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Old 17th Apr 2020, 02:16
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Originally Posted by SamYeager
There was an article in one of the UK papers last weekend commenting about the enthusiastic booking of berths for next year so your assumption may be misplaced.
Who paid for it to be published?
Were the comments about "enthusiastic booking" attributed to an identifiable person?
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 15:14
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It is hard to imagine how this is going to have a happy ending. Maybe just maybe there will be business for A320s in the foreseeable future, probably Palma, Canaries and the eastern Med. Low fuel costs and a massive reduction in personnel might swing it. The name certainly has value despite Thomas Cook's calamitous attempts at rebranding, but a Condor reborn out of the ashes without any of the baggage from its previous existence is perhaps more likely. Germany has plenty of form in having charter airlines go bust, Aero Lloyd, Hamburg International, Air Berlin and Germania are just a few that spring to mind and that was when times were good. It all depends how long it takes for any kind of international tourism to restart. I am sure the Spanish will want incoming holiday makers just as soon as possible. But low cost hotels and high density charter flights would not seem the obvious starting point, unless corona parties become state strategy to kick off further waves of infection. I loved flying to Palma, sometimes twice in a day. I miss the view over the Alps in the early morning. But I cannot see myself back in that life any time soon.
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 18:57
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Originally Posted by lederhosen
But I cannot see myself back in that life any time soon.
Well said & good reflections Lederhosen. LG !

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Old 17th Apr 2020, 19:31
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Lederhosen, I think this is what you are missing. I loved to go on the early morning flight, get to the Hotel in Palma by 9.30, drop my bags and head for Mercato Olivar for Tapas. Some years ago I gave up long haul travel and took shorter flights instead, with Palma being my favourite destination not only for the view of the Alps.
My first flight to PMI was on a Condor Viscount 814 ( 1962 ) followed by a trip via NCE on LH Super Constellation. Letīs hope for the best.
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