Quick Spotting Trip for an Old Lady | Munich, March 27, 2019

Hey guys!

After some excessive topics from Innsbruck and special planes arriving at Munich for the Security Conference, I’m back with a quick topic from Munich today. El Al arrived with one of its 747s on a special charter flight from Tel Aviv so I once again used my lunch break to get a pic of this soon to be retired bird. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very favorable for spotting so the quality is not as great as you saw it during the last few topics.

The charter flight performed by 4X-ELB, named Haifa, actually was the first plane to land after I arrived.

Shortly after, the runways were changed so I was able to capture some departing long haul planes lifting off in front of me. The first departure after the runway change was Lufthansa’s D-AIXG, an A350 in old colors departing for Delhi.

Another A350, this time operated by Singapore airlines, departed back to its home base in Asia.

Even though A350s have become a very common sight at Munich, there are still several long haul operations every day which are performed with 4-engined aircraft such as the A340-600.

Another 4 engine aircraft of course is the A380. In contrast to the A340-600 to New York, this plane to Miami performing flight LH460 is already wearing the new Lufthansa colors. Today actually was the first time I managed to take a picture of one of the repainted super jumbos. From the beginning of the summer schedule next sunday, the route to Miami will be downgraded again and the A380 will operate to LAX, Hong Kong and Beijing again.

Find more (and especially better) pictures on twitter , jetphotos.com or check out my other spotting topics here on the IFC:

Spring Spotting 1
Spring Spotting 2 with Lorenzo
Spring Spotting 3 (feat. Hekla Aurora)
August spotting with some sunrise shots
September 30 with quite some special liveries and bizjets
Spotting in Zurich on the way to Cosford
Spotting Laura and more in Birmingham
Spotting in fog with a sunny end
Special planes at Munich
Valentine’s Spotting 2019
Retro Time
First weekend in Innsbruck
Sunny Innsbruck Spotting a week ago

TL;DR service for @dush19: I took a few pics of planes back home in Munich

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VIP Spotting and New Perspectives | Munich, August 8, 2019
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The Highlights of Saturday at Munich Security Conference | Munich, February 15, 2020
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End of the Security Conference Spotting Weekend | Munich, February 16, 2020
A Final Spotting Trip | Munich, March 19, 2020
Spotting in the Morning Sun | Munich, May 10, 2019
Spotting A Bunch of New Airlines | Frankfurt, June 12, 2020
Sunset Spotting for a First Visit | Munich, May 27, 2020
Back at the Airport | Munich, May 03/06, 2020
A Noisy Prop from the East | Leipzig, May 16th, 2020
A little more spotting | Munich (not the airport though), May 9, 2020
Farewell, Pretty Bird | Munich, May 19, 2020
Early Morning Cargo Movements | Munich, June 24th, 2020
Two Weeks of Summer Spotting | Munich, August 9 - 20, 2020
Watching White Whales | Ingolstadt/Neuburg, July 23, 2020
A Crazy Spotting Trip | Frankfurt, August 22, 2019
Spotting on a Sunny Evening in Heathrow | London, June 14, 2019
London Heathrow Meetup Spotting | London, June 15, 2019
Being Grilled While Spotting a Special Freighter | Munich, August 8, 2020
Catching the Retros - Rainy End of a 3 Day Spotting Trip | London, June 16, 2019
London Calling | Munich/London, June 14, 2019
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A Few More Days of Specials After My Holidays | Munich, September 16-18, 2020
Two Days of Munich Specials and a Little Throwback | Munich, August 28/29, 2020
Summer Spotting Ending With Amazing Evening Light | Munich, July 29, 2020
Returning to the South and the Visit of an Old Lady | Munich, July 17, 2020
From Dawn till Dusk | Munich, June 7, 2019
I can stop whenever I want! | Munich, October 18, 2019
A Spotting Week in Times of COVID-19 | Munich, June 1 & 3, 2020
Another Spotting Trip to the North | Berlin, August 29/30, 2019
A Cold Day in the Fog (and more...) | Munich, December 6, 2019
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Racing for the specials | Munich, December 19, 2019
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What to do after work... | Munich, October 10, 2019
Hunting an Icon and Tons of Private Jets | Zurich, January 21, 2020
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Air Force One Ramp Tour | Zurich, January 21, 2020
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Getting trolled at the Airport | Munich, January 14, 2020
This is getting out of hand | Munich, January 9, 2020
End of the first spotting decade (I promise!) | December 29, 2019
Heavy Contrasts | Munich, January 31, 2020
As nerdy as it can get | January 6, 2020
Five Specials and a Debut | Munich, September 29, 2019

Great shots as always :)
The A340 is my favorite :)

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That LY 747 is 🔥
put that livery in IF ASAP

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The A346 never fails to amaze me. Such a beautiful piece of engineering!


@Moritz great photos regardless of the weather! Love the short descriptions you give of each aircraft as well :)

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Hey, it could be worse. You could be in Toronto 😂😂😂

Great shots nonetheless


@Moritz yay! Another post! 😍😍😍

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You’re so lucky to spot these beauties! Sadly we don’t get many jumbos at MSP

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O my gawd

Amazing as usual, keep it up!

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Well, at Munich we aren’t very lucky anymore when it comes to 747s. We get some freighters, but with Thai changing equipment to a 777 we lost our last scheduled pax 747 flight last fall

I really like the new livery on the A380. It looks so good 😍

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Idk I think I like the old one better

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Great shots as usual Moritz! I would say I have a favorite, but I love them all!

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Great shots! The thrust coming out of the a380 is epic!

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Great shots! That a380 with the new livery…

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350 with new livery? 🤔 what did I miss in my own topic 🤪

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That’s sad, I remember when Delta and NWA merged and we lost our last scheduled 747 in 2010. NWA was huge around here.

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