This week’s featured link:
Exclusive Interview: Lufthansa Explains Its New Livery, Why Yellow Was Dropped (+Photos) – Airways
Though the commenters on this article trashed the piece for not really getting answers, I found it fascinating to hear the designer’s take on why Lufthansa ended up with the new livery that was chosen. I know it all sounds fluffy to me, but that’s because I’m not able to appreciate the nuance that comes with design work like this in general. It’s totally lost on me, but it’s still fun to read about. I particularly enjoyed the look at some discarded mock-ups that were considered.
Two for the road:
Flight 1 – The most prestigious airline flight number – Nomadic Notes
Thanks to James for sending over this post he put together looking at flight number 1s from around the world. You can really group these into buckets. Some are done for legacy reasons (Southwest’s first flights in Texas, Virgin Atlantic’s first route to Newark) while others just go on prestige routes (Turkish to JFK, WestJet to London). I can personally think of four flight 1s I’ve been on: Air NZ London to LA, Hawaiian LA to Honolulu, BA back when it was Concorde to JFK, and BA again when it became the London/City flight via Shannon to JFK. Though of course, that flight was properly noted as BA 001. The zeroes make it fancy.
California Pacific Airlines to launch service from Carlsbad – ABC10 News
Looks like California Pacific has an airplane again and is getting ready to fly. I won’t believe it until the first aircraft takes off with paying passengers.