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by dangerhere
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37272

Re: Irish 3/20

Anybody know if there will be any flights kept going to the US at all from Ireland after the travel ban kicks in? Too early to know any details. IAG announced a reduction of 75%. So rough guess using that figure, EI goes from 17 daily TA flights to 4, with maybe 1 a day from each of the US carriers...

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by dangerhere
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4674

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Best: VIE
Worst: Berlin SFX and Berlin TXL

*Best for arrival: KIR, 50 seconds from airplane seat to airport entrance including immigration! Flying the other way is a disaster, takes nearly one hour to get thru security (1 by 1 processing).

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by dangerhere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If most planes are mostly filled with people holding passports other than Iran's , then surely it is more likely that a random attack by the Iranians is possible? They are simply Iranians who hold dual citizenship. Dual nationality does not mean you travel with two passports all the time, it just m...

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by dangerhere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If that was the case, pretty much every international flight from Tehran would have been shot down. If most planes are mostly filled with people holding passports other than Iran's , then surely it is more likely that a random attack by the Iranians is possible? They are simply Iranians who hold du...

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by dangerhere
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I believe most of the people on the aircraft hold passports of countries other than Iran's - Iran does not subscribe to dual nationality and may hold the view that these people aren't aligned with Iranian political philosophy. It may have been intentionally shot down for political purposes consider...

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by dangerhere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6617

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

PM wrote:
:stirthepot: Perhaps LH will buy JOON...



And perhaps brand it as Joon Go/Play/Now/Be/Cum ect by Lufthansa

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by dangerhere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24674

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

Do you honestly think these numbers are acceptable to the majority of families? Is it acceptable to you? This is a silly question, just the same as questioning if a €100 steak in a restaurant is too expensive. Yet, but the restaurant sells it because there is a market for €100 steaks. Whether on no...

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by dangerhere
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54081

Re: Aegean new livery

On a related note, how’s the service with Aegean? I’m thinking about booking a flight on them between VCE and ATH next year. They appear to be the only airline offering a nonstop on that route. Flew with them to and from TXL (with transfers) a few weeks back. I would put them as slightly behind KLM...

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by dangerhere
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most price-gouged air routes
Replies: 25
Views: 1800

Re: Most price-gouged air routes

Short haul flights in Germany these days are ridiculous. My company paid 750 euros for a flight from Bremen to Munich on a Friday with Lufthansa. Flights are one hour each. Flights were booked one week in advance. Considering it is in Europe, why is there no low-cost carrier competition on this rou...

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by dangerhere
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6241

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

I have to say this is one of the funniest threads I have ever read. Many here having no idea of how intra-Schengen works. There is zero need for checks intra-Schengen on flights, just as there is zero need for passport checks to enter Walmart in the States.

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by dangerhere
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3879

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

November 1991 to December 2019. Italics indicate multiple landings A AGP, AGA, AMS, ATH B BFS, BCN C CPH, CRL, CHQ D DUB , DBV E EDI F FRA , FCO G GLA H - I IBZ J JFK K KIR L LHR , LAX, LQA , LCA, LPL, LPA, LCY M MIR N - O OVD P - Q - R - S SXF T TXL , TLS U - V VIE W - X - Y - Z ZRH

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by dangerhere
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7192

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

It's definitely a "scam", or at least bad business practice. Read the online reviews on this airline. It's common Eh how can it be a scam? It's clearly stated in the Terms and Conditions, which you have to agree to to buy the ticket! It also warns you in the passenger details field and un...

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by dangerhere
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you remove the barcode stickers after each flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Do you remove the barcode stickers after each flight?

I can't speak for stickers (unless you mean the label sticker things) as such but as funny of this sounds perhaps I'm very careful about taking off and disposing of baggage labels after a flight. Usually take the label off after getting bag and stick in inside the bag for later disposal in a secure ...

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by dangerhere
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline
Replies: 37
Views: 7192

Re: Experienced travel vlogger: scammed by airline

I like the guy’s videos but he is 100% at fault here. If you check the airline website, they clearly ask for name, with any middle names included, right in the box where you enter your name!

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by dangerhere
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 9973

Re: In flight maps ?

I have often wondered about this as well, you might see Potsdam but not Berlin for example or Prüm shows along with Moscow, Paris and Rome.

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by dangerhere
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27637

Re: Irish 9/19

Great flight with Aegean this evening ATH-DUB. Flight was packed only around 2 seats left. Mix of Irish tourists , Greeks and some connections from Cyprus and Egypt. Decent meal service for an all Y flight and three drinks rounds. Some of the Irish were surprised when the crew told them they did no...

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by dangerhere
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 11712

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

In my current company we have a paperless cockpit. Each pilot is given a company iPad when he joins the company (and needs to sign a waiver saying that he is liable if he breaks it...) and everything you need for a flight is installed on that device. FlySmart (performance calculation software), cha...

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by dangerhere
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7884

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

...it might be best to give Egypt a miss. As a westerner, it's a place to avoid generally (for both safety and philosophical political reasons if you have sense) Nonsense. Egypt is fine; the locals very friendly and welcoming. I have been many times and not experienced anything remotely dangerous o...

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by dangerhere
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7884

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

What nationality is the OP? That might go a long way towards pointing them which countries to perhaps avoid. If American (as the word school for university seems to indicate) it might be best to give Egypt a miss. As a westerner, it's a place to avoid generally (for both safety and philosophical pol...

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by dangerhere
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: easyJet in Berlin

BER seems to be on course for opening in October 2020. That is quite some statement to make! There have been recent tests performed by the TÜV and they said they are satisfied. T2 is under construction and seems to be progressing well. https://www.morgenpost.de/flughafen-BER/article226683557/Flugha...

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by dangerhere
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

Bahstonljo wrote:
How about TBS? They had approx. 3.8 million pax last year and they have flights with China Southern to PEK and URC and FlyDubai to DXB. Korean Air also operates a seasonal charter to ICN.


Not in EU and truly more Eurasia than Europe and I'm fairly sure Tbilisi to Dubai is a relatively short hop

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by dangerhere
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2842

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

Define long haul? Is it long haul if it's just an ordinary 737-800? Basel-Euroairport (8,5 mio passengers) has (had?) Air Transat A310 service to Canada. Not quite EU, but Stavanger (4.5 mio) had the SAS/PrivatAir service to Houston on the 737-700BBJ for a short while. Dubrovnik (2.5 mio) is gettin...

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by dangerhere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in the event of a strike?
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: What to do in the event of a strike?

Might it be worth to see if you can rebook with Aer Lingus (also part of IAG group) to Athens, thus avoiding Heathrow completely?

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by dangerhere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 13278

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

ethernal I think you are looking at things in very black and white terms. In relative terms, not many people fly legacies intra Europe point to point. Just the same as how many people flying LCCs often aren't flying on somewhere else. If you think LH economy sucks, well try fly with Aer Lingus or BA...

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by dangerhere
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 26674

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I remember flying through Schiphol last year and seeing Amsterdam - Bremen flight crammed with people, screaming kids ect. Who in their right mind would choose to fly that distance when you can kick back with a beer and stretch out on the train. It's literally faster point to point than flying, secu...

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by dangerhere
Fri May 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2795

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

Canada :D Denmark if you believe FOX. Wrong one...it's Sweden (BTW..."Socialist" is not even the same as communist). As for flying solo to a communist country...to start, which one? Quite frankly, for China/Vietnam/Laos, as long as you don't do things like drugs or try to spread anti-gov'...

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by dangerhere
Mon May 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2795

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

PatrickZ80 wrote:

Other than North Korea, there are almost no real communist countries left in this world. All have some kind of market economy. Perhaps it would be better if you told us exactly which country you're planning to visit.



Canada :D

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by dangerhere
Mon May 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28169

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

The train is pretty reliable, provided no engineering works involve partial bus transfers. There have been weekend works on the Dublin - Cork line in recent times, I don't know when you are travelling but if at the weekend consider that factor. Advance information re such works is not widely public...

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by dangerhere
Mon May 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28169

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

In a few weeks I'm back in the old country and any tips/experience here would be much appreciated. I have a 5.30 pm flight booked back to Germany from Kerry, since flights from Dublin on 2.6 were extortionate and unfortunately I don't have any flexibility bar flying back on 2.6. I'm wondering if it...

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by dangerhere
Sat May 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28169

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

In a few weeks I'm back in the old country and any tips/experience here would be much appreciated. I have a 5.30 pm flight booked back to Germany from Kerry, since flights from Dublin on 2.6 were extortionate and unfortunately I don't have any flexibility bar flying back on 2.6. I'm wondering if it'...

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by dangerhere
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 2313

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

OP don't forget Niedersachsen, there are plenty of flights between Norden and the Friesen islands like Juist. A former colleague did one for a meeting about a year ago, 3 hour delay due to fog for 5 minutes in the air. Followed by a 40 minute horse and cart ride since there are no motorized vehicles...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

a post just now over on pprune:

777 crew behind ET302 at holding point report observing normal takeoff followed shortly by declaration of emergency. They heard ET302 on tower frequency transmitting “Wrong airspeed indications and difficulty controlling aircraft.”

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The thing about grounding the Max is... then what? The engines are designed the way they are designed and the MCAS compensated for that. They can’t move the engines. So I guess the only solution is developing a better MCAS? (If that is even theprpblem here) The then what part is that then they don'...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The FR24 data stops at an altitude of 8,700ft AGL and 383 knots. The flaps would have been fully retracted making MCAS active. Sandyb123 No, for the 5th time, it's 8700 feet AMLS, so only about 1000 feet above altitude level (7625 feet). One thing I'm very curious about, say this (or any) aircraft ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

EU safety authorities will be keeping a close eye on this one, of that you can be sure. Whatever about the one in Indonesia, this second one had 50 Europeans, several UN folks, a company CEO and even the family of a Slovak MP perish. At best this is damaging to Boeing's reputation in Europe, at wors...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Let’s ground the aircraft because 2 airlines with very small fleets of Max aircraft have had accidents, ET has 4. Over 100 have flown thousands of flights in the US and Europe. Substandard training maybe? 2 out of the total active fleet of 350 aircraft crashed and killed everybody on board in the l...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

2 out of the total active fleet of 350 aircraft crashed and killed everybody on board in the last 20 weeks, 0.6% of the total fleet. If you heard 0.6% of brand X beer bottles were contaminated with arsenic in the past few months, I'm fairly sure you would never drink it again, or at least not for a...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Also there hasn't been an accident like this with a European and American commercial flight for a very very very long time. Better training and maintenance? Ethiopian has a maintenance and safety standard that is on par with European countries. It could be argued that Europe and North America have ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743580

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Let’s ground the aircraft because 2 airlines with very small fleets of Max aircraft have had accidents, ET has 4. Over 100 have flown thousands of flights in the US and Europe. Substandard training maybe? 2 out of the total active fleet of 350 aircraft crashed and killed everybody on board in the l...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

You can also freely travel between terminal 1 (FR) and 2 airside, which many people don't know about. In theory you could go through security in terminal 2 (far less queuing) and then take a drink/eat and stroll down to Terminal one with the plebs before doing the hike to the FR gates, possibly sto...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

You can also freely travel between terminal 1 (FR) and 2 airside, which many people don't know about. In theory you could go through security in terminal 2 (far less queuing) and then take a drink/eat and stroll down to Terminal one with the plebs before doing the hike to the FR gates, possibly sto...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

One thing to keep in mind is that your flight (even though it's coming from the CTA area) will need to clear passport control on arrival in terminal 1 (unless something has since changed). The passport queues in terminal one can be a bit long depending on time. They simply dump all flights together,...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair “connection” in DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Ryanair “connection” in DUB

Since you're going to be there for a while you may as well be comfortable. A tip for you, when you go through security in Dublin, don't go the FR gates (they about 10-15 mins walk away), the reason if you go there you can't come back and there's not much there. There's a nice outside (ie fresh air) ...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2402

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

The Baltic states, Southern Wales & Northern Ireland, Denmark, Southern Germany, hopefully with Austria and Malaga too - if there's enough time and I can put together a fun itinerary. Surely you would visit Ireland as well travelling between south Wales and Ireland? It'd be a shame to miss out ...

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by dangerhere
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2402

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

A couple of weeks in the Dordogne in France in summer, same house we booked last year, dirt cheap and with pool. Direct flights TXL to TLS. We actually booked everything more or less by Christmas, most of if it's paid off (I'm living far too long in Germany!)

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by dangerhere
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation

I haven't seen any difference between Business and Economy seats in comfort or width, they have indeed slightly more legroom ; cabins are separated by a mere curtain that remains open the majority of the flight, hot meals are the only difference, but imho better save Business class money and spend ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation

With the exception of the above post, in Europe it means the same seat as economy, just empty in the middle row and a bit of food instead of a packet of nuts basically. . Not really true. IB has some Airbus with a proper business configuration. 2X2 seating, much better seat pitch and different meal...

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by dangerhere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation

Ryanair doesn't fly from Madrid to Venice, neither to Marco Polo (the main Venice airport) nor to Treviso (the "Ryanair Venice"). The only two airlines on this route are Iberia and Air Europa. On short haul it doesn't make much difference, their product is more or less the same. You're ri...

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by dangerhere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11436

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

A few months ago, I needed to get from Strasbourg to Amsterdam, one way. AF operated by HOP! was selling one-way for $700 per person on the day I wanted. A return ticket starting on that same day with a booked return a few weeks later was $200. A difference of $500 per person is HUGE, almost the pr...

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