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by LH748
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2048

Your FF programs: past and present

Which frequent flyer programs have you used in the past and which do you use currently?

Past:
Air Berlin Topbonus
Air France Flying Blue

Present:
Lufthansa Miles & More
Delta Skymiles
British Airways Executive Club

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by LH748
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any Long haul routes from AYT?
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Are there any Long haul routes from AYT?

Not really longhaul but there sure are some flights to various cities in Siberia like Novosibirsk, Barnaul, or Krasnoyarsk which are around 4500km away from AYT.

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by LH748
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LGW-FRA?
Replies: 24
Views: 3983

Re: Why no LGW-FRA?

LCY is good for the business travelers and whoever wants to get to the city center quickly. LHR is good for most BA and OW connections LGW offers limited connections to vacation destinations and I don't really see the demand for a fourth London airport to get served. LGW is a bit like ORY in my view...

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by LH748
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the viewing terrace at DUS worth a visit?
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Is the viewing terrace at DUS worth a visit?

Absolutely!
It's a very nice viewing terrace with a perfect view on the tarmac, the runway, the B gates which are just underneath the terrace as well as parts of the A and C gated.

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by LH748
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting FRA Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

There's a visitor terrace in terminal 2 if you would like to spend some time outside with a nice on the tarmac. To get there you would have to clear customs and immigration and take the shuttle bus or the skyline train to terminal 2.

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by LH748
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4562

Re: Delta's "creepy" napkins

But the napkins have Coke branding
Aren't they to blame?

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by LH748
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: Best seatmates you've ever had?

On a FRA-DFW flight I had a nice older lady sitting next to me who was going to Austin to visit her daughter that had moved there a few years ago. I took a few pictures of Greenland for her when we were flying over, we talked a bit about traveling and cultural differences and it was just super nice....

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by LH748
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania Bankrupt
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Germania Bankrupt

This topic is already getting discussed in "Germania ceases operations"

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by LH748
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33201

Germania ceases operations

http://spon.de/afpKX
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It was just announced that Germania ceases operations with immediate effect and files for insolvency.
Very sad to see this airline disappear.

http://spon.de/afpKX

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by LH748
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace
Replies: 46
Views: 7171

Re: EASA bans Turkmenistan Airlines (T5) from EU airspace

The FRA operation will also be affected
Now I'm regretting my decision a bit to have opted for KU instead of TUA last year for my FRA-BKK routing. Who knows if it'll come back :shock:

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by LH748
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in FOC (Fuzhou, China)
Replies: 19
Views: 2720

Re: Transiting in FOC (Fuzhou, China)

Short after MF started their AMS service I booked a super cheap flight with them on a AMS-XMN-HKG and TSA-XMN-AMS routing. Before the flight it was very unclear how exactly the transit was going to work because I got different informations on either having to clear customs and immigration or not and...

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by LH748
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Re: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?

It's quite impressive how the Venezuelan government managed to ruin their own country despite having the largest oil reserves in the world. CCS could be a prosperous hub connecting South and Central America to Europe and the Middle East just like IKA could have the role of DXB if certain political d...

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by LH748
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 33
Views: 4708

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

United dropping their name will happen the day that American Airlines is rebranding as Eastern West Virginia Airlines and moves its hubs to Pyongyang, Ulaan Batar and Novosibirsk.

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by LH748
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 2749

Re: Most iconic livery?

Qantas, KLM, Air Tahiti Nui, South African Airways

Lufthansa was among them until they sent it down the drain

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by LH748
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian future
Replies: 14
Views: 3099

Re: MIAT Mongolian future

They are about the receive their first 737 Max8

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by LH748
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12250

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD

Is Air Italy becoming the next failing example of a Gulf carrier expanding? I was a bit surprised that they would do a global expansion before building up a European network and it seems to backfire already although they might have realized that early enough. Going to be interesting how they restruc...

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by LH748
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-JFK CWY to Y - reduce slots and fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: LHR-JFK CWY to Y - reduce slots and fleet

It's the mixture of different classes that makes those routes profitable in the first place and it also offers lots of connection for each class. Otherwise economy and business class passengers would have a significantly smaller pool of flights they could choose from.

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by LH748
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 82
Views: 14264

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

jetwet1 wrote:
VN will need to upgrade their offering, the hard product is fine, but the food and IFE are nowhere near up to standard to go against one stops on CX etc.


I've had two shorthaul flights with VN (KUL-SGN and SGN-TPE) and absolutely loved their catering

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by LH748
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24551

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

At the security check they should just introduce an alcohol breath test for all crew members and stop anyone who's not fit for duty

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by LH748
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with multiple languages on branding
Replies: 13
Views: 1608

Re: Airlines with multiple languages on branding

Basically all Russian airlines except for S7 do. SU, DP and a couple of others have one side with Russian writing and one with English. Ukraine International Airlines had their name written in Ukrainian underneath the English writing on the fuselage. LY uses English and Hebrew EY, EK, AT, MS, GF and...

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by LH748
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special meals
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

Special meals

I was wondering what kind of special meals you've already had and what your experiences and preferences are. What airlines have the best offers and which special meals do you remember positively or negatively? I've had my first and only special meal experience last year on a DL DUS-ATL flight. I req...

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by LH748
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4646

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

Luckily I can't remember any horrible direct seat neighbor but I've encountered a few very weird ones sitting closer than I would have liked. Last September on an AA71 flight from FRA to DFW there was a guy sitting in front of me who collected all his trash next to his seat and it kept falling into ...

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by LH748
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 236
Views: 32342

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

My booked flights for 2019: Jan 10: CGN-AGP FR8804 738 Jan 13: AGP-CGN FR8803 738 Mar 04: DUS-LHR BA939 319 Mar 04: LHR-PHL BA67 744 Mar 04: PHL-RSW AA1661 320 Mar 26: RSW-MIA AA4607 E175 Mar 26: MIA-LHR BA208 388 Mar 27: LHR-DUS BA940 319 Jun 04: FRA-HEL AY1412 320 Jun 04: HEL-LAX AY1 359 Jun 25: ...

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by LH748
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 27
Views: 5445

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

That's how bad stories begin

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by LH748
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 119
Views: 19139

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

Galwayman wrote:
Did they used to fly this route before? It sounds familiar

They did with a 77W for some time

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by LH748
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking class letters (why is y economy)
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Booking class letters (why is y economy)

We're all familiar with Y being economy class, J being business class and F being first class but although F makes perfect sense to me, I never quite understood the logic behind the other letters.
Can someone explain this to me?

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by LH748
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22001

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

This passenger was clearly not looking for actual help but just used his condition to torment and abuse the flight attendant.
It's absolutely unacceptable behavior

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by LH748
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 8284

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

Considering the difficulty to ever get a Turkmen visa it's not really O/D traffic they're aiming at except for the little Turkmen community abroad. Most passengers will connect at ASB. Last year I also had the option to take TUA on FRA-ASB-BKK-ASB-FRA but went for KU via KWI instead. On their German...

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by LH748
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 4277

Re: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled

I was one of the affected passengers. My FR flight to AGP was moved from CGN to NRN. Ryanair sent me an email about the changed departure airport and the new schedule. A shuttle bus from CGN to NRN was offered and even though there was a bit of room for improvement, I was quite positively surprised ...

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by LH748
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 route suggestions by airline
Replies: 30
Views: 2224

Re: Your 2019 route suggestions by airline

BR: TPE-FRA
DL: SLC-FRA
QF: PER-CDG, PER-FRA
FR: CGN-TLV

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by LH748
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite retired aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Favorite retired aircraft

747SP and I miss the passenger MD11

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by LH748
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7005

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

380s with a lounge, bar and shower is a giant waste of space

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by LH748
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights you are most excited about for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1403

Re: Flights you are most excited about for 2019

AY1 HEL-LAX 359
First #1 flight, first 350

BA67 LHR-PHL 744
Potentially my last 744 flight and flying the Queen is always special

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by LH748
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 236
Views: 32342

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

My booked flights for 2019: Jan 10: CGN-AGP FR8804 738 Jan 13: AGP-CGN FR8803 738 Mar 04: DUS-LHR BA939 319 Mar 04: LHR-PHL BA67 744 Mar 04: PHL-RSW AA1661 320 Mar 26: RSW-MIA AA4607 E175 Mar 26: MIA-LHR BA208 388 Mar 27: LHR-DUS BA940 319 Jun 04: FRA-HEL AY1412 320 Jun 04: HEL-LAX AY1 359 Jun 25: S...

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by LH748
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3780

Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

Can we come up with the longest and shortest served route within each airline's network?
For better comparability I would suggest the gc distance as a measurement rather than the flight time.

LH
Shortest: FRA-STR 157km
Longest: FRA-EZE 11,479km

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by LH748
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2018 Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2018 Loads

Very surprised to see BA performing so weak. Would have thought that DFW as a OW hub could bring a much higher LF

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by LH748
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12158

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Am I the only one who doesn't find this animal abuse funny at all?
Even a fish is not just a toy but a living creature

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by LH748
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection
Replies: 30
Views: 2745

Re: BUD-FRA-VCE, 50 minute connection

Doable but you need a bit of luck that both gates are close to each other

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by LH748
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.

I can highly recommend Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Although both are in Malaysia they have a very different vibe. In KL you can enjoy some super good street food on Jalan Alor and you should go up the KL tower.
Malaysia was my first country to visit in Asia and I always love to go back.

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by LH748
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite safety video?
Replies: 30
Views: 2952

Re: Your favorite safety video?

dik909 wrote:
Forgive me for breaking from the airline safety video thing, but, the following German forklift safety video is seriously over-the-top:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yta70t1cJdo

:lol:


WOW, this made my day :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by LH748
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.
Replies: 42
Views: 6733

Re: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.

EL AL's marketing also emphasizes that they do not fly over any country that is hostile to Israel so I'm not too sure if they would want to take a route over KSA even if they could. There's probably some loyal EL AL passengers that would not be too happy to be in Saudi airspace. Doesn't mean that th...

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by LH748
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4716

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Nice although I also like the regular TU livery anyway

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by LH748
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7719

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

Not a good idea
They seem to work well in their small shorthaul market and just started a cooperation with Ryanair and starting longhaul flights would just mess things up

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by LH748
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2278

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

A: AA, AB, AC, AF, AK, AZ
B: BA
C:
D: DE, DL
E:
F: FR, FD
G:
H: HF, HG
I: IB, IR
J:
K: KU
L: LT, LX, LH
M: MF
N:
O: OD
P:
Q:
R:
S:
T: TG, TK, TP
U: UA
V: VN, VJ
W: W6, WN
X:
Y: YP
Z:

Quite some room to improve

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by LH748
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 26628

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

It's just sad
My least favorite A380 now

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by LH748
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most disconnected Alliance member?
Replies: 19
Views: 4777

Re: The most disconnected Alliance member?

In Skyteam it's either GA or SV
In OW it's definitely S7 (I still don't know why they dropped the nice Siberia name for the IATA code as a name)
In Star I would say it's BR

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by LH748
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8604

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Just read the Spiegel update about the Iberia flight as well. Guess that's going to be quite a surprise for the crew and the other passengers in J.

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by LH748
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8604

Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

So, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on her way to the G20 summit earlier today but due to a technical issue her A340-300 had to divert to CGN, which is also the HQ of the governmental fleet. Apparently, she's spending the night in my hometown now and will continue her journey to Buenos Aires tom...

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