Hywel From Peru, joined Apr 2008, 722 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
Quoting DLH405heavy (Reply 3): Well, as far as that goes I've never heard them on the radio with that callsign. Even other regional partnes such as Eurowings use the standard "Lufthansa" radio callsign.
Yep, all Lufthansa flights operated by their regional partners use the normal Lufthansa callsign
There is, theoretically. Hansaline is their callsign registered at Eurocontrol, however, because they do not fly their own branded ops, but sell their flights 100% through LH (Just like US regionals flying contracted ops for the legacies), their callsign is Lufthansa.
As said, they are a seperate entity within the LH group, and thus need an own callsign by law.
Hywel From Peru, joined Apr 2008, 722 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3859 times:
Quoting Flyguy1 (Reply 9): Does anyone know where I can get a list of all the LH alphanumeric callsigns, and the real flight number it translates to?
Lufthansa have no rationale behind their callsign allocations, so by the time a list is compiled, most of them will have already changed!
Some you can work out, e.g. some of the LCY ones have a "CY" suffix but some are just numbers. There is no logical sequence. If you look at the Lufthansa flight numbers, all the morning arrivals at the same time are similar flight numbers!
Nevertheless, here's all the LH flights into LHR on the 31st July 08:
SandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3385 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
Quoting 413X3 (Reply 16): So is that standard practice in Europe, if a regional partner flies for a big airline they use that airlines callsign? Like it was posted above, in America a regional partner uses their own callsign.
It's about ownership. In Europe, most legacies own their regional affiliates (ie. KL, LH, LX), while in the US, most regionals are independant carriers merely contracted by the legacies (afaik). So in LH's case, Cityline is allowed to use LH's callsign, becaus ethey're 100% owned by LH, however they legally need to have an own registered callsign.