Not Without My Bodyguard

Old Apr 10, 2024, 5:49 am
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Not Without My Bodyguard

DER SPIEGEL has an interesting article featuring Carsten Spohr (behind paywall):

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Spohr steigt als einer der Letzten ins Flugzeug ein. Sein Personenschützer, bislang unsichtbar, sitzt bereits auf Platz 6D, Businessclass. Spohr hat 6C.
Spohr boards the airplane last. His bodyguard, not seen until now, is already seated in 6D, Business Class. Spohr is in 6C.

Auf die Passagiere warten Busse, auf Spohr ein schwarzer Van. Sein Personenschützer nimmt auf dem Beifahrersitz Platz, Spohr hinten rechts.

Busses are waiting for the passengers, Spohr gets picked up with a black van. His bodyguard is in the passenger seat, Spohr in the right seat in the back.

I find it very interesting that Spohr needs to move the whole day with a bodyguard while he is spending his time in airports, airplanes and Lufthansa buildings. Not a protection officer but I don't know how Lufthansa justifies the huge expenses for personal protection given what appears to be very limited risk.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 6:14 am
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Lot of disgruntled pax out there who's Evouchers just went down the toilet, is one Bodyguard enough ?
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 6:25 am
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Omg all this cos of Charles Bahr? Have you seen him? Tasting Heimat will have taken its toll on CS’s health, but still…
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 6:36 am
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Talking about Tasting Heimat, does he also have a Food Taster travelling with him?
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by chris63
Lot of disgruntled pax out there who's Evouchers just went down the toilet, is one Bodyguard enough ?
The bodyguard probably protects him from his own employees
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 7:28 am
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But who guards LH against Carsten?
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by Van_Looy
But who guards LH against Carsten?
There's a body that should, but doesn't
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 7:55 am
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Delusions of Grandeur, maybe a consequence of overdosing on Heimat. ?
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by worldclubber
The bodyguard probably protects him from his own employees
It happened not too long ago with AF.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/busine...y-workers.html
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 8:38 am
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It’s all got really weird, lanky fan asks for a selfie which causes a meltdown, said fan is then called for a meeting in an apartment near Frankfurt by security- is it the bodyguard? Or a whole team of staff?

We’ve heard nothing more of Mr Bahr and one assumes that if there was evidence of the alleged system hacking and surveillance he would have been charged by now. Is he banned? Is the legal basis so shaky they’re not even sure they could ban him never mind get a prosecution?

Come on Charlie, I bet you’re a lurker, tell us what happened 😆.

Most of CS’s flights are between MUC and FRA which he flies all the time, if you’re not safe on a LH aircraft in DE airspace then where are you safe?

Maybe CS needs protected from Vivian, she’s finally twigged the green washing is a scam and it’s handbags at dawn.
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Maybe he's one of those people who feel guilty about leaving food on a plate, so the "bodyguard" is just a disguise for someone who eats Carsten's heimat.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 9:37 am
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I know bodyguards are supposed to sacrifice their own life, but a double portion of Heimat is way beyond that call of duty.

Is he sharing an Allegris F bench with Carsten too?

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Maybe he's one of those people who feel guilty about leaving food on a plate, so the "bodyguard" is just a disguise for someone who eats Carsten's heimat.
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Is he sharing an Allegris F bench with Carsten too?
CS will be retired before Allegris F hits the market.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 9:42 am
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All CEOs have some sort of bodyguard with them: our board members have drivers that are trained to be body guards and our CEO is not allowed to drive by himself during labor negotiations. When the BASF CEO came to give a talk in our HQ he had two bodyguards around.
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Old Apr 10, 2024, 9:54 am
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But this is clearly new.
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