TUIfly Plane

TUIfly Forced to Cancel Flights After Entire Crew Calls in Sick

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s budget airline TUIfly ran into a bit of trouble over the weekend when all of its flight crew called in sick Friday, leaving the airline no choice but to cancel all flights. Everyone calling in sick was no coincidence or the result of a nasty virus. After word spread that the …

Sources: Financial Times

Photo: TUI

Stephen Fuchs
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.
Stephen Fuchs on EmailStephen Fuchs on LinkedinStephen Fuchs on Twitter
Air Berlin Plane

Air Berlin to Merge Leisure Travel Business with Rival TUI

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, announced on Wednesday that it will be entering into a deal with German tourism giant TUI, that would see the two companies merge their leisure travel business. The deal is part of an effort at Air Berlin to cut costs after operating with a …

Sources: Reuters, Wall Street Journal

Photo: Anna Zvereva [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
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.
Stephen Fuchs on EmailStephen Fuchs on LinkedinStephen Fuchs on Twitter
Air Berlin Plane

Future of Air Berlin is Up in the Air

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, has faced a financial struggle in recent months, causing leading investors to put pressure on the airline to make drastic cost-saving measures that will ultimately see planes grounded and jobs terminated. Despite the large cutbacks made earlier in the year, Air Berlin reported in …

Sources: DW

Photo: Anna Zvereva [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
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.
Stephen Fuchs on EmailStephen Fuchs on LinkedinStephen Fuchs on Twitter