33 Responses

  1. Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher at |

    While it’s not overly radical or mind-blowing, I really don’t hate it. Or maybe I just like it because just about anything looks good on a 748? I like the fact that the color extends to part of the fuselage, and I like the gray (or is it supposed to be silver?) crane more than the yellow. Not sure how well the new livery will translate on the A380 though.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I certainly don’t hate it. I mean, assuming I bother to generate feelings on the topic. It looks like paint on a plane. It has the logo and the airline name. Those are important bits.

      I’m more in the Doug Parker camp on the whole thing, “I have always believed [liveries] are not particularly important to the success of an airline…I have yet to find a customer who based their purchase decision on the exterior design of the airplane…it should be professional, and it should be cost efficient. But it is not a make- or-break decision for our airline.”

    2. Brian Fisher
      Brian Fisher at |

      That’s a good point. There is not much that Doug Parker says that I agree with, but that makes complete sense. For me, as someone who enjoys a bit of spotting while I travel, I think I will enjoy seeing it. Will there be a return on the major investment that we assume was made in creating this new livery? I could see why signs might point to “no”.

    3. Chris Sloan
      Chris Sloan at |

      Roger Hyde, it’s the worst kept secret in 2018

    4. Roger Hyde
      Roger Hyde at |

      Sure seems like it.
      Still, the livery completes the whole gestalt of how the airline expresses its entire brand. If yellow brought the brand some cheerfulness, the move to a monotone feels like a move into invisibility in an ocean of blue branded carriers.

  2. John Butler
    John Butler at |

    tuilp or gtfo

  3. Henry Harteveldt
    Henry Harteveldt at |

    The tail reminds me of Atlas Air.

  4. Les McLaren
    Les McLaren at |

    Won’t change my habit of calling it Luftwafa!!! lol

  5. Everton Morris
    Everton Morris at |

    So basically LH mimicked the LOT Polish livery (minus the oversized fuselage letters)?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Tail paint down on to the fuselage as well.

  6. Ross Gale
    Ross Gale at |

    Some creative agency must have gotten paid a lot of money to design that new livery, because it sucks…

  7. Sebastian White
    Sebastian White at |

    I love it!

  8. Ned Russell
    Ned Russell at |

    I’m going to miss the yellow

  9. Danielle J. DeCerbo
    Danielle J. DeCerbo at |

    When saw it the word that came to mind was “classy”

  10. Steven Frischling
    Steven Frischling at |

    Same livery, just a new colour scheme

  11. Alastair Jamieson
    Alastair Jamieson at |


  12. Amol Koldhekar
    Amol Koldhekar at |


  13. John Dekker
    John Dekker at |


  14. Hick K Son
    Hick K Son at |

    Well…. Maybe the boring design will help me be bored on the flight and have deeper sleep?

  15. Sa Ma
    Sa Ma at |

    this past sunday, I flew LH to SFO from FRA on a 380. I’ve flown this route a few times on LH. But this time, the food was not as good as in the past and the A380 used on this route is starting to show its age. There was leakage from condensation and rust mark from the water drips. The screens and quality seemed dated and the entire screen system was slow (like an old smart phone).
    So I’m hoping they will start updating some of their planes.

  16. Ozaer Najim
    Ozaer Najim at |

    im glad they didnt write Lufthansa in comic sans at least

  17. Hendrik Scholz
    Hendrik Scholz at |

    First of all I don’t like the whole ‘explorer’ ‘co-creator’ travel blogger whatever wording. Second: this is about the crane logo turning 100 years old – not Lufthansa. Lufthansa tries to avoid talking about part of it’s history. The history pre-dates WWII and for instance the iconic Junkers JU 52 is funded by a Lufthansa-affiliated organization. Lufthansa itself was (re-)founded after WWII. I wonder when Lufthansa will celebrate their 100 year anniversary.

  18. Glen Towler
    Glen Towler at |

    It truly awful

  19. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
    Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren at |

    Just reminds me of a slightly more buttoned up Joon.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      There is absolutely no chance of finding a roof-top bar anywhere near here.

    2. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
      Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren at |

      That’s too bad. I like rooftop bars.

  20. Maarten Van Den Driessche
    Maarten Van Den Driessche at |

    Looks like Syrian Air :p

    1. Stephan Rossbach
      Stephan Rossbach at |

      Not really. It looks more like a copy of the Joon “design”.

  21. gobluetwo
    gobluetwo at |

    initial reaction – boring. Nothing that truly stands out or sticks with you.

  22. Yellow Free
    Yellow Free at |

    I like it. It’s classic but generic. I wish that Lufthansa would improve its business class product so there are single seats. Granted, Lufthansa is a far cry from the 2-4-2 design of the United. Five stars need to be earned before they are bestowed. I love Austrian’s business-class product.

  23. Christopher
    Christopher at |

    They didn’t need to change…. There was absolutely nothing old or stagnant with the version including yellow. As someone else said, this looks a lot like LOT Polish.

  24. Christoph Caspritz
    Christoph Caspritz at |

    It is just plain boring.

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