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by PanHAM
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7394

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

Carsten Spohr must have had a hard time concealing his smile when he said that LH does not need the third runway before 2030. That way he sends the competition into the holding pattern. The third runway at MUC will come as everything that is needed. Otherwise Bavaria would not be Bavaria. IST is a c...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8236

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

No. Eirope is made up of 27 national economies, plus the ones not in the EU but in the ECAA. The USA is a single one and see hhow they treat their two neighbours.. Turkey is not even a full member of the ECAA and the won't be a member of the EU for decades to come.

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8236

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

@Pottok Prices are dictated by the market and the Airline market has Special rules other ,arkets do not have. Take Germany with it's polycentric structure and 2 Major LH hubs which offers direct flights between the 2 hubs by at least one carrier but possibly two carriers, the German and the carrier ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8236

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

The bankruptcy of AZ won t happen. They will be bailed out by the state until hell freezes or Italy gets a reasonable government. Not sure which would come first.

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2475

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Isn't it "step-down" rather than "stand-down"? She has announced that she willl step-down as Party chair woman but intends to complete her term as Chancellor. Almost three years as a "lame duck" can be a Long time. OTH stepping down from the Position as Chancellor isn't...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8236

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

The main intra German competitor is Deutsche Bahn. Easy is doing well and besides that anyon can enter the market. No one here has mentioned cargo. Including truvking to neighbouring countries hubs, this is an open market from anywhere to anywhere . Including Players from countries that do not even ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179658

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

By the order of....the move will/must function smoothly. What a question. The rest of the world celebrates the New Year, any hick-ups won't be noted that much.

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?
Replies: 9
Views: 2111

Re: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?

There are a lot of reasons why flights are delayed. Many are nothimg the Airlines can do about. That does not imterest the judges in their ivory t.owers.. If it was up to the,m thr carriers would Need to Station a spare aircraft and Crew at every Station in their Network. It is cheaper to compensate...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179658

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

The fact that others are worse is no excuse. Turkey wants to be a member state of the EU. If they are serious about that they have to accept European Standards and not those of Qatae. Sure, accidents can happen everywhere, that's why great care is taken to avoid accidents. Visiting a construction si...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179658

Re: New Istanbul Airport: "Disturbing secrets" revealed

I know there is another thread but this is more specific about how not to build an Airport.. The number of 400 fatalities may be exaggerated but most of the other items are correct. When BER is an example of how not to build an Airport. But looking at it from the opposit side., the new Istanbul Airp...

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe Officially Adopts Anti-Blasphemy Laws
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: Europe Officially Adopts Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Have I missed something? I just read in the News ticker that the Irish have voted to legalize Blasphemia.. Congratulations, good decision to emancipate from the Catholic Church but from all others as wll. Meanwhile, I cannot imagine that theocracies ilike Iran or Saudi Arabia cannot be critizised. N...

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe Officially Adopts Anti-Blasphemy Laws
Replies: 118
Views: 4696

Re: Europe Officially Adopts Anti-Blasphemy Laws

There are plenty, if not most religions that do not comply with Basic human rights.. I am glad to be bprn iand livein a Country where the vasic law and not some religions stand above everything. If a religions does not comply with that rule that Religion has a Problem. Freedom of Religion also means...

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 16344

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

if I am not mistaken, 20/20 is a vision

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by PanHAM
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34801

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

The only Logical Explanation for this would be that the third runway at MUC is stalled due to the state election in Bavaria . The coalition Partner for the leading Party will not agree to build this runway. Plus the state elections in Hesse tomorrow might have a result where the left extremists migh...

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adria
Replies: 14
Views: 3326

Re: A German domestic route flown by Luxair, operated by Adriar

Exactly, and the European single market. There are no domestic flights in Germany or Italy, the single market is domestic

There are some exceptions for ECAA.

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

@ CosmicCruiser

so you wouldn't want to know the weight and how it is distributed along the sections? What Airline was that so I can strike them off m<y list

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

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by PanHAM
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

we only had hazmat manifests reminds me of the days I did air cargo saes in the US- The "freight guy" usually had a desk in a remote Corner of the warehouse and he had no clue what he was doing- The flight Crew should know the weight of the cargo and where it is loaded and there is a lot ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

Cadet985 wrote:
Do pilots generally know what they’re transporting, or do they just see FAK on their load sheets?

Marc


Pilots do get copies of the manifest and are informed specially on DGR, Ahimals and other class cargo

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European aviation in a over supply situation?
Replies: 34
Views: 6429

Re: European aviation crisis

I would leave out the * marked carriers, they are still around . Competition is always tough in this Business but this year we even had a shortage of aircraft due to the AB demise. The regulatory bodies did not release aircraft soon enough and the LBA for instance could handle only the registratio o...

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 9044

Re: Lufthansa: decision, which planes will be replaced by B777-9 in summer 2019

The other new componen is that the third runway at MUC is postponed to at least 2030. That means they Need larger aircraft at MUC to accommmodate growth. Both for Feeder and for Long haul flights. Plus they are playing games with Fraport claiming that ops at MUC are 20% cheaper. FRA has still room f...

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Small Planet Germany

Their operations was a mess, leading to massive customer compensation. Something like 20 Mio € at least. That kills an underfinanced Company oin a short time.

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 6559

Re: Will the A380 become the MD-11 for cargo?

Pnce and for all, the A380 is not a cargo aircraft and conversion would be impractical, the upper deck is more or less useless and would require Special loading Equipment. Has been all said before.

The only type of cargo the 380 can carry would be self loading cargo, up to 850 or so

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13828

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

It shocks me how limited long-haul flying is from German cities other than FRA and MUC. I compare it with Canada, where cities like YOW, YHZ, YEG all have long-haul flights even though they're far smaller than HAM. It is amazing hw many People are comparing apples and peaches here. Germany has more...

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

Basel is the final port for Ships on the Rhine river.

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by PanHAM
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

The ONLY way to look at this is the SAFETY stadard. If someone wants to carry a 1ß or 20 Liter Jerry can in his trunk or Pick-up he can do that. I live in a Suburb and carry groceries and clothing in the boot and do npt want that to get in touch with anything that can spoil this. In Africa or in Red...

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by PanHAM
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Airports That Pipe VS Truck Their Fuel

FRA gets most of the fuel by barge, with the last mile piped from Kelsterbach/Floersheim.. For refueling, every stand at FRA is connected to the Underground pipe System. MUC receives fuel by Train, may be someone from MUC can tell how many tank cars per day ae needed. Supplying large Airports by tru...

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transporting Jet Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

Re: Transporting Jet Fuel

Divorce laws in Germany and Japan may be different, the Transport of DG/Hazmat is internationally standardized- When someone even thinks that he can carry a flammable lqiuid in a "letter Container", an answwer cannot be rude enough. My answer was well emaning, saying that he should ask an ...

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by PanHAM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 9795

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

Who would want to clear US immigration at ANC in the middle of the night? Who wants to clear US Immigration at any time of the day? :) Fun aside. I flew Japan/Germany via ANC several times in the late 70s/early 80s and there was no Need to clear Immigration. They had a Transit Lounge where passenge...

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by PanHAM
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Kardashian on the $1 bill
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Kim Kardashian on the $1 bill

Put her on a 3 Dollar bill

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by PanHAM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

Horses travel first class on LH. As one can see from the Pictures. They even have, like some other large animals, attendants that accompany them

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?
Replies: 15
Views: 4543

Re: How close was Iran Air to operating the Concorde?

The LH CEO in that time said: Tell me how many Cpncordes I shall order and I tell you which day I have to declare bankcruptcy. IR was as close to buying the Conxcorde as the Shah was to his Throne. Without that Revolution back in time he would have ordered the Concorde for IR- He was a trained Pilot...

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

@B8887 simple answer, the Integrators have growth rates up to 10% and more in same markets while regular FAK stagnates. The question is, can this be attributed to e commerce or the fact that Integrators have a better suitable Business model. My answer is both. The e Commerce biz is mainly B to C )Bu...

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by PanHAM
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 36
Views: 2063

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

In a free Society, people can think what they want but the DDR never was a free Society. The DDR regime was never legitimated by a free election. The 17 miliom Germans living in the east were denied, the Basic right of free movement and the DDR Regime enforced that by brutal border control. I compar...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 36
Views: 2063

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

The Ministry of State Security made sure that there was not a single Person staying illegally in the DDR. The DDR was the perfect Police state. Those who decided to live therehad to turn themselves in at border crossing and had to endure weeks of interrogation. If they failed they were simply turne...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4733

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

By definition , a "Combi" combi aircraftcombines passenger and cargo space on the main deck.. Belly capacity dooe not count Semantics. Frames with limited belly space had to put cargo on the main deck, to carry both a significant amount of cargo together with the passengers.. So we had na...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19043

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Well, it was just turned into a dynasty with a crown prince. There are too many Prestige Projects like that new Airport which go far beyond the reality of the economic Situation Turkey finds itself in right now.

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall
Replies: 36
Views: 2063

Re: Berlin wall vs Trump's wall

The Ministry of State Security made sure that there was not a single Person staying illegally in the DDR. The DDR was the perfect Police state. Those who decided to live therehad to turn themselves in at border crossing and had to endure weeks of interrogation. If they failed they were simply turned...

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by PanHAM
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should dueling make a comeback?
Replies: 31
Views: 1582

Re: Should dueling make a comeback?

The answer is NO but there should be an exception for Banjos.

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 30
Views: 3518

Re: Why Exit immigration?

You have to fill out a form efore you enter the US, part of whoch is usually staüled to the passport. There is an entry stamp on that form as well and when leaving the US the Airline takes that and Hands iit over to Immigration. Easy to heck whether that Person over stayed the usual 90 days

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Germany - Insolvent
Replies: 14
Views: 4916

Re: Small Planet’s German airline to restructure after insolvency

They bit off more than they could chew.. People in my Family used their Services from PAD to Holiday destinations amd they said that no flight was on time.

Passenger compensation which is now enforced in Germany is besides not having a standby aircraft is their biggest problem

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by PanHAM
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19043

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

It is in the German media today that the VIP747-81 is a personal gift from the ruler of Qatar to Erdogan. Or shall we call it a bribe. Makes me wonder of how Trukey can pay for the Operation and maintenance.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4733

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

By definition , a "Combi" combi aircraftcombines passenger and cargo space on the main deck.. Belly capacity dooe not count

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4733

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

this is all hypothetical. As others have mentioned, combis are a thig of the past. There won't be a pire freighter 380 as well simply because the upper deck is not suitable.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4733

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

Here we go again. Upper deck Pax, main deck cargo and belly Pax baggage and the rest for cargo

I doubt that this would be an attractive aircraft. Besides, it would Need a technologay upgrade to the -900 Version.

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

FX started with documents- "Packagaes " are not a content, packages can contain anything. Basically, there are few restrictions of what can be carried. Such are DGR /Hazmat in the US). The other general Limit is "whatever fits through the doors". For the shipper, it is important ...

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by PanHAM
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?
Replies: 46
Views: 7889

Re: What Cargo Freight Planes Carry The Most?

To answer the question the way it was put, it's simply


FAK


stands for Freight All Kinds

and that goes for all "cargo freight" planes.

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by PanHAM
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21029

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

SQ789 wrote:
How did this happen?



High fever and cough?

Someone left a window open and it's cold up there

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6982

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

LH Chose between DUS and FRA and FRA became the winner. HAM was not in the race but they got the maintenance Center and CGN the HQ. Now, I very much doubt that a daily flight to JFK would be feasible. Who wants to connect at JFK? I did a couple of times but staying on the TWA Network. That was OK DL...

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by PanHAM
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6982

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

We have had this discussion before and it all has been said before. HAM is primarily a one stop market. Whether that single stop is FRA/MUC/AMS/CPH etc. or EWR/DXB(REK does not matter. It is a free market and the passengers have multiple choices and the carriers have that choice as well. If a route ...

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