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So Air Berlin ZRH-DUS-MIA and back quick thoughts:

– Flew stretch ZRH-DUS Eco; no special comments for quick hop
– Lounge in DUS horrible, sort of like those weak business class lounges ones finds in the States
– DUS-MIA in an old A330. They have “pods” in a 1-2-1 formation but the window seats overlap each other so although you have aisle access, you are not necessarily next to the window
– Seat reclined almost fully flat but 2 problems => 1) extremely narrow; felt almost 1/2 as wide as SQ & 2) not long enough but that is maybe my problem since I m about 6 foot 2 or so
– Food was edible but nothing special; wince selection also basic
– IFE also not the best, and even did not work properly on the return trip but i did not care as I had raved the night before and was trying to sleep
– Service ok but everyone seemed over-friendly and were entirely disappointed when I refused some food and/or drinks

Summary: fairly “meh” experience. If the price difference is not too extreme, I would fly direct with LX every time…..


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