Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

Lrfox

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Double Boo. I always love seeing 4-engine planes (the A340) coming in/out. Unlike the A340, the A350 and A330 are double-engine, I believe?
Yes, they're both twin engine aircraft. As an avgeek, the LH A340-600 has always been one of my favorite planes to fly. I like the 2-4-2 layout in economy (usually traveling as a couple) and the lavatory located "downstairs" is a pretty neat quirk.
 

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Double Boo. I always love seeing 4-engine planes (the A340) coming in/out. Unlike the A340, the A350 and A330 are double-engine, I believe?
Enjoy it while you can. The time is coming pretty soon where 4 engine planes will no longer be flying. SWISS is going to be retiring their A340 fleet in 2025 or 2026. Air France retired their A340 fleet a couple of years ago. Lufthansa is going to replace almost all of their A340 fleet with 787-9s. Maybe Boston will see the 748 in the future. The 744s are going to be replaced with 779s.
 

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Enjoy it while you can. The time is coming pretty soon where 4 engine planes will no longer be flying. SWISS is going to be retiring their A340 fleet in 2025 or 2026. Air France retired their A340 fleet a couple of years ago. Lufthansa is going to replace almost all of their A340 fleet with 787-9s. Maybe Boston will see the 748 in the future. The 744s are going to be replaced with 779s.
Did Lufthansa stop flying the 748 into Boston?
 

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They only operate the 748 during the summer months. During the winter it’s a A343.
Minor correction but Logan has been getting the 744 for the last few years. I think we only got the 748 for one or two summers around 2018-2019.
 

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Minor correction but Logan has been getting the 744 for the last few years. I think we only got the 748 for one or two summers around 2018-2019.
I can understand downsizing to an 343 or a 350 in the winter. But why go with the gas guzzling 744 over a 748? Especially with the Ukraine-energy crisis in Europe.
 

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I can understand downsizing to an 343 or a 350 in the winter. But why go with the gas guzzling 744 over a 748? Especially with the Ukraine-energy crisis in Europe.
The fuel burn advantage of the 748 will be better felt on longer routes, which is why you can see the 748 prioritized on LH's longer routes (Tokyo, Sao Paulo, etc). I guess that doesn't really explain why we ever saw the 748 at all, while the 744's were still around. I'll take it though, managed to get on the 748 in the summer of 2017.
Can also explain why, outside of the 350's initial introduction, Munich's mainly stayed a 346.
 

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The fuel burn advantage of the 748 will be better felt on longer routes, which is why you can see the 748 prioritized on LH's longer routes (Tokyo, Sao Paulo, etc). I guess that doesn't really explain why we ever saw the 748 at all, while the 744's were still around. I'll take it though, managed to get on the 748 in the summer of 2017.
Can also explain why, outside of the 350's initial introduction, Munich's mainly stayed a 346.
Might configuration also play a role? Lufthansa's 748 is premium-heavy compared to the 744.
 

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