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Model 1049 D-ALOF Lufthansa – when Lufthansa used Connies in domestic service until 1967

c/n 4642 D-ALOF Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation in late Lufthansa color scheme taxiing to the ramp of Stuttgart Airport after a short flight from Frankfurt in April 1967. Connies were widely operated by Lufthansa in domestic services at the end of their life cycle. Inspired by Eastern Air Lines’ shuttle service a so called Air Bus route, connecting Hamburg – Frankfurt, was introduced. Originally cheaper than the First Class railway ticket on the route the one way price was later increased to DM 75 for political reasons. By 1964 all the 1049Gs had been withdrawn from all schedules except the German domestic network which was taken over by Boeing 727 in 1967 and the last scheduled Lufthansa Super Connie flights were made on the Frankfurt – Munich, Munich – Hamburg and Hamburg – Frankfurt routes. D-ALOF flew Lufthansa’s last Super Connie flight from Copenhagen to Hamburg on 6 Oktober 1967.

She became later 5T-TAG with H. Warton (North American Aircraft Trading) and crashed at Uli airstrip while on charter to the International Red Cross on 1 July 1968 en route from Lisbon – Fernando Poo – Uli with medical supplies.

Lufthansa Connies

As time flies by – Lufthansa

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