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by Delta777Jet
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11624

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Interesting how technically this was possible. As far as I understood so far, the slots were allocated to Air Berlin and could only be moved within that group of companies e.g. LGW, Niki . Now Lufthansa took apparently LGW and Niki. The sick part of it , Air Berlin , remained there . How easyJet can...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 24261

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

Seems so that the LBA and Air Berlin got no other problems to deal with. This was a very nice go around and not dangerous.

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Why is easyJet scared of Ryanair so much and whats the strategy?

I am a fellow easyJet fan and using them whenever I can. But having flown Ryanair (by accident) and Norwegian lately I have to say that I don't really understand easyJet's strategy any longer. Whenever Ryanair is coming to a base it seems they run away like a chicken closing bases like Madrid, Rome,...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?
Replies: 24
Views: 3995

Re: Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet replacement?

B-787-8/9 should be the replacement !

Best aircraft for OS !

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59861

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

Ryanair will be pleased to offer UK pilots new jobs.

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's replacing Air Berlin's RSW service ?
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Who's replacing Air Berlin's RSW service ?

Who will replace Air Berlins 4 weekly service between Dusseldorf and Ft. Meyers ? Air Berlin inherited the route from LTU who was flying the route since the early 90's to cater he huge German population in southwest Florida ? Will Lufthansa ( Eurowings ) take it over or Condor ?

Any info ?

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Now Ryanair need to put 4 planes with crews to MUC take the open slots an go MUC-HAM and MUC-CGN every 1.5 hours shuttle.

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Now one news outlet reports, that Lufthansa is already owner or in the process of owning and taking over all the jets they want from Air Berlin. According to it, the CAA in Germany, with the most support of the transport minister is just able to complete 3 airplane registration movements per week. I...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The 70m write off in Niki is then just a balance sheet issue which can be fixed in the moment LH is really buying Niki. My guess is , TuiFly need to find a new home for their expensive lease planes or need to reduce the price to a standard price. In other words no sponsorship for TuiFly any longer .

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The fuel shortage in AKL is a national problem which is of short term and where no other commercial company could help out. In case of Air Berlin it started with unusual self admin insolvency whereas a loyal Lufthansa manager sit in the board of director, agree with government a plan to get funding ...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

This haul process of Air Berlin going down is like a crime movie. Lufthansa says on the one hand , not interested in AB long haul business. Of course not because the working tools (A330) changed already hands. Of course it doesn't take the entire remaining business , because it doesn't want problems...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

PanHam: There are companies in Germany with small airplanes like Cessnas, Pipers, Diamonds, King Air who are flying urgent shipments of spare parts for the automotive industries. These flights originate from London area and going to Egelsbach, Stuttgart, Eastern Europe. When the sh.... hits the fan ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The loan is state aid. Kfw is owned by the government, a 10 pct interest was chosen to make it look legit and undermines that there are no securities for e.g. aircraft etc backing the loan. It is hard to believe , but in case of Air Berlin I doubt that there is any asset which could be monitized in ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

To be honest, anyway the German government will pay everyone for at least 3 months to come. All AB pilots willing to work, will find a job elsewhere, if AB will not continue. The chance that some serious investor will show up an buy entire Air Berlin to continue everything including the problems is ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Alias: Yes, but they have also terms in their working contracts and notice periods. This collective strike action is first of all illegal and is defrauding the company. If I would be the administrator of Air Berlin I would close the shop and claim damages from these pilots which suddenly went sick, ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

PanHAM: The media articles I read this morning suggested that behind doors a transfer of all pilots was planned, even though officially the buyer was not determined yet. The only reason this came to light is that the receiving company doesnt want to pay so much for the captains. So now I ask you, ho...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

It will be interesting to see who is taking over the troublemaker pilots. Even if they in the end forced to take another contract with obviously less favourable conditions, troublemakers will stay troublemakers and the worst is that their mindset can be transfered to other employees.

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Not only accelerate, but totally destroy the remaining value of the business. Same thing happened not so long ago with TuiFly. Basically they should question every single sick leave notice and put an investigation for fraud against these pilots. Any airline to take over these kind of staff should be...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

The action of the pilots doing even more harm to air Berlin. Latest now, there will be little or no more new bookings.

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13762

Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Another tragedy for Air Berlin passengers as most of their pilots gone on strike because the management board suspended the transfer of 1200 pilots to one of the bidders.

For me sounds like another proof that the buyer is known already since long time. Now looks like something disturbing the process.

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

SabenaPilot: You are completely right in theory, but an offer of 100m € for the entire Air Berlin business WITHOUT any debt is a very very low price, considering around 90 airplanes with crews, customer base, trained employees are moving and afterwards to have a monopoly of 95 % market share on dome...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The money can last longer, since its summer and many planes are full. However you might be right, the cash is only released to Air Berlin for flown tickets. Other cash is held on an escrow account. So any loss will be eating straight into the 150m line which is not yet paid out, if to believe press ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Now, if this makes the round, the Lessors of the airplanes could get cold feets and let their airplanes be picked up immediately. For the lessors there is nothing more dangerous than airports impounding airplanes and EuroControl stopping it because of unpaid fees. Usually they hire some inside pilot...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Nobody will take the expensive TUI planes, except there will be a dirty deal with LH and TUI together.

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

PanHam: Nobody can seize an airplane because the customer loyality program closed. First of all, the programme is owned by a UK registered company and not EY and secondly EY is JUST a shareholder of that company. The only one who can get sued is the UK company , owning and operating the programme. N...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It's not possible to trade any slots, at least not in Germany. They stuck with the airline , maximum can be transferred within group owned companies. So theoretically and that might be the plan , all slots can be transferred into Niki company and then Niki will be split of from the air Berlin group....

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

The Wohrl plan is better than what they do now but still no major change. The company must get rid of debt, the inefficient and shitty TXL hub and their costly Tui wet leases and some of the dry leases which also were too expensive. Also all the different pilot salaries and duty travel should come t...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I like Ryanairs offer. I guess he would never take over Air Berlin, but because he is interested to make an offer, they must look on it. If they just continue discussion behind the curtain and exclude Ryanair thats for sure another argument for a huge anti trust complain but also the administrators ...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 59
Views: 13112

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

Europe-African Continent !

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Forget that LH will take AB, JUST 90 or so airplanes, slots, cockpit and cabin crews and may be some customer data. That's about it, rest they are not interested. So or so they can play this , as any lessor can in default do what they want with their planes. Crews will be in this situation more than...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

No matter what, that this was a pre-arranged deal is obvious. If there would be no loosers (creditors) or anti trust concerns, that would be entirely okay, but few fundamental laws were clearly not followed. Will be interesting to see if Easyjet will take some of the domestic routes and will also pr...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I called today the AB call center to change a ticket and there is a automated information before they put the call through that Air Berlin has declared insolvency and that all flights are secured by a government loan while LH is supporting this ! Now the information that first LH can take the meat a...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 37066

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

How about a daily 787 service from ORD to TXL now that Air Berlin is gone shortly ?!?!

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

We don't know the exact transaction in the background but interesting is, a deal was done behind closed doors before insolvency was declared. The point of insolvency is, that the entity will get rid of debt and some creditors will see x percent of their outstanding back. In an airline which does not...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5148

Re: More of the same at BER

This project is purposely made to give subsidies to Germany main companies like Bosch and others, so that they can make nice profits on tax payers costs. There cant be any other explanation for so much incompentency.

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

Re: TAP and Faro

airbazar: Ok, right. So instead may be TP should think creating a own LCC to serve such markets to expand their business further and not be limited to the airports slots avail. in Lisbon.

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

Re: TAP and Faro

AirBazar: FAO-LGW by LH you will not see, since LGW is not a city in Germany, however BA I also would call sort of legacy and they do FAO-LCY, LHR and LGW ! I would doubt that many pax connect at LGW or LCY. Also there is a big market non stop FAO-FRA, big enough to make FR fly it daily now, competi...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

Re: TAP and Faro

LXwing: Not so sure about low yield pax, I dont think LIS attract much higher revenues, may be even lower. Check prices on LH to and from FAO and you will find out they are higher than LIS and even business class is occupied. In winter many golfers coming to Algarve, especially from ZRH a twice week...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3280

Re: TAP and Faro

Because it was a government run airline and politicians are sitting in Lisbon and some probably also in Porto. Therefore for them was no need to serve Faro with any direct flights. They left that part of their home market entirely to Easyjet, Ryanair and others, even though it would be perfect to se...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor
Replies: 51
Views: 5166

Re: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor

First of all easyJet doesn"t accept UM's . So nobody requested this service as it is not advertised neither offered at all. The flight was indeed oversold. The boy was late at the gate and his seat was given to someone else. That happends if you are not at the gate 20 minutes before departure. ...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 20110

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Probably LOT knows some more figures due to their traffic BUD-WAW-NYC to see if there is potential or not. Guess they made their homework.

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8956

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Year round - Lisbon
Summer - Faro

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 7375

Re: What's The Most

JNX - Naxos, Greece with Olympic Airways ATR-42

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 23809

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Noticed this too on my last two Ryanair flights. Usually I book always window on exit rows 16 & 17. Flying this evening it showed during check in that someone is sitting in the middle next to me while the aisle seat is vacant. So they even book people on the middle seats in the exit rows. Last t...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat May 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schoenefeld vs Tegel Question
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: Schoenefeld vs Tegel Question

Tegel - Schönefeld is about 50$ with no traffic and up to 90$ with traffic and we always have traffic. I would never go an extra inch to fly Ryanair. They are not as bad as they were but the planes I flew recently were shabby and old and the crew not motivated. I had better experiences with Air Balt...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue May 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 112
Views: 6071

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

TXL/MUC/FRA-JFK
FRA-STL/JFK

but all operated by TWA - Trans World Airlines !!!

:-)

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 32678

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

First of all I have to say that I hate Twitter for the reason of bashing anything because someone stupid is posting something. A non rev should know there are certain rules when flying free. It's like the holding up standards. I wish there would be a dress code for everyone. I mean at least a minimu...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Securiy @ FRA in the 80s.
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Securiy @ FRA in the 80s.

First of all you did not fly UA to Frankfurt in 1987 as United only started to fly to Frankfurt in 1990. As for the security of Tel Aviv flights , the flights are always been (LH/LY) been operated out of the Tel Aviv Gate (C9 or C23) at Frankfurt Airport. Nowadays only EL Al Flights are protected by...

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