A few days ago, I posted info regarding the removal of the First Class cabin from several A330s that are based in Munich which obviously will affect several routes. Since that release from Lufthansa, they’ve provided a further update that at least temporarily brings back the F cabin on certain routes. In speaking with LH’s Network/Scheduling Planning area today, it appears that they are in the midst of finalizing the timeline and we should expect additional updates as LH schedules their aircraft for retrofit over Winter 2016/17. For now, here is the latest info that has been loaded into their reservation system.
Munich – Boston is still scheduled to have F removed on January 3.
Munich – Charlotte has been reopened for F beyond December 1
Munich – Chicago has been reopened for F beyond January 3
Munich – Delhi removal of F has been pushed out to January 16
Munich – Miami has been reopened for F beyond February 4
Munich – Montreal has been reopened for F beyond December 1
Munich – Mumbai has been reopened for F beyond December 1
Munich – New York (JFK) has been reopened for F beyond February 2
Munich – Tehran has been reopened for F beyond December 1
Munich – Washington DC has been reopened for F beyond February 2
Regardless of the dates listed above, the plan calls for complete removal of F on these routes no later than the end of March 2017, in time for the 2017 Summer timetable.
Keep in mind, this is not a finalize schedule. A lot will depend on how quickly LH schedules their aircraft to go into maintenance for the cabin changes. Historically, delays typically take place so I expect that LH will keep providing regular updates, especially as we approach the 3rd Quarter.
Oh, and speaking of Munich, they’re leading Atletico 1-0 in today’s UEFA Semi-Final match thus far……..
H/T: AirlineRoute.net for the GDS data