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German Aviation Thread - Part 2

Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:20 pm

I wanted to post my question on the german aviation thread as it perhaps doesn´t need its own thread. After a quick search I noticed that Part 2 is archieved and Part 3 leads me directly to the forums menue. So I thought why not start a new thread concerning german aviation topics. I hope it is OK.

Anyway , now the question that lead to all of the above is this. Today I was in the vicinity of FRA and of course the sky was full of planes. While watching the approaches I noticed a 4 hauler coming closer and that catched my eye. As it came nearer I was quite surprised to see it was an A 340-600 as the whole fleet is based in MUC nowadays,
First I thought maintenance but that doesn´t makes sense because they sent all the 600 to MUC for efficency and thus will likely perform maintenace there too.
Than I thought LH already moved 5 A 380s to MUC as they intent to, but google says that this will happen next year.
I checked on FR24 and all A 340-600s have scheduled flights out of MUC. Sadly I didn´t have my phone with me to directly check with FR24.

So what did it do in FRA? The airplane was already on short final, the landing gear was down and I wasn´t that far away so I am really confident it was a 600 series.
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm

Even though it's not the answer this is a German aviation thread so I'll add
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 am

I have merged parts 1, 2 and 3. Title has been changed accordingly.

Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=579099

Enjoy your discussion.
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:38 am

TheGeordielad wrote:
Even though it's not the answer this is a German aviation thread so I'll add
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.


Yes it´s very sad, especially for Berlin. We´re losing our "flag carrier".
But at least it´s crumbling in a controlled way and not shutting down suddenly, putting all planes on the ground and stranding thousands of passengers
like it happened to many airlines in the past.
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 pm

TheGeordielad wrote:
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.
Their end of longhaul operations is, in a way, the final nail in the coffin for the old LTU. I've had nothing but great experiences on LTU.
Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer. - Ferengi Rule of Acquisition 208
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:53 pm

GianiDC wrote:
I wanted to post my question on the german aviation thread as it perhaps doesn´t need its own thread. After a quick search I noticed that Part 2 is archieved and Part 3 leads me directly to the forums menue. So I thought why not start a new thread concerning german aviation topics. I hope it is OK.

Anyway , now the question that lead to all of the above is this. Today I was in the vicinity of FRA and of course the sky was full of planes. While watching the approaches I noticed a 4 hauler coming closer and that catched my eye. As it came nearer I was quite surprised to see it was an A 340-600 as the whole fleet is based in MUC nowadays,
First I thought maintenance but that doesn´t makes sense because they sent all the 600 to MUC for efficency and thus will likely perform maintenace there too.
Than I thought LH already moved 5 A 380s to MUC as they intent to, but google says that this will happen next year.
I checked on FR24 and all A 340-600s have scheduled flights out of MUC. Sadly I didn´t have my phone with me to directly check with FR24.

So what did it do in FRA? The airplane was already on short final, the landing gear was down and I wasn´t that far away so I am really confident it was a 600 series.


Turns out I didn´t check FR24 well enough as it was a diversion, coming from EWR to MUC.

Anyway, since a couple of days there is new airline in germany called Sundair. Seems like they are a charter carrier operting routes to popular holiday destinations. Mostly out of KSF.

https://sundair.com/booking/index.php
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 am

LTU932 wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.
Their end of longhaul operations is, in a way, the final nail in the coffin for the old LTU. I've had nothing but great experiences on LTU.


The acquisition of LTU was the nail in the coffin for Air Berlin.
Had they followed the path of Easyjet and Ryanair, they would be highly successful I believe.

Wanting to be Lufthansa is what doomed them....
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:57 pm

I saw a picture today of a B 767-300 in full EW colors taken in DUS, even a special livery. Registration is HB-JJF operated by Privatair I guess it is some sort of mid-term wet lease deal to cover some routes formerly operated by AB.
 
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Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 2

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 pm

I just saw an Adria A 319 flying for EW onroute EDI-MUC. I didn´t read anything about a wet-lease agreement before, does anybody has information about the deal?

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