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PhilDernerJr
05-02-2005, 04:32 PM
Quoted from the news page:

"LTU International Airways begins flights info JFK Airport with Airbus A330s from Dusseldorf (DUS), arriving at 4:00PM as flight 1550 and departing at 7:00AM as flight 1551."

I think everyone was so excited about yesterday that they forgot about this new visitor.

Anyone catch it?

Futterman
05-02-2005, 06:07 PM
I think everyone was so excited about yesterday that they forgot about this new visitor.

True, but there was only a 2 in 7 chance that a new visitor would inaugurate service on a weekend, so Thai naturally got a good amount of attention. I imagine most people are tied up on Mondays, so LTU* was left in the dust...well, maybe not Senga... :P

*EDIT: Just as I was typing "LTU", Senga IMs me with this:
http://sneakyfetus.tripod.com/newbie.jpg
Senga B: Somebody stop me!

Hahaha

jakbar
05-02-2005, 06:29 PM
I think Phil's original question should have been "Did anyone other than Senga catch it?" We all know Senga has cloned himself many times over so that he can have a permanent presence at various airports.

PhilDernerJr
05-02-2005, 08:44 PM
There is no one as reliable as Senga for catching the special planes.

FlyingColors
05-03-2005, 04:48 PM
Like its been said, would have loved to , but have to work, work work...

Mike

FlyingColors
05-03-2005, 04:50 PM
OK...

Anyone know what LTU stands for .

No looking in the books for this one please!

Mike

Futterman
05-03-2005, 04:56 PM
Lithuanian Transport Union.

??????

Hahaha

jakbar
05-03-2005, 05:04 PM
Futt...LTU is not Lithuanian...it's a German airline. I know LTU is an acronym for something in German, so without looking at their website (http://www.ltu.com) my guess would be only slightly better than "Lithuanian Transport Union".

FlyingColors
05-03-2005, 05:23 PM
Your 2/3 there!!!

Just got to figure out the "L"

Mike :)

jakbar
05-03-2005, 05:45 PM
Your 2/3 there!!!

Just got to figure out the "L"

I looked at LTU's website again, and LTU indeed is an acronym for words in German. At least according to most of the pages I was looking at, the "U" is not "Union"...it's a German word. However, there's one page that refers to the "U" word as "Union", so it may be that the word beginning with "U" translates into "Union" in English.

The "L" and the "T" appear to be part of the same word, again in German.

I'm trying not to give anything away for those who are still guessing what LTU stands for.

FlyingColors
05-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Yes, its a German translation thing to English...

u want me to spill it?

Mike

Futterman
05-03-2005, 05:57 PM
I know what it is now...

My understanding is that the "U" word in German translates into "Enterprise" in English.

Uflangenheistermeyer, maybe. :wink:

The "LT" is prettymuch a reinterpretation of that crane-bearing airline with a European twist on its function. It's actually one word (well, it looks like it is).

Matt Molnar
05-03-2005, 05:59 PM
Lawrence Taylor's Unit
Lake Titicaca Universal
Lovin' Those Ugandans

FlyingColors
05-03-2005, 08:19 PM
All right then, before someone blows a headgasket....


L is for "Luft", that is in english "air"

Air Transport Union.

You guys were close.

Now "that kraut crane airline" is really hard.

For Lufthansa, there is no one direct English translation.

Its best read as " Air Merchants" There is a long story somewhere about the "Hansa's" Its about moving merchants, originally from the ocean cargo days.

I'll post the next quiz as a new thread!

Mike :)

Futterman
05-03-2005, 08:36 PM
In other words...

Luftransport-Unternehmen

jakbar
05-03-2005, 08:37 PM
In other words...

Luftransport-Unternehmen

Yeah, what he said... :)