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First Condor B767 Repainted In Thomas Cook Livery  
User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
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Just thought I'd draw your attention to this...

The first photo on airliners.net of Condor's B767-330 ER D-ABUZ, which is photographed after rollout in the new Thomas Cook - powered by Condor livery.

I actually like it better than the Condor scheme, but the Thomas Cook titles look a little lost on the side of the fuselage windowline, they could do with being larger and bolder.

I also of course that for the Germans the loss of Condor to a British brand somewhat equates to the loss of Britannia to a German one!

NB: The "Large" version of this photo is 1600x1212, so unless you want to wait a while for it to load, click the medium  Big grin


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CROSSWIND

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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

NO MORE CONDOR?!?!?!  Sad  Sad  Sad

josh


User currently offlineSkymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I heard that condor was just causing a loss of income to its parent company, Lufthansa, and they decided to sell it so that they could get back in the black

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2595 times:
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Sorry, Due to correcting a typing mistake I overtyped a word completely in the penultimate sentance, which should read;
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I also of course understand that for the Germans the loss of Condor to a British brand somewhat equates to the loss of Britannia to a German one!
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Teach me to check again after I've corrected something!


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Typical livery reflecting the current times we're in. I like the choice of colours, though.
As for the large file download: Damn! Hispeed is nice!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

The B763 in new liverty will be in DUS this evening . On 21:20 it will depart to FRA. After that to MUC...


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

"I also of course understand that for the Germans the loss of Condor to a British brand somewhat equates to the loss of Britannia to a German one!"

Thomas Cook is a German company, has been for many years. Britannia was a Canadian company before being taken over by a German company.

The only true Brits are Airtours / My Travel, and that has pretty much always been the case.



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Andie,

will you be there tonight? I was thinking the whole day if I drive to DUS to watch the plane but now I decided not to go because I have to get up early tomorrow Morning.

Patrick


User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

No, I'm not there. I have to do a lot of stuff for the university.
Moreover, the obervation deck will cose on 9pm. So you can't see the departure on it...


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

I am glad that I am not there, I thought the observation deck is open until 10pm. For the future I will keep in mind that it will close at 9pm.

Patrick


User currently offlineFlying lsd From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Between the 2 major leisure european group THOMAS COOK and TUI

THOMAS COOK is the winner , great and very class livery
TUI very very poor, sad , don't give the pleasure to fly with them!


User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Man I guess that Aviation is getting stranger every day...
Condor has been a proud German Charter airline since it was founded in the 50's and now they mess it up with such an ugly livery...  Pissed At least the titles suck. But I guess that we in Europe will just have to live with it... first they took away our precious currency and now they are messing up our airlines... what's next?

Max


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Ugly!
First they give us that ugly Hapag Lloyd livery and now?
Thomas Cook what a nice name for an Airline!
This is disgusting.
I heard that a lot of Pilots try to move away from Thomas cook and come back to LH.
I can't understand the decision to repaint all ACs. I mean Condor was a name! Guarantee for safety and friendly crews. The small Sticker on the nose of some Condor ACs is enough, they should keep the Condor livery!


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

I agree with Max and Bjoern. It seems to me that all the travel companies want their own airline. It all started with the ST 737`s in TUI and Tjaerborg livery. Now we have lost HF (TUI) and DE (Thomas Cook). Maybe LT is the next, unfortunately!

Patrick


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

I love the livery. But it's a stupid move to drop the airline name CONDOR. Germany is not the UK, where Caledonian and Flying Colours become JMC, and a few years later Thomas Cook; Airtours becomes MyTravel - British passengers don't seem to mind. German tourists however are very hesitating to fly any charter airline whose name they haven't heard before. In fact there were only three airlines a typical German tourist would fly without hesitating: Condor, LTU and Hapag-Lloyd. Even when they fly with quality airlines like Aero Lloyd, Germania or Air Berlin, if they haven't heard the name of the airline before, they think it's a cheap unsafe airline. When I worked for flyFTI, how often did I hear the question "How old is this aircraft?", a question I don't hear very often when working at the check-in for Hapag-Lloyd or LTU flights. They simply trust in those three airlines: Condor, Hapag-Lloyd, LTU. After the Birgenair crash, there was a policy among many German tourists "If you haven't heard the name of the airline before, don't fly with that airline", and many passengers still don't want to fly with an airline whose name they never heard before.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

I agree, the font on the fuselage is ugly, and the fuselage looks too empty in general  Sad

This was one of the worst decisions the LH management ever made.


User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Is Thomas Cook Airline really Condor Airlines as said on the fuelage below the tail...? And will Thomas Cook Airline comes to DFW as a new service, or do they need an alliance....?
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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

don't get me wrong- it looks very nice. but i love condor  Sad


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User currently offlineCom3205 From Vatican City, joined Jul 2001, 69 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

It looks nice and you will see them and hear them on the frequency all around the world. Thomas Cook = 85 aircraft. And for the pilots leaving, they're afraid they're going to lose their Lufth. contract and seniority if Lufth. gets out of Thomas Cook.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Baec777,

Why on Earth would they fly to DFW?!?!?!


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I have never been a Condor fan, but that new livery just sucks, it stinks and whatever!  Pissed Pissed Pissed

I'm glad we still have good old LTU and Air Berlin...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

...plus Aero Lloyd, Germania and newcomer Hamburg International. Not every charter airline in Germany has been amalgamated by some "borg".



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineD-aqui From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 203 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2250 times:

Trading in the well-established and trusted Condor-brand for an idea that must have been bred in a marketing think-tank that has gone mad - I detest the new name and livery.
Yuck!
Let's see what reverberations the decision to drop Condor will have on the German market.

d-aqui


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

I´m really interested how they´re going to market this new stuff.

I find the livery per se OK, but I question the approach of dropping the Condor brand. But, I´m not yet sure to what extent it will be dropped after all:
- Condor Flugdienst GmbH will continue to exist.
- "powered by Condor" makes quite clear who is in charge of the a/c actual ops. Quite like the "Operated by Augsburg Airways/Cirrus Airlines/Contact Air etc." stickers on the Team LH planes.
- The flights will continue to operate under DE flight number.

There´s still hope.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: As a sickbag collector, I hope they do away with those boring LH bags on DE planes.
Anyone know what´s going to happen to Condor Berlin, a 100% subsidiary of Condor?


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2138 times:


Just have to say no! I hope that I will still manage to fly Condor... in an aircraft with a full Condor livery.


25 Ts-ior : Well,i have to say that it is a pity to see the beautiful yellow tail to disappear,but any way,what can we do...it is globalization !!! I think the 7
26 Patroni : Seriously I still have problems to understand why to sacrifice such a well established brand like Condor for a new identity which the average travelli
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