Talk:Deutsche Luft Hansa

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Delinked Hansa[edit]

The article contained the following:

(translating into English as "German Air [[Hanseatic League|Hansa]]")

The article provides no explanation for that apparently arbitrary linking to the Hanseatic League, so I have removed it. If there is indeed some connection, the appropriate place for the link would be in the text explaining what the connection is. Something along the lines of:

The airline derives the third word of its name from the Hanseatic League, and was so named because ...

-- chris_j_wood (talk) 15:03, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

I've now looked at the Lufthansa (the modern airline) article, and it says:
The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after the Hanseatic League, a powerful medieval trading group)
so it is reasonable to assume that applies to Deutsche Luft Hansa too. Unfortunately it doesn't cite a source or explain further (the connection between a 20th century German airline and a Baltic trading league that was defunct by the 17th century is far from obvious). Can anybody help to explain this. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 11:35, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Deutsche Luft Hansa was created in the merger Junkers Luftverkehr and Deutscher Aero Lloyd, the latter being connected to Hamburg America Line, a shipping company from Hamburg. Hamburg is officially called Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, in German short Hansestadt Hamburg. Hansestadt is also the title of many other Northern German cities, like Bremen, Lübeck, Rostock. It means that these cities once were a member of the Hanseatic League. It is still well remembered today, because as a member of the Hanse, these cities had a near-independent status. Therefore, (as a German), I take it as granted that this is were the Hansa in Lufthansa comes from. For comparison, have a look at Hansa Park, Hansa Rostock or Hansa Records (which all feature an ancient cog (ship) in its logo, the typical trade ship of the timnes of the Hanseatic League). --AdAstra reloaded (talk) 17:47, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Aircraft ceased[edit]

The article says:

Following the surrender of Germany and the ensuing Allied occupation of Germany, all aircraft in the country were ceased and Deutsche Luft Hansa was dissolved.

This is clearly an error (you cannot cease an aircraft), but I'm in two minds as to what the author intended to say; there are two obvious alternatives:

Following the surrender of Germany and the ensuing Allied occupation of Germany, all aircraft in the country were seized and Deutsche Luft Hansa was dissolved.


Following the surrender of Germany and the ensuing Allied occupation of Germany, all air operations in the country were ceased and Deutsche Luft Hansa was dissolved.

If you know what was intended (or is correct), please correct it. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 15:11, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Corrected (aircraft were seized). AdAstra reloaded (talk) 10:39, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

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