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LH A380 - Names  
User currently offlineLH410 From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Hello,

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?

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User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3028 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.

Helmut Kohl would be an great name for an A380. Wink


User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2358 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3012 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?

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2963 times:

How about after the Bundeslander? Such as Bayern, Nordrhein Westfalen, Hessen, etc.


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User currently offlineHMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2919 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
How about after the Bundeslander? Such as Bayern, Nordrhein Westfalen, Hessen, etc.

all used for the B744


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2908 times:

You know, if riveres aren't used already they might be a good idea. The first one can be named after the Rhine...

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2892 times:

Quoting HMUcfm56 (Reply 4):
all used for the B744

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.



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2880 times:

Quoting CrazyHorse (Reply 1):
Helmut Kohl would be an great name for an A380.

 Big grin or Rainer Calmund...  praise 



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User currently offlineHMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting LH410 (Thread starter):
it gives them names for at least their first 16 A380's

but they ordered only 15.
who wants to choose which state won´t be on an A380?  Smile


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting HMUcfm56 (Reply 8):
who wants to choose which state won´t be on an A380?

Bayern of course!  Wink



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting HMUcfm56 (Reply 8):
Quoting HMUcfm56 (Reply 8):
who wants to choose which state won�t be on an A380?

Bayern of course!

That's what a spotter said to me last week - nobody likes Bayern?

But it will be only 13 because Berlin, Bremen and Hamburg are cities and states.

Georg.

[Edited 2005-11-09 12:30:41]

User currently offlineDakota From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 5):
You know, if riveres aren't used already they might be a good idea. The first one can be named after the Rhine...

Hmmm the name Rhine for an aircraft..I don't know. The KLM Boeing 747 that crashed in 1977 at Tenerife was called 'De Rijn': Dutch for The Rhine.


User currently offlineFelixZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 226 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
So what about naming it after german landmarks like castles, rivers, areas ... Zugspitze, Altes Land, Taunus ...

Mountains are already used by LX
( see: http://www.swiss.com/web/NS6/about-s...ress-releases-02.htm/?newsid=15396 ).
Even though they use the Swiss Mountains. So maybe it would be a nice idea to strengthen the relationship.

Felix


User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 9):
Bayern of course!

I heard that!  Smile


User currently offlineSorayafaradiba From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I guess they must do something new because all Bundesläner-Names and city names have been used.

They could name their planes after the A380-destinations. "Tokyo-Narita" or "Ciudad de Mexico"...


User currently offlineLp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 7):
or Rainer Calmund...

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