I'm heavy into Lufthansa, and here are a few models that might have been spotted at Washington Dulles.
(1.) A repeat of a recent posting, but maybe more accurate as to scale - Dragon Wings 55505 B 747-400 Star Alliance D-ABTH.
(2.) Phoenix PHD-ABYA B 747-8i.
(3.) Sky Wings/Panda Models A330-300 D-AIKC.
(4.) Phoenix PHHDL966 A340-313X Star Alliance D-AIGC. and lastly,
(5.) AeroClassics ACN867F Overseas National Airways DC-8-61F N867F. My wife and I rode this Atlantic Fellowship charter on our honeymoon, Washington Dulles to Frankfurt, summer 1969, 50 great years.
Thanks for the kind comments, all. Never mind that I got the code name of the airport screwed up in the title line... And isn't the attached image sad - 20 years and they turn you out to pasture... (Photo from JETPHOTOS.NET, Carlos Barcelo) Doug
Last edited by doug seeley; 03-25-2020 at 05:04 AM.
KAID, lol...... had me wondering why Lufthansa would be there. I bought my aircraft from a broker at KAID a few years ago. Nice pictures nonetheless, the Star Alliance A340 used to be a regular visitor to PHL.
That is really sad. Is it really no longer air worthy after 20 years? Or is it just that no airline wants to fly 4-engined airliners anymore?
These are the quoted comments on this photo from JETPHOTOS.NET:
"Airbus A340-311 D-AIGC ex Lufthansa LN 27 A Star A343 once flying for Lufthansa. This is the second frame Lufthansa retired and sent to TUP (Tupelo Regional Airport) for scrapping but the only one to wear the Star Alliance livery back then. After that a number of A340-300 aircraft were repainted in SA livery and are used in leisure destinations. Early built frame that once passed the 20 year mark became unprofitable requiring major maintenance checks. Photo from May 2014."
Last edited by doug seeley; 03-25-2020 at 04:27 AM.