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Old Dec 21, 12, 6:05 am   #1
 
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FTers on the (cancelled A380) LH455 20 Dec?

Amy other flyertalkers in the midst of seeing how poorly LH handled 300+ people after cancelling a 380 flight?
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Old Dec 21, 12, 6:36 am   #2
 
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What happened?
I guess there were no alternatives and you were re-booked for today?
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Old Dec 21, 12, 6:43 am   #3
 
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No, but a couple of my friends were, and I saw their facebook updates. Looks like they got rebooked to Asia on CA via PEK.
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Old Dec 21, 12, 6:59 am   #4
 
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No, but a couple of my friends were, and I saw their facebook updates. Looks like they got rebooked to Asia on CA via PEK.
Are people really flying to Asia via SFO?
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Old Dec 21, 12, 7:12 am   #5
 
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I see that the A388 experienced heavy turbulence and had to be checked.... must have been quite some turbulence and probably an unpleasant experience for those on the flight.

And cancelling a flight in this period when almost all flights are quite full won't make the re-bookings any easier....
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Old Dec 21, 12, 7:28 am   #6
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Are people really flying to Asia via SFO?
Or SFO to Asia via FRA?
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Old Dec 21, 12, 7:30 am   #7
 
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Or SFO to Asia via FRA?
455 is SFO-FRA....argh :doh:
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Old Dec 21, 12, 7:33 am   #8
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Looking at some LH F award threads in other FT fora, people apparently fly from the US to Asia via FRA to maximise their LH F experience.
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Old Dec 21, 12, 7:54 am   #9
 
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Looking at some LH F award threads in other FT fora, people apparently fly from the US to Asia via FRA to maximise their LH F experience.
Going to be OT now, but which FFP allows such routings?
Or do people use different Tickets for this?
Would love to fly via Asia to the US (West) myself....
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Old Dec 21, 12, 8:07 am   #10
 
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Looking at some LH F award threads in other FT fora, people apparently fly from the US to Asia via FRA to maximise their LH F experience.
...and sometimes we even pay for the privilege.
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Old Dec 21, 12, 8:10 am   #11
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...and sometimes we even pay for the privilege.
To fly from SFO to Asia via FRA?
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Old Dec 21, 12, 8:23 am   #12
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Going to be OT now, but which FFP allows such routings?
Or do people use different Tickets for this?
Would love to fly via Asia to the US (West) myself....
See for example:

US to Asia via Europe
North America -> North Asia -> South Asia -> Africa -> Europe -> North Asia -> North America

Probably no longer possible and in any case no more LH F awards using US miles.
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Old Dec 21, 12, 8:41 am   #13
 
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I saw some Twitter posts last night and even a Youtube video. People weren't happy, that's for sure. I'm supposed to be on 455 today. The incoming 454 already has a scheduled delay of about 5 hours out of FRA. Not sure what's up with that. Flightaware says it's due to weathe delays at SFO, but I checked other flights coming from Europe and they should be on time.
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Old Dec 21, 12, 9:24 am   #14
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yup. what's up with 454? 6h delay! The weather's not great in SF but definitely no snow/thunder/rain!
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Old Dec 21, 12, 9:34 am   #15
 
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Interesting reading on Twitter. At least four people tweeted about their experiences (en route to funeral in India, en route to wedding in Germany, etc.) and how they were treated. Some back-and-forth with LH PR team over Twitter. One person seems to have driven to LAX to catch next-day's LAX-FRA (leaves me wondering how come not booked onto a flight SFO-LAX).
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