They fly non-stop from FRA to DEN.
So, BRU-FRA-DEN with a very polished/dedicated UM transit service at FRA is the best way to go.
For a detailed info see: https://www.lufthansa.com/be/en/unaccompanied-minors
Well, from a passenger´s perspective I found the SF3 more comfortable (more spacious / better seats) than the EM2.
In particuar the noise level was worse on the EM2 - despite the SF3 not being a "sanatorium" either ...
But the SF3 was slower in any stage. It has a much more solid feel to it.
I´d question the ability to take advantage of TWOV in this case as long as it is not all on a single ticket. I have my doubts that Chinese immigration would accept a separate ticket Shanghai-HK vv. in addition to the LX ticket as sufficient in order to be eligible. So, you might even be denied board...Jump to post
Something that has not been explained properly here regarding the rather high weight of the frame is that it is not just heavy because it is derived from the earlier F-27 models but those were already overweight by todays standards. The reason behind is that in the early 1950`s when the F-27 was des...Jump to post
Well, the fact that they dropped DUS and MOW has likely something to do with the fact that 1) the start of the routes happened exactly when they went into serious financial troubles and 2) their A340´s were not really suited for these routes (too inefficient and outdated compared to competition). Wh...Jump to post
Well, in order keep the numbers acceptable I limited my list to defunct airlines that did not merge with other airlines. I was surprised - even shocked - how many still make the list for me: Pan Am Flew them twice on the IGS (Internal German Services serving Berlin) my first flight ever on an A310 a...Jump to post
it's not as if Legacy carriers go out of their way to separate jointly-booked individuals and families on Basic Economy fares. Not only do you run essentially the same risk of not having tandem seats when last on the aircraft, but the same "would you mind switching with me so I can sit next to...Jump to post
Aside from the fact that F50´s are getting older (and are not in production anymore for quite a while now...) it is a heavy airframe in comparison to more modern aircraft of he same size/capacity. I compared it with Dash8-300 and ATR-42 and the F50´s has the highest empty weight (F50 = 12570kgs / Da...Jump to post
At least on LWO-IEV AN-24 is standard occasionally substituted by AN-140. On IEV-ODS-IEV you may be lucky to fly the AN-140 or YAK-40 - or the jackpot would be the AN-74. At least there´s no risk ending up on a Western aircraft. Good luck. How many YAK40 are operated by Motor Sich? There is a BIG p...Jump to post
Fabulous trip report! Now I'm even more excited for my 3 upcoming Motor Sich flights in July. I'm doing LWO-IEV-ODS and ODS-IEV and hope for a nice variety of airliners. If you have a little bit of "bad luck" you´ll fly on An-24, An-24 and AN-24 ... (talking out of my own experience ...) ...Jump to post
Shortest flight distance: Evenes (EVE) - Narvik (NVK) 30kms / 18.5 mi Wideroe Dash-7 Shortest flight time: Miri (MYY) - Marudi (MUR) 20 mins for 41 kms / 25 mi Malaysia Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter Longest flight distance: San Francisco (SFO) - Hong Kong (HKG) 11.140 kms / 6922 mi Cathay Pacific B 747-...Jump to post
I only flew once from UDJ to IEV on M9 in 2013. The passenger "handling facilities" then were not far from what one would expect from Soviet times and it seems nothing really has changed for the better since. Aside from that I doubt that any other operator besides M9 could possibly make a ...Jump to post
In the meantime, Berlin is stuck with a patchwork of three airports that just aren't cutting it. Even worse they already intentionally reduced the portfolio to only two airports (SXF/BER and TXL) by closing THF in 2008 in anticipation of the on-time opening of BER ... Btw. that´s why TXL already op...Jump to post
An-225 -- it's base indeed is Gostomel; I wonder if it ever visits Svyatoshyn airfield. While over here, make sure to spare some time to visit IEV airport/Zhuliany and the aviation museum there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_State_Aviation_Museum ... and give Motor Sich with its AN-24 or AN...Jump to post
Honestly, the only place i can think of with decent temperatures in february are the Canary Islands (they belong to Spain but are located off the coast of Mauritania and Morocco). But that´s a 4 - 4.5h flight from FRA ... If you can snatch a decent fare they may be worth a shot. Relevant airports to...Jump to post
This is probably the key force behind it. EW going after DE-passengers is nothing new ... At times when DE was part of LH-group they always kept clear of LH mainlines´s markets but since they became part of TUI group they ventured more and more into LH´s turf over the years. Now it´s obvious LH is ...Jump to post
Least favourite airport: Paris CDG and London LHR (unless transfering only within T5 ...)
Most favourite airport: Hong Kong HKG
(sorry, SIN is not even close - the inconvenience of transfering between different terminals is the main factor for me)
EW on FRA-LAS makes sense to me. I wouldn't be surprised if EW goes after some other DE routes from FRA as well, such as PHX or MSY. I assume one will be able to connect from EW to LH at FRA relatively seamlessly? Or am I wrong on that? This is probably the key force behind it. EW going after DE-pa...Jump to post
Piston powered only: DC-3 and BN2A Trislander But I´ve flown on heaps of different turboprops - most of them multiple times ... Cessna 208 ("Caravan") Swearingen Metro Beech 1900 C+D Do 228 (-100/-200/-NG) Do 328 EMB-120 SAAB 340 SAAB 2000 DHC-6 (Twin Otter) Dash-7 Dash-8 (all series) ATR-...Jump to post
MHG wrote:Pleasure/sightseeing flights:
Bell UH1-D (curtesy German Army)
Mi-17 (curtesy German Navy - early 1990´s ...)
Regular scheduled flights:
Agusta A-109 MkII
Any airport named after a political figure or celebrity. The original reasons for naming are often specious at best. When community sentiment changes, then the name looks dated. That´s exactly my taking on it. Have to add that there are also quite a number of airports named after a small village (o...Jump to post
I'm curious about those few examples of airlines flying only long-haul. Without a short haul network to feed and with the expense of operating a long-haul aircraft, it seems very tough model to make it work successfully. Virgin Atlantic is the most successful example I can think of a scheduled airl...Jump to post
Well, if she has made a decision already ... The fact that it will take ~ 2 years until the -600S version will be availlable is not that much of an issue since the airports has yet to be built as well. Interesting will be he question who will operate the aircraft. So far no airline in Japan operates...Jump to post
A bit of an update. If anyone is interested about what has happened since. It seems they are going to go with the ATR-42-600S. I also plan to publish an English summary of the survey on how locals feel about the airport. Surprisingly there was really strong support for the return of frequent boat p...Jump to post
Does anyone have a copy of their route map? I’m specifically interested in intra EU mainland flights. All of the maps I can see on an image search seem to be largely to, from and within the UK and I can only assume they’re very old Not a complete list but at least a starter ... MUC-SCN MUC-RLG Both...Jump to post
The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall. Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit..... Although it may seem like a cheap excuse - I believe it´s not. If you take a closer look at their business model you may recognize that a substantial...Jump to post
Unfortunately @mdavies06 posted a link in Chinese. So, I looked it up ... @Thibault1973 should be fine (in case he´s a French citizen) according to this official list on Xiamen Air´s website: https://www.xiamenair.com/en-eu/PassengerService/Ground%20Service/China's%2072/144h%20Transit%20Visa%20Exemp...Jump to post
What I don't really know is what is driving that growth. My guess would be tourism and business, including the nascent hi tech sector. Debt, quantitative easing, stock market and speculation (Berlin real estate bubble). When everything hits the wall, all that "phenomenal growth" will be a...Jump to post
Without any argumenation the facts are that a BER with the infamous T1 plus the T2 complex on the northern side,, formerly known as SXF,, will not be sufficient to handle the traffic not only of the future. It won't be able to cope with today* s figures. Furthermore, a single Airport BER has the mo...Jump to post
If TXL stays open, BER has no future, even after all the nightmare ends. Berlin does not need two airports. It cannot support two. If TXL stays open and there is no restriction on how it is used, no one would use BER. BER will become YMX, unless TXL is restricted to serve limited routes, such as re...Jump to post
Viva Macau had a short run several years ago before going out of business. My first thought was that this development came a bit late for Viva Macau ... Viva Macau was not able to get the desired route permissions as Air Macau blocked (almost) everything even though they did not even intend to serv...Jump to post
If you found yourself on the island of Aogashima (in the Pacific about 350km south of Tokyo) at 09:45 in the morning then you could fly the "Ai-land Shuttle" 260km north to the island of Oshima. Service is daily, normally operated by Sikorsky S-76 though very occasionally other equipment ...Jump to post
Cunard wrote:DM357 BILLUND 10.40 COPENHAGEN 11.30 DH7 X67
@packmedic That´s the regular "published fare" The cheapest possibility is at 199,-€ ow or 377,-€ rt if booked via airevents only. (that´s a special negotiated fare for enthusiasts with some restrictions). For all those who might be tempted: airevents.de/en/produkt/hahn-air-cessna-cj4-busi...Jump to post
SurfandSnow wrote:How about Budapest and/or Prague?
I´m quite impressed about Starflyer´s product. It is not exactly "fancy" but overall sufficient and with some nice details. Surely there are many so-called full service carriers out there that do not offer anything similar even in business class ... The overall product reminds me somewhat ...Jump to post
frmrCapCadet wrote:Wouldn't the senior pilot hold a company credit debit card with several thousand(s) of dollars/pounds/Euros available?
For the last 17 years JMC then TCX have operated two 757-300’s out of the UK, latterly ex LGW. Today G-JMAB was ferried to LTN in preparation for its permanent transfer to Condor. G-JMAA wIll follow in January 2019 marking the end of 757 ops with TCX and the end of 757-300 ops in the UK. Great look...Jump to post
In order to figure out at least the most likely flight number and maybe times I need a corresponding timetable. That would likely be a Danair/Maersk Air domestic timetable for Denmark for winter 1987/88 or maybe a Billund or Copenhagen Airport timetable at the time. Among all of the flights I´ve tak...Jump to post
Antonov AN-24RV UR-47297 (first flight 28.01.1971 - delivered to Aeroflot 15.04.1971) still operates domestic scheduled passenger flights in Ukraine with Motor Sich Airlines along with its sisterships UR-MSI (1972) and UR-BXC (1975). In sep 2017 I was able to fly on this very aircraft and it was sti...Jump to post
What are we all talking about here ????? First of all when Boeing designed the 737 gear wells they knew for sure about the drag issue and certainly did not ignore possible penalties. But in the case of the 737 only the wheels are not covered. Boeing designed it in a way that the gap between wheel an...Jump to post
Something that worries me is that an astonishing number of people are not scared of a hard Brexit - worse some even want it. . Why would you be scared of freedom? I'm not scared of freedom ... You seem to be trapped in the impression that true freedom comes with having to negotiate everything by yo...Jump to post
Something that worries me is that an astonishing number of people are not scared of a hard Brexit - worse some even want it. They seem to live in a bubble where the geopolitical situation is still the same as 100-150 yrs ago ... That bubble will likely not burst on march 29 but probably not too long...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Olddog wrote:Better for the UK I don't know, way funnier for the EU I bet
BoJo as PM would give the UK as big a clown as the one in the White House.
Well, I´ll make a distinction between (1) rare because (relatively) few were built and (2) rare because extinct or limited / not flying anymore ... I just won´t list all the extinct (sub-)types I´ve flown on when they were plenty at the time (e.g. B737-200, L 1011-500, etc.) Here´s the list of those...Jump to post
anaknegeri wrote:Malindo's price was about USD 30.00 higher than MH at that time, so I didn't pick Malindo as the option.