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by LH748
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 72
Views: 3001

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

My first flight was with LTU (later taken over by Air Berlin) so that is a bit of a double-defunct airline. I don't recall much of my first flight but according to my mom I was very impressed by the whole airport scenery. I have good memory of Air Berlin as I've taken them multiple times on charter ...

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by LH748
Sun May 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass checks on boarding.
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Boarding pass checks on boarding.

They check for far more during boarding. Language, physical abilities, potential intoxication, mood, etc. Asking for the boarding pass is oftentimes just a strategy

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by LH748
Sat May 25, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 73
Views: 3064

Your longest & shortest flights

As I like these kind of statistics and comparisons my question to you is: What are the longest and shortest flights you've taken so far in both duration and (grand circle) distance? Mine are as follows Duration: TK ISL-LAX 77W 13:00 AA RSW-MIA E175L 0:30 Distance: TK ISL-LAX 77W 11,046km AA RSW-MIA ...

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by LH748
Fri May 24, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 9016

Re: Travelling down Ukraine in a Yak-40, December 2018

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.

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by LH748
Wed May 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14926

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

Well, light loads happen but the EY brand has generally suffered over the years. Bad investments and an odd prioritizing of sports sponsorship over decent economy meals just show that something is wrong with their management.

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by LH748
Tue May 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special assistance and charges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: Special assistance and charges?

I'm seriously wondering why you didn't contact Thai Airways about it right after booking the flight and waited till short before the actual flight. There's designated ground staff who will accompany UMs and the crew also has at least one designated flight attendant who will look that everything is o...

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by LH748
Tue May 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1706

Re: Niki Lauda, R.I.P.

I once had the pleasure to have him as captain of a Niki flight from FRA-VIE. Recognized his voice immediately and saw him when we deboarded.
Rest in peace

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by LH748
Sun May 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5889

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

As long as destinations like DXB, BEY, CAI, KWI etc can be served in a codeshare agreement with BA, AF/KL and LH there's absolutely no reason to operate there. For some destinations safety issues might also be a matter but mostly it'll be economic reasons why a non-stop service to any destination th...

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by LH748
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

You definitely need some Soviet beauties:
An IL62, IL86, TU154 and a Yak40 would be a nice addition.

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by LH748
Thu May 16, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18892

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Wish they had Diet Dr Pepper like AA

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by LH748
Thu May 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3633

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

In Germany you're having some good spots at CGN (free), DUS (small fee), FRA T2 (small fee), HAM and TXL. I wish FRA would reopen the terrace at T1 where I was as a kid/teenager.
The one at MLA is also very nice and you have a view over the entire tarmac and the runway

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by LH748
Thu May 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Kiwi Safty Video
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Kiwi Safty Video

This has absolutely nothing to do with the actual purpose of a safety video: informing passengers about safety. I absolutely loved their Lord of the Rings safety video and I definitely think that it helps to get the attention of passengers but a pathetic rap song where English speakers barely unders...

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by LH748
Thu May 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22088

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I'm happily taking an old 744 over any 787.
Fly them as long as they're still around.

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by LH748
Thu May 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 261
Views: 38431

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

GCT64 wrote:
I guess: Air Canada Bleu ;-)


:rotfl: you win today

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by LH748
Wed May 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Adds A350-1000 Service to Tel Aviv
Replies: 12
Views: 4348

Re: British Airways Adds A350-1000 Service to Tel Aviv

Very nice!
Are we going to see most 744 routes become 35K routes or will there be a mixture of 789 and 35K that take over?

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by LH748
Wed May 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1700

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

The 747 is a visual beauty and a great ride. Even though I had a BA 744 with the very old interior recently I thoroughly enjoyed the flight.
Another contender would be the Avro aka Jumbolino which I could only enjoy once but it was a memorable pleasant experience.

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by LH748
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5400

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

The old livery wasn't nice but this is just a visual disaster
I love such quirky little airlines but why would anyone in the management agree to something like that
I cannot understand it

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by LH748
Mon May 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2047

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Without knowing your nationality, I'm 99% certain that you're American. I always find it fascinating how isolated the American point of view can be and that so much outside US territory is regarded as threatening. I know that it is the way you are brought up and I'm not blaming anyone personally but...

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by LH748
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16203

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Trump manages to destabilize core US industries, something that neither China nor Russia (Soviet Union included) ever achieved. All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing.

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by LH748
Sat May 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 200
Views: 23903

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Jul 10: DTM-LWO W66762 320 Jul 14: LWO-IEV M9264 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 14: IEV-ODS M9252 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 17: ODS-IEV M9251 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 22: IEV-CGN W67307 320 I would like to fly MotorSich Soviet aircrafts and now with all the new FR/W6 flights it is easier than ever t...

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by LH748
Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6486

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

It's no surprise really. Did anyone seriously believe that this airport would still get finished. It's a complete disaster and people just don't dare to admit it and stop the it. They rather burn millions and millions of euros which is even more outrageous. Give the contract to a Chinese airport con...

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by LH748
Thu May 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 200
Views: 23903

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

My booked flights for 2019: Jan 10: CGN-AGP FR8804 738 Jan 13: AGP-CGN FR8803 738 Mar 04: DUS-LHR BA939 319 Mar 04: LHR-PHL BA67 744 Mar 04: PHL-RSW AA1661 320 Mar 26: RSW-MIA AA4607 E175 Mar 26: MIA-LHR BA208 388 Mar 27: LHR-DUS BA940 319 Jun 04: FRA-HEL AY1412 320 Jun 04: HEL-LAX AY1 359 Jun 25: ...

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by LH748
Tue May 07, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22621

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Ordering the Max was a mistake in the first place.
They should have gone for the 320 family with its different variations which would have also made it more practical to replace the 752 with 321 in the future and have a homogenous fleet

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by LH748
Wed May 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

Re: Turkish Airlines livery refresh?

I don't like that at all. Their current livery is very nice, I wouldn't change anything

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by LH748
Wed May 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3378

Re: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

They should fly to BUD and cooperate with Wizzair but even that would be hard

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by LH748
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.
Replies: 21
Views: 3035

Re: Buying a ticket to an unknown destination and airline sends you where they want.

Lufthansa and Eurowings have such a blind booking option within Europe
Destinations are in different categories that you can pick

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by LH748
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 5900

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

Quite unbelievable that this is the airline that had tons of money at it's hands some time ago and managed to burn it in an incredible speed and now needs to cut its service level

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by LH748
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 3967

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

Trump is doing a great job to keep future Boeing sales away from European airlines. Europe is such a small insignificant market with barely any airlines, right? :banghead:

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by LH748
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14022

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

I'm sure W5 is happy that they can use their unused aircrafts again but I'm sure if Venezuelan allies want to transport something there they'll do that with or without W5 as we've seen with the Russian air force and Nordwind flights recently

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by LH748
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2167

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

Not at all

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by LH748
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about SSSS
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: Question about SSSS

I've also got an SSSS last year for a FRA-DFW flight with AA. There were dozens of people that had to go to the second security check area which was right in front of our gate. Most passengers were younger (20-30 I would guess) and there was even a young couple with a toddler that had to go through ...

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by LH748
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4764

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Frankfurt (FRA) ...N-American airport: New York (JFK) ...S-American airport: n/a ...Asian airport: Bangkok (DMK) ...African airport: Monastir (MIR) ...aircraft: Boeing 757-200 D-???? (LTU) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-400 HS-TGX (Thai Airways) ...turboprop aircraft: ATR72 (M...

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by LH748
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2279

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

It's iconic, no reason to change it and waste money on it

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by LH748
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Blind booking experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Blind booking experiences

Some time ago I discovered the blind booking option from Lufthansa and Eurowings were you can book return flights for a pretty good price. You can only select a certain destination category and for a surcharge you can make some rough adjustments like a time frame for departure but your actual destin...

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by LH748
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Condor? Safety and experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Condor? Safety and experiences

I only have positive (childhood) memories flying them to vacation destinations.
The Condor brand is very well known in Germany and probably the most recognized and trusted airline after Lufthansa.
There's absolutely zero worries I'd have flying with them.

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by LH748
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5918

Re: How many US states have you visited?

New York (first step on US soil)
New Jersey
Virginia
Pennsylvania
Florida
Maryland
Delaware
Utah
Arizona
California
Nevada
Illinois
Missouri
Colorado

Airport only:
Texas
Georgia
North Carolina
Michigan

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by LH748
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF taking care of DL's international damaged baggage?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

AF taking care of DL's international damaged baggage?

I've just had a very odd conversation with the Delta customer service on Twitter concerning a damaged bag that my mom reported to the DL agent right after her arrival at RSW. After we got notified to purchase a comparable bag and send the receipt to DL, I was now told that AF would take care of all ...

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by LH748
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1776
Views: 351816

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I'd love if they brought back a little hint of tulip even if it's just a small detail. The blue on blue looks better than the current livery so I'm getting a little excited

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by LH748
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6123

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Jutlander wrote:
Never in AMS? You should try it, IMHO one of the best airports


I've flown from AMS to XMN on MF before so I did experience it (even though not as a transit passenger) and can definitely see why people like it so much.

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by LH748
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4163

Re: OS retro livery?

I actually like the new livery and the retro livery

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by LH748
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?

Sichuan Airlines serves PRG-ZRH with an A330

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by LH748
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Intra Europe 5th freedom & W/B flying?

Sichuan Airlines serves PRG-ZRH with an A330

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by LH748
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6123

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

I have connected at CDG, LHR, ATL, DTW, CLT, DFW, ORD, STL, SFO, YUL, YYZ, XMN, KWI, IST, MXP, ZRH, LIS, SGN, DMK

Best: DTW, YUL, CLT
Worst: LHR, CDG

New connection airports coming this year are HEL, PHL, MIA

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by LH748
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Last airlines to receive new aircraft of a type

Are we talking about the last airline to receive a particular aircraft type or to whicht the last built aircraft went?

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by LH748
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus a380 routes
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Airbus a380 routes

One way of finding out is to check FR24 with an A38 filter :idea:

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by LH748
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?
Replies: 15
Views: 1793

Re: Do cabin crew judge you by your dress code?

Of course there's a difference between decent and shabby clothes but as long as the clothes are clean and you're friendly I haven't really noticed any difference and no actual judgement. Funnily, I've seen passengers in business class in the most unbelievably shabby outfits and I guess that they're ...

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by LH748
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 1991

Your FF programs: past and present

Which frequent flyer programs have you used in the past and which do you use currently?

Past:
Air Berlin Topbonus
Air France Flying Blue

Present:
Lufthansa Miles & More
Delta Skymiles
British Airways Executive Club

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by LH748
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any Long haul routes from AYT?
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Are there any Long haul routes from AYT?

Not really longhaul but there sure are some flights to various cities in Siberia like Novosibirsk, Barnaul, or Krasnoyarsk which are around 4500km away from AYT.

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