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Domestic Flights In Germany By American Airlines  
User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Why were American airlines like Pan Am and TWA operating domestic flights within Germany in the 80's?

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User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Hi there,
For political reasons,
when Berlin was still
divided and Lufthansa
wasn't supposed to land
in any of West Berlin's

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1464 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

No there was no AA service in Germany!
regards SQ

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Because german airlines were not allowed to operate to (West) Berlin. Only british, french and US-american airlines were allowed to. I remember in 1988, Lufthansa and Air France founded a joint-venture airline called EuroBerlin, which enabled LH to offer flights to Berlin as well. In 1990, all airlines were allowed to operate to Berlin, so LH took over most routes, american and british airlines returned back home. BA bought german regional airline "Delta Air" and created Deutsche BA.

Hope this helps,

User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

thanx guys!

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Just to add a bit more info...I believe that in the beginning, after the war, when the western Allied powers set up the flight arrangement, each (England, US & France had flights from their occupation zone to Berlin(tegel), as well as from Paris, London and Frankfurt(US)). I am not sure when it evolved to the state that existed in the late 80's thru early 1990 or 91.

When we visited Germany (& Berlin) in late winter 1990, we flew the Pan AM IGS from Frankfurt to TXL. I will always remember that , as it was my last PA flight before they went under. Also will never forget the differnce between E and W Berlin at Night when taking off from TXL.

User currently offlineKMIA From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

AA never had domestic flights in Germany, it was Pan Am and TWA!

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