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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Lufthansa want's to use it for commercial flights (yes, commercial passenger transport, not sightseeing-flights!!!), so they have to adapt to current safety regulations like decently sized emergency exit doors with inflatable slides and so on. That is quite a lot stuff, that wasn't equipped in the ...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I belive we're looking at a future classic here . :smile: Agreed. I showed some photographs of D-ABYA to a German friend of mine and asked for his opinions. His response was: "Traditional, Premium, Smart". Frankly, the more I see this livery, the more I think that Lufthansa have absolutel...

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15946

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Did not see him check the baggage tag. He could also have called HA. If it really came to it, he could say ‘Please take a seat, I will come down to HA with you and try to get this sorted’. Agree. I foresee a world where everyone will have a wearable camera recording all the time, just like cops wea...

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

Nice report, and fun to read about a non-aviation related trip. Pretty quickly, your report hit on one of the main problems with Amtrak - the pretty terrible seat reservation system. You are unable to actually select a specific seat and instead just receive the assurance that, somewhere on the train...

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15946

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

If he didn't have video evidence, how would he have been able to prove that he was treated so badly? It would've just been he said/he said and nothing would've been done. At least now Delta knows that this is a bad apple and can take the necessary action. If they don't want to be filmed, they shoul...

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15946

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

1. The employee clearly should have exhibited more self-control. Regardless of the situation, it's what they are (I hope) trained to do. 2. That said, I hate the idea of having a mobile phone shoved in my face during any kind of discussion. I'm sure that in many European countries, where one owns th...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?
Replies: 30
Views: 5953

Re: If the L-1011 had only 2 engines, would it have been a success?

Some post-Soviets believe it was all a huge conspiracy, to damage Tu-104 marketability vs Boeing 707, DC-8 and de Havilland Comet. Take it for what it's worth, but it looks like there was a time, in jet age, when civil traffic could not use twins transatlantic. Well, given that Aeroflot Flight 3843...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11729

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

It's nice to see an A340 brought out of retirement, but the lack of any capitalization in the titles makes it quite difficult to read. At first glance I read "abig" instead of "A big".

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by KLDC10
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47313

An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43024235
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Also breaking on the BBC, who report that the flight was bound for Orsk: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43024235

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

I'm surprised that, this being an aviation forum and all, no one has mentioned the new plane, which "Jesus bought" for the Copelands recently: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article195841759.html Apparently it is "the plane the Lord had set aside". It is needed becau...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

[Right. And not to forget, the beloved "Spiegelei" was always an oddity in the LH Design world. It was used nowhere else than on the airplanes. No matter how important and sympathetic - it was an oddity. Indeed. I wrote earlier in the thread that it is quite hard to distinguish the circle...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The “cropping” of the circle on the tail doesn’t wreck the brand. The primary thing that is integral to the Lufthansa brand is brand behavior and NOT really the branding design for a livery. I’m not fond of this livery for a few strategic reasons- to me it doesn’t say anything meaningful. The cropp...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2457

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

Really you can't even stand at the front galley waiting for the toilet to open because congregating is a security concern.... As a pilot I can tell you if a flight attendant called me and told me this, given its a grown adult asking and not a 4 year old kid, the cockpit would go on lockdown and we ...

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

And a first glance at A321 D-AISP in the new scheme, from AeroNews Romania on Twitter:

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://www.facebook.com/Lufthansa/
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Lufthansa expects a Facebook livestream to begin at 18:40CET, which is just around 25 minutes time, if anyone would like to follow the presentation live: https://www.facebook.com/Lufthansa/

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by KLDC10
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/65db1fc1c56339674258d0d02933fd45.jpg Credit to a Facebook user Hon Mok for this. MUCH better. Even remove the circle if you want to make it more simplistic. Now, THAT is truly spectacular. YES, YES AND YES! This is near a perfect branding refresh. (Remember...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The English video is a full four minutes shorter than the German equivalent. Must be all of those long German words ;)

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Mmm... There's 'yellow&blue' and "blue&yellow". FR, IKEA, Lids, they are all cheap&cheerful. Icelandair, with their elegant typeface and sleek cheatline do a much better job at creating a sense of professionalism and elegance. I personally miss the 'Spiegelei', but I could see...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

No, no, I actually agree with what you say in terms of 'pax experience' and 'interaction with the brand'. When flying TG for instance I always love the colourful combination of their palette and the way in which it is consistently applied throughout the whole flight experience, from the ads, to the...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Also interesting was his explanation for moving away from Helvetica - yes, it has to do with licensing costs, but also readability across a variety of applications. Although I am a huge fan of Helvetica, I do fully understand the reasoning behind his decision. And, let's face it, the new font is ex...

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by KLDC10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Well, in all honesty, yes the video is great, and very..err..."convincing". Exactly. I mean, the issue is that when it takes a full 20-minute video to get convinced about the nature of the job that has just been accomplished, it can only mean one thing: that there is an obvious fail in th...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I caught that bit as well, and how the Kranich is now seen across a whole variety of mediums throughout a customer’s journey that were unforeseen 30 years ago. He spoke a lot about yellow, and how it will be used for signage and other small cabin service items. LH owns yellow, and it helps to balan...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

If you have 20 minutes to spare, there is a good video about the principles of the re-design: https://youtu.be/liC1P6RUK-g That is indeed an interesting video. I took a look at it a little earlier on (posted a couple of days ago). Particularly interesting is the section about the current un-discipl...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

And, another couple of views of D-ABYA in Hamburg, courtesy of 'Lufthansa News' on Twitter: Looks very dramatic in the first shot! As a matter of interest, what is the yellow rectangle next to the front door? I'm still in shock over this bold move :spin: . I've been saying for years that Lufthansa ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I agree with VC10er. Their old livery was beautifully simple but strong. The blue with yellow/gold is a great combination that set themselves apart. Wow, just wow. They really screwed this one up. What color are they using now? Is that black, really dark blue? It's a very, very dark blue. Perhaps a...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

And, another couple of views of D-ABYA in Hamburg, courtesy of 'Lufthansa News' on Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVQ5Ky5WkAA_ara.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVQ3FKRWsAApiLP.jpg See: https://twitter.com/lufthansanews for more photographs and teasers/information.

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

In a video posted by lufthansa news on twitter this morning they talked about how yellow will very much still be part of the lufthansa brand. "we are making yellow more special" https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/960529718566146048] Judging from the video, the Lufthansa website will...

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by KLDC10
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

In a video posted by lufthansa news on twitter this morning they talked about how yellow will very much still be part of the lufthansa brand. "we are making yellow more special" https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/960529718566146048] Judging from the video, the Lufthansa website will...

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by KLDC10
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 6537092097
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Per Lufthansa on Twitter, D-ABYA now finds herself in Hamburg, where Lufthansa Technik will be attending to the new interior design:

https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/statu ... 6537092097

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by KLDC10
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20606

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

History has shown us time and time again that this matters very little when nationalistic feelings go South. I am not claiming that this is going to happen in this particar case of Brussels Airways but it would in no way surprise me if it did. Are you familiar with Dutch nationalistic feelings, inc...

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by KLDC10
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20606

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

European company :roll: If it only was that simple. These nationalistic feelings are still alive and kicking. Do you really believe Belgians think Eurowings is a truly European company when the Germans just sacked their CEO? It's not the first time I have seen German takeovers abroad driving a prof...

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by KLDC10
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

LH had two signature colors.The yellow and the blue. Especially the yellow was/is unique and on every airport you immediately recognize the LH desks/LH areas. For me it is totally incomprehensible how a company can get rid of one of its signature colors.The new livery is really elegant but it is al...

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by KLDC10
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There's room for improvement, sure, but the end result isn't really that bad. The most important component of the livery, the Kranich, is still recognizable, and really does stand out on the tail. The positioning thereof is also much more aesthetically pleasing than the 'Spiegelei', which always loo...

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20606

Re: SN CEO and CFO termintated

Aisak wrote:
If SN is owned/controlled by a german entity (LH) and it is no longer run by Belgian nationals..... Could Belgium-Africa rights be in peril?


Brussels Airlines remains registered in Belgium as an entity within the German-owned Lufthansa Group.

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lufthansa/p ... 6323324004
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Some "sneak peak" photographs of the real thing from Lufthansa on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lufthansa/p ... 6323324004

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by KLDC10
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO
Replies: 21
Views: 7928

Re: Potentially serious Incident on Spirit 320 NEO

From the article you linked: ""The Capt was nearly incapacitated on landing and was on quick don emergency cockpit oxygen." Subsequent research established the following: First medical findings indicate seriously increased levels of carbon monoxide with all members of the cabin crew, ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I just asked someone who has no interest in airlines (in fact, couldn't tell a 737 from an A320) what they thought of it, and it was a hit. Thought it looked "very good". I think this will probably go down quite well in the eyes of the public at large.

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I actually really dig what they've done with the tail. Especially how they kept a strip of white on the leading edge of it. Keeping some yellow somewhere would have been nice though. They could have mimicked the angle of the blue stripe on the engines or something. If that strip you describe were y...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Have a close look at the a - it's slightly different Is it just the angle? This picture, purportedly from the Lufthansa intranet site, shows the aircraft alongside the Lufthansa logo, which is clearly 'Helvetica'. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU8uWNvX0AA5iIN.jpg I've read the official statement on t...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

In fact the font has changed slightly (it's hard to see on this pic) Looking at a zoomed-in version of this picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DU8qPezU0AA-No7.jpg It looks like the font on the fuselage will remain Helvetica. Of course, Lufthansa may use a different font in advertising and other a...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

i’m satisfied. my main concern was that helvetica would be ditched for a “trendier” font. also no surprise that they put their best foot forward by debuting it on the beautiful 748i (assuming ausbt’s image was taken from LH’s intranet and not his/her own photoshop). In fact the font has changed sli...

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by KLDC10
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I still don't see why they needed to change their livery but I think I'll get used to this one. I may even end up liking it... I think it will actually look more consistent across their entire fleet. The current livery can look a little awkward on some types, IMHO. That's true. I've never liked the...

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by KLDC10
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps State of the Union Address
Replies: 111
Views: 2695

Re: Trumps State of the Union Address

It was a very good speech - just the right balance between unifying and America First. The Democrats came out of it very poorly though.

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by KLDC10
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

While I’m here... what *is* Ice Air’s logo? Is it an I? An F? A torch? I’ve always liked it but I’ve never figured out what it is! It's a flying 'F', from their predeccessor (founded in 1937) 'Flugfélag Íslands'. 'Flugfélag Íslands' merged with 'Loftleiðir' in 1979, though it was more a case of the...

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by KLDC10
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 71
Views: 14198

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

While I’m here... what *is* Ice Air’s logo? Is it an I? An F? A torch? I’ve always liked it but I’ve never figured out what it is! It's a flying 'F', from their predeccessor (founded in 1937) 'Flugfélag Íslands'. 'Flugfélag Íslands' merged with 'Loftleiðir' in 1979, though it was more a case of the...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video
Replies: 27
Views: 5548

Re: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video

The Captain appeared to deal with the situation in a very polite manner. He didn't raise his voice, just tried to de-escalate the situation. He composed himself very well - especially in light of the fact that, towards the end of the video, he was being shouted at and accused of harassment. I think ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Yes, the use of the word "überholt" was what caused my question in the first place. Thanks for the answers :)

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Well, yes my source is the Spiegel article. I have contacted the author and he assured me that Lufthansa confirmed it. He and Spiegel are reliable sources. Thanks for the confirmation. Although I can speak German, I am not a native speaker, so I wonder if you could just explain whether the wording ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I would assume, they will try to define the same color for expensive spare parts for all Lufthansa group airlines. That would make spare part management easier. If true, the engine color would not be customized....The sharklet could be an exception, I assume it is not damaged as often as an engine ...

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by KLDC10
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1079
Views: 193227

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Apologies for the poor lighting in this photograph, but I've shared it as an example of how the silver crane has already been incorporated into the Lufthansa brand. In this case, on a Business Class mug.

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