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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Ît is difficult to get the message across I usually don't scream but here it is necessary: NOBODY WANTS TO COMPETE. There simply is a lack of potetial competitors. Besides, the German governent is not in Charge, not Mrs. Merkel and not Mrs Zypries either, , Brussels is and they have litle choice to ...

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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Seahawk, we live in a Democracy. The government does not "give", they just take in the form of taxes and they do not discriminate by giving conditions others may not get. There are rules how Slots are allocated and the handling contracts and landing fees are subject to individual contracts...

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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

You mean by recruiting Airlines with force and condem them to fly domestic German routes?

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by PanHAM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

To set matters straight, LH invests about 1.5 Billion € in that deal, and that does not include possible start-up costs.. But such nitty gritty stuff is not known in the TV Format mentioned.. I've said it before and I repeaz it as often as needed, the Monopoly Situation in which LH finds itself is i...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Thw< HAVE Slots at FRA, it's their choice to use these slots and how..

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

They only had no interest to participate in the ploy that was the government controlled handover of AB to LH. Rubbish.. The Government cannot control a bankruptcy procedure, that is a legal process which has to be followed step by step. Besides that, I suggest you read Luair747SP's contribution. He...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Did you read this thread? FR had the Chance, they went hiding. They are not interested and so is obviously Germania, Norwegian etc,

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Lufthansa has an involuntary Monopoly, that seems to be not understood. There's Little LH can do about that. Puttig a million seats at return fares under € 100 on the market may be an act of Goodwill but it won't make everyone happy. Least not those who see dark powers at work. Can't help them anyhow.

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?

Looks like Gucci Grace got kicked out of the Palace.

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?

Socialism produces authoritarian leaders simply bcause socialism cannot work in a liberal Society of choice. Socialism is based on corruption. Besides Zimbabwe, Venezuela is a currrent bad example of what happens when socialism takes over a Country. The first item that becomes scarce is toilet paper...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

I read a different opinion this morning. The fares in the various fare categories did not increase, the high demand simply makes the low fare categories sold out sooner. The STR-HAM fare, is that one way or return? For example, a DB rail ticket 2d class without Bahncard can be around € 300 return. B...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Obviously, there is no one ready, able and willing to fill the void left by the demise of AB. No carrier except LH and U2,. The present Situation is not caused by LH or U2 but a result of the AB Crash. Since Germany is ruled by the law, the law must be folowed and that includes the grounding of some...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 16
Views: 2579

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

In the good old days, not sure if it was the 70s or 80s, I had the luck of being rebooked from striking TAP to a KLM D10 coming from South America,, continuing-/LIS--FRA=-AMS

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

You should Report the full Story. Fact is, due to cartel ivestigation, some 80 former AB aircraft are grounded, taken off the market. In a market economy, that increases the Price for the product. CEO Spohr intents for LH to put 1000 aditional flights per month on the market provided the cartel auth...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

In General, Germany is polycentric and has "hidden Champions", that are world market leaders in their field, in almost every valley and plain across the Country. Those who are large enough and have the Need for quick travel have their own fleet of biz jets at their own airlield. Travel is ...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Finally, they are not really cheap, low cost yes, low fares no. At least not at FRA. That's because landing fees in Frankfurt are very expensive, which is also a way of protecting Lufthansa. Sure Lufthansa pays those same expensive landing fees, but they are a full-service airline so to them it mat...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Their employment construct for the pilots is under Investigation and it is safe to say that the present set-up (pilots are self employed) will not hold up. Now they get bad press for under paying ramp workers. Plus, they are on the manure list because they are leading the list of "late-comers) ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

As I already said, FR had the chance to establish that in Germany. They backed off although they bigmouthed on the usual way. The German market is different than any other European market and here FR has not only to compete with LH but with DB as well. Their System may work at HHN and Weeze but not ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 590
Views: 125647

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Somehow related, famous Spantax once tried to Ferry a CV990 from STO to ZRH with only 3 engines. Unfortunately that flight crashed on take off.

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by PanHAM
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

But multiple flights between biz centres is not the waqy FR works. That would Need scheduling at the passengers convenience. FR schedules however only at their convenience, strictly no overnights, same day Returns almost impossible. Procedures add too much time consuming and adding to total travel t...

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

@Revelation - I'm self employed running my own Company since almost 30 years. It would not have been possible without living in the real world. Your remark regarding WN, I have seen these pilots load freight into the bellies.

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Low cost does not always mean low fares. LH still offers €99 return fares with alll the Basics while prebooking at FR often results in € 200 plus Basic fares from FRA.

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by PanHAM
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

When you fight your employer you will be out of a Job in the long run.. Keeping old coontracts alive, which do not hold up with reality, was one of the many reasons for the demise of AB. Pilots cannot repeat mistakes, Managers can. and that is why Spohr and Co do a brilliant Job in avoiding the many...

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by PanHAM
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12881

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

The Russian reaction is indeed heavy but that's the way they handle such matters. Cannon boat diplomacy

Problem for the Dutch government is, the Russians are right. Revoking Slots is not part of the NL-Russian bilateral which means that the Dutch simply has to reinstate ABC

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:05 pm
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

As the A320s are leased, what exactly is easyJet getting for €40 million? Good question, Long hau ops vanished like the haze and some Slots at DUS have already been picked up by EW and DE without paying a dime to the estate of AB The 42 Million are actually the fee for an orderly Transition and the...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25334

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

AFAIK clamping is ot allowed in Germany, KEF Airport should have kown that, :-)

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12881

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

Not the first time the Rssians Play hard ball. Lufthansa had that please when they tried to get away from having to fuel stop in Siberia. They made LH an offer LH could not refuse, either make a fuel stop where we tell you to go or not only your cargo flights have to avoid Russian territory but the ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Hapag Lloyd airline operations
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: Hapag Lloyd

Lucky enough the shipping lines were merged already when leisure flying took off. That saved us from having a HAPAG and a LLOYD threat

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH441 A380 diverted from FRA to STR
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Re: LH441 A380 diverted from FRA to STR

Flight from IAH, circled over FRA a whole before diverting to STR, Cazse: strong winds.

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by PanHAM
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:04 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

Good for LH as well, at least somecompetition on domestic routes.

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by PanHAM
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Lufthansa Cargo offloaded two MD-11Fs and see revenues grow by 18% so far in 2017

Crew costs at Aerologic is less than LHs. LHC has a good year so far possible the LH board will allow them to buy another Batch of 5 77F

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9539

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

As it was always done, by interlining. Service to the key cities in Germany is provided by the IAG hbs and if a Pax Needs to fly a Segment that is not served by an OW carrier, the ailine will most likely have an IL Agreement with LH wjich is based on reciprocality.

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Zetfracht converting the Q400s is an interesting Option. The hub could be Kassel Airport KSF which is near to an Amazon hub in Bad Hersfeld. That would give that place a badly needed boost (KSF)

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by PanHAM
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

You guys can moan about LH and their Monopoly as Long as you want. As others have stated, U2 and FR had the Chance to compete, they failed. And even if, at least FRs product is questionble. And the poor consumers who are robbed by LH now are the same People who oppose a third runway at MUC and the O...

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by PanHAM
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5571

Re: HAM TATL flights?

The other alterative is, for companies that Need frequent travel, to locate the Office Close to an Airport that offers a wide choice of intercont Services. For internal EU traffic PtP is a reality at places like HAM DUS STR

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

The Establishment of an Interims employmet company that would have accomodated up to 4000 AB employees failed today, Insufficient funding was named as reason. Long haul is up for grabs, all Condor needs are aircraft and Slots. Why should they pay AB for that. I'm afraid that is what U2 will do as we...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 12313

Re: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy

but only with Tupolevs and iljushins. and the SED/Linke must pay for it,,,,,,,,,,,

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

To follow the logic of the EU commssion they would need to find 2 separate carriers to fill the void. Sure they are Standing around he Corner just waiting for that. Now to get serious again, I have the gut Feeling that Easy sees no reason to pay now forwhat they can get more or less free of Charge i...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Still no deals cut with Easy and/or Condor. Just a dubious Investor taking CEO Winkelmann to court, which willl hinder negotiations even further.That Investors seems to have litttle knowledge about Airline Business. Meanwhile, the post turtles of politics make suggestions like taking routes away fro...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140323

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

Only News is that "Zeitfracht", a Berlin based freight forwarder, has bought Leisure Cargo. Negotiations abot AB Technik have been postponed.

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 12313

Re: Berlin Airlift 2.0 starts with 747s, A340s, A330s, 767s - and: Lufthansa presents Berlin-strategy

well, knocking down the building might indeed be an Option when the last step of a moving escalator is not part of that escalator. The longer it takes the more outdated is that place. Thank God the Berlin airlift was a Military operatiob.

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25334

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

It should be easy for the lessor, they cancel the German Registration, Register the aircraft in their home Country, paint over "Berlin" and tell the Airport Operator to move those snow plows.

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25334

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

In that case, Isavia has the short stick of the match. As AB ceases to exist as an Airline on coming Friday, I guess that Isavia will have to secure a place in the queu to get some quota in a couple of years. The lessor seems to have no onward lease yet, so he enjoys a cheap and secure, albeit cold ...

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 620
Views: 17206

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

I like the British, Nicolas Soames, Grandson of Sir Winston, called the apprentice a "daft twerp". Quite a success for a US President.

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25334

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

cerealspiller wrote:
This is a classic example of why we have lawyers.


No, it is a classic example of how lawyers justify their existance.

Simple common sense tells us that you cannot hold back an item that belongs to a third party to enforce a payment which i not owed by that third Party.

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 12972

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

Exaxrly, such a Project would be silly, unpractical, costly, illegal and all my other arguments which I won't repeat.

Besides, Sperenberg is not an Airport but a contaminated wasteland which nobody wants to touch

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

"Bahncard 50" halves the rail fare and is an attractive way to save Money for frequent travellers. But really with the inadequate, time wasting Situation at some Airports securitya checks, rail is a better Option most of the times. Or, if you go regaularly, .make it one way rail and return...

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30599

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Imagine there are Slots available and nobody is interested. Why should LH give up Slots on routes like FRA to HAM/MUC when no other carrire wanted These in years before? It would make sense when U2 takes over routes flown by AB but then, what did LH pay for when they cannot use what they bought. Aft...

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 6874

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

It is onl Logical to move L/D from CGN t DUS. Many years ago they moved the MUC CGN JFK Service to DUS based on the Facts that each flight would have´40 more passengers at DUS. That number can only have inceased over the decades, J class and oremium Y are Standard on German low cost ( leisure flight...

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by PanHAM
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 1814

Re: Trump and Iran

Can the Amerian People please fire the apprentice? Show him the finger and wave good bye-

I don't like that Mullah theocracy either but their reaction is responsible. Trump cannot even spell that word.

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