Aviation Photo #1550753 Airbus A300B4-603 - Lufthansa

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L1 door of the last ever A300 in Lufthansa service, picture taken at the farewell party in Frankfurt. Many employees took the chance to pay their tribute before the "Rosenheim" completed the final revenue flight as LH3853 FCO-FRA. Please also note the "tears" of the Airbus. We will miss you, too!
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Photo Added: July 08, 2009

Comments (43)

Anonymous
10 years ago
The best looking door I've ever seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good bye A300, I can
Anonymous
10 years ago
LOL at "TOGA Forever"
Anonymous
10 years ago
They say that no industry or passion can capture man's heart like aviation. This photo makes me believe it. 5*****
Anonymous
10 years ago
Are those orange tears coming out the window?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Here's to new beginnings...?
Anonymous
10 years ago
You can capture the emotion of this image in many ways, sad to see the last of this A300, esp with the way lufthansa look after their airplanes, they are always immaculate!
Any idea on the fate of this a/c ?
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm glad your picture made it up here. This event was remarkable! Cheers, Stephan
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good bye big boy. I don't know if it will be sold.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Gives me goosebumps big time! Who said machines and humans can't be friends? Thank you for this very emotional picture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Goodbye old lady, I will miss you and I will never forget my flights to LHR and DUS when I was sitting in the flightdeck of your sisters AS and AX from take-off to landing - THANK YOU!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've seen him leaving FRA for the last time as ferry-flight to a new destination. Roaring down the runway and getting airborne only after a few hundred meters. He climbed like a rocket.
Anonymous
10 years ago
She should be set up on display at Lufthansa headquarters, and put on a pedestal in thanks for all her great years of service. Or at the entrance to her home airport to greet all the travellers who pass through. After all, she's no ordinary lady, she deserves special treatment! -from Canada
Anonymous
10 years ago
The only A300 I ever flew and yet she will be missed. used to visit us here in HAM a lot and I cant believe I'm not gonna see a LH A300 again :( great photo, thx a lot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Aw. i love the feelings machines can evoke in people.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bye, bye, Kontschaufel.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice picture, it carries a lot of feelings... check there's a spanish word: "Adios" (next to TO OPEN label) mean "Good Bye" :(
Anonymous
10 years ago
Will it be scrapped? I hope they put the door at Ebay before :))
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome and also very emotional... I saw "Güle Güle" (which means good bye in Turkish). LOL at "yeter!!" just above güle güle, which means enough!! in Turkish.. Thats how our guys say goodbye to the plane :))

5 stars, by the way:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
A truly incredible moment that will forever remain one of the great moments in history, both now and forever.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've only flown on one A300, it was Lufthansa. It was actually in 2007. I didn't know the significance of that flight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It was the last of the A-300
Anonymous
10 years ago
Last year, flying from Athens to Frankfurt, I was supposed to fly in a A300. I was happy, thinking it would bring memories of my childhood, when I flew in a VASP A300: I had then flown many times on 737, it was the first time I flew on a widebody and I was very impressed! Unfortunately, LH changed the plane to a A321, so I lost my last chance to ride this great machine...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I will miss this bird. Had some nice flights with it =(
Anonymous
10 years ago
Got to love the A300, pioneer plane that has shaped modern day travel as we know it today, who would have thought that widebody twin jets would be the norm? All down to this workhorse. A fitting tribute
Anonymous
10 years ago
I have flown an A300 only once and it was a Lufthansa flight. Additionally it was my first flight on a widebody aircraft. A truly unforgettable moment! I will miss you. With Love. Bye Bye.
Anonymous
10 years ago
There is a "good bye darling" message near the "EXIT" sign. And it's sad for her to go. :(
Anonymous
10 years ago
Goodbye A300!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot, now I can open an airplane door ;) Just kidding... Good bye, A300, thank your for your reliable services!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Bye bye a300 i love thourght i never seen on i just hope olimypic and monarch and ups keep there a300 working i miss theam there a all time plane
Anonymous
10 years ago
"TOGA forever" indeed. Bye bye A300, you were a groundbreaker.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I had the chance in 2006 to flew in one of those A300 from FRA to TXL, I was flying stand by because usually this route is cover with A320 or A321 but that day it was a big change an A300 really good luck for me... I can clearly remember that memorable day :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thanks for capturing that, the A300 is the one and only Airbus aircraft I truly love.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow A300 really is the besst
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply amazing!More than a passion aviation is a life!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice to see some heart in an industry which can be so technical, great idea!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture and aircraft ! I have flown the A300 only 3 times I think. Once with Thai Airways and twice with American Airlines.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just great to see the degree of affection of crewmembers regarding this piece of engineering artwork (tolle kiste, wir werden Dich vermissen (great machine, we'll miss you). The A300 was and will always be my favourite plane. As a kid I was thrilled when it entered service for the unique sound it made while climing - so soft and gentle, yet powerful (I grew up in the DUS suburbia and when I stood up at 7 in the morning I could distinguish the batch of departing l´planes by their sounds, the BAC1-11 being the worst and the A300 the sleekest). I will never forget my first flight in an Air-Inter A300 MLH-CDG, so large, so spacy, so soft, so gentle, so powerful. I listened to the beginning of Mozart's C Major Symphonie (on a walkman, that was the device of the days) while the bird took off, it was such a powerful moment! Lets hope the bird will not yet retire. Let's wish her luck!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sorry to see you going....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic! Rosenheim my hometown. Will Lufthansa use the name again for one of its new birds?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now that i have performed my duties to the best of my abilities,it is time to retir.
Sarfaraz
RFC. Pakistan
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ahhhh, the plane that started the twin-aisle phenomenon.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sad day; everlasting memory for all flightcrew and cabincrew who knows her....

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