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by conaly
Thu May 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 84
Views: 4501

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

N776AU wrote:
757-200. No contest.


/sign

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by conaly
Thu May 24, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9109

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Updated: JAN CAI-MUC, MS787, EgyptAir B737-800 MUC-NUE, LH2160, LH Cityline CRJ900 MAR NUE-HAM, EW7075, Eurowings A320 APR NUE-FRA, LH147, LH Cityline CRJ900 FRA-DEL, LH760, Lufthansa A380-800 DEL-KTM, 9W264, Jet Airways B737-800 MAY PKR-KTM, YT680, Yeti Airlines JS41 KTM-LUA, TA119, Tara Air Do224 ...

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by conaly
Thu May 24, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 36
Views: 1675

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

In SIN I've once heard a piano-version of "Kimi wo Nosete" (Carrying you) from the anime movie "Castle in the Sky".

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by conaly
Wed May 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

My take on this is all the airlines operating under EC 261 rule/law have done their homework. They know most affected Pax will not pay $10,000.00 to $25,000.00 in the US to hire lawyer just to collect $3,000.00 or less. Well, I will, in Germany it's not that expensive. I'm not short on money, if I ...

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by conaly
Wed May 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

The flight was FRA-AUH-KTM, where the first leg was delayed by about 14 hours and so the arrival at the destination was around 20 hours late. In this case I am quite sure they do own me compensation. As they are flying to Germany, I will sue them in Germany if necessary. If they don't respond to tha...

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by conaly
Wed May 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

Too often airlines just ignore the law or try to get around by offering vouchers and stuff like that. Last year my Eurowings-flight was cancelled, no alternative was given, so I took a rental car. Afterwards I wanted my money. 250€ compensation and another 250€ for the car and the fuel. At first Eur...

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by conaly
Sat May 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7715

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

I know the question was about US, but it seems it happens in Europe, too: When I think about Air Berlin in the past 20 years, I recall them having a sole B737-fleet (Classic and NG) in the early 2000s when they have been mostly a charter airline. Later, when they took over dba and LTU they started t...

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by conaly
Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 81
Views: 17495

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

I remember some time ago in another forum, where a guy booked some Singapore Airlines flights to some East Asian country (don't know anymore which exactly, could be Indonesia or Philippines). Shortly after he posted in that forum, that he was booked by Singapore Airlines on an unknown Asian airline ...

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by conaly
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4871

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

Swiss, Austrian, Brussels, Alitalia.

Anyone knows anything about Malaysia Airlines? I know there have been some news about them buying some Dreamliners, but neither on Wikipedia, nor on Boeing's customer list MH is listed to have any on order.

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by conaly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5021

Re: Big cities without any airport

Well, as some people mentioned cities like Detroit, Atlanta, London or Sydney: Munich Airport is not in Munich but 50/50 in Freising and Erding area Leipzig-Halle Airport is neither in Leipzig, nor in Halle but in Schkeuditz Hannover Airport is not in Hannover but in Langenhagen EuroAirport Basel-Mu...

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by conaly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5021

Re: Big cities without any airport

The whole Tochigi prefecture in Japan with a population of around 2mio (its capital Utsunomiya alone around 500k) has no commercial airport at all. The next would be either the two Tokyo-airports (around 100km to NRT, 120km to HND from Utsunomiya), Ibaraki airport (60km) or Fukushima airport (80km)....

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by conaly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Hotels in Tokyo
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Question About Hotels in Tokyo

I'd say best you get a hotel in one the central areas of Tokyo, for example Chiyoda, Shinjuku, Shibuya. It will be more expensive than in the outer areas, but you will have very short ways with trains and subways to many of the interesting spots in the city-area of Tokyo. If you want to stay out lon...

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by conaly
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 90
Views: 3639

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

Last year I booked NUE-ZRH-LCY just to fly on Bombardier CS100 and experience LCY. Didn't even go sightseeing in London, I spend the night at a hotel and took a Ryanair flight back on the next day. When I was in Japan I took the flight ITM-HND only to fly on Dreamliner (Shinkansen would have been fa...

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by conaly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst coach class food experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: Best and worst coach class food experiences

Worst: British Airways JFK-LHR: I believe that was the first and only time for me, that I just couldn't eat that stuff, despite being quite hungry. I don't know anymore what it was exactly, but it was disgusting mixture of rice, gravy, meat and vegetables. Honorable mentions: Air Koryo PEK-FNJ – the...

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by conaly
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34194

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

On the B747-8 the livery looks quite nice, on the A350 though it doesn't fit that good anymore. But imho it's far from "hideous". A bit unproportional but the A350 has never been a beauty-queen anyway.

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by conaly
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New North Korean aviation tour (Tu-134, -154, -204; Il-18, -62; An-24, -148)
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: New North Korean aviation tour (Tu-134, -154, -204; Il-18, -62; An-24, -148)

PPVLC wrote:
Ievery single penny we spend there helps to keep that weirdo in power.


This is true for so many countries all over the world :P

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by conaly
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New North Korean aviation tour (Tu-134, -154, -204; Il-18, -62; An-24, -148)
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: New North Korean aviation tour (Tu-134, -154, -204; Il-18, -62; An-24, -148)

Damn! I was last year in North Korea for a 8 day tour and afterwards I told myself "never again". Not that it was bad, the tour was great to be honest. But somehow it got tiring hearing about the Great Leader Kim here, Great Leader Kim there... But this... DAMN...

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by conaly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Well, the rumors might be there for years, but on Thursday LH officially informed Auburn, that the project is gonna be shifted to Germany, so in fact, something's gonna happen. What exactly is of course still quite unclear.

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by conaly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Some bad news came in: http://www.aero.de/news-28784/Lufthansa-verlegt-Super-Star-nach-Deutschland.html (German) Short summary: Lufthansa plans to relocate the Superstar to Germany and continue the restoration here. For that reason the wings have to be removed. It's uncertain, whether the plane can ...

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by conaly
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2195

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

NUE. It's my home airport and I can get from entering the terminal to boarding the plane within five minutes if everything goes right. Short ways, fast security and not too much traffic. Yes, the airport is very small (4 million pax/year), but that is also one of the big advantages there. It has bee...

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by conaly
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3126

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

Is it still common there, to let people only into the departure area a few hours before your flight departs? I have read and heard several complaints about the security there, that people despite having their valid tickets and boarding passes ready were not allowed into the departure area, when they...

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by conaly
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Aeroflot

I haven't flown with post Soviet Aeroflot (only on Rossiya with SU-flight number), but my parents and my sister had them a few times, even with transfer in SVO and they were pretty happy with them.

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by conaly
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's happened to pre-flight music on Lufthansa?
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: What's happened to pre-flight music on Lufthansa?

Pretty sure there hasn't been any music during boarding for years now. I fly regularly since 2014 with LH and can't remember having background music during boarding at all.

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by conaly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7009

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

I wonder why the B748F isn't an option. Because it is too big and expensive to replace the MD11F? Yeah well, an MD11F has about 90t of max payload, a current 772F about 103t and a 748F about 134t. I believe a possible 778F would be somewhere much closer to the 748F than the 772F. So if there really...

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by conaly
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7009

Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

Lufthansa Cargo seem to be interested in a potential cargo version of the B777X. As cargo operations are going quite well again, especially in East Asia, they want to replace the MD11F (phase out until 2024), but the A330-200F is too small for their demand. They are in talks with the manufacturers (...

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by conaly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

That is not correct, there is no requirement to install larger doors or inflatable slides, it will be returned to service at the level it was certified for passenger transport. Ok, if that's true I'm fine with that. I've read the thing about the doors and slides somewhere online before. Was a Germa...

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by conaly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Do you have a source for this? Yes: “The airplane will be fully certified to the transport aircraft category,” says Conrad. “It’s not an experimental.” Fans of vintage airliners can expect to see the reborn Starliner at airshows. “We will not hide it at some airport in some hangar and just fly it e...

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by conaly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Lufthansa want's to use it for commercial flights (yes, commercial passenger transport, not sightseeing-flights!!!), so they have to adapt to current safety regulations like decently sized emergency exit doors with inflatable slides and so on. That is quite a lot stuff, that wasn't equipped in the o...

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by conaly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49285

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://www.1tv.ru/news/2018-02-11/3408 ... let_an_148

Short summary, translated: plane disappeared from radar, the crash site is scattered with pieces in a one kilometer radius, no fires on the ground, two bodies already found.
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https://www.1tv.ru/news/2018-02-11/3408 ... let_an_148

Short summary, translated: plane disappeared from radar, the crash site is scattered with pieces in a one kilometer radius, no fires on the ground, two bodies already found.

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by conaly
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49285

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net.

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by conaly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of Electronic Device/Headphones Policy Question
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Use of Electronic Device/Headphones Policy Question

I have been using headphones with a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Switch (handheld console) on many airlines during boarding, taxi, take off and landing. The only time anybody complained was once on Turkish Airlines, when they didn't allow me to have my headphones on during taxi and take off. On Lufthans...

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by conaly
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 59
Views: 2946

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Mostly any aircraft, that is new to me. The only aircraft I am excited in, which I already had, are either aircraft with more than two engines (so today mostly 747, A340 or A380) and some smaller props like ATR72 or Dash-8.

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by conaly
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 172
Views: 51800

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

I will take 2-4-2 in a A330/340, or better yet, 2-3-2 in a 767 over the 9-across 787 or 10-across 777 any time. And yes, the A350 should be 8-across Y-class too !! I agree, that A330/A340 with 2-4-2 in economy is much better, than 3-3-3 on the Dreamliner or 3-4-3 on the T7. Boeing intended the 787 ...

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by conaly
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5649

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

Never been to AMS but of the other ones mentioned I prefer FRA, although LHR T5 was also quite nice. CDG is a nightmare. And as MUC and ZRH were mentioned a few times: MUC=ZRH>>>>>>FRA.

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by conaly
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9109

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Update: FLOWN: JAN CAI-MUC, MS787, EgyptAir B737-800 MUC-NUE, LH2160, LH Cityline CRJ900 BOOKED: APR NUE-FRA, LH147, LH Cityline CRJ900 FRA-DEL, LH760, Lufthansa A380-800 DEL-KTM, 9W264, Jet Airways B737-800 MAY KTM-DEL, 9W259, Jet Airways B737-800 DEL-MUC, LH763, Lufthansa A350-900 MUC-NUE, LH2156,...

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by conaly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It seems the shown concepts are so far not true at all. At the moment, there are no pictures or renders of the new livery available to the public. The D-ABYA will leave the painting-halls on 7th of February, that's probably the earliest date we can expect to get first REAL impressions. The official ...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The presentation is probably in CW6.

It is said that LH is not only redesigning its livery, but also the whole brand is planned to be unified in every area, where Lufthansa uses its own name (means EW, LX or OS are not included).

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by conaly
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203968

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I have heard that it's just going to be a variation of the current one. The yellow of the logo will disappear and be replaced by silver, much like the logo of their business class lounge. Official presentation should be on February 8th or 9th Yep, same thing I heard: only grey/silver crane, no ring...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Soviet/Russian metal in 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Soviet/Russian metal in 2018

I've been in North Korea in October and I've talked about that with our tour guides about that. They told me, that only the Tu204 and the An-148 are on scheduled services. They were in fact quite good informed about aviation, they even told me, they sometimes have spotter groups coming to North Kore...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7137

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

Sorry, didn't notice the sarcasm.

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by conaly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7137

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

I'm gonna go ahead and call this one a writeoff. Why? The have been much worse accidents been repaired: Condor A321 D-AIAF, lamp post fell onto fuselage, fully repaired: http://european-aviation.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/berlin_condor_crash21.jpg http://pic.carnoc.com/file/151204/1512040411573...

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by conaly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Soviet/Russian metal in 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Soviet/Russian metal in 2018

Air Koryo is currently using only Tu204-100, Tu204-300 and An-148 for any flights. The Tu154, Tu134 and Il62 are currently not in operation, at least not for scheduled passenger transport.

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by conaly
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats the difference between Basic, Basic Plus and Flex at Lufthansa?
Replies: 3
Views: 4848

Re: Whats the difference between Basic, Basic Plus and Flex at Lufthansa?

Business Basic: rescheduling only with additional fee, no cancellation Business Basic Plus: rescheduling only with additional fee, cancellation only with additional fee Business Flex: rescheduling and cancellation without additional fees You should be able to select a seat with any of this booking c...

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by conaly
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23835

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

There were only very few LH widebodies operating. Didn't see too many at the terminal, at least much much less than on a normal day. Most of them were standing on the south side or in the cargo area. Even quite a lot narrowbodies were not in operation, as many of them were standing on the tarmac in ...

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by conaly
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA
Replies: 62
Views: 23835

Re: 10 LH 747-8 sitting on ramp in FRA

Yeah, probably christmas. I'm currently sitting on the train to FRA. It wasn't that easy to find a good flight to CAI, there wasn't even a fitting feeder from NUE, either because all were full or didn't operate at all. I’d like to see a photo of this. I'll try to take one once I'm in FRA and see som...

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by conaly
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21429

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

The CFM-engine for the A318 was only offered by special request from Air France, although many airlines switched to the CFM-engine after their initial PW-engine order, as the PW-engine hat trouble meeting the promised specifications.

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by conaly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 stats
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Your 2017 stats

Total flights: 41 (including one upcomming on Dec 25) Total km (miles): 89595 (55672) Countries visited (not transit): 10 Airports: 18 Airlines: 13 Top 3 Airports NUE 21 IST 16 FRA 11 Airlines Turkish Airlines 16 Lufthansa 10 Air Koryo / Austrian / LH Cityline / Rossiya 2 Widebodies A330-300 6 A340-...

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by conaly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 6115

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

So, conclusion came in: after Germanwings got mail from the court, they accepted all of my demands and refunded me everything including interest rate.

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by conaly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"
Replies: 24
Views: 1867

Re: What is each airline's "exclusive route?"

NRT-DUS, All Nippon Airways
FRA-KIX, Lufthansa
FRA-NGO, Lufthansa

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by conaly
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airline with the most destinations in other countries...
Replies: 45
Views: 2869

Re: Foreign airline with the most destinations in other countries...

Been discussed before. As of September 2017, Turkish Airlines flies to 302 destinations in 120 countries. That wasn't the question ;) The question was, which airlines fly to a lot of destinations in a certain, different country, not which airlines flies to the most destinations/countries in total. ...

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