Rumors are swirling that Lufthansa will introduce a new livery next month. My message to Lufthansa: leave it alone.
When I defended Lufthansa’s five-star ranking recently based upon my own travel experiences over the years, I was clearly in the minority. Perhaps I’m in the minority on this as well.
But I like Lufthansa’s present livery. It is timeless. It is elegant. And it is does not need to be changed.
One insider on Flyertalk stressed the changes will be minor:
The new livery will be presented to the press in the week of February 5. No major surprises, its a minor facelift not a radical change…
Hopefully he is right and the changes will indeed be minor. Some designs that have been floated can be found here, though these are not from official sources.
With the exception of the horrific new Iberia livery, I don’t generally dislike changes. Air Canada’s new livery is nice. So are the new liveries of Hawaiian, Alasksa, and Kuwait. I just don’t see the need for it in the case of Lufthansa. Why not just leave well enough alone?
Anyway, we’ll see what Lufthansa unveils next month.
(H/T: Enoch from Point Me to the Plane)