The airport closest to my home is pretty small so typically I would go for the legacy carriers, in my case AF, KL, LX and LH. Also, their schedules and flexibility make my life easier. However, just recently, Wizz started offering a direct route to VIE, which otherwise is a flight through one of the...Jump to post
Hi! I know the tiller is used on the ground for steering the aircraft. Until which speed will it be used on the runway for corrections? Or will the takeoff be aborted when, at low speed, the aircraft doesn’t follow the centerline? Or will the pilots wait until the rudder has enough command? Vice-ver...Jump to post
I have been on a short Swiss Business Class flight on a C-Series from Zurich to Hamburg - and I second your statement: it was a superb service. It was an evening flight after an exhausting day and the crew instantly made me forget about the day. The maître de cabine welcomed me saying: we have a ver...Jump to post
Here in Brazil, we had some fantastic ads in the past, specially from Varig, VASP and Transbrasil. These are in Portuguese, but they are my absolute favorite ones: Varig 60 years (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz1u1KUSsOU VASP mid 80s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aswaRTO3z4 VASP early 9...Jump to post
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtIAeqdoiU A Ju-52 and a 737 over the Frankfurt skyline. That's definitely not Frankfurt nor Boston as the video description implies. Frankfurt is not near the sea or surrounded by mountains and Boston has no snow covered peaks anywhere near it. That is Seattle's skyl...Jump to post
Hi! I was watching a couple of YouTube videos today and I came across this old commercial for Lufthansa: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_perOWRtA74 That’s the cabin I grew up with. I then searched a bit more and found this precious thing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtIAeqdoiU A Ju-52 and a 737 ov...Jump to post
I don’t know if Europe is good example. There have been night trains for decades but with high-speed railway increasing plus relatively cheap (and less travel hours) by plane, this system has been run down with great efficiency. It’s true that one became aware of the fact that not everybody loves to...Jump to post
London City, LCY, is like the local Ikea on a Saturday.Jump to post
A340. The best-looking aircraft in my opinion. These four small hairdryers on the long tube makes it a very nice sight.Jump to post
One of the very few Business Class cabins for intra-European flights that deserve this name. Looking good!Jump to post
BMI flew the 145 in Europe and I have fond memories of flying on them on the short hop from Bremen to Brussels. They had thick blue leather seats, and everything was a bit worn - but on the nice side.
Both BMI and the route don’t exist anymore.
I think I may never understand what LH's brand strategy is. Hopefully they use this to somehow clear up the mess they currently have. Seems like a weird moment to be trying something like this. This! But as stated here, it’s just another GmbH to avoid collective agreements they have elsewhere in th...Jump to post
I always like your reports and how you pay attention to detail. Actually, your writing style is so consistent and specific one could give it to pupils at school to write an essay about the author. If there was a thread “Reveal Who You Are” I would be most curious to find out who you are. I hope this...Jump to post
I’m German but I grew up in Brazil, in Rio to be more precise. We would fly back to Germany for family visit once or twice a year. During the 80s we would always take Pan Am because my dad worked in American company in Brazil and they had special prices. I don’t recall it exactly and perhaps you guy...Jump to post
We had a similar thread a couple of months ago where I explained the London City, LCY, procedure from a passenger. I was in Frankfurt and we all had boarded on time only for the captain to tell us we would be running 30 minutes late due to a lack of gates in London City. He said we weren’t even allo...Jump to post
That is some great and impressive stuff. Thank you very much for sharing!Jump to post
We know that this changed with Ryanair flying into Hamburg HAM or Frankfurt FRA, for example. Not entirely. In most cases they didn't move to the major airports, they added them. Only there have been a few cases where the minor airport closed and thus they had to move over to the major airport, for...Jump to post
Frankfurt Hahn. Or “Hamburg-Lübeck”. Or “Milano-Bergamo”. To be continued. This is specific to LCC. We know that this changed with Ryanair flying into Hamburg HAM or Frankfurt FRA, for example. My favorite airport in Germany is Munich, MUC. But when you go there to go downtown Munich - well, then t...Jump to post
VSMUT wrote:SAS still does that on domestic flights in Denmark. Early morning flights there are bags with a croissant and yoghurt available, rest of the day they have those sealed water cups in a rack next to the gate.
Brown is an important part of the today‘s Swiss livery. Uniforms and relevant parts of the cabin appear in a dark brown color. I find it classy, especially compared to LH‘s boring grey. You may use Google to find out what the German word „kackbraun“ means as it very well describes the color used by ...Jump to post
BRE, Bremen, Germany, saw a Qatar 777.
Usually, the biggest aircraft here is an A321.
https://bre-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=16 ... a&start=15
As shown, Germany offers quite a noticeable selection of airports nobody needs in the middle of nowhere. Local politicians have been wasting money for decades but with the rise of LCCs, they really went crazy because they thought they’d attract millions of passengers. It’s a shame what happened to t...Jump to post
Another one in Europe, Germany to be precise, is Bremen (BRE). You can walk there from the city center in 30 minutes, 15 minutes by bicycle. And don’t forget the streetcar that stops right in front of the terminal - and happens to stop right in front of my office, too. When I have boarding at 5 pm,...Jump to post
Nice report of a somewhat ordinary service! Just out of curiosity and because I do this kind of day trips in another part or the world: You arrived at 9.15am and you left at 5pm. Never been to JFK and never been to NYC either but from what I read and I hear these are busy places. How much time did y...Jump to post
You can't derive anything from an airliner using the full length. We derate thrust to reduce wear on the engines. We almost always can take off using a shorter run but we don't because of wear and tear. True! But how come all aircraft landing and departing are only allowed to use the 2,000 meters w...Jump to post
Quick update: This has been quite an event for the local spotters. If you want to see pictures from an airport you most likely have never heard about and will never hear about again with an aircraft that this airport will never see again, check this out: https://bre-forum.de/viewtopic.php?f=16&t...Jump to post
Thank you! Bremen indeed is only a few feet elevated - around 10 or 15 ft. Yesterday we had some light rain showers and temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius with winds of 10 knots. As far as I know, Airbus uses the full length (the 2,600 meters) when they fly in their Belugas bringing parts for th...Jump to post
Bremen is a small airport in Northern Germany. Normally, and before Corona of course, A 319, 220, 320, 321 and B 737-800 plus E-Jets land here. Last year, AlMasria Airlines from Egypt sent an A 330 which was nice to see. Today, a Qatar 777 Freighter, A7-BFD, landed here bringing medical equipment. T...Jump to post
My last trip was to Vienna at the end of February via Frankfurt. One week later, somebody hit the start button...
Trips I would have liked to do but not booked: ZRH, HEL, VIE, Milan, CPH
Thanks to Lufthansa‘s hub strategy, there’s a lot of interesting routings when you want to get from a smaller German airport to anywhere else than the hubs. I find BRE to CPH via MUC particularly interesting. It brings you right in the opposite direction and then you fly over BRE. The same goes for ...Jump to post
eta unknown wrote:mchei wrote:G-BLUT is not a very nice registration for an aircraft when your native language is Germany
I didn't know Germany was a language BLOL BLOL BLOL.
Regards from Germany. It’s having a significant impact on my life and on my company’s business. Working from home, not getting in touch with my in-laws and parents, going to the grocery store once a week only. I’m lucky enough to have a garden so we can at least leave the house. And yet people don’t...Jump to post
BRE - CPH on OLT
BRE - NUE on OLT
Both on Metroliner. What a cool ride that was!
I don’t know if TMP - ARN still exists. On Saab 2000 - also very nice!
Eurowings and Identity - that really is a tough one. I always laugh to myself when the poor cabin crew hands out the old piece of bread to you after checking the passenger manifest. I also never understood the strategy for German routes: Frankfurt and Munich is LH, the rest is Eurowings. All these s...Jump to post
Interesting. I have a very similar issue and this is a unique opportunity to check whether I am wrong or not: we all use the phrase „please find attached“ when sending a file by e-mail. But one of my colleagues writes „Bitte finde beigefügt..“ wenn sending e-mails in German language. I am writing b...Jump to post
I really hate the phrase “at the end of the day” and its 1:1 translation into German “am Ende des Tages”, which became very popular. It’s being used so much and there’re people that use it in every single sentence they produce. In a plane I really get mad at people that unfasten their seatbelts befo...Jump to post
I am a pax so I can only tell from my experience as such. In Europe it depends very much on the agent operating the gate and on the destination as well as on where the aircraft is located. When it’s standing at an apron position, gate agents seem to be more strict. But sometimes they keep the last ...Jump to post
Last time I flew Y+ with LH they had some kind of juice with mint as a pre-departure drink. No sparkling wine or alcoholic beverage on choice.Jump to post
One person's freedom ends where another person's freedom begins. :) I don’t recline in Economy simply because I think it’s not polite because there is literally no room left for the guy behind me. I hate it when the guy in front of me reclines but I don’t tell him or her not to so. He or she is free...Jump to post
I am a pax so I can only tell from my experience as such. In Europe it depends very much on the agent operating the gate and on the destination as well as on where the aircraft is located. When it’s standing at an apron position, gate agents seem to be more strict. But sometimes they keep the last b...Jump to post
VFW 614 ... WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THEY THINKING ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFW-Fokker_614 I wasn’t there... But it seems like it’s been a mixture of politics, Western Germany glorious times, money, hey let’s give it a try mentality and being naive. Perhaps some people would say...ahead of its...Jump to post
What an ugly jet...
Airports are growing and expanding so that last year's status may not be valid, but I will second MUC. New HEL is also almost great, though still something left to do. I did like BCN and MAD. Not so good include ARN, CDG, and LHR (partially) but the very worst airports I have been are in Russia. HE...Jump to post