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Pix Of Lufthansa 340 Landing In SXM - Why?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2168 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

There is an article in German news magazine "Der SPiegel" this week which shows a Lufthansa A340 landing at SXM (it's the famous "people in bathing trunks watching a plane passing over their heads"-picture, but excpet that this time it is not an Air France A340, but Lufthansa). Why? SXM was never a part of LH's scheduled network. Do they lease out planes to cruise ship companies?

And, before you ask, yes, I am sure it is SXM. It looks SXM and it says so in the little footnote.

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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5133 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Like you say it's most likely a charter.... Or a medical diversion.

User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4980 times:

ciao mozart,

what is the articel about ..... , did u find it also on www.spiegel.de ?

robin



ABC
User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

Can you see registration from the picture??? If so, I can most probably figure it out! Also date would be very helpful, but I guess impossible to get!?


I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineCanberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

I bet it is a plane load of German spotters on a one week break way from their wives Laugh out loud

/Michael Yeah sure



It takes courage to push things forward . . (Mo Mowlam)
User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

It could have been an altered photo for the purpose of the German article?

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Its a fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Laugh out loud



User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

I have just checked Der Spiegels homepage.. Is there anyone that have the damn picture???

User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

couldnt find it .... , not 100% sure if the internet shows everything , which is in the actuall magazin .....

robin



ABC
User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Here's the pic... I had to use my phone to take it so sorry for the bad quality.



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Looks fake to me..

filler
filler


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Looks like someone took an Air France A340 and made it a Lufthansa

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

Ah. Thanx Starflyer.

I don't think it looks fake. If you see the sun on the aircraft it's similar as where the sun hits the people..

[Edited 2004-04-19 15:37:05]

User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

It doesnt look fake in the magazine! And I doubt they would put the all the effort in to change the livery.
My guess would be this is an A340-200 DAIBF "Lübeck" (from looking at the picture closely).



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineAndi From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Hi all,

shortly after LH changed from DC10 to A340 in early 90's they used this "new" aircraft for the regulary service to SXM. As I can remember, this series flow for one or two years and than they changed to Condor (B767).

So it is not a fake ! I think, LH DC10's served this airport for some years...

bye
andi


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

Looks like someone took an Air France A340 and made it a Lufthansa

So they obviousely cleaned the aircraft before doing the "livery change"?  Laugh out loud

Sorry, had to say that.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

I wonder if it's Air France crew standing there on the beach watching nice clean aircrafts coming in. Big grin

User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

shortly after LH changed from DC10 to A340 in early 90's they used this "new" aircraft for the regulary service to SXM. As I can remember, this series flow for one or two years and than they changed to Condor (B767).

... This is probably true, and by the look of those trunks the guys are wearing it's at least 10 years ago!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy DAIBF was delivered to LH November 1993! Last DC-10's flew out from LH 1994!

[Edited 2004-04-19 16:09:36]


I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

It also appears to be a -200, which makes it even more likely that it is an original picture taken in the early 90's of one of the Lufthansa's first few A340's.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9781 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

I was searching for more information on this, but couldn't find it. I do know Lufthansa indeed operated flights to St. Maarten in the early '90's. They operated a three times a week scheduled service from Frankfurt to St. Maarten via Antigua (FRA-ANU-SXM-ANU-FRA). The flight was operated with a DC-10-30. I didn't know this flight was replaced by a A340 later. I thaught Lufthansa stopped flying to St. Maarten before they starting using the A340. This service didn't last long.

The photo in this thread/post looks fake to me. Someone mentioned the reflection of the sun on the aircraft's tail, but this also looks fake when comparing that "sun reflection" to other digitally made 'fantasy' liveries, such as the ones made by our fellow members Mikephotos and S.p.a.s. Maybe they can tell if this photo is fake or not. Bye the way Mikephotos and S.p.a.s., have you done/made more of those wonderful liveries? I would like to know. Please give us your websites.  Wink/being sarcastic

Kind regards,

A388


User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Looks like Photoshop to me  Smile

User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2168 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

I am not an expert on fake vs. real photos, but I don't think "Der Spiegel" would have an interest in this particular case to fake the picture. The article is neither about LH nor about SXM, but just about people that buy emission certificates before they fly, so the magazine just needed any picture of any plane at any airport. LH is an obvious choice because this is a German paper, but other than that I don't see why they should want to fake it.

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