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Lufthansa And The Football Nose  
User currently offlineNumbertwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

When I was at FRA airport yesterday, I saw a 320 and a 340 from LH with the football nose. Anybody knows how many of them are flying?


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User currently offlineMaddy From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4419 times:

40 planes will carry the football-nose.

LH as offical partner even launched a website.

http://www.lh2006.com


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Actually it's a soccer nose! Big grin


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 2):
Actually it's a soccer nose! 

nope... football  Wink


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

I think about 20 from the fleet are flying; I have seen also a 747 and 735 with the nose.


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User currently offlineFokker70NG From Netherlands, joined Nov 2005, 234 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

I think the soccer nose looks rather good on the 737. Somebody has a picture of the 747 with soccer nose? I'm curious how that will look like.  Smile

I think it's a smart move of LH to paint the noses, it's cheap to paint but will certainly attract some attention. But wasn't EK also sponsoring the championship? Isn't that a bit strange, 2 airlines sponsoring the same championship?



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
nope... football

No no no no...it's soccer!  bouncy 



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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

All,

There is neither an S in FIFA nor UEFA, so it is not soccer.  banghead .

The 'F' stands for FOOTBALL in English and many European languages adopt a similar word (e.g. Fussball in German).

For the record, "soccer" comes from "Association Football" which will gain you very negative brownie points if you use this phrase in any European village, city or town.

And I don't want to start another A vs B thread!

Cheers

Buckieboy


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

From Airliner World's Nov 2005 issue:

"Lufthansa has introduced what is descibes as a 'football nose' on more than 30 of its aircraft to help promote the World Cup, due to take place in Germany next summer. The first aircraft, an A340-300, was unveiled in late july, and others, including this A320-211 D-AIQP [picture of said a/c] above, have been introduced in past months"



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 6):
No no no no...it's soccer!

No it's proper football no discussion about that. This ends here now.
What you mean is American football. Soccer is a name of disgrace for the beautiful game.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Quoting Fokker70NG (Reply 5):
But wasn't EK also sponsoring the championship?

Emirates is the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 2006, Lufthansa is just a sponsor of the DFB (German Football Union) but they pretend to be an official sponsor of the World Cup as well by painting these ridiculous looking football on their planes.

Their newest timetable is even showing a logo that shows a football with the caption "LH2006". That is so pathetic that it is actually quite funny.

Patrick


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Lufthansa later added "we realise that painting this on an Airbus first will probably cause wild speculation on that world famous internet site "notgettingany.net" aka "airliners.net" of favouritism by Lufthansa of Airbus aircraft over our Boeing aircraft, or the fact that we referred to the game as 'football' because it bloody well is 'football' rather than 'soccer', neither would we like to comment on the Wright or Wrong Amendment, whether Ryanair will fly transatlantic, or who really shot JR."


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5731 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 9):
Soccer is a name of disgrace for the beautiful game.

It's still soccer.  Big grin

Football is what is played at the Super Bowl at the end of January.



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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Quoting Fokker70NG (Reply 5):
But wasn't EK also sponsoring the championship? Isn't that a bit strange, 2 airlines sponsoring the same championship?

... Yes, EK is the official airline of the worldcup! LH actually has nothing to do with the sponsoring of the games.

LH is however the official partner of the German Football Association.

Then on a bit different note. I think it's LH who will make the money out of the games, not EK.



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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 12):
Football is what is played at the Super Bowl at the end of January.

For a relatively small proportion of the globe: correct. Most Asians, Africans, Europeans, South Americans and those from Australasia use a different word, if they can comprehend English.

Some 250 million (tops) out of ca 8 billion people worldwide want to use a different word and certain of these people want to display such quoibles on internet forums.  wink .

When one reads such posts, the US foreign policies immediately become much clearer to me  cool .

Cheers & goodnight,

Buckieboy


User currently onlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 9):
What you mean is American football.

Which is odd since it doesn't resemble true football at all.

"American Rugby" would be a better description.



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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 12):
Quoting Jush (Reply 9):
Soccer is a name of disgrace for the beautiful game.

It's still soccer.

Football is what is played at the Super Bowl at the end of January.

Oh yeah? Well Football (Soccer), is better than American Football!

Anthony


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 16):
Oh yeah? Well Football (Soccer), is better than American Football!

That's your opinion.. Mine is it's kinda boring to watch 22 men chasing a dead cow's skin only to have a score of 0-0 after 90 breathless minutes  bored .
Oooh....I mean 23 guys including the streaker dude  biggrin 


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 11):
Lufthansa later added "we realise that painting this on an Airbus first will probably cause wild speculation on that world famous internet site "notgettingany.net" aka "airliners.net" of favouritism by Lufthansa of Airbus aircraft over our Boeing aircraft, or the fact that we referred to the game as 'football' because it bloody well is 'football' rather than 'soccer', neither would we like to comment on the Wright or Wrong Amendment, whether Ryanair will fly transatlantic, or who really shot JR."

 Smile

... or why Boeing doesn't number their planes sequentially, (nor does Airbus, for that matter), or why Air Canada can't polish aluminum properly...



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 17):
That's your opinion.. Mine is it's kinda boring to watch 22 men chasing a dead cow's skin only to have a score of 0-0 after 90 breathless minutes .
Oooh....I mean 23 guys including the streaker dude

So you prefer a game where you spend 3/4 of the time watching men walking around, doing nothing, drinking gatorade, and generally hanging out instead of playing the game?


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 19):
Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 17):
That's your opinion.. Mine is it's kinda boring to watch 22 men chasing a dead cow's skin only to have a score of 0-0 after 90 breathless minutes .
Oooh....I mean 23 guys including the streaker dude

So you prefer a game where you spend 3/4 of the time watching men walking around, doing nothing, drinking gatorade, and generally hanging out instead of playing the game?

I thank the english for inventing cricket....


User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3859 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 19):
So you prefer a game where you spend 3/4 of the time watching men walking around, doing nothing, drinking gatorade, and generally hanging out instead of playing the game?

Did I mention anything about any game I enjoy in my post? In case you're talking about what they call 'American football', sory mate, I think it's worse than soccer. I don't fancy watching 50 guys in skin tights really. If you ask me, women beach volleyball is the best game out there. Can't get me off the TV when some hot, tall chick is running and falling all over the place while wearing a bikini Big grin


User currently offlineJumboForever From Japan, joined Jul 2005, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3822 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 21):
Can't get me off the TV when some hot, tall chick is running and falling all over the place while wearing a bikini

Are you talking about bay watch? I love when they run...

JumboForever


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

While LH is somewhat jumping the bandwaggon of the World Championship 2006 with their football(!) nose design, one has to admit that this is typical LH management style: maximum positive return with a minimum of investment. Big grin


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User currently offlineFraport From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 23):
one has to admit that this is typical LH management style: maximum positive return with a minimum of investment.

Which is not a bad strategy, is it? I don't understand what's so bad about these football noses. Yes, they are butt ugly but I think they will profit from that campaign. No one (except Sabena 332) cares if they are an official sponsor. It's just clever. If it was O'Leary's idea Sabena332 (and some other LH haters) would be the first to jump up for a big hooray.

[Edited 2005-11-17 08:22:28]

25 Columba : Having watched 3 Super Bowl Games, various College Football Games (one Live at the Rutgers Stadium in New Jersey) I still do not think that football
26 Post contains images HS748 : We invented it and it's called FOOTBALL
27 Post contains images Lp0815 : Actually it is German Football Federation. It is certainly not a "union" as in trade union. But since the topic is about LH, it is my guess that you,
28 Post contains images Mucflieger : Can we finally make this an A vs B thread, please
29 Fraport : Yeah it's time! And why didn't anybody complain about missing PTV onboard LH's planes, yet?
30 Bretts1983 : I feel the football (soccer, to keep our fellow American friends happy.) noses are a fantastic addition to the LH fleet. On the topic of special nose
31 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : I dont like em........ Just my Rob
32 Breiz : Football is also the word used in French speaking countries around the world. Definitely not soccer.
33 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Oh yeah its FOOTBALL. FAI- Football Association Ireland FA- Football Asocciation DFB- Deutsche Fussball Bund And so on.......... Rob
34 Racko : And I thought the Super Bowl was the event where ugly women showing half of their breast are causing an uproar in a 300 Million people country, only
35 Post contains images NYC777 : All...it's still a soccer nose on the LH plane!!!!! Amazing how easy it is to get under the skin of some of those Euros!                [Edite
36 Post contains images Sabena332 : Good idea. Does anyone know why this piece of crap airline doesn't offer PTV's in Eco? The FIFA maybe also? You're right, maybe I didn't find the cor
37 474218 : I think it turned in to a F vs S thread.
38 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Damn straight........... Rob
39 Soups : English: Football American: Suc*er
40 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Cheap ass management who dont care how comfortable their pax are in economy.... Rob
41 Post contains images Startknob : No, we're turning this into an B/S vs. A/F thread - with high security : So, you all still simply think all this all about Fussball, Football, Soccer?
42 Post contains images Airmaxfra : Just as an addition: not being an official sponsor of that FIFA-event LH (nor any other company) are allowed to use the logo or wording "WM2006" in th
43 Post contains links Concentriq : thats awesome!!!! i love it. Some references: http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Why_is_US_f..._it_has_little_to_do_with_the_feet http://www.answerbag.com/c_vi
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