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by LH748
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14798

Re: Emirates drops FLL

Internationally people know Miami but not Fort Lauderdale
No matter how geographically close they are, it just can't be advertised with the same effect although I would pick FLL over MIA any day

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by LH748
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

You might have missed it but we're right in the middle of a pandamic
There's little to no passenger demand

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by LH748
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23462

Re: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16

Trying to pay employees a wage below the poverty line is just wrong. Ryanair isn't paying much anyway but this is just a servere attempt to exploit the Corona situation

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by LH748
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 221
Views: 46947

Re: BA starting LHR-MCO

If BA would move the TPA service to LHR too I'd have a really nice choice of BA flights to Florida
For connecting passengers LGW services are basically useless due to the lack of BA connections within Europe

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by LH748
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 70
Views: 12721

Re: Air France planes' names

Very good decision
I'm a big fan of naming planes

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by LH748
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5630

Re: Lufthansa to create a new airline ‘Ocean’

Bad idea and even worse name... It used to be the norm that you establish a brand name in a market but for unknown reasons it's too trendy for CEOs today and they have to build up one weirdly named start up after another None of those Joon-Level-whatever nonsense was a good idea and neither is Ocean...

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by LH748
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15780

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Long overdue The horrible bus ride between T3 and T5 was quite a reason avoid an AA flight out of LHR when coming in with BA. Wondering if BA would also bring their remaining T3 flights to T5. Part of the overcrowding is due to LHR's bullshit last minute gate announcements to keep virtually all pass...

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by LH748
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana
Replies: 24
Views: 3919

New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana

Just randomly stumbled across the information that Kazakhstan's capital airport got a new IATA code. Previously it was known as TSE which derived from the city's old name Tselinograd but on June 8 they switched to NQZ. I assume it's N for Nur Sultan and QZ for Qazaqstan which is the way Kazakhstan i...

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by LH748
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8984

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

As long as Islamic fundamentalists have even a tiny bit of influence on the Gulf countries or rather the Islamic countries in the world as a whole we won't see any normalization. Yes there's some undercover cooperation but officially all those countries want to see Israel being destroyed. I'm surpri...

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by LH748
Wed May 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11356

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Qatar does what Qatar does best: play master and slave and force their remaining crews into some extreme working conditions without any benefit. Maybe al-Baker just finds it amusing to see the crews all wrapped up :duck:

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by LH748
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91129

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Emirates' fleet policy has been completely insane since they retired the 332. When you just operate two massive aircraft types of just had to backfire at some point because there are so many markets that do not need this sort of capacity.
EK will become a very different airline in the next years.

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by LH748
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 17919

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

The Syria of the past is gone. Cities and sights are mostly destroyed with the exception of Damascus as it's Assad's playground. It's not the US who caused the disasterous situation in Syria, it's a reckless Syrian dictatorship that is remotely controlled from Tehran and Moscow and adds an extra fla...

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by LH748
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15543

Re: EL AL denied loan package

EL AL is Israel
Under absolutely no circumstances will the Israeli government let its airline down. The country needs a strong flag carrier to keep the country connected and independent from any foreign airlines.

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by LH748
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manual push back of a Wamos 744
Replies: 19
Views: 6021

Manual push back of a Wamos 744

Came across a quite unusual video of a manual push back at San Pedro Sula. The Wamos 744 did MAD-GUA-SAL-SAP-MAD for repatriating Spanish and other EU citizens. Not sure if there was no tow truck available but I've never ever seen a 744 getting pushed back by apron workers. Quite impressive. https:/...

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by LH748
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Repatriation Flights
Replies: 93
Views: 27813

German evacuation flights from Mexico

The German ministry of foreign affairs and the German embassy in Mexico have just announced that the repatriation effort for Germans stuck in Mexico has officially begun. Everyone who signed up online will be contacted in the following days about their flight information. Flights will be departing f...

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by LH748
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former SAS manager suggest a consolidated Nordic Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: Former SAS manager suggest a consolidated Nordic Airlines

AY was successful because it was not part of SK!
Unless Corona is shaking up airlines to extinction I cannot see AY joining anyone

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by LH748
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the world of airlines ever be the same
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

Re: Will the world of airlines ever be the same

Nothing will be the same again. A vast majority of businesses we know will be gone in a few weeks/months as governments cannot support all. I expect at least 90% of all airlines to die and that the few remaining airlines will only fly essential routes. There won't be any leisure traffic again. There...

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by LH748
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336770

Austrian to shut down from Wednesday

Austrian just announced that they will suspend all operations from Wednesday. https://twitter.com/_austrian/status/1239531727359545344?s=19 I'm still scheduled to fly UA/LH back from RSW to FRA via EWR and I'm wondering if those flights will remain if parts of the Lufthansa group are already shuttin...

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by LH748
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9931

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

I'm wondering if TP could make flights to Central America work. PTY or SAL would come to mind as they also offer Star Alliance connectivity with CM and AV.

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by LH748
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Make a flight route map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: Make a flight route map?

I use flight memory and myflightradar24 which are both very nice

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by LH748
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1690

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

Try not to recline during daytime and just be a bit respectful then no one is going to have any problems

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by LH748
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who would launch flights to Perth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Who would launch flights to Perth?

PER to North America would make no sense at all because you have MEL, BNE, and SYD on the way where you can easily connect. Nonstop from the Australian East Coast to various places in North America makes sense as well as PER to various places in Europe. PER can act as an Australian entry point for f...

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by LH748
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2295

Re: US3 seats to LHR

UA has no connecting partners in LHR, There is no Star Alliance connecting partner based at Heathrow but so what? Star A airlines like Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT, TAP, Turkish etc. etc have multiple flights to LHR each day to serve the O&D market but of course can also take through ticketed UA pax. ...

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by LH748
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134143

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Very interesting development that I didn't see coming although I'm not really sure why they would need to serve LHR themselves when they have BA. I think they could use that plane better for another European destination like CDG, MAD, MAN, MUC or ZRH

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by LH748
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Aeroflot leave SkyTeam next?
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: Will Aeroflot leave SkyTeam next?

Show me the Japanese and Finnish Skyteam airlines they could have cooperated with... So many alliance carriers have cooperations with airlines outside of their own alliance that it doesn't mean anything at all. If you ignore your alliance partner in a country and go with its rival, now that's someth...

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by LH748
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28850

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Maybe the Gulf carriers finally learn the lesson that building a global empire won't work
EK was clever enough (so far) to not buy themselves into potential markets

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by LH748
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3521

Re: European Wide-bodies summer 2020

I assume with AE you're talking about Air Europa which is UX

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by LH748
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights
Replies: 28
Views: 8015

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

The title is very misleading
There's nothing creative about it
It's standard procedure

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by LH748
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18765

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

They should have gone for the 321 long time ago but I get that they're a loyal old Boeing customer and with that in mind the Max were an ok decision
As the Max won't fly again (any time soon) FI is left with only one choice
No surprise

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by LH748
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very powerful Atlantic jetstream forecast this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Very powerful Atlantic jetstream forecast this weekend

It's definitely noticable in the flight paths from Europe to North America today
Everyone is flying significantly more northern than usual

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by LH748
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21655

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Makes absolutely no sense
They can serve every destination very well with the AA codeshare flights

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by LH748
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2116

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

743: TG
744: TG, BA
748: LH

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by LH748
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?
Replies: 29
Views: 3779

Re: Wizz Air Withdrawing from FRA?

I really hope they expand their operation at CGN. There's plenty of capacity and I'd be one of their customers, When they still offered CGN-SOF I tried W6 for the first time and quite liked it. Last year I've flown with them from DTM to LWO and back from IEV to DTM. Would love to see them open route...

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by LH748
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3815

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

As I grew up with Japanese TV series and really loved them I'd pick Japan

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by LH748
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 6702

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

To me they're all beautiful

As a kid I thought the Avro looked ugly and today I absolutely love it
The quirky looking aircrafts are even more interesting to me

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by LH748
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3307

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

LTU
Aero Lloyd
Air Berlin
Song
Niki
Hapag Lloyd

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by LH748
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12282

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

IAG has way too many brands that compete in the same markets.
I assume that level is going to disappear as soon as Air Europa is fully integrated and UX is going to play the low-cost longhaul role.

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by LH748
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3102

Re: How many languages do you know?

German (native)
English (fluent)
French
Spanish
Dutch
Arabic (studied it for 3 years at university)
Russian (learning it with Duolingo)

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by LH748
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14857

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

Great decision and wonderful livery.
Am a bit surprised that they didn't go for the 321neo though but definitely prefer the 338

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by LH748
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

Both systems have their advantages Listing by alphabet gives you a great overview of the amount of flights to each destination and is very useful if you missed a flight and want to check when the next alternative is. Listing by time is perfect for observing what flights are at the airport at a speci...

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by LH748
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16379

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

I'm only happy that they kept the Cyrillic АЭРОФЛОТ on the left side. Everything else is a clear step back. The iconic winged hammer and sicle logo is way too small while the Skyteam logo is too big. The flag on the tail is also too big and lost its previous subtle elegance. The fuselage color is to...

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by LH748
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June

There's so many offers all the time that this would be an outrageous price to pay

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by LH748
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow

I'm sure the Iranians will make sure to not shoot down their allies so you should be safe

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by LH748
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?
Replies: 27
Views: 2886

Re: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?

I don't see them opening in October. If we're lucky they just tear this entire disaster down and get an entirely new airport built by someone who knows what he/she is doing.

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by LH748
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1995

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Delta My mom's bag was severely damaged on her last trip from Germany to Florida and she reported it to the Delta agent at RSW. I helped her getting in touch with DL customer service and we were advised to buy a new bag. When I contacted them again to send the receipt for the new bag they suddenly c...

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by LH748
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?
Replies: 27
Views: 2674

Re: Time for a new livery for Korean Air? Or is it timeless?

I love it
It has color and sticks out

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by LH748
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8622

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

February
LH QKL-FRA operated by German Railway
LH FRA-EWR 748
UA EWR-RSW 739

March
AA MIA-SAL 738
AA SAL-MIA 738
UA RSW-EWR 320
LH EWR-FRA 748
LH FRA-QKL operated by German Railway

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by LH748
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2139

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

What a question
I would choose a 747 over any other current Boeing or Airbus

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by LH748
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1843

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

Tbh, I can't quite understand the bad reputation AA got among customers. Had several domestic and TATL flights with them and they've always provided a decent product and good customer service. Even when my bag got damaged and they offered a repair service which I couldn't use because I was doing a r...

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by LH748
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines whose Primary Base is Ethnic Travel (VFR)
Replies: 23
Views: 2431

Re: Airlines whose Primary Base is Ethnic Travel (VFR)

TK should also be on that list, especially for their operations between IST, SAW, ESB to Germany and other parts of Europe. People of Turkish decent are the biggest group of foreigners in Germany and especially during the summer holidays there's a lot of VFR traffic. Can also agree with the previous...

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