LH410 From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3055 times:
triggered by JetMaster's thread on the LH A380 registrations I asked myself the question which names will the LH A380 jets get. A good number of the 744 fleet bears the names of the German regions (earlier this year the "Bayern" took me back from from IAD to FRA) which are the largest administrative entities in Germany and, apparently, therefore are given to the currently largest LH equipment. As a German expat I always appreciate flying on an LH plane which carries the name of a German city since there is always some connotation to it.
So, will the A380 get the names of the German states and the B744 need to be re-baptized? Any ideas?
CrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3017 times:
I don´t think that LH will relabel their 744 fleet. I hope LH will baptize with names of German VIP´s or worldwide VIP´s as KLM do it. Or LH will baptize their A380 with the name of big German towns and German regions.
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2353 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3001 times:
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Christening Lufthansas planes with city / state names is a long tradition ... breaking with it would be the wrong way to go .. but what would you name the first A380?? Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, .... all the big / important cities are occupied by the B744 fleet ... and naming the largest passenger airliner "Bottrop" surely aint the way to go. So what about naming it after german landmarks like castles, rivers, areas ... Zugspitze, Altes Land, Taunus ...
Some cargo B747 used to have names and continents as their respective christened name ... maybe another option?
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
I know this. The B744's can then be continued to be named after cities such as Düsseldorf or Mülheim a.d Ruhr where as the A380's will be named after the Bundesländer, it gives them names for at least their first 16 A380's.