max999 wrote:BNEFlyer wrote:PlymSpotter wrote:I suspect the issue stems from a technicality about who was actually operating the flights.
For instance, it could be that Lufthansa CityLine operated these flights for Lufthansa, but the authority laid only with Lufthansa and not a subcontracted entity, meaning there was a discrepancy.
That's what I was thining, CityLine operated the SAN flights.
I've never heard of LH CityLine before. Can you someone tell me about this?
Is this their low cost subsidiary? Is the purpose of CityLine to fly to destinations that would not be profitable if flown by mainline LH?
Technically, CityLine (CL) is a regional subsidiary of Lufthansa used to operate regional flights. Their salaries are lower than mainline LH, and as such, eight A343s (one later written off) were transferred to be operated by CL. Two were later transferred to Eurowings, and only 3 remain with CL (these have Star Alliance livery). The two that went to Eurowings have since gone back to LH proper, as well as 2 of the other 5 A343s (excluding D-AIFA). The claim is that these flights had a different operator under a Lufthansa callsign under a wet-lease that was too long.