eye....

Warthog watches with a wary eye….

 

'Lesser Spotted' Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you'll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

‘Lesser Spotted’ Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you’ll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

 

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

 

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride....

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride….

 

A rare 'blonde' version of a Wahlberg's Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory 'as blondes'. Most are dark brown.

A rare ‘blonde’ version of a Wahlberg’s Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory ‘as blondes’. Most are dark brown.

 

The following sequence is of a rare Night Heron that seldon appears the in the daytime.   The exception is typically only made when it is looking for a viable nesting area for her eggs.    I spend a good deal of time watching and enjoying her.

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In the following video, you’ll see that Majigilane Lion trying to court the Othawa Lioness:



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