Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2523 times:
Got a quick question that maybe someone can answer...
Has anyone ever flown on Interflug before? If so, how was it? I'm curious, because in my German History class we're learning about East Germany and I'm fascinated with the way of life that they experienced there. I'm also curious to see if the East Germans could've afforded to travel at all on an airline. Then again, it was state-run, so it must've been cheap just like the 25 DM per month rent. Anyway, if you can answer the question, that would be wonderful.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
I don´t really have an idea, but I know they had low fares to lure Westerners away from Tegel TXL and Tempelhof THF to Schoenefeld SXF. But these might have been special fares not available to GDR citizens.
After the wall came down IF cooperated with Condor, operating flights for them from SXF to Palma de Mallorca. But of course,they ceased to exist soon afterwards.
I was in East Berlin once before the Wall came down, it was a very, umm, "special" experience. Scary and comfortable at the same time (you know, being EXTREMELY rich compared to them, it gave you a kind of "Massa" feeling)...
Jrebel From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 2492 times:
To the best of my recollection I've flown on Interflug once. This must have been in 1969 or 1970, from Warsaw to Berlin Schoenefeld. The aircraft was an Ilyushin 18. We (my dad and I) flew first class, which was located at the very back of the cabin. Apparently the front of the cabin was much noisier. I'm afraid I can not recall much else about the flight.