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by devron
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 11342

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

I am in RDU at the Moment and hope to fly to Washington on Sunday they are expecting 10 inches (30cm) of rain the few days.

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by devron
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 5870

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

As always a combination of factors

- No clear strategy (LCC or LH clone)
- No clear route network
- High costs (opperations, leases, employment
- Berlin
- Strong competition (LH, LCC)

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by devron
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July '18: Rebooked on small and big Lufthansa CRJ900 & A380
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

Re: July '18: Rebooked on small and big Lufthansa CRJ900 & A380

yes too bad the pictures are not working.I guess you might be using a wrong URL Lucky the rebooking worked

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by devron
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Farewell to the British Airways Club Europe Panini on London to Dublin
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Re: Farewell to the British Airways Club Europe Panini on London to Dublin

You didn't really take this flight only for a Panini did you? I hope you did have some other business?

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by devron
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TATL or intercontinental flights to / from LED?
Replies: 10
Views: 1909

Re: Why no TATL or intercontinental flights to / from LED?

Visa, visa, visa. I think for both nationals for an O&D market it expensive, a nuance, and complicated to get a visa.

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by devron
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

Is OS part of an JV?

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by devron
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8469

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

https://ria.ru/spravka/20180901/1527648802.html
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Looks like a freaking crash to me.

Another picture

https://ria.ru/spravka/20180901/1527648802.html

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by devron
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7363

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Well.... london via KEF, brussel at the range of the max announced, and now this at least they are not going head to head with American new service only United to EWR. They seem to be picking markets where there are limted to no direct flights and I have no idea how this will work out but it is grea...

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by devron
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9301

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

Who is the guy on the right? CEO? Michael is packing up some pounds. I was looking at the ladies. Also, very little has changed technologically for NB's since the certification of the A320-200 in November of 1988. An A320 from 1993 is the same as a new NEO minus the engines - so with the NEO delays...

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by devron
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: Why do some airlines put middle seats in J class?? Also, 1-2-1 vs 2-2-2 in J class?

WorldFlier wrote:
I'm surprised nobody has brought up 2-4-2 Business Class on some pmUA birds.


If you woundn't have done I would have. I was rebooked on one of these 777, luckly I got a window seat..

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by devron
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal
Replies: 43
Views: 9301

Re: Laudamotion to double Airbus fleet following completion of Ryanair deal

Where will they get these planes from? It seems everyone wants and airbus now and is reactivating "old" planes (e.g. easyjet A319) or prolonging leases.

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by devron
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Was I Wowed? London to Toronto the ultra low cost way - with a brief cameo by a F27 and DC3
Replies: 6
Views: 6416

Re: Was I Wowed? London to Toronto the ultra low cost way - with a brief cameo by a F27 and DC3

Ryanair01 wrote:
. I fancied trying out the pizza, a popular food in Iceland.


Pizza is also popular here in Germany, and btw all other countires I lived in.

thansk for the Report

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by devron
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surabaya - underserved? Why no ME3?
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Surabaya - underserved? Why no ME3?

Do they have traffic rights?

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by devron
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11849

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

To bad BA needs to stop these flight, are they still code sharing?

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by devron
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3234

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Was his emosional support dress, good that he was removed. I guess ryanair real motivation to curb alocal drinking at Airport (mentioned in the artical) is so they can sell more on the plane.

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by devron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 7276

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
Considering that no Saudi/Emirati will give Qatar money, that Gaddafi is dead and that Erdogan is a little short of cash I guess nobody will buy it.


funny , but didn't qatar said they wanted to invest 15 billion into Turkey, just saying

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by devron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shutter LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 13575

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

3x per week was never not optimal for business travelers and tourist don't go to Jakarta ( I wouldn't) and if they do ther are cheap one stop options. Just stuck between rock a and a hard place and if they own the slots in LHR that good money now.

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by devron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6688

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

Sorry for that, I should definitely maybe start to work for norwegian, where is the old airliners.net where is you moved your mouse over the airport code you would see it. Take home message remains the extra distance to LUX might just push the max a bit too much for Washington but might work to Bost...

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by devron
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6688

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

I think Luxembourg would have been a better choice. Good idea, I think LUX - BOS, NYC would be good choices. With Brexit pushing many financial firms from the UK to LUX, certainly for back office roles, with an increase in non-premium business travel serving the asset management industry it makes s...

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by devron
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6688

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

I am a bit skeptical. Brussels-New York is like a non-stop flash sale. IAD is served by United and Brussels (Star to Star hub). I agree, this will be a bloodbath. Brussel airlines will need to defend its turf to prevent primera air from getting a big foothold in BRU. The winner the costumer if he o...

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by devron
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29998

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

It is just incredible how American struggles at FRA. Why FRA is a lufthansa stronghold, transatlantic fares are low at the moment, and maybe some people still stick to *A from the united hub days? If competition is strong it is better to focus and make money elsewhere. Other topic did you all see t...

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by devron
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12472

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

But is for both airlines a big part of the fleet missing: the short haul fleet for the European network. These are European style Buissnes Class seats, but these have to be considered as "premium seats", too. So you can add for every A319/320/321, etc. a couple of seats (12-30/40 seats, i...

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by devron
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15003

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

An aircraft with what 70 seats has two air marshals?

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by devron
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12472

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

https://i1.wp.com/thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DSC08215-830x553.jpg?fit=2048%2C2048px&ssl=1 Picture from the points guy I got to fly this about 9 months ago, LH Business class seems like a dream and I booked it for my next trip (mainly because it my first 747-800) although I need...

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by devron
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 nose gear up landing at LIM
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Dash 8 nose gear up landing at LIM

One of these again was the first thing that came to my mind but then i realized the old incidents was that the landing gears snaps.

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by devron
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11801

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

You know what's more impressive ? DXB is within a 4 hour flight of 60% of the worlds population #HelloTomorrow Really 4 hours is about 3500 km that doesn't bring us to the east of asia or the west of europe. 6 hours (flight FRA- DXB) sound more realistic but still then east of asia will still not b...

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by devron
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12472

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

Could be true germans fly a lot of business. If you think about it Condor has business class whereas Thomas cook doesn't have business class (same company basically and a similar market). I found it surprising how many people fly business on privat trips from germany. Then there are numerous big com...

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by devron
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Rada Airlines IL62 overshoot the runway

Adding dome information helps. Happened in Khartoum (Sudan). On the pictures on looks like there are a lot of puddles next to the runway. I have no idea if this normal but seems rain might have made the runway slippery and my gut feeling say the tires are too well maintained (no prove of this). Migh...

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by devron
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 54
Views: 6408

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Just look at rpices and that seems pretty lcc to me between 220 and 300 from different airports in Germany either over athens or istanbul with aegean, pegasus and turkish offering these fares.

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by devron
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: CCO: Austrian to raise summer 2019 capacity as LCC competition grows

What would mean a lot of cheap seats market just in the hope of defending market share I think Austrian should focus on profit for now and the long term to grow their long haul fleet. Maybe they hope to drive the LCC out of Vienna. I think they are here to stay might drive one of the out (vueling, r...

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by devron
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16393

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Its a A340-600 they always look lovely even though LH is trying its best to destroy its grace

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by devron
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 1066

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

Brazil also just banned Glyphosat and the EU just barly renewed the active but banned some formulation that contain coformulents that might cause cancer. The EPA evaluation was already mentioned above. I think there are a lot of rumors, fake news, biased opinions, bought opinions, and just stupid me...

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by devron
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles

I am going to the Seychelles in October and intended to take the boat. Isn't it more convenient than the hassle of the plane unless you are making a connection? A lot of people got sick on the boat. We took the boat directly to La Digue where there is no airport (unless you want to charter a chopte...

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by devron
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Airline Games

Question are you playing airline games and which are your favorate ones?

I sometimes play airline empire, very simple but nice if I have a boring hour in the office

http://www.airline-empires.com/index.php?/page/home.html

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by devron
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles

Nice report of the flight I took exactly a year ago. And had the luck to sit directly behind the pilots with great views of the open cockpit That is indeed also pretty cool Wow this is cool, was your kid OK on this type? he foudn it better than taking the ferry which we took on they way to praslin

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by devron
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11217

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Not only USA, look at the graph in this article (German only but he bars can be read easily: http://www.airliners.de/berlin-langstrecken-problem-fbb-visit/45995) there has been a continues decline in the number of long-haul flights from Berlin, even before air berlin went under. There is simply no m...

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by devron
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Why is everyone so pesimistic? Okay currently Hezbollah has a stronghold near the airport but Lebanon is not a failed state. The travel advice is the same as to Turkey. I can see this happing in a few years. Remeber lebanon was quick successful in keeping ISIS a bay. The first destination would be J...

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by devron
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Praslin to Mahe DHC-6 Twin Otter Air Seychelles

Date: 4th of August 2018 Route: Praslin to Mahe Airplane: DHC-6 Airplane registration: S7-DSN Airline: Air Seychelles Flight number: HM 3181 Duration: 20 min Checkin: A bit sad as our holidays were at an end I checked in online the day before departure but wouldn't print the boarding card and we had...

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by devron
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?
Replies: 12
Views: 1437

Re: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?

Condors 767 fleet it showing its age (agian)

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by devron
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3880

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Really? I just got back and was actually surpriced by the ammount of service they already have. Must say the airport is really nice.

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by devron
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: Avianca suspends domestic tickets sales in Colombia for a day

How does a suspention of sales help? I guess most people book at least a fews in Advantage a ticket. Sounds bad sorry for all the people that did not get to fly.

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by devron
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7287

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

Is it me or does it seem lufthansa group has no strategy for long haul eurowings. Prior to this announcement, I'd say yes. Now I'd say they finally have a plan to consolidate at DUS. Yes DUS makes sence (but it would have made sense before AB) and now business class, why just now, that means they m...

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by devron
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7287

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

Is it me or does it seem lufthansa group has no strategy for long haul eurowings.

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by devron
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 2896

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

lightmac wrote:
a train service to Frankfurt from Stuttgart, I believe.


It is a deutsche bahn train just with LH "code share" and a LH contact person. You need to check in at a dedicated checkin counter at frankfurt once you arrvie in FRA.

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by devron
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9821

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

. I believe the observation deck in FRA works something like that. You pay your fee and go through a security screening before going out on the deck. I'd happily pay $5 to go through TSA screening. No security (any longer) just a 3 euro fee. Frankly as a business pax I would be pissed waiting in lo...

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by devron
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?
Replies: 56
Views: 9918

Re: Could Fiji Airways become the Icelandair in the South Pacific?

https://www.fijiairways.com/about-fiji- ... our-fleet/
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pzurita1 wrote:
They currently own 2 A330. They would sure need to increase fleet, but wouldn't it be feasible such a strategy?



Their website says four

https://www.fijiairways.com/about-fiji- ... our-fleet/

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by devron
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31209

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

As a passenger on this plane I can say the descent was bumpy but not extreme and the landing was smooth (I have had far worse in Perth, Australia); admittedly though I was near the front of the plane, that may have improved the experience And yes credit to the ground staff who went outside to servi...

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by devron
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What coffee is your airline serving?
Replies: 25
Views: 4764

Re: What coffee is your airline serving?

Lufthansa is idiosyncratic Nescafe in the terminal for a fee, in the lounge Lavazza, and I have no idea what they serve onboard its bitter on my weekly brussel flights but it early so I drink it.

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by devron
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mexican (Mis)Adventure - MEL - CUN & back on QF & NZ
Replies: 10
Views: 5300

Re: Mexican (Mis)Adventure - MEL - CUN & back on QF & NZ

Too bad about your fractured wrist are you doing oke agian? Luckely you didn't have to carry your overweight luggage :-)

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by devron
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet 767 at Linz (2016 video)
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Cargojet 767 at Linz (2016 video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NwR0Ng5PB4
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Although I did once order Sacher torte by mail I doubt it. Linz is the largest cargo airport in AT at least that is what this video says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NwR0Ng5PB4

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