The BER debacle continues

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And in the middle of the year:

BER opening delayed because... well, you know, it's just the done thing.
(and there won't be enough airlines left to need it) 🙄
 

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The closure of TXL is now set for 15 June, and could be permanent (although a decision has not yet been reached).


Apparently BER is still on track to open at the end of October. Let's see if it really happens...
 

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RIP TXL.

I listened to a podcast this week that envisaged airport redesign post-Covid. In it there was a debate as to whether security and even passport control would be more efficient and safer at each gate rather than at a central, more populated location. Ahhhh Tegel, leading the way.
 

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Still think central is best. They just need enough staff to ensure crowds don't gather, and possibly high plastic barriers instead of the tape/rail

Compare to say Singapore where the gate queues for security make it impossible to socially distance unless you start blocking other gates or the walkway, and then you are squeezed into the pen (albeit probably more room than onboard)

I think the airport is just one of those places where we need to accept that wearing a mask might become the norm.
 

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I was once naive enough to believe German culture was around accuracy precision and delivering quality on time product.

How silly of me. Especially travelling with LH in 2018 with the extremely surly 'don't give a stuff' staff and mistakes and confusion at check-in at the airport(s).
 

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I won't be sorry not to use TXL on my next visit to Berlin, but can only hope that BER is not like LHR T5 when it opened.
 

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I won't be sorry not to use TXL on my next visit to Berlin, but can only hope that BER is not like LHR T5 when it opened.

My friends back in Berlin have a very dry (and quite typical) response to that: “Viel schlimmer!” (Much worse).
 
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How silly of me. Especially travelling with LH in 2018 with the extremely surly 'don't give a stuff' staff and mistakes and confusion at check-in at the airport(s).
I once saw at a military museum in Europe a general's staff car display with the English translation: "German stuff car".

So maybe this is the vehicle your LH staff use?
 

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I just watched a YouTube video about THF (?):

In the video the narrator pronounces TXL as "Taygel", but I have always pronounced it "Teegel".

Does anyone know what is the correct (i.e. German) pronunciation?
 

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“Teh-gel” is the correct pronunciation but with a German open vowel “e” (like the “e”s in “Lederhosen”) and a hard “g” (so not like in English “gel” which sounds more like a “j” to me as a mother tongued German).

I am realising that it’s not that easy to explain :oops: “Taygel” however, definitely sounds to me like an American pronouncing it.
 

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