from the depht of my memory, but that was not STR/JFK but rather STR-DUS (737)DUS-JFK D10. I am not sure of I have LHJ timetables from those years, however, 408 could have been MUC-DUS-JFK and that flight had connections at DUS from HAM and STR.
A decade earlier around the 60/702 LH408 was a daily 707 MUC-HAM-JFK.
New York was about the only "decentralized" D10 flights LH had, all others where attached to FRA, like FRA-DUS-ANC-NRT. This was served by 742s and D10s.
CX288 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6108 times:
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 5): from the depht of my memory, but that was not STR/JFK but rather STR-DUS (737)DUS-JFK D10. I am not sure of I have LHJ timetables from those years, however, 408 could have been MUC-DUS-JFK and that flight had connections at DUS from HAM and STR.
LH did operate STR-DUS/CGN-JFK with same-plane D10 service but later changed the pattern when the D10 turned around in DUS while inter-German connections to STR and HAM where operated by 737 with the same flight numbers.
Irregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5234 times:
In either 1989 or 1991 I flew as a UM on a LH DC-10 from CAI to FRA.
That year was the only year that LH ever used the DC-10 (only for a short while though, maybe a couple of months over the summer) on the FRA-CAI-FRA route instead of the usual A300-600R.
It is also possible that the DC-10 continued to ADD or KRT after CAI back then.
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PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8290 posts, RR: 26 Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
Excellent info indeed
Quoting Dairy (Reply 10): The history of LH408 is quite complicated - was always departing from MUC to JFK, but going via HAM, CGN or DUS.
1969: MUC-HAM-JFK with 707
Thanks, I was right with my memory. I often had cargo on the LH 408 from HAM and that flight number is engraved as AC873 for instance. I could see the 707 to JFK from my office window each day, quite noisy when they went along with full power. I loved it, even though I had to wait with a phone call until they were up in the air.
The main runway at the old Munich-Riem airport was lengthened to 9,200 ft. in 1969. I expect the closure was related to completion of that work. The only other runway was very short and couldn't handle airliners.