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by dangerhere
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet in Berlin
Replies: 15
Views: 2916

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: 14
Views: 907

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: 14
Views: 907

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: 4
Views: 381

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: 11573

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: 23234

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: 2161

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: 2161

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: 25870

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: 25870

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: 25870

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: 2011

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 5474
Views: 718606

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 1126

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: 2129

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: 2129

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: 918

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: 918

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: 918

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: 10621

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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by dangerhere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation

From the flights I just checked Alitalia is operated by Air Europa. I assume you're connecting from the States or South America? Otherwise I see very little reason to book business class on that route. With the exception of the above post, in Europe it means the same seat as economy, just empty in t...

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by dangerhere
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10621

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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by dangerhere
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9336

Re: Large airports without rail links

Prague, Basel, Budapest, Naples, Nice, Venice (bus or boat). Prague, Budapest have planned metro connections, but it's delayed/slowed every year. Prague will also have a heavy rail connection but it isn't planned to be ready before 2023. Nice will have a fast tram connection to the city centre in s...

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by dangerhere
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9336

Re: Large airports without rail links

Germany's 4th busiest surprisingly, TXL

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by dangerhere
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33212

Re: Germania in trouble

Germany 2019 is nothing like Ireland 2008. I was in Ireland in 2008 and I'm in Germany in 2019. budget surplus is huge. balance of trade is hugely positive. Enough Chicken Little. The market for cheap trips to Sunny places is being intentionally saturated by certain operators and they are hoping to...

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by dangerhere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Night rail is a fantastic idea! For this plans backup im researching red eyes on AA instead of finding a night in SEA to get to PHL. My backup to my Euro plan is to replicate the chorus from Rock'n Me Baby by Steve Miller Band. I assume night trains get pretty expensive as time gets closer to depar...

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by dangerhere
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

American football teams. Well it seems like a seat-of-my-pants galavanting around Europe isn't financially feasible, at least around Eastern Europe. A few days in Berlin would be cool though. I've always wanted to visit and I still have my friend in Prague and other friend in Paris. But my new back...

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Would the LCC's of the big boys (Transavia, Eurowings, et al) and Norwegian be viable options also? Absolutely. Take a look at Germania as well (it's technically not a LCC but has very reasonable prices and some interesting destinations, a very nice in-flight experience as well). The thing is many ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

I'm not a stamp collector but maybe you can find someone to stamp your passport regardless of the need to do it ? Intra Schengen, he/she is simply not going to see anyone to ask for a stamp because there is no border control (with the temporary exception of France), it's like flying from Denver to ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

How far beforehand? This will most likely be a very seat-of-my-pants trip as far as planning is concerned. I would say as soon as you can, you can always buy some dirt cheap flights and just fly some of them closer to the time. It makes no sense to buy last minute and pay multiples of what you woul...

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Would the LCC's of the big boys (Transavia, Eurowings, et al) and Norwegian be viable options also? Absolutely. Take a look at Germania as well (it's technically not a LCC but has very reasonable prices and some interesting destinations, a very nice in-flight experience as well). The thing is many ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Aesma wrote:
Ryanair and European gateway don't really go hand in hand, maybe Easyjet would be a better choice ? Or various airlines depending on where you end up.


Er maybe in 2003 but not 2019.. from the ten busiest airports in Europe, FR fly into seven of them:

FRA
MUC
AMS
MAD
BCN
LGW
FCO

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by dangerhere
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to work the EU ULCC's
Replies: 60
Views: 3333

Re: How to work the EU ULCC's

Buying tickets at the airport is not recommended, too expensive. Best to buy beforehand through the web. AVOID the Schengen Area , no stamps! Try WizzAir, RyanAir or BlueAir for travel between UK and Romania/Eastern Europe, great value for money and lot of new stamps... That doesn't leave much of E...

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by dangerhere
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antalya airport hit by a tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 4605

Re: Antalya airport hit by a tornado

What's puzzling is that people were out there, not taking shelter, when the tornado hit; don't they have warning systems in place for inclement weather? nah, I'm not Turkish but I'd imagine it's like it is in Europe for example. It's not exactly Oklahoma or Texas so there's no warning systems in pl...

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by dangerhere
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 47
Views: 2732

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

As the crow flies Baldonnell/Casement to Weston airport near Dublin is just 7 km, or around 4 regular miles

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by dangerhere
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Connection time in Frankfurt

Just have a read of the other FRA connection thread, the OP reports that 50 minutes wasn't enough in his case. Delayed inbound flight, remote stand and early closing of gate was enough for him to miss his connecting flight.

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by dangerhere
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

Yes, to be clear - ANY alcohol needed to be purchased in economy. Only water, juice and soda was free. I think on legacy carriers this is still unusual. By legacy I mean carriers like - BA, KLM, LH, Finnair, Swiss, SK, etc As mentioned above, Aer Lingus is another legacy where you will have to pay ...

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by dangerhere
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app

A simple answer here is enjoy the time on the train (usually more relaxing and productive anyway) don't use and give your money to throughly sh!t airline.

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by dangerhere
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection
Replies: 30
Views: 2749

Re: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection

I do indeed know both very well. What I mean is more that, that is this was the routing I simply wouldn't book with LH just because they offer it. Of course they will offer it, but most people should not assume that LH or KLM are suddenly the only way to get from A to B or C. Most likey the person ...

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