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Willy Brandt flight to Berlin 1989

Old 1st Mar 2021, 12:55
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"The Lot IL18 I recall on the AMS/LHR sector had around 14 pax on board. It was as smoky inside as it was outside, with a thick exhaust from the
Ivchenko engines. The guy sitting behind me was American, and amazed that free drinks were being offered. I flew in recent years with Eurolot on an ATR (not my favourite a.c.) and found LOT very
acceptable, and cabin staff very polite and professional. L.S."

Back in 1973 in my youth I flew AMS- LHR on a LOT Il-18 - there'd been all sorts of bad weather about for days and both KLM & BA were cancelling flights all over the shop (my flight LHR-AMS was in a DC-8-63!) LOT were one of the few flying and I was on a packed but comfortable Il-18 ... for three hours... someone skidded of the side of the runaway at LHR and we were stacked for well over 90 minutes.......... but as you say the booze was free so no pain was felt...... ​​​​​​​

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Old 3rd Mar 2021, 09:57
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Thanks for reminding me of a flt I took in a DC8 AMS/LHR with a friend
in the 1970's Working for BE, we had great discounted travel with PA.
We flew in a PAN-AM DC8 which PA had been operated by Delta prior
to PA. Spending much time in AMS, I usually used direct services from
MAN to AMS. EI/ BAC1-11, and B720 BE S1-11 KL/ ELECTRA / DC9 /
and sometimes a Martins Air Charter DC7.
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 17:20
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Entertaining airing of Deutschland 89 on Channel 4 (U.K)
at the moment. and a different take on the events after
the downing of the wall in 1989. (Rather dark) but worth
an hours viewing nevertheless.
Also "Strange but True" that a laboratory in the former
DDR town of Dessau Rosslau are in talks with Russia
to produce the Sputnik V vaccine under licence.

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