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Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:59 pm

Just saw this on twitter , lufthansa has a 747-800 that they have painted in a retro livery.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:09 pm

It's so beautiful.. might be the greatest livery of 2015.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:16 pm

The Blue cheatline looks a lot better then the All White currently on the LH planes save the tail. Very Classy LH, very Classy.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:19 pm

I just wish the belly could be polished metal like the aircraft that originally wore this livery.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:22 pm

That's one gorgeous LH 747. I miss those black radomes on aircraft, as well as the signature cheatline.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Wow- Look at that!!

I wonder why the " Retro" liveries are so popular?

Perhaps thy aren´t that bad after all??

Or perhaps some companies like to be reminded of the "good ole days"?? But I guess the companies don´t really like the good ole days- but believe the customer likes to remember - and buys some additional tickets??

Well I as an old customer do like to remember the good times- unfortunately it takes a bit more than a bit of paint to bring them back though....
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:33 pm

Amazing livery. How long will they keep the retro livery like this?
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:34 pm

Still speechless. I just fell in love. Very beautiful, a bit of the good old times. Makes me remember when my family and I went to the Frankfurt T1 observation deck in the early 80s and saw the numerous Jumbos of Lufthansa, PanAm and Transworld.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:46 pm

That is SOOOO beautiful!!!! Brings back my wonderful cherished childhood memories when the mighty 747 brought the German flag to the remote corners of the globe (and stopping about 5 times on the way).

This is not a 747-8i. This is a freaking 747-830!

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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:46 pm

Now that a good looking plane!            
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:50 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
I miss those black radomes on aircraft

You'll like this one:
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Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:51 pm

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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:54 pm

That plane is absolutely gorgeous! What a beauty. Can't wait to see more pictures.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:56 pm

Sharp plane.

Question - I always thought the original 747s were delivered with a slightly darker blue?
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:56 pm

Brilliant! I hope I get on her.

Now, when will BA do the same? BEA (a), BEA (b), BOAC, BA (a), BA (b) ... A320s, 777s and A380s would look STUNNING in these colours!
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:11 pm

Does anyone else notice a shocking amount of similarity:


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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:26 pm

Quoting OA412 (Reply 3):
I just wish the belly could be polished metal like the aircraft that originally wore this livery.

I said the same in the 747-8 production thread. If you're going retro, why not all the way retro? This one looks good, but it could have been GREAT!!
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:30 pm

I don't see why they couldn't use the bare metal belly, since the 747 is still aluminum. Maybe it would've been cost prohibitive to polish a one-off plane every once in a while?
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:34 pm

No. I see white and blue. But that is not so shocking.

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):

Does anyone else notice a shocking amount of similarity:


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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Stunning retro-bird. by far the most elegant aircraft to serve it's owner! i love it!
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:50 pm

Quoting UA444 (Reply 17):

I don't see why they couldn't use the bare metal belly, since the 747 is still aluminum.

Technical reasons, the material is different. But I am negatively surprised that they didnt use metallic paint at least.

Do it right, or dont do it, that is how I think about retrojets.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:51 pm

Quoting UA444 (Reply 17):
I don't see why they couldn't use the bare metal belly, since the 747 is still aluminum. Maybe it would've been cost prohibitive to polish a one-off plane every once in a while?

skins for polished a/c are fabricated from different materials and subject to special treatment during forming.. It's not as simple as just buffing a regular skin.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:52 pm

Wow. Simply amazing. Well done Lufthansa, well done.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):

Does anyone else notice a shocking amount of similarity:

Yes, but everyone seems to hate the Air China.  
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:55 pm

WOW WOW WOW...what a beauty!!!
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:03 pm

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 23):
Yes, but everyone seems to hate the Air China.  

Nah, a.net member 777Jet loves Air China!

Quoting na (Reply 20):

Quoting UA444 (Reply 17): I don't see why they couldn't use the bare metal belly, since the 747 is still aluminum.

Technical reasons, the material is different. But I am negatively surprised that they didnt use metallic paint at least.
Do it right, or dont do it, that is how I think about retrojets.

I Agree entirely! Bare metal it should be! Apparently, Qantas had a similar issue with it's recently revealed 737-800 retrojet.

Lufthansa should be congratulated! Firstly, actually launching the 747-8i, then the marvelous 'Siegeflier' (or however it is spelt, lol) and now this retrojet! Well done, Lufhty!

Now please, can we have a one-off charter flight or something to Australia? Please please please!

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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:04 pm

Oh wow, That's gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:21 pm

She's been moved outside.

Here are some pictures:




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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:27 pm

I's love to see that retro livery on an A380,

But I'm afraid the black radome on a 380

would make it look like a bulldog   
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:30 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 28):
I's love to see that retro livery on an A380,

Wouldn't be much of a retro since the A380 is relatively new compared to the 747.

Besides. Lufthansa didn't have the A380 back when the retro livery was around. The 747 was.

It only makes sense to put the retro livery on the 748.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:32 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 28):

I's love to see that retro livery on an A380

Come on, why make a beautiful livery look ugly by putting it on the likes of the A380?  

It might look good on an A350, however 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:50 pm

Quoting Boeing778X (Reply 30):
why make a beautiful livery look ugly by putting it on the likes of the A380?

Hey, hey, hey. Come on now..


This is a beautiful aircraft. The right livery makes her look even better!
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:59 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 31):
This is a beautiful aircraft. The right livery makes her look even better!

The livery:   
The plane it's slapped to:   
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:09 pm

Beautiful plane. Can they bring back the retro FA uniforms too? 
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:10 pm

Are there any other carriers who have applied Retro or Heritage liveries to a widebody aircraft?
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:11 pm

Maybe I just don't get it, but I really see nothing special about this livery
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Quoting Boeing778X (Reply 32):
The plane it's slapped to:

Boeing778X... Name is all I needed to see.

Airbus and Boeing are both great. But come on. Airbus rules Boeing when it comes to jumbo.

The A380 is awesome. I think the A380-900 would be a better looking.


But let's stay on topic.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:27 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 36):
Airbus and Boeing are both great. But come on. Airbus rules Boeing when it comes to jumbo.

Airbus's A380 is never going to match the 747 in numbers built. It might be big, but it won't be around as long as the 747 has been. I do not dislike the A380, but it has a limited market just like the 747i does now. Also Boeing may be building 747Fs ten years from now. They can be ordered with nose doors. The A380 will never be a freighter.   
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 29):
Wouldn't be much of a retro since the A380 is relatively new compared to the 747.

The A321 is pretty new too and that didn't stop LH from putting a retro livery on it.

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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:31 pm

The A380 is like any "big boned" woman: sometimes she looks sexy, other times she looks less than flattering, and which one you get in your picture is heavily dependent on the pose, the angle, and the lighting.   

But I'd love to see a 380 with a polished aluminum bottom.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:34 pm

Wow. So awesome. Maybe the first 747 I ever flew on was a 742 painted in that scheme.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:52 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 36):
But come on. Airbus rules Boeing when it comes to jumbo.

HA! That's a laugh and a half, that is!

Sorry, the A380 is just ugly. If they ever get to the A380-900, proportions in mind, perhaps we'll look again.

But that's okay, looks aren't everything. I'll always consider the A321 and A350-900 to be the best looking of Airbus' portfolio.
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:53 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 11):
Quoting Miami (Reply 27):

At first look I thought they left the bottom white.....whew!

Quoting kanban (Reply 21):
skins for polished a/c are fabricated from different materials and subject to special treatment during forming.. It's not as simple as just buffing a regular skin.

What changed from the 744? I'm guessing it was a cost/performance decision?
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:10 am

Looks beautiful. Kudos to LH for sharing pride in their history. I wish more carriers did this, especially in the US.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:15 am

Quoting twincessna340a (Reply 43):
What changed from the 744? I'm guessing it was a cost/performance decision?

None of the 744s had the old scheme, so it was changes from the 742 to the 748 that are important. I've read conflicting pieces saying the material is slightly different (or not), it would be good to hear from people more in the know. What has changed though, is that the cost of polishing it has become relatively more expensive as paints have improved, so more airlines paint their planes. Even AA gave up on it eventually.
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:18 am

Dear All Airlines,

Please buy this aircraft, I will fly all of you in paid first. And United, if you Mr Smisek cave in for a few IT CAN ONLY BE DONE IN SAUL BASS livery. BA?

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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:19 am

Quoting AmericanAirDFW (Thread starter):
lufthansa has a 747-800 that they have painted in a retro livery

From what I can see this livery looks very beautiful IMHO.

I like the shade of blue used...

However, I need to see more pics of the tail because I don't know if the usual tail would go well with this blue...

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 25):
Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 23):
Yes, but everyone seems to hate the Air China.

Nah, a.net member 777Jet loves Air China!

  

Yes, 777Jet loves Air China!

The Air China 747-8 looks AWESOME!!!  
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:21 am

Quoting BiggerJetsPlz (Reply 40):
The A380 is like any "big boned" woman: sometimes she looks sexy, other times she looks less than flattering, and which one you get in your picture is heavily dependent on the pose, the angle, and the lighting.

But I'd love to see a 380 with a polished aluminum bottom.

Is that how you prefer your big-boned women as well?
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:24 am

Quoting BiggerJetsPlz (Reply 40):
The A380 is like any "big boned" woman: sometimes she looks sexy, other times she looks less than flattering, and which one you get in your picture is heavily dependent on the pose, the angle, and the lighting.

More like that woman who looks good from far away but when you reach her, she's far from good.   
 
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RE: Lufthansa 747-8 Retro

Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:24 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):
Does anyone else notice a shocking amount of similarity:

Technically speaking, CA is STILL retro, they just never modernized it. I guess that's one way to get a retro livery.
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