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I want to know how they announce a flight at the airport, for example:

Lufthansa Flug 375

Do they announce the flight number like normal numbers or digit by digit?

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International flights will always be announced in English too. – Takkat Oct 1 '11 at 20:25
@Takkat: I see, but I wanted to understand the German version. – user508 Oct 1 '11 at 20:52
Who is "they"? <!--Comments must be at least 15 characters in length.--> – user unknown Oct 2 '11 at 23:11
completely off-topic: Lufthansa flight 357 is actually a train (search for "LH 357") – Jan Oct 17 '11 at 13:06
...and so is LH 375 ;-) – Jan Oct 17 '11 at 21:37
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There is no fixed rule for this. I've heard all possible versions:

  • "Achtung meine Damen und Herren, Lufthansa Flug Drei - Fünfundsiebzig ..."
  • "Achtung meine Damen und Herren, Lufthansa Flug Dreihundertfünfundsiebzig ..."
  • "Achtung meine Damen und Herren, Lufthansa Flug Drei - Sieben - Fünf ..."

None of these seems to be "right" or "wrong" and you'll find them all.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think flight numbers are normally announced digit by digit.

There are some examples on this site: (listen to "Köln: letzter Aufruf nach Palma de Mallorca")

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For me the links on light2art did not play ;) – Takkat Oct 1 '11 at 20:25

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