MIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 18211 times:
Great to hear LH will get a new livery, and they'll be the exception to all the other majors with attractive schemes that have adopted crappy liveries lately. The good thing here is that no matter what the new c/s are, they can't be any more boring than the current livery.
When will LH get the fist A380s? I can't wait for this change.
Vanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 17639 times:
Just out of curiosity, why does Lufthansa mark its aniversary based off of the restart of operations after WW2. In reality Lufthansa should be celebrating its 79th aniversarry this year. Lufthansa began when airlines "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr" merged on January 6, 1926 I understand why the Bundeswehr or the Government would restart counting aniversarries after WW@, but why an mere airline?
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 17450 times:
Vanguard737, Lufthansa specifically wanted to distance itself from what Luft Hansa (notice the difference in spelling - that, too, was a way of distancing itself) was before and, especially, during the war.
That's the reason why you won't see them celebrating their 79th anniversary for another 29 years.
Reggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 17413 times:
Quoting Vanguard737 (Reply 9): Just out of curiosity, why does Lufthansa mark its aniversary based off of the restart of operations after WW2. In reality Lufthansa should be celebrating its 79th aniversarry this year. Lufthansa began when airlines "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr" merged on January 6, 1926 I understand why the Bundeswehr or the Government would restart counting aniversarries after WW@, but why an mere airline?
I believe that the current Lufthansa is really Lufthansa II. It has nothing to do with the original Lufthansa. That airline was destroyed during the war and a new airline was formed thereafter. Think of it like the original Pan Am and the 3 Pan Am's that came after. None of them could claim to have been related to the original.
Berlinflyer From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 17315 times:
Quoting Vanguard737 (Reply 9): 1926 I understand why the Bundeswehr or the Government would restart counting aniversarries after WW@, but why an mere airline?
This is a very german thing and surely has historic reasons. The airline was refounded after the war and therefore officially exists for 50 years now. For Germans everything just really went on a good way after WW2, so we have a stronger mental/positive relation to that.
FlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16644 times:
Quoting Chris7217 (Thread starter): As far as I know Lufthansa is planning to publish a new color scheme this year celebrating the airline's 50th Anniversary. I'm not talking here about the Airbus A321 in retro colors.
If you are talking about what I think you are talking about... it's been a few weeks ago since they did this. There is a very nice picture on a.net in black/white. Don't know the aircraft reg. though. And by the way, I think it's just for that one aircraft as a retro-celebration thing. Not for the entire fleet. But I could be mistaken...
FlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16297 times:
Thrilled to hear that, but I have to agree. Lufthansa will prolly wait with the introduction untill the next big event - the introduction of the A380 to their fleet. If they had really wanted to change the livery with their borthday, they would have introduced it for their birthday.
Even though I agree that Lufthansa's livery is rather boring, i think it is a perfect choice for the airline. It is very conservative and timeless, the white and grey seem rather elegant, and the logo is rather subtle. As a world-wide airline I don't really see them go buck-wild on their planes at all. I am just hoping for a little change in it so it looks a little more attractive to the eye!
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 15167 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 4): The good thing here is that no matter what the new c/s are, they can't be any more boring than the current livery.
I love the LH livery. I agree with FlyinTLow:
Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 15): It is very conservative and timeless, the white and grey seem rather elegant, and the logo is rather subtle.
I think the simple understated one color liveries of LH, NW, JetBlue, JAL, Qantas, and Varig are stronger, allowing the true forms of the airplane to be seen without being gussied up like a French whore, ie. Although the new UA livery is growing on me, it has to.....
CaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13330 times:
i was looking throuhg my aircraft on FS2004 when i was looking throuhg the MelJet 747-400 mega pack.. there was a Lufthansa 2005 New livery paint scheme.. i was wondering if this could be a artistic view of this new livery???
Gulfstream Planeview Cockpit: "why have hundreds of buttons when a CCD does the same thing and more?"
Kevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 729 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12277 times:
I think that LH will eventually change their livery just a bit. I think the Crane should be a bit larger on the tail so it can be noticed easier. Other than that I love LH's current livery and it fits them well.
: To me it seems that all the above paint schemes are a bit too fancy for LH. I think LH will go for a very simple livery, probably based on the current
: Besides, on a white aircraft it is easy for all to see that the aircraft is clean. Probably LH management has read these thousands of threads on this
: Argh.....they would have to change their name to Von Ryanair! Maybe they could then change the name of that lowcost they have a stake in to Von Ryana
: Whitehatter. Time to get your coat me'thinks
: Yes, if they change their colours, it will be a typical LH minimalistic scheme with blue, yellow, white, and grey. The logo and the Lufthansa titles
: If LH is going to introduce a new livery, the dominating "colour" will still be - white, and there is a reason for that. They should, however, find a
: Where should I start.. Did you mean to say the logo is elegant and the white and gray subtle? Also, yes the Condor flying through the sun is a great t
: Hi Peeps, CaptainTim: if that livery is actually in the works, hear hear. I never thought I'd say this but it reminds me /positively/ of the Virgin li
: Trust me, you get bored really quickly should you visit FRA for an hour. But still, in my opinion it is a lot more timeless than for example, UAs new