Over the last 3 weeks I flew to and through Frankfurt twice which created quite an opportunity to add to my Lufthansa plane spotting gallery.  At some point in the near future I’ll need to sit down and truly categorize all the LH aircraft that I’ve caught on film over the last 3 years and see who is missing.  I know that I’ve ‘spotted’ each active 747-400 and 747-8i.  I have most of the A380 and A340/A330 fleet as well.   The challenge will be to track down all the narrow-body birds.   There may be too many A319/20/21s and regional jets for me to catch up with unless they start flying in and out of GRR, but its the challenge and chase that keeps me buying more film.

This grouping was taken from the Terminal 2 Observation Deck on a day where rain and sun took turns as far as the weather was concerned.   Unfortunately this created a bit of a heat haze issue since every shower was followed by bright sunlight which created a bit of vapor in the air.   Not bad as LAX in the summer, but not great either as you’ll see in some of the shots.

In case you missed it a few days ago, I posted a series of photos of non-Lufthansa aircraft taken on the same day.  You can find those images by clicking here.



This ‘JetFriends’ A319 was a victim of some heat haze.  D-AILU was delivered to Lufthansa in November 1997.



D-AIZT, an A320 featuring ‘Sharklets’, joined the fleet in May 2013.



D-AIGS, an Airbus A340-300, joined the fleet in October 1999.



D-AIHB, aka ‘Bremerhaven’ joined the fleet in November 2003.



A340-600 D-AIHK or ‘Mainz’ joined the fleet in May 2004.



D-ABEK, a Boeing 737, joined the fleet in November 1991.



D-ABVZ joined the fleet in February 2001 and is the 3rd youngest 747-400 in fleet.



D-ABYD was the 3rd 747-8i to join the fleet when she arrived in Frankfurt on August 25, 2012.



D-ABYI, one of Lufthansa’s newer 47-8i, sports a World Cup ‘Fanhansa’ livery. She was delivered to Lufthansa on May 29, 2013.



D-ABYA, Lufthansa’s First 747-8i prepares to take off as 747-400 D-ABVM is set to follow.



Lufthansa Cargo’s MD-11 D-ALCK joined the fleet in May 2000.