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by DominikR83
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20864

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I am from Europe and I can't remember the last time I used a bus to get to the airplane. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen though :-) I used bus / stairs combo for both departure and arrival yesterday (in Europe). Yeah but is it that common? Approx. 60% of the parking positions at FRA are apron p...

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by DominikR83
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704578

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by DominikR83
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 5960

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

There are e.g. a 1-stop connections on OS (EVN-VIE-LAX) , LO (EVN-WAW-LAX) or SU(EVN-SVO-LAX) .
So i don`t think there is need of a direct flight. Based on the fare i got for above mentioned connections (500-900 Euros return) i don`t think that a direct flight will financially work.

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by DominikR83
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10416

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines could simply avoid these situations if they would just take higher fares for A-B-C then for A to B only ! I also flew DUS-MUC-BOS which was half the fare then only MUC-BOS. This is ridicolous and entices passengers to do exactly what the person in this specific case has done ! Yes,their...

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by DominikR83
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER
Replies: 20
Views: 7850

Re: Alitalia's odd B777-300ER

LH is by far not a welfare company ,they would use their stacks in AZ mainly to reduce intra-european competition.That might not affect the TATL flights directly but it is still far away from being good for the civil aviation.

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by DominikR83
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...
Replies: 69
Views: 12052

Re: Lufthansa CEO Spohr changes his stance on Berlin, wants TXL to be kept open...

Will Schonefeld be kept open once Brandenburg opens? Schonefeld serves airlines such as Ryanair whilst Brandenburg can serve legacy carriers. Would mean, passengers can access both services in the same area, and practically be just separate terminals over different airports BER and SXF are the exac...

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by DominikR83
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3680

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

LH:

MUC-NUE is shorter. ;) It is only 137 Kms.

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by DominikR83
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overnight TATL
Replies: 27
Views: 5915

Re: Overnight TATL

The time difference between central Europe(France,Germany,Scandinavia,Italy,Switzlernad,Netherlands,etc.) and east coast USA is 6-7 hours. The flight time to destinations like ATL,JFK,BOS,YYZ,IAD,MIA,CLT,PHL is between 7:30 and 10:30. So this means there is in fact only a time san of approx. 1 to 3 ...

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by DominikR83
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13755

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

The Western New Year Celebrations are not that popular in Asia.The chinese/asian New Year celebrations are much more important for these people.So i can imagine that there are enough people flying at that time in Asia. In Europe this would never work.Even the usual holiday charter flights(which do d...

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by DominikR83
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6879

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

If they are still serious about TATL, then this is an ideal opportunity. Would finish WOW at the same time. Ryanair are not ''still'' serious about TATL. Iceland is only halfway TATL, and honestly Ryanair is on the wrong side of the pond when it comes to competition. The Europe - Iceland market is ...

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by DominikR83
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6879

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

FR only flies ex major airports if there is a chance to make money.MAD has a ton of free capacities left,so the charges are very likely very low.FRA has offered them some discount cause with the new runway,new terminal capacities and terminal 3 in future they also have a lot of capacity to fill. FR ...

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by DominikR83
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12809

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

YOu can clearly see which alliance-partners the 3 US airlines do have in Europe.
AA has most flights to LHR,due to their partner BA.
DL has most flights to AMS/CDG due to their partner AF/KL
Apart from LHR UA has mot flights into FRA due to their partner LH.

So there is no real surprise for me.

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by DominikR83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12809

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Nicknuzzii wrote:
In comparison how big is UA at FRA or LHR for example.


As per my latest info UA has 8 daily flights ex FRA in summer season

1 x EWR
1 x IAH
2 x ORD
2 x SFO
2 x IAD

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by DominikR83
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12809

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Sorry,but me as a passenger have to trust a connection if the airline does sell it to me. Yes,we as experences travellers do think about and check it before booking but this can not be the standard.The responsibility must lie at the airline cause 95% of the people don`t know all airports of the worl...

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by DominikR83
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 222
Views: 25689

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

Why should they do it in Frankfurt when the same can be done in Guangzhou for less money? If LH can save money without losing quality..why not? Regarding the delivery: It is not that bad, but there are two things that i don`t like/don`t understand 1.: Why any new livery at all? It wasn`t really nec...

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by DominikR83
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 222
Views: 25689

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

Why should they do it in Frankfurt when the same can be done in Guangzhou for less money? If LH can save money without losing quality..why not? Regarding the delivery: It is not that bad, but there are two things that i don`t like/don`t understand 1.: Why any new livery at all? It wasn`t really nece...

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by DominikR83
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7135

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

Age between 17 and 27 years, new cabin installed 4 years ago...i don`t see a reason to renw the fleet within the next 5-7 years.
But if they do, second-hand A330 would also be my guess.

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by DominikR83
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

MUC days are not 24h. There is a curfew from 22:00 to 6:00 with strongly limited operations. LHR also doesn`t have a 24h day. ;) I checked it and between 22:00 and 6:00 there are approx. 45 to 50 flights arriving and departing. Thats not that much for an airport like LHR.SO this can`t be a reason w...

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by DominikR83
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

LHR has 476.000 flight movements a year with two runways, LGW has 281.000 with only one runway,
MEX has 449.000 with two runways.

MUC currently has 405.000 movements...so a third runway can`t be that important/necessary to survive as an airport.

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by DominikR83
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13031

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

In three words: Absolutely chaotic airline I`v had 6 flights with AA so far and there is huge gap between the organizational part and the on board flight experience. Organisation is catastrophic (5 of 6 flights were heavily delayed,2 times we had to be rebooked on other flights/routings due to misse...

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by DominikR83
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unserved markets from Frankfurt
Replies: 21
Views: 3115

Re: Unserved markets from Frankfurt

Why are some people mentioning SCL?
There is a daily flight LA 705 from FRA to SCL.Yes,it does make a stop in MAD,but you don`t have to change planes so for me it is a direct flight.

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by DominikR83
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3484

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

If the americans live in the Canaries then flights to America might make a bit sense(although i doubt there is enough demand to fill regular flights) but why a HUB ?This would mean that the flights to Europe must be filled as well.And there are already enough options from Europe to the canaries curr...

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by DominikR83
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 162917

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I`m not specifically talking about emplyee saftey,it is more then environmental and people thing. If any infrastructural project would cause damage to the environment,to animals or if people have to me "removed" to get the space to built the airport/stadium/bridge or whatsoever then in mod...

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by DominikR83
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hub in the Canary Islands?
Replies: 30
Views: 3484

Re: Hub in the Canary Islands?

The canary islands are geographically in a much worse position then is Iceland. Especially on the way to north america. And even to south america it will be difficult cause many destinations are only within the range of widebodies and i don`t think there is enough potential on the Europe-SOuth Ameri...

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by DominikR83
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29017

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

They definitely are less then zero. LH withdrew from Australia already decades ago due to lack of profit. Being a member of Star alliance they have TG and SQ with a very dense network to Australia which they can use so it wouldn`t make any sense for them to offer direct service to Australia by thems...

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by DominikR83
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 162917

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

The short construction period was only possible because the government just ignored all concerns regarding environmental damages,eplyee safety and anything else. In modern,democratic countries all these concerns would have been checked and discussed and either the airport would never have been built...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 660
Views: 162917

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I really find it fascinating how so many foreign nations are able to deliver great infrastructure projects in a short time, while it can take us a decade to simply renovate a few terminals. Well,Turkey is an autocratic country(almost a dictatorship).If Mr. Erdogan wants to build a new airport this ...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Delays 2019 Changes to Daylight Savings Time After Airlines/Others Complain
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: EU Delays 2019 Changes to Daylight Savings Time After Airlines/Others Complain

The regular time(mostly wrongly mentioned as winter time) is the one that makes much more sense for us.Most of the biologists,sociologists and psychriatrists say that the regular time is better for us on long terms. The problem is that the EU government has the power and authority to waive thew time...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 789 AMS-MSP
Replies: 14
Views: 3180

Re: KLM 789 AMS-MSP

I would consider this an upgrade for anyone flying Business class. Much better seats than the A330’s. Isn`t it a upgrade capacitywhise in general? As per seatguru their 330s do carry between 243 and 292 passengers,their 789 carries 294 passengers. So it is capacitywhise a general upgrade. comfortwh...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EC opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: EC opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn

HHN is already dead anyway. The number of passengers has decreased over 40 % since 2007 and also the freight tonnage has decreased over 55 % since 2011. On the paper they still to have some flights operating from there(FR and W6 ) but this is way too less to operate that airport profitably. FR also ...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 5894

Re: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?

sorry,triple post.

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 5894

Re: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?

sorry,triple post

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 5894

Re: Flight canceled for commercial reasons?

If the aircraft and cfrew are not needed at the destination airport or the passengers waiting at the destination airport can be rebooked then it is possible that airlines do cancel a flight due to economical reasons. But not only the number of passengers is important also one must keep in mind the f...

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by DominikR83
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 15970

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

Officially it is confirmed September 2020, but to be honest i do believe that this airport will open once it is opened and not a single hour earlier. ;)

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by DominikR83
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries
Replies: 32
Views: 4593

Re: Use of seatbelt light USA compared to other countries

I`ve flown more than 120 times so far in Europe and the US and so far i can`t remember any big difference regarding when the seatbelt signs are switched off or on.
In Europe they are switched on also relatively often/long.

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by DominikR83
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 101
Views: 15542

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

True, but with a bit of creativity those costs can come down significantly. That's the difference between a legacy and an LCC, legacies aren't creative. LCC are especially creative in avoiding taxes or emplyee unions and and in getting subsidies from which authority ever. They do have the most crea...

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by DominikR83
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 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: 44
Views: 3415

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

No,usually not. My parents had several fights with german leisure carrier condor in the past. Condor never reacted to their letters,even when they came from a lawyer.SO my parents sued them already three times and they alwys won and consor had to pay.But until now they are not on any official and hi...

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by DominikR83
Thu May 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5581

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

If a person votes against a government because the airline did not follow the rules then this tells a lot about the character of this person and not about the government. (sorry i mixed it up,of course the transport ministry is in charge for these exemptions) I mean that the curfew did not automatic...

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by DominikR83
Thu May 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5581

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

As of now the night ban at FRA is not that big problem for the operations that many people think it is. All operations can be easily done within the 5am to 11pm time frame.Due to the four runways and two terminals there are no airlines and routes which FRA had to deny due to missing capacity.And wit...

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by DominikR83
Thu May 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 38787

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Having flown both types i just have to say that i couldn`t find that much difference noisewhise between these two types. Based on a 9-seat abreast configuration in the 787, the A350 is definitely more comfortable in eco but apart from that i cound`t find that much difference between these two types ...

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by DominikR83
Wed May 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 5581

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

I`m absolutely convinced that this huge amount of landings of FR after the deadline is due to their too tight flight schedule. But this is no surpirse for me.Of course a LCC wants to user its planes as often and as effecient as possible.So with the fleet they have they squeeze out as much flights as...

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by DominikR83
Mon May 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 15970

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

r2rho wrote:

It baffles me why the federal government has not taken this issue in its hands, and imposed its authority .....


The federal government has just done what they almost always do....just wait,do nothing and hope that the problem solves itself or will be forgotten.

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by DominikR83
Sat May 05, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 15970

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

I still am not clear why the fire suppression problems were not identified and refused during planning before it was built. I guess it happened due to a terrible lack of communication and managment. There were hundreds of smaller companies involved in this project,but there was obviously noone who ...

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by DominikR83
Thu May 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 15970

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

It was the plan from the beginning to only have one operating airport left in Berlin.
Thats why BER was planned to be big enough and have enough capacity to handle all the traffic of the german capital.
So whatever is needed to increase the capacity of BER it has to be done at BER, not TXL.

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by DominikR83
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4688

Re: Ryanair Purchases 25 Additional 737MAX Planes

If a plane can seat 10 pax more and the average ticket price is only 50 Euros/return it would be 500 Euros per flight.Depending on the length of the flight 2-3 flights can be done per day.So it would be 1000 to 1500 Euros more earnings...per DAY ! I don`t think that the additional needed flight atte...

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by DominikR83
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 6156

Re: Big cities without any airport

The Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe comprising 8 cities - only half or so having airports. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine-Ruhr This area is 2806 sq mi big and has upt o 5 airports(DUS,CGN,NRN and in little distance also PAD and FMO) The driving t...

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by DominikR83
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10781

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

The huge no. of remote stands is part of the concept of FRA airport.Wether you get a gate position or remote stand depends on how much the airline is willing to pay. Even if there are 40 empty gates,if the airline doesn`t pay what Fraport wants for the gate position they do get a remote stand. In th...

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by DominikR83
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 7128

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

Good stuff. Am I the only one surprised that the sum of the top five for FRA is so much smaller than LHR and CDG? Might this be because LH has a duel hub structure with MUN and FRA? AMS a lot smaller too but at least in my mind that would be a bit more expected. Much smaller country than the other ...

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by DominikR83
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 7128

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

Of course most Pax to DXB are connecting to somewhere else in the world via DXB. My boss went to DXB on regular business trips approx. 7-9 years ago and she found it funny to ask all the people waiting in line of the checkin counter about their final destination. Approx. 90 % of all the Pax from FRA...

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by DominikR83
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 8015

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

The seats themselves look OK for intra-EU flights.But the colour of LH seats is too dark.If the whole plane gets these seats it looks very dark and cramped inside.
bright colors make the cabin look larger than it is.

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