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by LTU932
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the border crossing?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Where is the border crossing?

When you leave a country, it is generally considered to be at the Emigration controls if the country operates them, or, if not, at the boarding gate. When you arrive it is at the Immigration controls, as masgniw notes. Immigration control = where you show your passport? Thanks! An225 Immigration co...

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by LTU932
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the border crossing?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Where is the border crossing?

When you leave a country, it is generally considered to be at the Emigration controls if the country operates them, or, if not, at the boarding gate. When you arrive it is at the Immigration controls, as masgniw notes. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Germany has exit immigration, so that would ...

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by LTU932
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

I wonder why the down-gauged the route. Too much competition with the entry of Air France and other European carriers? AFAIK they're getting rid of the A340s, including the -600. And I guess the A332 is the only aircraft that has the range for making MAD-SJO with decent payload. Not to mention that...

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by LTU932
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

For those tracking the first IB A330 to SJO, please note that IB 6313 has been cancelled, and replaced with IB 6315 for today. ETA is 15:18 hrs CST. The aircraft is EC-MNL, which is barely four months old.

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of Business Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 615

Re: Out of Business Airlines

Lacsa
LTU
Mexicana

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting
Replies: 33
Views: 8086

Re: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting

Mexico es a good example: constitutionally, the Mexican citizenship acquired by birth is irrenouncable. In other words, no matter how mucho you try to present yourself as a national of other country, in the eyes of the Mexican State, you are Mexican. Period. Costa Rica is similar. If you're born to...

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

no BA? Maybe they charge it via their oneWorld partners IB and AA?? Or else, that board is outdated. I was just checking Flightradar24 and I saw that this Saturday is the final goodbye of the A346 from SJO. From Sunday on, IB is sending the A332. Maybe we'll see them as subs every now and then, but...

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR Terminal 5 to 4 Connection info/advice
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: LHR Terminal 5 to 4 Connection info/advice

AFAIK you always reclear security when connecting at LHR, even when you arrive at T5 with e.g. IB from MAD and connect on BA from T5 to LAX (and I'm not talking about the docs check for flights to the US). You just don't go through the UK border unless you have to pick up your bags when coming from ...

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by LTU932
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

I still haven't understood that treaty when I read about it on Twitter. By considering flights between e.g. GUA and TGU domestic, it is like domestic, no immigration and customs checks, right? Or is it like flights between other EU countries and the UK, where they have just a simple document check (...

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by LTU932
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

http://www.nacion.com/economia/consumidor/air_france-vuelos-costa_Rica_0_1621637875.html (Spanish only) The AF flights between CDG and SJO have proven to be a major success. So while the service will remain seasonal, AF has announced an increase in frequency from 2 to 3 flights per week for the upco...

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by LTU932
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola
Replies: 36
Views: 2181

Re: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola

Is there really any difference between Coke/Pepsi? Sugar water and carbon dioxide? Yes. There's a big difference in taste and this includes other products (e.g. 7Up vs Sprite). I can drink Pepsi, but I much prefer Coca-Cola. As for airlines, in my last fights I've been served mainly Coca Cola produ...

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by LTU932
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Connection in Frankfurt

Remember also, just in case, how you can make a customs declaration in Europe: Green lane means nothing to declare, red lane means you got something to declare.

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

SJO: Smallest: RZ Cessna 208 Caravan Largest Cargo: KL 747-400 ERF (operated by MP) Largest Pax: AF Boeing 777-300 ER I actually live a few hundred yards south of SYQ, but I'm not listing it because SYQ has become more of an airport for general aviation and for official/rescue flights by the SVA (ai...

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: Connection in Frankfort

Just to add something , don't be surprised if you look at the flight departures board for your MUC flight and no gate is listed. At FRA they tend to only show the actual gate # about an hour before departure, and sometimes less. I've never experienced in FRA, what you describe (and I'm not referrin...

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by LTU932
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50202

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Are there going to be rotation angle differences between the 739 and the MAX9? If so, how much of a difference? Same fuselage, same MLG, ergo same rotation angle. But isn't the landing gear, to compensate for the engine size, a few inches longer, causing the fuselage to be more elevated than all 73...

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 747 flight
Replies: 61
Views: 1537

Re: First 747 flight

February 19, 2010, LH 499 MEX-FRA. The aircraft was D-ABTK, aka Kiel. My first and only 747 flight so far.

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another serving of schnitzel: DEN - MUC on Lufthansa A330-300
Replies: 12
Views: 6669

Re: Another serving of schnitzel: DEN - MUC on Lufthansa A330-300

Nice TR. BTW, that A330, Kilo Echo, is named Landshut, like the 732 (D-ABCE) that was liberated in Mogadishu.

The federal police officer at immigration was probably just being very thorough when he checked your passport, given current events. I can relate to your anxiety though.

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?
Replies: 39
Views: 2606

Re: Does window seat passenger have full control of window shade use?

I've only been asked once to close the shades by a passenger and since he asked nicely, I complied. I did however on occasion raise the shades to look outside during my treks over the Atlantic. Only on the LHR-DFW and DFW-LHR segments almost 3 years ago was I asked by the F/As to close the shades, e...

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

Here's a question: How far ahead are airlines in implementing the new system that automatically charges the exit tax with the ticket? Have all airlines flying to/from SJO (including codeshares, dunno about LIR) implemented this, or are there airlines that still require you to go to that special cou...

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by LTU932
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airliner windows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Best airliner windows?

The 737 Sky Interior windows aren't too bad either. Far better than their A320 counterparts. Here's one from a 9W flight recently: https://scontent.fblr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16996522_10155814728364128_3838003551978863143_n.jpg?oh=bfaaa107eeb457f25945ebc17b5476fa&oe=5938EAF2 That explains w...

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by LTU932
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

Here's a question: How far ahead are airlines in implementing the new system that automatically charges the exit tax with the ticket? Have all airlines flying to/from SJO (including codeshares, dunno about LIR) implemented this, or are there airlines that still require you to go to that special coun...

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by LTU932
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 6764

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

I always thought it was strange that smoking was ever allowed on commercial aircraft . If you think smoking on airplanes was strange... zeppelins had a smoking room in the cabin hung under that gigantic bag of hydrogen! Which reveals another flaw: The use of hydrogen on airships, because they were ...

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by LTU932
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?
Replies: 70
Views: 6764

Re: Smoking Ban, when was it implemented?

Last time I flew during the 1990s, LT had banned smoking on flights to and from the United States, smoking to other destinations was allowed though. That was 1997, my flight was LT 932 (hence the username), which continued from SJO to ADZ. The whole routing was DUS-MIA-SJO-ADZ and back. I have no id...

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

At least AV is giving you a discount for paying for the extra luggage online, giving you the incentive of not doing things at the last minute.

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by LTU932
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

This may be a dumb question, but anyone know why so many longhaul flights are getting delayed in SJO lately? Yesterday, the IB flight to MAD departed about two hours late, BA also seems to have minimum 30-60 minute delays as well. I understand that there are delays all the time, but those many delay...

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2453
Views: 102116

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Can I make a suggestion: Can you reactivate the feature that autolocks threads that were not touched for like 4 weeks or so? There are so many old threads e.g. in Civ-Av, Tech-Ops and Travel-Prefs that get bumped, even if the last post was like ten years ago or so.

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers
Replies: 15
Views: 6335

Re: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers

One other thing that probably made them unattractive: Those former UA 777As are PW powered. The bulk of the worldwide 777-200(ER) fleet is powered by GE and RR. PW engines on 777s are probably very rare to see these days, especially after the PW4098 fiasco and with GE getting exclusivity on all new ...

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by LTU932
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers
Replies: 15
Views: 6335

Re: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers

LAX772LR wrote:
Wasn't this technically one of the original UA planes? Something of an O.G. among 777s if so. Sad to see it go, but expected.
Line number 9, a -222, first delivered to UA. Definitely one of the first 777-200As built.

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by LTU932
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

AV has revised and changed it's fare structure baggage policy and CentAm got the shaft in regards to baggage to/from the US (unless you are Salvadoran). You can only carry 1 piece @ 50 lb. If you want to carry a second bag you have to pay the extra bag fee which is now US$ 175.00. I can understand ...

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by LTU932
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 2451

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

I had to pay in advance for my seats on KL when I flew HAM-AMS-PTY (seat reservation for the CM connection PTY-SJO was free). I did get a discount for making and paying that reservation online. On BA, I had to pay for the seat on HAM-LHR and later LHR-HAM at check-in. Curiously, I was refunded the m...

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by LTU932
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?
Replies: 21
Views: 5623

Re: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?

Not only does Germany have stinky aircraft, they now have stinky airports as well. :yuck: http://www.dw.com/en/hamburg-airport-temporarily-closed-and-evacuated-due-to-bad-air-scare/a-37519422 I read about it and it wasn't something "stinky". Apparently, pepper spray spreading through the ...

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by LTU932
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?
Replies: 50
Views: 14120

Re: RUMOUR: IAG to purchase CS300?

Has the CS300 been certified for the steep approach into LCY?

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 60
Views: 10437

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

Giving a boost to Bonn and displaying it on the river front there could be another option. Bonn makes also lots of sense, given that it used to be West Germany's centre of power. Yes. competent (crisis) management worked from a small modest town: the "Bonner Republik", Helmut Schmidt. Ind...

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 60
Views: 10437

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

WIederling wrote:
Giving a boost to Bonn and displaying it on the river front there could be another option.
Bonn makes also lots of sense, given that it used to be West Germany's centre of power.

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 60
Views: 10437

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

For practical reasons I'd say Hamburg would be the place to put this aircraft on display. Definitely. They could exhibit her along with the 707. The other possibility would be to bring her to Speyer. Ship the aircraft to Rotterdam and from there by barge to Speyer. Just as with HAM, road transporta...

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by LTU932
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

Just read on the Costa Rica Aviation Twitter page that IB is changing equipment on MAD-SJO. Starting March 26, they're switching from A346 to A332. https://twitter.com/CR_Aviation/status/829876290849239040 The changes are visible on the IB website as per the screenshot. This means a reduction in cap...

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by LTU932
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

http://www.estrategiaynegocios.net/lasclavesdeldia/1042274-330/air-costa-rica-despega-operaci%C3%B3n-este-viernes-con-ch%C3%A1rter-a-panam%C3%A1 (Spanish only) Air Costa Rica is finally starting service this friday. They're starting with charter flights to Panama and want to transition to scheduled ...

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by LTU932
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?
Replies: 21
Views: 5623

Re: Do German planes have a unusually high amount of 'stinky aircraft'-incidents?

It could be a theory which has been voiced already that German Airlines have a high number of pilots who want to Keep their "Beamtenstatus" (civil servant fringes). A similar Situation is the unusual high nuber of assumed vortexes, causing damages to roofs, but only in a certain area with...

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection For LH Code Share Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Seat Selection For LH Code Share Flights

Try to see if you can find a reservation code for accessing via LH's website. If you do, then you may be able to reserve the seats.

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by LTU932
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Connecting at DFW

Sounds like too close to comfort for me that connection time. If you do have to change terminals, take the Skytrain. I know..... I was considering trying to change to an earlier flight out of MKE to get into DFW early... but the only option would have me sitting around DFW for several hours! Of cou...

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by LTU932
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Connecting at DFW

Sounds like too close to comfort for me that connection time. If you do have to change terminals, take the Skytrain.

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner
Replies: 48
Views: 2311

Re: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner

Airbus: A318 - MX SJO-MEX A320 - BA HAM-LHR A321 - LH HAM-FRA Boeing: 727-200 - LR SJO-PTY 737-200 - CM PTY-SJO 737-300 - LH FRA-HAM 737-700 - KL HAM-AMS 737-800 - AA SJO-DFW 747-400 - LH MEX-FRA 757-200 - AA DFW-SJO 767-300 ER - LT DUS-ATL 777-200 ER - KL AMS-PTY 777-300 ER - AA LHR-DFW MD-11 - LT ...

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by LTU932
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNCONFIRMED: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down
Replies: 83
Views: 25070

Re: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down

If anyone follows EA on Twitter (@FlyEastern), you'll notice that they have a lock next to their name, meaning that their tweets are protected and can't be seen by non-followers and even if you start following them now. Also, they haven't tweeted anything since Sept 25 2016. A sign of things to come...

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by LTU932
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 47
Views: 1792

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

I like Airbus, they provide for lots of jobs in Hamburg, where I used to live but in the end, I've flown so much Boeing in my life, that I'm a Boeing guy. In my personal stats of planes I've flown most, six out of ten aircraft were Boeing, incuding the MD-11. The other four in that top ten are two A...

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by LTU932
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyPASS e-Passport Gates at DUS
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: EasyPASS e-Passport Gates at DUS

Don't know if they compare to the ones I went through in FRA and HAM, but from my experience, they are separately staffed. This means that instead of having to stand in line again somewhere else if there are any irregularities detected, you go directly to the federal police officer in front of you a...

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by LTU932
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread. Part 66
Replies: 71
Views: 4722

Re: Central American aviation thread. Part 66

https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/tras-44-anos-pais-conocera-estudio-para-aeropuerto-en-orotina/ (Spanish only) After 44 years since the project was first proposed by President Daniel Oduber, a study on the construction of the new SJO in Orotina can be expected by March or April of this year. The cos...

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by LTU932
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines offering country-specific food/drinks on international routes
Replies: 25
Views: 1956

Re: Airlines offering country-specific food/drinks on international routes

When I flew AMS-PTY on KL last month, there were no country-specific changes to the meals, just the usual options. Then again, I don't know anything about Panamanian cuisine, so there's that.

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by LTU932
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16035

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

TXL will close, at least as long SPD, Green Party or "die Linke" are in power. And consider I said "or" because either of this parties will fight to close it, regardless of the effects. It is interesting that the planing for TXL after closure goes more smoothly than BER. http://...

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by LTU932
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One World Lack of Integration
Replies: 26
Views: 4372

Re: One World Lack of Integration

Requesting a Passport at check-in is mandatory when travelling on an international itinerary. This is because they need to be sure it is you checking in for your flight so they will match your Passport picture to your face. Completely unrelated to your topic title and also completely normal at all ...

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by LTU932
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One World Lack of Integration
Replies: 26
Views: 4372

Re: One World Lack of Integration

Here's my experience with BA/AA check-in: When I checked in with AA on HAM-LHR-DFW-SJO in 2014, I was able to print all boarding passes and complete the online check-in, but I was redirected to BA's website for that. HAM-LHR and LHR-HAM were BA codeshares. At LHR, there were no problems with the doc...

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