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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6281

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Most probably because it’s not a 20 year old design ! Delta tents to order planes which are proven for a couple of years or decades ! If it isn’t old it’s not flying for Delta ( wonder why the DC-9 is retired yet). I was shocked when there ordered the A-220 ( C-Series )

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 52
Views: 9202

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

A 757-250 ( right in between a -200 and a -300) with all the features and design of a 787 would be the ultimate !

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24685

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Well , Lufthansa also chose the 340 over the 777 and the 340-600 over the 777-300ER. Not always the smartest decision ! With the 321XLR they could finally show more presents on longer thinner routes ( like HAM-NYC, TXL-IAD/ORD/DXB , STR-NYC, FRA-PIT/STL/CLE/REC etc ) , which would be a Game Changer ...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12249

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Don’t forget in the 80’s lots of Airlines had Tag-ins from Miami to FLL vv. ! Sometimes even on widebodies ( Eastern/Delta/TWA L-1011 several times a Day )

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swissair ZRH-ORD flights
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Swissair ZRH-ORD flights

SR 124 ( if it was nonstop ) landed at ORD at 4:25pm

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8766

Re: European LCC

What of easyjet opens a base in VIE , will this be the end of Level in VIE and hurt Wizzair and Austrian ? Lauda should be ok as they are basically transporting people who can’t afford a ticket !

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by Delta777Jet
Wed May 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42809

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

If it was such a success how about Airbus pays back the credits they took which now the tax payers have to pay !

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by Delta777Jet
Mon May 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?

TWA good a good deal when ordering brand new A-318. Airbus didn't sell this bird so they gave it away for cheap. TWA had an option to change the aircraft to any other A-320 Series Aircraft. They only would have taken over a few A-318, more A-319, mostly A-320 and for sure the A-321. The aircrafts wo...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat May 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Group overcharging PAX with Award Tickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

LH Group overcharging PAX with Award Tickets?

I am booking a Star Alliance Award Ticket from Berlin to Chicago ! Flying roundtrip Business Class I just have to pay for Taxes ! Here is what I got: TXL-EWR-ORD-EWR-TXL ( all UA) 9,90€ Tax TXL-WAW-ORD-WAW-TXL ( all LO) 170,58€ Tax TXL-ARN-ORD-ORD-TXL ( all SK) 58,13€ TAX TXL-FRA-ORD-FRA-TXL ( all L...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat May 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23434

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Maybe they can adopt the TWA name if American is willing to sell the brand ! Would be awesome to see the name back in the sky

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by Delta777Jet
Wed May 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6399

EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

I’ve just seen Etihad A-380 (A6-APJ) from Abu Dhabi nonstop to New York/JFK turn around just after passing Iceland . What’s the reason why ? Medical would have rerouted to KEF and it was only 3:30 from JFK so why fly 2 hours to MAN instead ????

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

Here is my Passengers Story about the SAS strike ! So , I was to fly today with SAS from Chicago via Stockholm to Berlin in Business Class on an award ticket (Aegean Award Ticket ) . SAS rebooked me on Icelandair via KEF and told me to call Aegean Airlines (their award ticket) to reissue my ticket. ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18111

Re: SAS on strike

I am booked today to fly Chicago - Stockholm - Berlin in Business Class. After waiting 4 hours in the queue yesterday and the line was cut I am not amused! According to their website SK will call customers or sent new schedule via email. Well this didn’t happen. When I go in my app it says no flight...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44364

Re: WN looking at A220

Could WN just cancel the 737-7/8 MAX orders ?

Would be nice they go with A-220-300 and eventually becoming the launch customer of the A-220-500 !

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10872

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

No 763 at ORD ?

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6670

Re: American "A380"

Wow , maybe Airbus should talk to it’s designers to change the ugly look to this beautiful bird , maybe airlines would buy it again !

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces 118 million € losses
Replies: 42
Views: 6800

Re: TAP announces 118 million € losses

Staff cost may be slightly lower, but they need to operate with more staff than any other airline in Europe. For example an A320 they shall dispatch with five flight attendants instead of the required four. They got an new absurd boarding procedure with 5 queues which doesn't make any sense and they...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6806

ORe: Orlando suing MLB over name

Maybe then why is Port Canaveral Orlando‘s Cruise Port ! Maybe then they shouldn’t advertise that either !

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713867

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

At time of writing also TK 595 IST-NKC made a U-turn over the Med Sea back to base.

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716462

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

How many aircraft need to crash inexplicably before a worldwide grounding is seen as justifiable? A grounding of the entire 737 Max fleet would cost Boeing hundreds of millions to compensate the airlines and replacement aircraft etc. Also this would open up potentially a huge liability problems fro...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 20100

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

For info , as if 7:20UTC not less than 4 Chinese 737-8Max are in the air. Why is that so if they are suposely all grounded ? I personally think the -Max should be grounded until it’s clear why 2 brand new 737-8Max crashes under similar circumstances ! The 787 was grounded without any crash and here ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN runway closed after runway incident
Replies: 8
Views: 4189

Re: STN runway closed after runway incident

Going to AirFleets, this is an ex-Niki A320 circa 2007. I couldn't confirm for the exact airframe, but the other Niki had V2500 engines: Its an ex Citilink (Indonesia) A320. I flew with the plane on 20.02. , on the F/A display in front, it was still showing the Citilink logo and a few placards insi...

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by Delta777Jet
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5244

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

I always prefer space over anything else so I do prefer the US First Class Seats ! EU flights are not always shorter as LH for expample uses the EU Business ( with bad legroom) for flight to Cairo , Tel Aviv any Beirut which are also 4 hours + ! Within Europe the only airline with a decent Eag and s...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12249

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

TWA in American Airlines colors wasn't there long

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4690

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

United was larger and far more established as a “bad” airline ! Yes ! Continental was known for being the better airline. I’m only sad ( from the customer perspective) that the merged airline didn’t take anything from the good stuff of Continental but so much bad stuff from United. I miss Continenta...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2038

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

I joined the mile high club with me best seat mate on board a American 767 from JFK to BRU ! That was hot

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 145
Views: 28578

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Before they expand any further, they should really invest into a passenger traffic management center, which analyse delays in the network and take various actions so that passengers can make their connecting flights. Came yesterday on a flight via LIS, just to find the connection gate shut 15 minute...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 30429

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

Ok , I think we got the message ! BA didn’t order the 748 and went for the 380 !

Neverless BA is going downhill anyway and the 380 is an ugly airplane !

Long live the Queen of the skies - B-747-8i

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Dolomiti revised livery
Replies: 27
Views: 4163

Re: Air Dolomiti revised livery

What did they do. Took the nice parts out of it and make it boring? Boring as Lufthansa.

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33138

Re: Germania in trouble

I think it is worth noting that Germania, unlike any other holiday carrier in Germany, will serve you a free hot meal on your flight. I think that is pretty amazing, and certainly does not fit into this day and age. Sadly I'm afraid this won't last for long. Didn't FR say they earn little to nothin...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33138

Re: Germania in trouble

I wonder what made them disclose the financial problems, without the need for it ? If some German media outlets will pick it up, it will harm forward bookings and they get even more in trouble. Germania was until 2005 manged by Mr Bischoff which was also the first director of Hapag Lloyd airline (no...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 9960

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Ryanair is lowest cost leader since they have the cash to hedge a large portion of fuel for a year in advance and they are good to find lowest points in market, plus their ability to offer contracts to crew where the tax man get less and the employee more on hand while Ryanair is saving big times. A...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 9960

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Only it seems like the number of routes cut at Bremen is higher than at Eindhoven. Both bases were closed at the same time. Some old routes like Riga-Bremen for example got axed , but holiday routes like Faro were increased by one rotation during summer, despite serving the route also from HAM. Win...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

They didn’t forget Vueling, simply no one remembers how they are called ( written and spoken ) :)

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the move from MUC Riem to the actual MUC Franz Josef Strauss?
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: the move from MUC Riem to the actual Jozef Strauss?

The planning was going on for years but basically everything was moved within 24 hours , while the major items ( Steps, Trucks , push Backs , Equipment ) was moved the 38km ( 24 Miles ) between 10pm and 5am ! Time closed at 11pm the night before , Erding opened 5am the next morning !

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZUL Announces OPO
Replies: 23
Views: 4994

Re: AZUL Announces OPO

1. & 2. Lisbon is not a « big European capital » (read: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Rome) and it is neither wealthy (Zurich) nor touristy enough (Prague) for Chinese carriers. Portugal is one of the poorest countries in the EU today. Geography does not help either. It de...

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26529

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Plain, Boring, Lufthansa

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 47
Views: 13266

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

Not known airline plus internationally unknown airports is the right mix to loose a lot of money with every departure. Must admit, I like the branding and product idea. All reminds a little bit like V-Bird which was a Dutch LCC operator out of German NRN airport , which only later became a RYR base....

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish win tender for Vilnius- London City
Replies: 15
Views: 5131

Re: LOT Polish win tender for Vilnius- London City

Wonder if this tender is really legal according to EC laws. Ryanair is serving Luton and Stansted and Wizz is serving Luton. All airports are associated to the London region, also as per IATA regional code LON. Now LOT has a tremendous advantage, as the government (public) will pay the losses to hav...

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAP "New Business Class" Status
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: TAP "New Business Class" Status

No TAP insiders here ? Guess as nobody knows I stick with Lufthansa or United !

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3849

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

1st flight : DUS-ATH, JULY 1984 1st airline : LTU International Airways 1st type : L-1011-1 1st single : NA 1st twin : B757-200 LTS (LTU Süd) 1st trijet : L-1011-1 (LTU) 1st quad : B-747-100 (United) 1st turboprop : Dash 8-100 (Augsburg Airways for TEAM Lufthansa) 1st Boeing ... B757-200 (LTS) 1st A...

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by Delta777Jet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAP "New Business Class" Status
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

TAP "New Business Class" Status

I can't find information which aircraft of TAP will get the new Business Class product! I´ll guess the 343 will be phased out at one point. How about the 333. They all came from SQ if I don't mistake. Are they going to get the new product as well and how are those old SQ Seats. I am planning to fly ...

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by Delta777Jet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25055

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Just saw a BA 767 Taxi out in AMS. When is the final flight ?

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by Delta777Jet
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9017

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

But Ryanair appealed the first ruling immediately, which means that there is still a risk that the crew will not get anything if they refuse the offer and the higher court will not decide in their favour.

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9017

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

The illegal part is the consequences for the employees, which are "transferred" to other bases. In most European countries, you can't just change the place of work, meaning you have to allow for commuting or make a payout to make the person redundant (usually expensive). But in this case ...

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by Delta777Jet
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9017

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Probably Ryanair did save too much, not taking the best lawyers for this case. How that court could come to such business unfriendly conclusions is not understandable. How the court can take influence on a business decision a private company made? It is Ryanair's decision if they want to continue th...

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas future longhaul routes
Replies: 53
Views: 8434

Re: Qantas future longhaul routes

I’ve heard they are looking to fly to Frankfurt again ! Is that true ?

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by Delta777Jet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 10113

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

And the product should be right. No more A320 flights with European business class to destinations such as Accra etc. people who pay for business class seat don't expect on such sector a regular economy class seat. This will be specially important if they want to attract U.S. to West Africa

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by Delta777Jet
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6276

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

1.) They adopted the name Air Berlin for LTU, it should have been the other way around, keep LTU, drop Air Berlin. 2.) No Berlin Tegel hub operations- anyone who ever tried to connect in Tegel will understand what I´m talking about. This place offers no comfort at all with the expansion terminal lik...

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