Bye bye airberlin

Old Oct 27, 17, 7:21 am
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Unhappy Bye bye airberlin

They did just send me a newsletter with a chocolate heart and small "thank you" note. It almost brought tears to my eyes, for real.

I thought for weeks if I should send a short letter to their employees. Well, maybe someone would feel good after reading it, so I finally did send it hoping someone will still read it.

Oh, that was a great time with several hundreds of flights I had with them during the last years, IMHO best long range C from EU to US (ok, right after SQs FRA-JKF-FRA route which is tough to beat). IMHO the best intra european carrier one could get (things go wrong everywhere if you fly enough, but less with them and always solved pleasantly when it happened to me).
I could go on for an hour praising them, but let's keep it to this right here.

So sad to see them go.

Bye bye and thanks a lot
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Old Oct 27, 17, 8:52 am
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In-flight staff experience have always been great for me.

Management policies, not so sure, such as not really providing preferred seating for OWS/OWE, the horrible long haul hard product they called J, always chicken or pasta on long haul Y meals.
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Old Oct 27, 17, 10:25 am
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I've only been on them for two ultra-short hops...FRA-TXL and TXL-SZG but great flights nonetheless. Auf wiedersehen!
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Old Oct 27, 17, 1:06 pm
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As a long-time BAEC member relocated to VIE, I've really appreciated having an option other than OS (not that OS are terrible). I've only every travelled short-haul with AB and HG but always enjoyed the flights and the OneWorld benefits - even preferred seatIng (well at least towards the front of the aircraft) if you are quick when online checking opens.

I was looking at the AB app on my phone today and feeling sad it would be redundant after tomorrow. I wish all the AB and HG staff the best for the future.

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Old Oct 27, 17, 4:07 pm
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A sad fairwell to Air Berlin. Great staff. Loved the heart shaped chocolates on arrival getting off the gate.

Took my last AB flight on Sunday TXL to FKB.

Will sadly miss you 😔😰
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Old Oct 27, 17, 4:48 pm
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Goodbye video

For longhaul I was lucky enough to only Encounter their new and great J product (they had it for the last few years only, 1-2-1) - finally single seats at the side, "honeymoon" seats for couples and alternating dual seats with a divider in between. Long and wide enough for large guys like me to sleep, fully flat and also great for sitting.

By the way, did you see this great video from Hamburg Miniaturwunderland (they have small scale models of everything, e.g. airports and airplanes) with the melody of "candle in the wind" and the text adjust to airberlin while still staying Close to the original song text :

https://www.facebook.com/MiniaturWun...7504794374988/

Your engines flamed out long before - your legend never will...[/

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Old Oct 28, 17, 3:33 am
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Thanks AB for all the good travels in central Europe, without a need to connect in LHR, HEL or MAD, and without the need to fly LH or AF. I will miss you. Will miss flying OW as well
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Old Oct 29, 17, 12:09 pm
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Such a pity
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Old Nov 9, 17, 8:28 pm
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I am so disappointed myself. They cease operations. They couldn't stay for any much longer. Surely we will miss AB.
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Old Nov 13, 17, 12:54 am
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AB A32S in storage at SXF:





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Old Nov 13, 17, 1:12 am
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Are the Eurowings aircraft ex Air Berlin?
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Old Nov 14, 17, 12:08 am
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Those are some of the 32 A320/A319 that operated for EW.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Those are some of the 32 A320/A319 that operated for EW.
I thought that EW keeps those 320s flying... did AB have spare planes painted in the EW color scheme?
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Old Nov 14, 17, 4:07 am
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Old Nov 14, 17, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by cas_de View Post
I thought that EW keeps those 320s flying... did AB have spare planes painted in the EW color scheme?
I think that EW will take over the leases of the aircraft but they need to recruit and train the new hires to EW standards before operating them. Hence why EW are wet leasing alot of planes atm to keep the slots.
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