Old May 27, 09, 5:59 am
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HeathrowGuy
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Exclamation Travel German (and Swiss-German) for Continental FFers

With the move to Star Alliance just a few months away, it's probably a good idea for us COers to get the ball rolling on learning some basic travel-related German (and Swiss-German) phrases. Although Lufthansa and Swiss personnel generally speak English, IME, it never hurts to use some words of the native language (this helped at times when dealing with AF and KLM agents, at least).

Do we have any German or Swiss-German speakers in the house who can help do some translating? I'll get the ball rolling with just a couple phrases I'd like to know how to say in German (and Swiss-German, if very different from the German):

1. Did my upgrade to BusinessFirst clear the standby list?

2. How much compensation if I volunteer?

Thanks in advance for all queries and responses.
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