Berlin Airlift beginsJuly 27, 2017 – 02:58 pm

Berlin Airlift begins

Beginning in April 1948, the USSR blocked Western Allies’ access to Berlin as a means of protesting the introduction of the Deutschmark in West Berlin. Following WWII, Berlin had been divided amongst the Allied nations, with France, Great Britain, and the United States taking claim of the West, and the Soviets controlling the East. However, the erstwhile Allies now disputed the future of the city: specifically, whether a capitalist democracy or a…

Berlin Air DropJuly 24, 2017 – 02:56 pm

Berlin Air Drop

At the end of WWII, a defeated Germany was divided amongst the victors, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France. The Soviet Union took control of the Eastern half of Germany, the Western half was divided amongst the US, Great Britain, and France. Like the rest of the country, the capital city of Berlin, sitting dead in the middle of the Soviet-controlled Eastern half, was also divided into four parts, one half being Soviet controlled…

Berlin Tempelhof AirportJuly 18, 2017 – 02:48 pm

Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Germany may have been dropped from the Formula One calendar this season, but the country did get to host a Formula E race on the tarmac of the Tempelhof airport. Still, the Berlin ePrix was not without its controversy. After a pair of practice sessions topped by Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi – both former F1 drivers and Formula E race winners – it was Jarno Trulli (the most experienced grand prix driver on the grid) who took pole position. Di…

Air Berlin luggageJuly 15, 2017 – 02:39 pm

Air Berlin luggage

Airberlin is starting its non-stop service between Dubai and Berlin on 4th November. Flights will take off three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Dubai and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Berlin. They will be integrated into the airberlin hub in Berlin with convenient connections in Germany and throughout Europe. airberlin – first choice for smart travellers airberlin is the fastest growing airline since German reunification…

Air Berlin Phone numberJuly 9, 2017 – 02:27 pm

Air Berlin Phone number

Children over the age of 5 can also travel unaccompanied with airberlin. Our flight attendants take special care of our younger guests and a member of staff is also available to accompany your child while he/she is at the airport. It is compulsory to register for this service in the case of children up to the age of 11. For children over the age of 12 the service is optional. Registration is possible up to 30 hours before departure. You can be confident…

Air Berlin FleetJuly 6, 2017 – 02:07 pm

Air Berlin Fleet

The first advantage this airline had in comparison to the typical RyanAirs of the world is that on both legs of the journey we didn’t have to queue at all to check in our bags. In Budapest airport, on the way back, I was reminded of the usual hours of waiting around as I walked past hundreds of people queuing for EasyJet, Wizz and RyanAir flights. I couldn’t hide the smug grin as I strolled up to the lady at the check-in desk who was waiting to…

Berlin Airlift blockadeJuly 3, 2017 – 01:51 pm

Berlin Airlift blockade

Director Unknown Duration 10min 13sec Release Date 1949 Sponsor Central Office of Information Synopsis The Western powers airlift of supplies to Berlin during the Soviet Blockade of the city At the end of the Second World War, Germany was divided into four zones under the administration of Britain, France, the United States, and the Soviet Union. The Big Four also occupied Berlin, dividing the city into sectors, despite its location deep in the heart…

Berlin Airlift videoJune 18, 2017 – 01:21 pm

Berlin Airlift video

“This is a story, really, about when America was at its best, when we were doing the right things in the world, when people all over the world looked to us as a source of goodness and decency and humanity, ” says Andrei Cherny. His words come courtesy of the Voice of America article titled, “Berlin Airlift Remembered After 60 Years.” Cherny is the author of the new book . In 1948, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin blockaded the section of Berlin under the…

Berlin AirlinesJune 15, 2017 – 01:19 pm

Berlin Airlines

This is a summary of a presentation given by Dick Twomey to the Society on 16th March 2011 Start with the politics of post-WW2 West Berlin, and the three Air Corridors connecting WB to West Germany. Road access only for “allied” military use, although I had used it a few times, being given semi-diplomatic status when I was the GM in Germany for British Airways. West Berlin was indeed a “James Bond” scene, with old-technology radio listening posts…

Air Berlin Business Class SeatsJune 9, 2017 – 12:56 pm

Air Berlin Business Class Seats

Sweet dreams We would like to welcome you to airberlin Business Class – first of all by helping you to take off your coat and stow your hand baggage. Next, we would like to welcome you by offering you a glass of champagne. Please take a seat Your seat is multifunctional and offers a high level of comfort. Besides the upright position and a semi-reclining position for relaxing, the seat can be adjusted to a fully flat position for sleeping. At the…