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by LTU932
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12353

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I'm sad that EWR-HAM has been cancelled. And for the record: On the HAM-EWR leg of my trip to SJO in winter 2015/16, I did fly on a three-class 767, while the return was on a two-class 767.

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by LTU932
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

I should really stop reading these threads, they make me more nervous to fly to the US (and it's because of what and how people say things in these threads that I get nervous) and I want to eventually visit the country and not just stay in transit for a connection. I've had these security interviews...

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by LTU932
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

Personally, and even without having ever been in CDG, I'd still choose AMS. When I was there 2 years ago, it felt like being in a shopping mall minus the food courts. Sure, the concourse I boarded my flight to PTY looked run down in comparison to everything before passport control, but they get a pa...

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by LTU932
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I had N776AV fly over my house today while it was on final from LIM. Too bad I've yet to see a CFM powered A320NEO myself, the ones I've seen were PW powered ones from LH back in Germany.

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by LTU932
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?
Replies: 12
Views: 2431

Re: Fate of IL-96 RA-96013?

Wayfarer515 wrote:
Isnt this frame being converted to a -400M or a tanker?
If that was true, how would they stretch it? That aircraft has already been built, so I don't see how they can stretch an already built aircraft at all.

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel
Replies: 9
Views: 1348

Re: Aeroflot (USSR) Booking for Domestic Travel

I think BGW was the old airport until SDA was built. Did Baghdad even have another airport before the former SDA? AFAIK BGW is the IATA metro code for Baghdad, while SDA was the IATA code for the actual airport back when it was still called "Saddam International". I believe right after th...

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by LTU932
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 2431

Re: Why Exit immigration?

IMO it does help because even if you leave the US in time, there is the remote possiblity that your departure is not properly recorded, hence people getting denied entry for overstaying visas when they did not (yes, there are such incidents). Having exit immigration would not just enhance security,...

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 2431

Re: Why Exit immigration?

Today you fill no forms, and nothing gets stapled to your passport. That is if you are in Visa Waiver program Don't you still fill out a customs form, or has that changed since I was last in the US back in January 2016? I don't believe having exit immigration would help solve the visa overstay prob...

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2442

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

From SJO, here are the five longest nonstop flights (great circle distance): IB SJO-MAD: 4,593 nm BA SJO-LGW: 4,716 nm AF SJO-CDG: 4,828 nm KL SJO-AMS: 4,896 nm (seasonal) LH SJO-FRA: 5,055 nm DE also operates SJO-FRA and I believe also SJO-MUC, however those are one-stop flights, so they don't coun...

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8783

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

This bill may be illegal, likely to be in conflict with the Constitution may make it dumb to push it. So you think it's likely UA could sue New Jersey for this, based probably on the 14th Amendment if applicable, as aemoreira1981 suggested? Or will they wait until the governor decides if he will ve...

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8783

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Isn't that something that UA can actually take the State of New Jersey to court for, even as far as going to the State Supreme Court or even go federal??

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

If the ticket is booked as one ticket on LX and WK you should be fine- 5 years ago I made a 50 minute connection going VCE-ZRH-BOS and my luggage actually made it onto the BOS flight. It might be a little tight and you might have to move quickly in the airport but otherwise you should be fine. 50 m...

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by LTU932
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

If the ticket is booked as one ticket on LX and WK you should be fine- 5 years ago I made a 50 minute connection going VCE-ZRH-BOS and my luggage actually made it onto the BOS flight. It might be a little tight and you might have to move quickly in the airport but otherwise you should be fine. 50 m...

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by LTU932
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?

Personally, if you got an international to Schengen transfer, I'd go for at least three hours, same with Schengen to international transfers. You're arriving in a Schengen country and continue to another Schengen country, so you have to clear passport control at the first port of entry (in this case...

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by LTU932
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4496

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

Christ. If you need a puppy to leave the house, you don’t belong in an airliner. What about blind people, who rely on service dogs to guide them??? I know, this is about an emotional support animasl, but that statement of yours makes it suggest that if you rely on any animal to get through your day...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14546

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

And even if they were launching MGA, wasn't that going to be a triangular flight via GUA anyway? If so, wouldn't the crew change occur in GUA? The well being of Iberia's staff is not the decision behind the cancellation of planned service to MGA, as you well say, layover would have been in Guatemal...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 14546

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Nicaragua: MGA: launch cancelled b/c of the turmoil there Not unexpected. Given the political and the security situation, it would be unwise to launch flights to MGA at this time, even if that same crew was doing the return to MAD. I just have to think about what people said about CCS, where IB cre...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3142

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

You are wrong. Every airport in the US forces non-precleared international arrivals to go to the CBP desks. The jetway forks into two separate doors when you reach the terminal. These corridors are typically not shown on airport maps because they're not publicly accessible except when you arrive on...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

As far as I know, the brand new Airbus 350 hasn't ever landed in Central America yet. It depends on which definition of Central America you are using, historical or geographical. If historical I'd think you are right, if geographical then no, one was in Belize a few days ago with the president (I t...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I just read a tweet, where GUA apparently lost FAA category 1 and therefore cannot start more flights into the US. Can anyone confirm this?

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

By the way, since the other party was recording the conversation, does it makes it legal for you to also record the call in Germany? Would telling them you are recording be enough? I don't think they would care. I'm no attorney, I just know the legal situation because I was confronted with it mysel...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone have any insight knowledge of the rumored future AV hub in GUA? Like I said, it is just a rumor and the director of the airport in Guatemala also mentioned it. However, his comment could mean that he misunderstood that the airline was only going to establish a focus city (which it alrea...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

I’m curious about Germany, if you obtain consent from the other party, can you go ahead with recording? Yes. You can start the recording while asking for consent. If he denies it, the recording is illegal and thus inadmissible as evidence in court. Therefore, the recording must then be ended immedi...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

Advice: record your calls with the airline whenever you have a problem. If I had done that the credit card company could have accepted my claim right away and it would be much stronger evidence in case I had to go to court. While that is a good idea in principle, in some parts of the world (e.g. Ge...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.iberia.com/gt/latest-update-of-our-flights/
With the current situation in Nicaragua, this is not surprising at all.
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juanchito wrote:
Iberia has officially postpone MGA flights via GUA.
https://www.iberia.com/gt/latest-update-of-our-flights/
With the current situation in Nicaragua, this is not surprising at all.

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.teletica.com/200283_huelga-de-controladores-retraso-la-salida-de-al-menos-siete-vuelos-en-aeropuerto-juan-santamaria This morning there has been a strike by air traffic controllers in Costa Rica, which delayed flights by Condor, United, American and Copa. They protested against article 1...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to re-use an airline name
Replies: 21
Views: 1090

Re: If you were to re-use an airline name

I have 2. 1. In Costa Rica: Líneas Aéreas Costarricences S.A., aka Lacsa. But that would take more than a bundle to buy back those name rights from Avianca. 2. In Germany: LTU International Airways. If that brand could be bought out from the assets to be liquidated from AB, then maybe in some way, L...

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by LTU932
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TriJet engine question.
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Re: TriJet engine question.

The engines are all the same on the DC-10; probably a visual illusion due to the long cowl thru the fin. Although, it could be a rearrangement of the accessory case on #2. The L-1011 engine cannot be seen from outside, it’s buried in the tail. The L-1011 has an S-duct (from the looks of it, so does...

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11576

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

I think the airport construction project must be taken away from the airport operating company. They are neither qualified nor capable to build a new airport as has been proven. (But they are quite good at operating airports and developing the business to be fair) So select a pro building company a...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MGA-Where do we go from here?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: MGA-Where do we go from here?

Volaris (Costa Rica) has recently suspended service to MGA, while CM and AV continue flying there. From what I was told in the Central America thread, CM is trying to make sure that none of their crew overnights in MGA though, for said security concerns.

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Clearing customs and making connections at major US hubs
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Re: Clearing customs and making connections at major US hubs

Always take at least three hours for connections when coming off an international flight. I once had a two-hour connection (though that was in MEX) and almost missed it. I also recommend DFW, especially if the connection is international to international. If you got an eligible passport, chances are...

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by LTU932
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Do not expect European politicians to behave rationally, not even German. Much less German politicians, especially in the current situation where the federal government may be about to collapse, with the prospect of early elections looming (but that's because of the immigration situation, not the t...

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by LTU932
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Sanctions against Airbus are also sanctions against the US companies and workers that make up half the content of Airbus products. And that is another point to consider. If the EU, despite my predictions, does go ahead and forces Airbus to do business with Iran, this could also have a significant i...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Airbus is so dear to EU leaders, particularly French and German, that they would defend it with countermeasures. If USA stops Airbus sales to the US, for sure no Boeing will be delivered to Europe. That's all cheap populism. Let's face it, if Airbus is told to disregard the sanctions, and then the ...

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by LTU932
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Do they really want to risk an economic crisis if companies like e.g. PSA Does PSA even use any American parts? It only has Opel/Vauxhall from the former GM brands and the rest of the PSA lineup doesn't get sold to the USA anyway (they would be unlikely to be popular anyway). They probably do, we d...

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17054

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

It was to be expected. And whatever talk there was by the EU to force companies to disregard the US sanctions, I don't buy that. To me, that's just cheap populism that will lead them nowhere and won't ever happen. Do they really want to risk an economic crisis if companies like e.g. PSA, Airbus, etc...

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I remember the 5Y 747 (from pictures, I didn't yet return full time to Costa Rica). Back then I was even surprised about them having passenger aircraft in the first place. Anyway, about that charter from Destinos TV: https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/jose-cortes-vuelo-de-ticos-a-rusia-se-cancelo/ The...

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/pasajeros-furiosos-por-retraso-de-vuelo-a-rusia/ So once again charter flights in a bad light. Due to missing authorisation by DGAC, a charter flight from SJO to Russia is being delayed. Apparently, the flight that was organised by DestinosTV, has yet to deliver all ...

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by LTU932
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

AA has just suspended MGA due to the current crisis: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396381 On Twitter, CM has been denying that they're suspending MGA as well, reaffirming their commitment to all the flights to MGA. That said, I doubt that will last long, given the security...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 206
Views: 40761

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

Regardless of our feelings, if the insurer says it's too expensive to repair, then it will be written off and scrapped. My question is, how this will impact operations for those Jump destinations, such as SJO. Does LH have any spare aircraft for Jump?

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 2743

Re: First Flight and Airline?

My first flight: SJO-PTY, September 1987. What I'm not sure is if the flight was with LR or with CM and if it was on a 727 or 737. Whatever the airline and equipment, my first flight was definitely on a Boeing.

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 2743

Re: First Flight and Airline?

First ever flight: SJO-PTY, September 1987, presumably on LR (I was 4 years old, so obviously nobody remembers back then if it was on CM or LR, much less me)
First transatlantic flight: MIA-HAM, February 1989, on LT
First domestic flight: FRA-HAM, February 2010, on LH

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on VA flight threatens to “kill everyone onboard”
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

Re: Passenger on VA flight threatens to “kill everyone onboard”

sabby wrote:
Fined ? Threatening to kill is a felony isn't it ? She should be jailed where she belongs !
Jailed and placed on any national and international no-fly-list.

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

That's odd. I faintly remember that the departure out of CUR ended up being a very short flight, and CUR-PTY is obviously longer than CUR-CCS. I just wished I had a KL timetable from that time with me, or even whatever remains of that ticket.

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 30908

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Do you happen to have an SJO timetable from January/February 1990? Specifically where KL is mentioned? If I remember correctly, back then, our route was AMS-CUR-CCS-SJO, but recently I always have doubts about that (plus we probably no longer have even the boarding cards with us).

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11576

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

When I drive through that city, the federal buildings / areas are a bright spot compared to the blight that is present in so many other parts of the city. In my view the federal government of Germany is still way more capable than the red idiots in the Red City Hall. The federal government in Germa...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 11576

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

Berlin to me has all the "prestige" of Maduro's Venezuela. Lots of "projects" there have little utility aside from lining the pockets of kleptocrats. Main train station was built without customers in mind. Cold as can be for much of the year thanks to the design. Roof one third ...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5296

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

What do you make of such move by CAAC? Do you think it would work to deter passengers from unruly behavior during air travel? Nice idea, I'd personally support that, but I fear it won't work in practice. Try that in the US (because it's more likely there IMO than in Europe) and you'd have groups li...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6335

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

Glass fibre lines of Vodafone have been targets of anarchist destruction as well. Vodafone's landline division used to be known as Arcor, which was a joint venture, among others, by Deutsche Bahn (specifically the former DBKom), Deutsche Bank (hence the lawsuit vs Josef Ackermann back in the day) a...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6335

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

EK 59 has been divered to DUS, EK 61 is currently over Romania, and Flightradar24 isn't saying anything about a diversion and neither does EK on Twitter. I checked the flight status on EK's website and it says EK 59 will fly DUS-HAM tomorrow at 06:00 hrs CEST and EK 61 will be divered to FRA, contin...

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