Sehr schöner Bericht, danke dir!Jump to post
Wow. That must have been hours of work to set this up. Thank you very much! I know I’m never going to fly first class so it’s nice to see what I’m never going to get :) Three things amazed me: 1 - The demand: ANA is able to fill up an A380 for the Honolulu to Tokio route? Never would l have expected...Jump to post
A very interesting and again unusual story to read. I’d love to see your passport at some point in time and I would even more love to see the faces of border control staff of different countries when they open your passportJump to post
I've had a chance to sit right seat in one but not an RG, they are cool planes. Like a cargo van, great family and friend hauler for the weekends. The RG is of course faster but also relatively quiet and more stable in the air. I'm saying this a passenger because it was my granddad who flew it. He ...Jump to post
Budget wise, I'd say what's realistic for you... if I was a few million richer I'd probably go for a PC-12 but that's not likely to happen.
So a Kitfox seems to tick all the boxes.
The game I like the most: Aircraft parks at a remote stand. Flight was 45 minutes long. What is the loudest guy going to shout through his phone in the crowded bus? Some answers: - Only EUR 3,000,000,000,000? Let’s do this! - I just landed. 5,000 mails in 30 seconds. Crazy day. - Kick (insert name) ...Jump to post
I will go for the CRJ as well. Them in the back are no fun. But a middle seat on A320 during summer time in the evening is also a nice experience. You get some nice fragrances on top...
With regard to the Metroliner it’s as always with history: the farther it’s away the better it gets
The C-Series alias A220 also makes a sound when power is applied coming from idle. I find it pretty annoying on the ground when the aircraft needs to stop and increases power to be able to taxi. Especially because the aircraft is the opposite of being noisy this draws my attention every time.Jump to post
oneworld Emeralds, when travelling in Y on AA, get free alcoholic beverages and snacks. It is a little bit embarrassing as the crew call me Ex Plat and generally make a fuss (e.g. serving me first) and not taking any payment at the end of the exchange. This, in turn, invariably prompts the person s...Jump to post
Let’s have a look at LH’s (and I mean the airline itself, not the group) network: many many flights happen in Europe in the range of below 2 hours, and then there’re a couple more above two hours and some even above three hours. Those happen with the 320 family planes. Basically all flights longer t...Jump to post
Totally love how you write! Very nice report, thank you!
The 737-700 always looks funny. I flew it a couple of times with KLM from Amsterdam to Copenhagen.
Because of the very high domestic flight demand. There are also several other airlines from other countries which fly widebodies on short domestic routes sometimes such as Lufthansa Lufthansa does this close to never. We did see 747 and 340 after the bankruptcy of Air Berlin on domestic routes in G...Jump to post
The seats and the lights look very welcoming. Nice layout of the cabin!
You really eat this for breakfast? But then you skip lunch, right? I’m German. I like sausages, naturally. But for breakfast?
I don’t even want to imagine what the French would say
I remember the old Barco 3-lens cinema projectors with movie screens on the dividing walls. Good times. I remember those. I think they were used in conjunction with CRT screens. What was the last airline to use the 3-lens projector? I think Northwest still had some 747-200s with those projectors in...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I though I would share with you an update. I sent the TWA Hotel a complaint letter detailing what went wrong and also added a few suggestions and tips based on my stay. 2 days later I got a reply where a customer care employee was deeply sorry for what had happened and she offered a fu...Jump to post
Have a look at Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden and Norway are economically strong, have very good relationships to each other - but each country has its own currency, even though they are a part of the EU (which is only half-true for Norway, though). It keeps their independence and makes decision makin...Jump to post
It's the little chocolate bars they hand out on Swiss that gives them the ability to charge a higher price. Now if Austrian were to hand out a piece of strudel or Sachertorte to all their passengers, there would be no need to worry about being merged into Eurowings Seriously tho, Swiss do somehow m...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Wait, so going by the logic, will LH move its own narrowbody ops to EW too? Including the Ju52?
No birthday party I’m afraid: D-AIPA, LH’s first 320 Airbus, manufactured in 1989, MSN 069, will not see its 30th birthday as part of the LH fleet. He/she/it was retired this week and is now in Sofia. After the last flight, it said Adieu/Tschüss to the Airbus employees in Finkenwerder. I liked the o...Jump to post
smallmj wrote:compensateme wrote:AC flew the 319 from YYZ-LHR, stopping at YYT. It’s like arriving at your high school prom in a pickup truck.
What's wrong with that? You've clearly never been to a prom in rural Canada.
One B744 out of service indefinitely and others are needed for various other routes. B748 cannot be accommodated at PHL gates due to taxiway restriction. A346 is closest remaining aircraft in fleet when it comes to capacity - still has 74 less seats than B744. The A346 can easily be swapped between...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service
Swiss has certainly not been very creative but to me that’s one cabin layout that is clean and calm. It might look old-fashioned with the brown and beige but it’s kinda classy.
Helvetic has red carpets in their E-Jets. It’s a bit too much but still something different
What happened to German efficiency? I don’t know. Google Elbphilharmonie. Look at BER. And it even gets worse. Google the Gorch Fock and you will get to know that today we aren’t even able to renovate a vessel. It’s a shame. We should send a group of German engineers to the Sagrada Familia in Barcel...Jump to post
Well from the figures by airline I'm more concerned by the loss at EW than OS. [...] Oh and add to that their poor reliability (cancellations etc etc) I would have agreed if you had written this last year. It’s been getting better over the course of this year with EW. I say this as a passenger of i...Jump to post
This also might be posturing by Tim Clark about the new rumored JFK-HAM nonstops Really? I mean United couldn’t even run the route with a 757 and LH does everything to bring you through FRA or MUC. Now, they also seem to try to push ZRH as a (mini) hub. HAM is well connected to all of the three. Ed...Jump to post
I flew to PHL with LH last year. The return trip was at a bit more than 1,000 euros for Y+. Booked a couple of months in advance. Compared to what you can pay to flights within Europe, that’s a hell of a good price. Load factor was okay-ish at around 70% or so (A330). I loved that immigration took o...Jump to post
Great report, thx for shearing. With such high prices for short domestic flights, no wonder Ryanair and flexibus are doing so well in Germany. Prices can be much higher than that on domestic routes! I actually find it to be okay. Deutsche Bahn asks you to hand over 132 euros for that route in coach...Jump to post
Well, they are most probably not sustainable already in my honest opinion. I totally agree with you. Not only with this sentence but with everything you wrote! The amount of airports that don’t make sense is quite insane. Well, nowadays perhaps they do make sense as the railway network is in such b...Jump to post
A very good question... They sometimes or always define a minimum stay at destination. If you can do a return trip on the same day, they will charge a ridiculous amount of money (Bremen-Geneva-Bremen on the same day was at 900 euros recently and Hamburg-Copenhagen-Hamburg, with SAS operated by someo...Jump to post
In Germany they go a step further and landside they have fully-stocked supermarkets at "high street prices" in airports like CGN or DUS. You see those places very crowded. True! In HAM there’s also a grocery store landside (Edeka). I’ve seen small stores in ARN (Pressbyrån) landside as we...Jump to post
Not exactly branding but still multilingual is Swiss. They use German, French, Italian and Romansh on their ”Welcome“ screen. I never flew outside of Europe with them, but within Europe they use German, English and French for most of the stuff on board, too.Jump to post
Hamburg has the international airport HAM and the Airbus field XFW, that are rather close and with almost patallel approach. When landing at XFW towards the southwest you see HAM below you. XFW is not a commercial airport, but still sees quite some traffic from Airbus plus the 2 daily shuttles to a...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:Ryanair actually owns that terminal.
And that’s it. FRA is never a sure thing. On a Saturday, it took me 15 minutes from a Schengen flight to get into the plane to PHL. With the wrong runway and a city tour and a bus tour and arriving at the wrong gate - you kinda need more than an hour. I feel that the latter is more often the case th...Jump to post
Most late flights between European cities leave at around 21:00-22:00 (9pm-10pm) unless they are overnight stoppers with a short flight time then they usually leave around 22:30-23:00. This is also the case of CPH-TXL/SXF. The last flight leave at 21:05 Thank you! And to be honest with you: I neede...Jump to post
Thank you for this report! I really enjoyed reading it! I once flew from Paris CDG to MAD with AF. It was one of the worst flights I ever took: a cramped A320, worn seats, ice-cold red wine (at Air France...), the guy in front of me reclining because it was an evening flight leaving you with no priv...Jump to post
for the age of the LH fleet including D-AIPA and his workmates.
Great report! Thanks for taking the time to write down your experience in so much detail! I must say that I love the lamp. It’s such a nice touch in a somewhat sterile environment. I find the carpet a bit too greyish. It seems a bit cheap and I think they could have went for a bit of a darker tone. ...Jump to post