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United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Denver-Frankfurt Service

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Denver-Frankfurt Service

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service from Denver to Frankfurt.
The inaugural flight will take place on May 2, 2019, subject to government approval. The flight would be the only non-stop service linking the two cities.
The Chicago-based airline will operate the flight using Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
United’s 787-8 cabins are configured with 36 lie-flat seats in business class, 70 seats in economy plus, and 113 seats in economy. Business-class …

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United, which took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier in the month, announced the six initial international routes the type will operate on.
The Chicago-based airline will offer Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv starting March 30. In April it will add service to Paris and Barcelona, and in May, it will add Brussels and …

Armistice Day After 100 Years: How a Trade War Over Pigs Led to ‘A War to End All Wars’

The Great War – also known as the First World War – ended at 5 a.m. on November 11, 1918 when an armistice with Germany was signed at Compiègne, a small city in northern France.
At 11 a.m. on November 11 – “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” – a ceasefire came into effect, ending “a war to end all wars.”
Prior to that, the collapse of …

Thoughts and Reflections on the Occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Kristallnacht

Today is the 80th anniversary of the Novemberpogrome, or Kristallnacht. I was a 14 year-old boy then and my parents and I never thought of emigrating until the Kristallnacht, even though Jews were gradually being deprived of their rights before then. At that point, it became clear that my parents and I could no longer remain in our homeland.
March 13, 1938 was of course the Anschluß. The Austrian Chancellor, Kurt …

Apple Close to Launching Apple Pay in Germany

Apple Close to Launching Apple Pay in Germany

Apple, which announced plans to make Apple Pay available in Germany in July, is close to launching the service there.
Several Germany banks including HypoVereinsbank, Hanseatic Bank, and fidor bank, as well as American Express, MasterCard, and Visa have already announced that they will support the service. The company’s own website for Germany now says Apple Pay “kommt bald” or is “coming soon” as well.
Apple Pay first became available in 2015 …

Frankfurt Airport Reports Uptick in September Passenger Traffic

Frankfurt Airport Reports Uptick in September Passenger Traffic

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for September 2018.
Passenger traffic was approximately 6.6 million passengers for the month, a 6.3% increase from September 2017.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 1.4% year-over-year decrease in cargo tonnage for September, with 185,142 metric tons of cargo passing through the facility.
Finally, Fraport said the number of aircraft movements for the month increased by 5.7% year-over-year to 45,950 takeoffs and landings.
(Photo: Accura …

Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa said it will launch service linking Frankfurt with Austin next year.
Austin will be the carrier’s third destination in Texas when it launches on May 3, 2019. Lufthansa will operate the flight five days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 4 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport the following day at 9:05 a.m. Flights from Frankfurt to Austin will leave …