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by trijetsonly
Fri May 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18416

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

The logo looks larger as well. It does indeed. For comparison: Old https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/5/71609_1521692892.jpg New https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc2rhmWX0AI3Iup.jpg:large I prefer the first one. The darker blue und the smaller crane look more elegant. The updated blue looks purple and the l...

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by trijetsonly
Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 3186

Re: They fly there??

The Air Koryo flight to Berlin and Zurich until the late 2000s

Lufthansa to Australia, St. Maarten and the Seychelles

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by trijetsonly
Wed May 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9019

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

#1 L-1011 TriStar #2 Tu-160 (the white swan) #3 Tu-144 For me comparing the Tu-144 and the Concorde is like comparing the first 3 Star Wars movies (episodes 4-6) with the second batch (episodes 1-3). The Concorde is elegant and sleek so optimised (like Star Wars 1-3 or an Audi R8 car). But the Tu-14...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4066

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

So we have:
B720
BAC1-11
CV880/990
Caravelle
Concorde
IL-86
Mercure
Trident
TU-104
TU-114 (no Jetliner though but as quick as one)
TU-124
TU-144
VC-10
VFW-614
Y-10

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by trijetsonly
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 8050

Re: LH deploys A340-600 on MUC-PMI in May

stylo777 wrote:
18MAY LH1820 1025-1230 MUCPMI**
19MAY LH2660 1550-1755 MUCPMI**
20MAY LH1820 1540-1745 MUCPMI**
**flights are fully booked and available only in higher booking classes or Business Class


I still get low fare offerings and lots of empty seats on the seat map on those flights.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classics with 744 engines
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: 747 Classics with 744 engines

According to my sources following 747-200 and 747-300 were delivered with CF6-80 engines:
22870, 22871, 23721, 23722, 23824, 23825, 24106, 24107, 24108, 24159, 24160

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by trijetsonly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 3006

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

What about St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg? LED-PIE

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 8050

LH A346s on European routes

Due to the high demand on Whitsunday and the following two weeks, LH deploys the A340-600 on several flights between Munich and Palma.

So everyone looking for an easy way to fly this rare bird within Europe: here you go.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats
Replies: 42
Views: 8047

Re: LH Group Introduces New Intra-Europe Seats

Majority of customers will be happy about no recline. I completely agree with that! I'm so glad that they remove the reclining function as no one on the short flight should have a need to use it. On a side note: - Fixed recline for all seats will be 20° (12° on current Recaros). - Seats in the forw...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 7006

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

LH has just announced several changes to its long haul routes, per: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/277954/lufthansa-w18-long-haul-changes-as-of-03apr18/ Some interesting changes: FRA-BKK back up to A380 for W18 FRA-IAH B748 will replace A380. (Surprised they are not using A346). ...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH mixing up gauge to SEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: LH mixing up gauge to SEA

I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers w...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH mixing up gauge to SEA
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: LH mixing up gauge to SEA

I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers we...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GFRP vs CFRP
Replies: 17
Views: 2784

Re: GFRP vs CFRP

The first advantage coming to my mind is the sustainability and isolation to eletrical loads / lightning strikes / statics.
I have no idea about material strength and weight.

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by trijetsonly
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 38
Views: 5104

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

Lufthansa kind of did.
They introduced a new livery in the late 80s but only on one 737-200 to check what the customers think. The customers weren't impressed and the livery has been changed to what was there for the last 30 years.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identify this Boeing cockpit
Replies: 14
Views: 2097

Re: Identify this Boeing cockpit

The placard above the FO speed indicator says N664UA, which makes it a 767-300ER.
On the very left of the Captains Main Panel is a placard with "763W", maybe for 767-300 Winglets?

But apart from that I don't know how to tell 757 and 767 apart from that perspective.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211759

Re: LH introduces revised livery

There's a presentation video in the Lufthansa Intranet about the developement of the new livery. In that video they also show other livery drafts that have been considered but disregarded. Many of the drafts from this very forum thread are shown there and obviously lost against the final livery. May...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: English US speakers, what does it mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: English US speakers, what does it mean?

In flight school I've met some people from time to time who were technically able to fly a plane solo (good airmanship) but legally not allowed as they havn't got their medical clearance. I'm not sure about the US but in Europe you need a Medical clearance to fly solo. Flight training with an instru...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 65727

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

The downsides of operating the A346 are all well known, but with these aircraft being relatively young (specially having been maintained by LH), fully paid for, and fuel being cheap, you would have thought they'd operate them until a) the end of their lives or b)fuel rises again, whatever comes fir...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211759

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Naaaa, the national colours at the top of the tail fin would remind many people of Interflug: 2400666 In fact, German flag on the top of the vertical stabilizer is mandatory by law for every German registred aircraft. Only with a special permission for every individual tailsign the flag may be move...

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by trijetsonly
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211759

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

It's a nice one! I like the national colors on the top of the stabilizer. Naaaa, the national colours at the top of the tail fin would remind many people of Interflug: 2400666 In fact, German flag on the top of the vertical stabilizer is mandatory by law for every German registred aircraft. Only wi...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 260263

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

According to https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/952883086269845504 the first 777-9 test plane will eventually be delivered to Lufthansa in 2021. We all know what happened to the last Boeing test plane that was supposed to be delivered to Lufthansa... Let's hope that it is going to be better t...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Diary Or Flight Memory?
Replies: 39
Views: 41852

Re: Flight Diary Or Flight Memory?

Flightdiary has been intergrated with flightradar nowadays and I love to use it. Flight times are a bit longer calculated than in reality based on my experience. I have a question how can I enter flight that go off-airport in flightdiary? I Love mountaineering (besides flying) and got to rent a few...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: civil crashes at air shows
Replies: 27
Views: 3291

Re: civil crashes at air shows

Well, even though this wasn't an airshow, the SSJ crash in Indonesia may fit somehow in your categorization:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Salak_Sukhoi_Superjet_100_crash

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by trijetsonly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 6324

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

My last flight with smoking allowed in the last couple of rows was with Condor on a FRA-HOG-FRA flight in 2003.
It was extremely awful.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?
Replies: 26
Views: 3906

Re: What if the Dornier 728/928 entered production?

It's interesting that Crossair didn't consider the Dornier 728/928 and now (as Swiss International/Global Air Lines) they were the launch customer for another 5-abreast aircraft in the CS100. As for how it would perform compared to the E-Jet...was this to be a rear-engined jet or with wing-mounted ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?
Replies: 31
Views: 8606

Re: B747-8i for HEL-SYD and HEL-MEL?

Let's say, that there would be a possibility for opening a route from HEL to SYD and/or MEL. The distance is just slightly over 8000nmi, so should be within range for some commercial airliners already. Feeder traffic from/to elsewhere in Europe would make it possible to fill the planes (up to 500 p...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFR fix question
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: IFR fix question

Stuttgart (STR/EDDS) in Germany has the two initial approach fixes "VATER" "UNSER", German for the Lord's Prayer - Pater Noster.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner with the most crashes
Replies: 17
Views: 3139

Re: Airliner with the most crashes

I've seen a documentry about 10 years ago, comparing the Tu154 with the B727.
Both were built in similar amounts and had a comparable service life.
But the 727 crashed way more often and killed more passengers than the Russian counterpart, even though it has been used in less demanding environments.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice on transatlantic J
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

Re: Advice on transatlantic J

But there are usually good prices on the SQ FRA-JFK flight. Going via FRA shouldn't be too bad.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 8379

Re: Why is the departure runway usually shorter than the arrival runway in multi runway airports?

There’s no such thing as an arrival runway and a departure runway. Any runway can be used for takeoff and landing and any pilot can request a runway they need for operational reason. You haven't been around much at multi runway airports around the world. Even LHR with only two runways has one that ...

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by trijetsonly
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Loudest Aircraft During Takeoff?
Replies: 97
Views: 24761

Re: Loudest Aircraft During Takeoff?

I can't remember anything louder than the Rockwell B-1... except for a Manowar-concert

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by trijetsonly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 3841

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

The US is lucky to have domestic flights at all. Here in the Netherlands we don't have any domestic flights, not on wide bodies and not on narrow bodies either. My first and last domestic flight ever (I've only flown domestic once) was in Thailand, on a Thai AirAsia A320. Took me from Bangkok Don M...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum speed for reverse?
Replies: 30
Views: 2305

Re: Minimum speed for reverse?

And it might not be very good for the engine as at slower speeds it will start to ingest the dust, that is raised by the reverse thrust.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 5825

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

With the current extension it starts to look like one of those little trees some people hang on their rear view mirror in the car.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42443

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

If there's no other buyer for NIKI the repayment of the KfW-loan is pretty much in danger.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42443

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

So Lufthansa finally revoked the purchase of NIKI:

(german) https://de.reuters.com/article/deutschland-lufthansa-niki-idDEKBN1E71SL

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by trijetsonly
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 24806

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

No GE 744 have V-Pods because the engine fan are too big to be fitted in a pod for ferry. I don't know if any PW 744 operator ordered V-Pod feature. RR : 86in , PW 94in , GE 106in. No GE engines (-50E/E1/E2 and -80C2B series) were certified for fifth pod operation. Both GE engine types were designe...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3668

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

theobcman wrote:
LHR-ATH OA A343
LGW-AGP ZB A306


The OA A343 ceased to exist like 10 years ago. ZB went belly up recently but the A306 left earlier.

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by trijetsonly
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise level on the crj 700
Replies: 19
Views: 3738

Re: Noise level on the crj 700

It is quite in the front (much quiter than A320 or 737) but much noisier in the back.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 9003

Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

http://www.airlinequality.com/news/lufthansa-certified-as-5-star-airline/ Quote: Lufthansa has been Certified with the highest 5-Star Airline rating by SKYTRAX, the international air transport rating organisation. SKYTRAX has bestowed this distinguished honor to only nine other airlines in the worl...

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by trijetsonly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5205

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Oh sh.....
I forgot to mention the Junkers G38!
This should be the only commercial BWB where one could sit in the wing with a glass leading edge.

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by trijetsonly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5205

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Ken Follet wrote a book entitled "Night Over Water". It is fiction, but true to his form, he must have put an enormous amount of research into it, as it appears very accurate. It is about a Boeing 314 flight across the Atlantic, and ... it's a 300 page "trip report". If you can ...

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by trijetsonly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5205

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Mortyman wrote:
Concorde,
Boeing 707,
Ilyushin Il-62M,
Tupolev Tu-154,
Tupolev Tu-134 and
Tupolev Tu-144


You could fly 3 of them within one weekend in North Korea.
To be pedantic: As they are still in commercial service over there, they don't qualify for this thread :D :duck: .

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by trijetsonly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 5205

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

Definitely L1011!

But Tu-114, Tu-144, Caravelle, Do X and B314 would also make me very happy.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98335

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

There are currently three A330-200 ex airberlin stored in ZRH. D-ALPD D-ALPE D-ABXD Each frame is missing one engine. All three aircraft belonging to lessor AerCap and waiting for a next operator. ...seems like one of the three 332's has been pushed away. getting ready for the next operator? D-ALPD...

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by trijetsonly
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest airports useable by light jets
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

Re: Smallest airports useable by light jets

I've seen regular operations of a Citation II on a 680m / ~2230ft runway.

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by trijetsonly
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22416

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

Considering that the Recaro CL6710 is very similar to the Zodiac Optima and it is confirmed that LH is using a customized version, I think it is hard to tell which is used. But according to sources close to LH, the new seat is from a German partner, which should be Recaro. Regarding the strong coop...

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by trijetsonly
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat
Replies: 71
Views: 22416

Re: Lufthansa shows new Business Class seat

I really hope that it turns out to be a new developement by B/E Aerospace // Rockwell Collins, exlusively for LH.

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by trijetsonly
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Black Friday deals US to Europe - what happened?
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Black Friday deals US to Europe - what happened?

Lufthansas Cyber Monday offer is a 30€ discount on every booking.

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