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by Travelagent
Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B O A C in the mid-60's
Replies: 43
Views: 8975

RE: B O A C In The Mid-60's

I still remember the VC10 from BOAC (and later <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>) when they used my homeairport <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> as a stopover on their <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), U...

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by Travelagent
Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Bars Per Square Mile?- Guiness?
Replies: 10
Views: 14762

RE: Most Bars Per Square Mile?- Guiness?

The so called "Old Town" of Düsseldorf has more than 260 pubs in about an square mile! I think its the highest "pub-density" in Europe.

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by Travelagent
Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Best City
Replies: 94
Views: 4171

RE: World's Best City

Despite that I love my hometown Düsseldorf - my all time favorite is Honolulu! I just returned from my seventh visit there, just can`t get enough of it and want to go back there as soon as possible! But as far as Germany is concerned: I would never ever move to another city!

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When 'You' Cross The Pond - Who Do You Fly With?
Replies: 53
Views: 7127

RE: When 'You' Cross The Pond - Who Do You Fly Wit

For me it is clearly <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>! I usually catch a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>-flight to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym>) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> or <acro...

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Improvements Could Your Airport Use Most?
Replies: 42
Views: 4582

RE: What Improvements Could Your Airport Use Most?

At my airport <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> we urgently need a runway extension to enable long haul flights without weight restrictions and a new politic that stops the blockade of our successful future. With an catchment area...

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown To SYR?
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

RE: Ever Flown To SYR?

I flew into <acronym title="Syracuse - Hancock International (SYR / KSYR), USA - New York">SYR</acronym> in 2001 when my <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>-Flight from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="New ...

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight With The Most Stops?
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

RE: Flight With The Most Stops?

My flight with the most stops was on Aloha Island Air`s Twin Otter from Honolulu to Hana (Maui) with stops in Hoolehua (Molokai) and Kahului (Maui) and vv. Great experience!

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Times Have You Flown?
Replies: 52
Views: 10900

RE: How Many Times Have You Flown?

From 1987 till now I have flown exactly 232 times and still can`t get enough of it!!

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by Travelagent
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fastest US Airport For Immigration
Replies: 54
Views: 13930

RE: Fastest US Airport For Immigration

I never had any problem in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>! I arrived from <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym>) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FR...

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by Travelagent
Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route
Replies: 107
Views: 7627

RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

My first (and unforgettable) flight was in October 87: Dusseldorf - New York JFK. Airline: LTU. Aircraft: L1011 TriStar

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by Travelagent
Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Nonstop Route For Each Aircraft Type
Replies: 25
Views: 6855

RE: Longest Nonstop Route For Each Aircraft Type

Hello JoseMex and Worldoftui I think the longest 737-700 route is <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> - <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</a...

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Travelling This Summer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3939

RE: Anyone Travelling This Summer?

27JUN <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / ED<acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>), Germany">DUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> (<acronym tit...

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Route You Fly The Most?
Replies: 87
Views: 8722

RE: What Is The Route You Fly The Most?

Because I am a Delta Airlines Frequent Flyer the route(s) I fly the most are <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / ED<acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>), Germany">DUS</acronym>-(<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main <acronym title="Air Berl...

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite
Replies: 62
Views: 5571

RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

1) L1011 TriStar
2) Boeing 727
3) MD-11
4) BN Trilander
5) DC-10

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wich Charter Airline Do You Like The Best?
Replies: 24
Views: 7409

RE: Wich Charter Airline Do You Like The Best?

For me it is for sure LTU. They have their base here in Dusseldorf and because I am a kind of "local patriot" I choose them for my charter flights whenever possible.

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Commercial Flight Segment You Have Been
Replies: 42
Views: 6138

RE: Shortest Commercial Flight Segment You Have Be

My shortest commercial flight was Kahului (OGG) to Hana (HNM) on the island of Maui. The flight took about 12 minutes and was operated by an Aloha Island Air Twin Otter.

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by Travelagent
Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Nonstop Route For Each Aircraft Type
Replies: 25
Views: 6855

RE: Longest Nonstop Route For Each Aircraft Type

I think the longest route for the Airbus A319 is <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> (4218 miles) operated by Privat Air on behalf of Lufthan...

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by Travelagent
Thu May 27, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Been On An Airlines Inaugural Flight To......
Replies: 14
Views: 7032

RE: Ever Been On An Airlines Inaugural Flight To..

29th March 98: The inaugural flight of LH408 from <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> operated by an Airbus A340-300. <acronym title="Lu...

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by Travelagent
Thu May 13, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Or American?
Replies: 28
Views: 3567

RE: Delta Or American?

I prefer Delta Airlines! They offer more routes from Europe and their hubs are much more convenient than AA's. And very important to me: DL offers a very reliable advance-seat-assignment!

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by Travelagent
Thu May 06, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled Business/First Class-only Flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 4573

RE: Scheduled Business/First Class-only Flights?

The Lufthansa flights from Dusseldorf to Newark and Chicago (operated by Privat Air from Switzerland) are operated in a business-class-only layout and exceeded all expectations. The flights are very successful!

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by Travelagent
Wed May 05, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reasonably Priced Hotels At DUS
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

RE: Reasonably Priced Hotels At DUS

Hi [email protected]!

I hope you will have a real good time in Düsseldorf! I hope you will have the appropriate weather to enjoy our terrace!

Manni

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline You've Flown?
Replies: 82
Views: 6120

RE: Best Airline You've Flown?

My hitlist:

1) Swissair / Crossair
2) Air Engiadina
3) Delta
4) LTU
5) Sabena
6) Aloha
7) Lufthansa

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Airport
Replies: 48
Views: 4743

RE: Your Favourite Airport

My favorite is of course my home-airport <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> Dusseldorf. The airport offers 2 open terraces where you can easily see all the action. During summer season the opening times are from 06.00 to 09.00 pm a...

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On
Replies: 88
Views: 10416

RE: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On

My oldest plane was a Beech 18 built in 1946. It was operated by Scenic Air Tours in Honolulu and we had a wonderful sightseeing-tour of all the islands (including the active volcano area) with 2 stopovers (Kahului and Hilo). What a great experience!!

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by Travelagent
Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Passenger Are You?
Replies: 76
Views: 7311

RE: What Kind Of Passenger Are You?

I am a very relaxed and patient passenger. Due to the fact that I prefer the very last row I am among the first to board the aircraft and usually the one of the last to leave the plane. My seat-belt is fastened during the entire flight because I know that there may be unpredictable turbulence. I rea...

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by Travelagent
Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Tucson Area...
Replies: 22
Views: 2673

RE: Phoenix-Tucson Area...

Hello Haavig! Last summer I spent a week in the Tucson area and enjoyed it very much - but - forget about visiting any graveyard! There are posts everywhere and they are quiete eager to stop you from even mere watching. The Pima Air Museum in <acronym title="Tucson - International (TUS / KTUS), USA ...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Airport Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 7508

RE: What Is Your Favorite Airport Hotel

I always enjoyed the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> Hilton and the Four Point Sheraton in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Of course depending on the floor, they both offer wonderful ...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wish My Favorite Airline Would Fly To?
Replies: 43
Views: 5056

RE: Wish My Favorite Airline Would Fly To?

I would like to see Delta on services to <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> (preferably <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> or <acronym title="Salt Lake City -...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A Long Haul Rant
Replies: 8
Views: 3373

RE: Time For A Long Haul Rant

Hi Zak! As I can see in your profile you are from the "forbidden city" <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> - but in spite of that I can agree 100% (and like Leskova - would have formulated it in different words). My IFE is looking out of the window: you can ...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wish My Favorite Airport Woud Have A Flight To...?
Replies: 30
Views: 4207

RE: Wish My Favorite Airport Woud Have A Flight To...?

Hi Bubbinski! That's what I forgot: Because I like <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> very much and as you mentioned it being a successful <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> hub I would really like to see: <acronym title="Dusseldor...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Need Trip Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2163

RE: I Need Trip Help!

I flew CSA on their <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Prague - Ruzyne (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> route several times and I have to admit that their F/As are much much friendlier than most of the <a...

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by Travelagent
Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wish My Favorite Airport Woud Have A Flight To...?
Replies: 30
Views: 4207

RE: Wish My Favorite Airport Woud Have A Flight To...?

It would be a dream to see the following flights in the Dusseldorf timetable: <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> <acronym t...

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by Travelagent
Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Trans-Atlantic Carrier?
Replies: 21
Views: 5905

RE: Safest Trans-Atlantic Carrier?

I think Swiss will be the safest - but - as far as a terrorist threat is concerned, I don't think they will make a difference in the origin of an aircraft as long as they can cause attention in the world! They don't want anybody around the world to feel safe aboard a plane. But I mentioned it in a t...

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by Travelagent
Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Service To STR
Replies: 16
Views: 2916

RE: Delta Service To STR

The flights to <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym> are very successful in Business class-that's where <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> really makes the money. I hope to see <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> one day in <...

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by Travelagent
Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You Wish Were Still Around
Replies: 86
Views: 6128

RE: Airlines You Wish Were Still Around

The airlines I miss the most:

1) PanAm
2) Swissair
3) Sabena
4) TWA
5) Dan Air
6) British Air Ferries
7) Condor (the original)
8) TAE Sunshine Liner
9) Air Engiadina

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by Travelagent
Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Closes Down Airport To Avoid Holiday With BF
Replies: 14
Views: 3894

RE: Woman Closes Down Airport To Avoid Holiday With BF

This sentence is not only a joke - its a kind of "invitation" for all the copycats out there to try it again on their own. There is no deterrent by the law and the chance to get caught is quite slim (if you act a little more intelligent as the woman did). In these days of (more or less) constant thr...

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by Travelagent
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011?
Replies: 68
Views: 6863

RE: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011?

I would love to fly the L1011 again and I always felt so very safe to fly them (but I have to admit - I always feel very safe to fly!). My very first plane was a L1011 from LTU from <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> to <acronym ti...

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by Travelagent
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I've Never Flown On A ___________ Before
Replies: 53
Views: 4821

RE: I've Never Flown On A ___________ Before

I wish I could have flown the L-1049 Super Constellation across the Atlantic like they did back in the 50s and 60s. To board this wonderful aircraft at my home-airport Dusseldorf, to cross the pond after the first stop-over in Shannon, to arrive in Gander for the second stopover and to continue to N...

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by Travelagent
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam Opens Sales Office In STR
Replies: 2
Views: 2325

RE: SkyTeam Opens Sales Office In STR

As far as I know Skyteam already opened joint sales offices/shared ticket counters in the following airports: <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>, <acronym title="Barcelona (-...

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by Travelagent
Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Operating Five Continents?
Replies: 36
Views: 3961

RE: Airlines Operating Five Continents?

I think South African Airways serves all 5 continents.

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by Travelagent
Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH402 747-400 In ALB?
Replies: 10
Views: 6295

RE: LH402 747-400 In ALB?

The <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>-Data for this flight today: <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 402 <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New ...

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Your Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 3160

RE: MD-11 Your Thoughts

For me its the same as with TriStarEnvy: Its my number two close behind the L1011. I flew them on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> (<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)...

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

RE: Thomas Cook

Hi GKirk

The brand TUI is well established in Germany and everyone combines this name with (rather high quality) traveling. So the name TUI may be quite new to be seen written on an plane but its by no way new to the customers.

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss 2003 Results, They're Getting There!
Replies: 25
Views: 3559

RE: Swiss 2003 Results, They're Getting There!

Hello to all the former Crossair and Swissair employees! These 2 airlines were the absolute best I ever flew in Europe. Even in Economy the service and the "true" friendliness was so superior to all of its competitors (hello <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>!) - I really miss them! T...

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest International/Intercontinental Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6159

RE: Shortest International/Intercontinental Flight

I think one of the shortest (if not even the shortest)international flight is flown by Cameroon Airways: On their way from Douala (DLA) to Kinshasa (FIH / Democratic Republic of Congo) they make a stopover in Brazzaville (BZV / the other Congo!). The distance between the two capitals of the respecti...

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by Travelagent
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Places That Need An Airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

RE: Places That Need An Airport?

Hi SQ25J Isn't the Airport Ziguinchor (<acronym title="Ziguinchor (ZIG / GOGG), Senegal">ZIG</acronym>) located in the Cassamance region? I know its only a little regional airport (served by Air Senegal's Dash8) but may be they extend it (a real demand provided!). But I think any extension has to be...

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by Travelagent
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Flights With Small Aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 3919

RE: Long Flights With Small Aircraft

As FLYSSC mentioned before: Privatair (on behalf of Lufthansa) operates flights with Airbus A319ER from <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acron...

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by Travelagent
Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Survey: Delta Worst Major Airline
Replies: 20
Views: 4232

RE: New Survey: Delta Worst Major Airline

I think FlyingNanook is totally right. What I want to know about the number of complaints: How many complaints about F/A's and agents in these statistics are placed by passengers who were just told to observe the FAA- or airline-regulations. We receive dozens of complaints about the fact that passen...

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by Travelagent
Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Retro Jet...and Great News At Delta!
Replies: 27
Views: 8015

RE: Delta Retro Jet...and Great News At Delta!

I am very happy to see that their results are improving. This is my all time favorite American airline and especially their far in advance seat-reservation is very reliable! The one thing I really miss is my beloved L1011-TriStar! My dream is to see them fly one day out of my home-airport! I think a...

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by Travelagent
Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

RE: Thomas Cook

Its exactly as L1011Lover said: They renamed a well respected, trusted and established brand (Condor) into "Thomas Cook Airlines". They have lost a lot of loyal passengers and reservations for the coming summer holiday season are far behind expectations! For them the airline is just "unknown" and th...

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