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Airberlin Files for Bankruptcy as Key Shareholder Stops Funding

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After making several attempts to turn the airline around, German budget airline airberlin announced on Tuesday that it would be filing for bankruptcy after its largest shareholder and key financier, Etihad Airways, said it would no longer help finance the company. Etihad, based in Abu Dhabi, has served as the lifeline for airberlin …

Sources: Financial Times, AP

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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AirBerlin shares the skies with JetBlue in new partnership

Airberlin Shares the Sky with JetBlue in New U.S. Partnership

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s budget-friendly Airberlin announced on Friday that it is entering into a new partnership with one of America’s leading cost-saving airlines, JetBlue, to make traveling to the US less complicated for passengers who need to travel past one of the limited airports the German carrier flies into. Beginning September 12, 2017, travelers will be …

Sources: Airberlin

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lufthansa reveals new limited edition FC Bayern paint job

Lufthansa Lets Travelers Fly the Skies with FC Bayern Pride

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Lufthansa has long supported one of Germany’s most prized soccer teams, FC Bayern, as the official team carrier, and now the airline has taken the wraps off their latest special edition plane that will carry the team as it takes to the skies across Asia. The twelve-day “Audi Summer Tour 2017” …

Sources: Lufthansa, FC Bayern

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Lufthansa Surprise

Lufthansa Surprise Offers the Adventurous a Twist on Travel

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Planning a trip is usually a very structured process… decide where to go, book a flight, find a hotel, plan the sightseeing, etc. There are some though that see vacations as an opportunity for pure adventure, and for those travelers, Germany’s Lufthansa has a special deal: Lufthansa Surprise. How does …

Sources: Lufthansa

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Eurowings offering high end amenities with low-cost flights

Eurowings Gambles on Cheap Flights Between Vegas and Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Eurowings, an offshoot of Lufthansa and one of Germany’s leading low-budget airlines, announced last week that they have added a new route to the U.S., and they are doing so in one of the country’s top destinations for German tourists — Las Vegas. With tickets starting as low as 199 euro ($225) for …

Sources: Eurowings

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Prayer Booth

Scared of Flying? Stuttgart Airport Offers Multi-Faith Prayer Booth

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite efforts to paint a sense of safety and security, some passengers still hold firm to their fear of flying. For the religious, offering up a quick prayer can sometimes lessen the fear, but why come up with your own “don’t let it crash” prayer when a booth down the …

Sources: AP

Photo: Ben White

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Passport Handing

German Travelers to U.S. May Be Forced to Surrender Passwords

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Airport customs is already a mess for travelers entering the US, and while the Trump administration has been successful at creating headlines with the extreme vetting of Middle Eastern visitors, a new round is said to be under consideration that would impact some of America’s top ally nations, including Germany. The new …

Sources: the Wall Street Journal,

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Says it will not follow with electronics ban for flights

Germany Will Not Follow with In-Flight Electronics Ban

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s undeniable that President Donald Trump’s recent wave of travel restrictions have been controversial, but after Britain announced it would be following the US policy of banning most carry-on electronics from flights leaving Muslim-majority countries, Germany says it will not be following suit. When Homeland Security announced details of the new ban …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Wikileaks: CIA Secret Agents

Wikileaks: German Travel Tips Courtesy of the CIA

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The US hacking Germany? That’s clearly old news, but after the latest treasure trove of classified information released by Wikileaks on Tuesday, we are getting an inside look into the operations that have been hidden away in the US embassy in Frankfurt. According to the documents, the CIA has been carrying …

Sources: Wikileaks

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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2017 German Passport CU

Check Out This New and Secure German Passport

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, a newly designed German passport was unveiled that will begin being issued in just a few days on March 1, and with the implementation of some new security features, the German government is confident that it will lose its reputation as having one of the world’s most falsified passports. When opened, it appears …

Sources: BMI

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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