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Delta.com Is Inviting You To Explore Berlin...  
User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

After the introduction of the new delta.com in August and the new explore feature. This month Delta.com has changed destinations to Berlin.

www.delta.com


It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

I plan to accept their invitation in November  Smile

Whats funny is its the same price LAX-TXL as it is ATL-TXL, so I may make a mileage run out of the deal to build my MQMs. Thats the only downside of living in ATL...high fares and not as easy to build MQMs.



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User currently offlinePadcrasher From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Ah Berlin!....the home of techno music! Electronica!

User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4927 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3695 times:
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Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
I plan to accept their invitation in November

You'll love it..I think Berlin is one of THE coolest cities on the continent - plethora of five star hotels at very reasonable prices, great nightlife, amazing museums, and overall, still very affordable. Plus, TXL is such an easy airport to arrive into, navigate, and leave from. I've been on DL 78/79 quite a few times since the inaugural in May - the departure back to JFK is almost always on time...will be on DL79 this Sunday back to JFK, in fact.


User currently offlineDABTH From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

nice to hear many people thinking so positive about germany...  Smile
i hope we see some more new international flights arriving in the capital in the near future.

regards


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Will those flights be available before or after elections? That makes a large difference :-P . If you visit Berlin, visit the the government district, "Potsdamer Platz", and Sancoussi. And of course, also take the drive to Hamburg for a few days  Wink .

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7960 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

Quoting DeltaMIA (Thread starter):
I plan to accept their invitation in November

I do not wish to sound unwelcoming, but November is one of the worst months to visit Germany and Northern/Eastern Germany in particular - if not the worst.
I really suggest to come between May and September, preferably during summertime.

Greetings from Berlin



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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):
I really suggest to come between May and September, preferably during summertime.

Well its because my freind is doing a semester abroad over there. Ive pretty much explored every inch of the country, and have flown over 100,000 miles domestically in the past 4 years, and in my 22 years my intl experience consists of 7 days in Canada! Only about 1/2 the trip will be in Berlin, the other 1/2 probably Paris and Zurich on the rail pass.

I know europe is nice in the summer but with the $1,000 + airfares it just aint happenin!



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7960 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Wow, 100,000 miles miles domestically are hard to beat, and I didn't know fares exceed $1,000 during summer. I was more thinking of the 500 to 700 dollar price range.

Anyway ... hopefully you are lucky enough to catch catch some beautiful days.



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User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 7):
and in my 22 years my intl experience consists of 7 days in Canada!

That's a shame! Vancouver, Toronto, montreal and the rockies, to mention a few, should warrant a second look from someone with so much intl experience.


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
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The invitation is definately very tempting, Berlin sounds like it would be a lot of fun, then again, most of Europe does.  Sad

-Charlie


User currently onlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2933 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 2):
Ah Berlin!....the home of techno music! Electronica!

Don't forget the annual "Love Parade!" I love Berlin!


User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Berlin tut gut!
Though I live in the states now, Berlin is my home town. There is nowhere on Earth quite like it, so even though the weather may be disagreeable (as NoUfo pointed out), I expect you'll have a wonderful time.



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User currently offlinePyh From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 6):

Well, I was in Berlin last November and it wasn't bad at all. There was one day (actually half day) the weather was not good (I visited there thursday-sunday). Indeed, it is an amazing city. I have to say my visit there was too short and I hope I can visit there again.


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3216 times:

Berlin is a wonderful city! Hope the DL flights will beat the break-even point. I am a little sceptical whether tourism traffic will be enough - inevitably, this is not the best business route - but maybe govt traffic can compensate a little

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 2):
Ah Berlin!....the home of techno music!

Huh?? Did I miss this in three years I have lived there? Apart from teh Love Parade (which luckily has been shunned), I do not see any big techno scene there..  Wink

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
Whats funny is its the same price LAX-TXL as it is ATL-TXL, so I may make a mileage run out of the deal to build my MQMs.

Actually, this makes sense.. DL wants to offer the same price from all destinations in the US to BER. Many other airlines do the same with their respective countries and give free feeders to their hubs..  Wink And yes, this is good for mileage runs.. unfortunately, many airlines (LH, AF) only give something like 125 minimum miles for cheap booking classes  Sad


User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 14):
Huh?? Did I miss this in three years I have lived there?

MrNiji, you never cease to amaze me--I've always enjoyed your posts as long as I've been lurking here (just coughed up the $$ to join this week), and now I find out that you lived in my favorite city as well! As soon as I have a respected users list, you'll be on it!  biggrin 



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User currently onlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Invitation accepted! Nov 18-26

ATL-CDG-TXL (DL 777 / AF 319)
TXL-MXP-ATL (AZ 319 / DL 763)

Pretty sweet itinerary for $631, seeing last month with work it cost my company $548 for ATL-LIT



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User currently onlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3630 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

While the loveparade is history (I doubt it will happen again), Berlin is the most interesting city in Germany, with an atmosphere that is absolutely stunning. Actually, being from Bonn, I was always very sceptical towards Berlin and didn't like it at all the first 3 times I was there.

That was, unless I stayed in Berlin for one month last year. This month completely changed my mind. If you know someone to show you around or travel with a group of people that know where to go, it is absolutely great... I was living with some other students and we were doing tours through the nightlife of Berlin almost every day... What is great about Berlin is the fact that there are nightbuses that bring you home 24h a day, 7 days a week... This is absolutely necessary, however, as the city is very huge...
Additionally, the city is pretty cheap compared to many other capitals in Europe.

Talking about aviation, you MUST visit Berlin Tempelhof. If you have the money, you can book a sightseeing flight with a DC3 from Tempelhof around Berlin. While the rules to overfly Berlin were changed recently (a topic which I won't discuss here, too much has been said about the new stupid rules already), they are still allowed to overfly Berlin. I do not know when they fly and where to book, but it is a great offer...

Tempelhof is bad for spotters but a very interesting airport, and it is not closed yet, (totgesagte leben länger, persons declared dead live longer  Smile ) so it is a must see, as its architecture is extremely interesting (and from a bad period of German history), its still one of the largest buildings in the world.

TXL is interesting too, and SXF also has its positive sides, even though its way too far out of the city...

And you must not miss the Luftwaffenmuseum in Berlin Gatow (GWW), the 4th airport of Berlin which is closed now... Many interesting fighters can be seen there, both from the west and east. Its really interesting, but a little bit far from the center...

Explore Berlin, its worth it...

Michael


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting Panamair (Reply 3):
You'll love it..I think Berlin is one of THE coolest cities on the continent - plethora of five star hotels at very reasonable prices, great nightlife, amazing museums, and overall, still very affordable. Plus, TXL is such an easy airport to arrive into, navigate, and leave from.

Agreed!!! Berlin is a wonderful city... I spent 4 nights there last year as part of a tour... can't wait to go back...

Very cool city!



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User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 17):
While the loveparade is history (I doubt it will happen again)

what happened to the love parade?!?! i went in 2000 and was the most amazing event i have ever been to.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 19):
what happened to the love parade?!?! i went in 2000 and was the most amazing event i have ever been to.

In short: Waaay too much trash on the streets after the event, the leaders of the LP didn't want to pay for it, so the the Berlin Senate told them to f*ck off. Oh, and not to forget all the wild urinating, which wasn't really appreciated either.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Quoting DABTH (Reply 4):
nice to hear many people thinking so positive about germany...

How could one not? It is a fantastic country... one of my two favorite countries.

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 5):
And of course, also take the drive to Hamburg for a few days

I loved Berlin and I also loved Hamburg. Hamburg is really awesome!

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 16):
Pretty sweet itinerary for $631

Unbelievable. That is truly a great fare. It feels really great when you get away with a good deal like that, doesn't it? I recall when I bought for my Mom and aunt MEX-IAH-ORD-IAH-MEX tickets for $280 (all taxes and charges incl.) each, or when I paid GBP 35 for a one way LHR-BRU with SN. Great feeling!



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 20):
n short: Waaay too much trash on the streets after the event, the leaders of the LP didn't want to pay for it, so the the Berlin Senate told them to f*ck off. Oh, and not to forget all the wild urinating, which wasn't really appreciated either.

and all the open air sex in the parks,,i am sure they will miss that too..


User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

brokenrecord really wants to visit Berlin someday, but it won't be on Delta.  Smile

User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2618 times:

Anywhere but nowhere near Berlin! -EuroTrip Big grin

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