airsicknessbag
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Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:24 pm

Hello everybody,

some time ago, I started a similar thread about LH´s 1983 timetable, which turned out to be hugely popular.

Now I acquired a timetable effective November 1, 1956, I thought I´d repeat that and share some highlights with you.

The following (outbound) flights were offered:

Flight number - days of operation - routing - type of a/c

80 - dly - HAM-DUS-FRA - Viking
81 - dly - DM), Germany">MUC-FRA-HAM - CV 340
82 - dly - DUS-FRA-STR-DM), Germany">MUC - DC3
83 - Thu,Sat - STR-FRA-DUS - DC3
84 - dly - FRA-DM), Germany">MUC - CV 340
85 - dly - DM), Germany">MUC-STR-FRA - DC3
87 - Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sun - STR-FRA-DUS - DC3
88 - dly - FRA-NUE - Viking
89 - dly - NUE-FRA - Viking
90 - dly - HAM-HAJ-FRA-STR - DC3
151 - dly - FRA-HAJ-HAM - DC3
91 - dly - FRA-HAM - Viking
92 - dly - HAM-BRE-CGN-FRA - CV 340
93 - dly - FRA-CGN-BRE-HAM - CV 340

120 - dly - DM), Germany">MUC-STR-FRA-LHR - CV340
130 - dly - HAM-DUS-LHR - CV 340
132 - dly - DUS-LHR - CV 340

150 - dly - HAM-FRA-ORY - CV 340

170 - Wed,Fri,Sun - HAM-CGN-FRA-MAD-LIS - Super G b

430 - Mon,Fri - HAM-FRA-DUS-SNN-YUL-MDW - Super G a/b
420 - Tue,Wed,Fri,Sun - HAM-FRA-SNN-IDL - Super G a/b
402 - Thu,Sat - HAM-DUS-ORY-IDL - Super G a/b
Tech stops in SNN or YQX if necessary

500 - Wed - HAM-DUS-ORY-DKR-GIG-CGH-EZE - Super G c
520 - Sat - HAM-FRA-ORY-DKR-GIG-CGH-EZE - Super G c

600 - Sun - HAM-DUS-FRA-IST-BEY-BGW-THR - Super G a
620 - Wed - HAM-FRA-DM), Germany">MUC-IST-BEY-BGW-THR - Super G a


The Super Constellations came in three configurations:
a - 49 Y seats in 2-3, 8 F seats in 2-2
b - 69 Y seats in 2-3, 4 F seats in 2-2
c - 48 F seats in 2-2

The Convair had 44 seats in 2-2

The DC3 had 26 seats in 2-2


An exemplary dinner in the First Class Senator Service looked like this, proudly presented in the "stomach timetable" (Magenflugplan):

Beluga Malosol Caviar, roasted bread, butter
OR
half a Heligoland lobster, roasted bread, butter

Trepang soup

Grilled veal, champignons, potatoes, slads
OR
Pheasant with juniper berries, croquettes, salads

Ice cream

Cheese plate

Fruit basket

Mocca

Cognac

Chocolates


And, as an example, I´ll go into more detail with the Buenos Aires routing, which was the longest flight with a total travel time of 34:35 hours:

HAM-FRA 1100-1225 Light breakfast
FRA-ORY 1330-1500 Snack
ORY-DKR 1600-0045 Coffee, dinner, cocktails
DKR-GIG 0145-1005 Breakfast, light breakfast
GIG-CGH 1105-1220 Fruits
CGH-EZE-1305-1735 Cocktails, lunch, coffee


Some ticket prices in DM - and bear in mind the average wage in 1956 was about 420 DM per month:

FRA-STR single 40, rtn 72

HAM-IDL single F 2009, rtn F 3615
single Y 1379, rtn Y 2481

DUS-LHR single 133, rtn 240

FRA-EZE single Y 3054, rtn Y 5498


Hope you enjoy it, feel free to ask any questions!

Daniel Smile
 
kaitak
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RE: Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:32 pm

Many thanks for this, Airsicknessbag; how great it is to remember the time when aviation was a lot more civilised.

I have a Summer 1963 OAG, so I'll try and post some information from this; the main differences would be on intercontinental routes, when 707-430s had been introduced, with 720s on medium haul flights and Viscounts on short haul; the first 727-30s were introduced the following year.
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:29 pm


>>>how great it is to remember the time when aviation was a lot more civilised.

Absolutely. These prices certainly helped to keep the unwashed masses out Big grin

Daniel Smile

P.S.: Nice to see you´re a colleague.
 
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RE: Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:55 am

Airsicknessbag,

Thanks alot for that. It was incredibly interesting!
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
XQ737
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RE: Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:56 am

Hey,

could you give me please the link to your LH 1983 - timetable?

Thank you
 
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RE: Details From Lufthansa´s 1956/57 Winter Timetable

Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:49 am


At least I now have a rough idea of when LH stopped the 430 service into MAN as all books I've got just state that 1956 saw the service started but it was withdrawn later that year!

David