Monday, March 2, 2020

Flight delays of Condor Airlines

Many airline travelers may have already experienced their plane being delayed or the flight being canceled entirely. Such flight delays or cancellations are known to every airline.

How to claim a refund?

In the event of a delayed flight at Condor, each customer is entitled to compensations if the flight was more than 3 hours late or even completely canceled. They can contact the company Passengers friend. We support your request through our lawyers and check, free of charge, whether your claim is justified and in case of need, we will also pay the court costs. In some cases, the amount of the compensation for a flight delay with Condor or other airlines may amount up to € 600.00. The amount depends on the distance between the departure and destination airports. If our company can enforced your claims, you will receive the compensation you are entitled to. We do not just help with flight delays with Condor. And also help with problems of other airlines to get a compensation for our customers.

Customer experiences with flight delays of the Condor airline

Many experiences of Condor customers have shown, that flight cancellations and flight delays also occur with the Condor airline. With the help of Passengers friend this is not a problem, as we check your claims without obligation and then enforce them with the Condor airline or other airlines for you. Affected passengers often report their positive experiences with Passengers friend, when it comes to a flight delay, to enforce their claims to distress in court. Whether it was the examination of the claims or general questions about the right to travel, we stand by your side.

Passengers often contact Passengers friend after a flight delay or cancellation. To do this, first tell us the flight number of your flight with Condor or of other airlines. Afterwards we will check for you free of charge if there exists a claim for a compensation of your payment. If you have trouble, Passengers friend will take care of the negotiations with Condor or other airlines concerned.

It does not matter whether you flew with Condor or other airlines. Passengers friend calls for a compensation of less than three hours for affected passengers for the compensation payment of a particular airline. Here is an excerpt from experiences from our customers:

  • "Passengers friend has done a great job, thanks. Saved a lot of paperwork" - Antonia S. from Stuttgart"
  • Fast processing and easy handling. And the staff are always friendly." - Timo B. from Rostock
  • "Totally uncomplicated! 8 hours late. Passengers friend has paid the money. I can recommend it." - Bertold L. from Saarbrücken

Background information about the Condor airline

Airplanes from Condor start from 17 airports in Germany. These include Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Bremen (BRE), Dortmund(DTM), Dresden (DRS), Dusseldorf (DUS), Frankfurt / Main (FRA),Friedrichshafen (FDH), Hamburg ( HAM), Hannover (HAJ), Cologne / Bonn(CGN), Leipzig / Halle (LEJ), Munich (MUC), Münster / Osnabrück(FMO), Nuremberg (NUE), Paderborn / Lippstadt (PAD) and Stuttgart(STR) ,The German airlineCondor is based in Frankfurt am Main. It was founded in 1955 from the"Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH". Meanwhile, Condor is the fourth largest airline in Germany, measured by the number of its aircraft and the number of passengers being transported. Condor's hubs include the Munich Airport as well as the airport in Frankfurt am Main. The first flights after its foundation went to Teneriffa and Mallorca. The name "Condor" was given to the airline in the year 1961 when it took over "Condor-Luftreederei", founded in 1957, as "Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH".

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2 The data check

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3 Claims paid

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Coronavirus outbreak and its spreading all over the world

While the WHO stated the risk of COVID-19 spreading worldwide is now "very high", officials have suggested that efforts to combat the coronavirus are still in the containment phase. But some medical experts think the containment stage has long passed since, the spread of the COVID-19 is inevitable, and that living with the virus might become a reality. COVID-19 is the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. "This will not be contained, this has not been contained," said Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease physician at Toronto General Hospital.

Massive public health efforts were helpful in slowing down the spread of infections and reducing the pace and frequency of exported cases from China to the rest of the world, but containment has not worked, Bogoch said.

Will continue to spread

"The coronavirus is spreading throughout the world and it will continue to spread throughout the world," he said. On Friday, the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news conference that the Geneva-based health agency has "increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level." China has seen more than 80,000 confirmed cases with almost 3,000 deaths. Outside China, there have been more than 7,000 cases in 60 countries reported, with more than 100 deaths.

Accepting the spreading

Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program said public health authorities speak of containment and of mitigation strategies when dealing with disease. Containment, he said, includes the measures taken to break the chain of transmission of the virus. Mitigation accepts the fact the virus cannot be prevented from spreading and then causing COVID-19. But health officials do what they can to mitigate the impact through treatment. "What we've been saying clearly is that containing the virus and interrupting transmission gives us an opportunity to stop the virus," Ryan said. "Accepting mitigation is the only option is to accept that the virus cannot be stopped."

But Bogoch said that if WHO officials are defining containment as the possibility that the coronavirus will not spread beyond a certain border, that they can still prevent different countries in different regions from seeing this infection, "I don't think that's very realistic. We're seeing global transmission of this infection."

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

CP/M on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum

After the Nostalgia Nerd reviewed the Sinclair ZX Spectrum on Youtube I reminded myself today that I always wanted to run CP/M on it. THere it is. I got - again - stuck in ED's insert mode. Just felt like 1982. :-D






Friday, February 14, 2020

Look at my D*CK

Funny fake TV commercial about deck sealant from New Zealand. Nice play with words. :-)



Thursday, January 16, 2020

The two British invasions in pop music

In terms of pop music of the 21st century two British invasions occurred. That happened twice, when single artists or brand from Great Britain ruled the music charts of other countries, especially the USA, and scored one number one hit after the other over months and years.

The first British invasion

The first took place between the late 1950s to the early 1970s, when band like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, single music artists like Elton John, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, od Stewart and others were on the top of the music charts of many countries, not only in the UK. They moved local bands and artists to lower places, depriving them to reach the number one position of their respective chart. Audiences, especially teenagers, went mad and bought more records than of local acts.

The second British invasion

Between the late 1970s and mid 1980s was the era, when the second British invasion took place. Its focus was on synth pop, which emerged around that time. Acts like Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, OMD, Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), The Human League hit the number one spot also in charts outside the UK. Local artists were again moved to lower chart positions. Interestingly, while the first invasion was focused on Rock, the second invasion with focus on synth pop also created several new music genres, like New Romantic Wave, New Wave, Ska. And opened the way to cyber punk while competing with Disco Music. This invasion fizzled out around 1983, when American musicians were again able to rule the charts of many countries.

My opinion

Looking back I miss that time of the second invasion. I was a teenager back then and loved to listen to the radio while recording the songs to create mixed tapes (on compact cassettes, kids today won't know). I doubt that there will ever be a third British invasion again.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Ageing music artists

When you think of it you might realize that most music artists have their chart success when they are between 20 and may be 35 years old. That makes averagely five to ten years. Take Pink Floyd or The Rolling Stones for example. They were all over the charts in the 1960s and 1970s with Pink Floyd's The Wall being the last album in 1979 to score a single as hit.. The Rolling Stones kind of fizzled out in the late 1970s while Mick Jagger had a few singles in the 1980s as solo artist.

My favorite pop stars from the 1980s when I was a teen and twen are Howard Jones and Nik Kershaw. From what I read is that Nik was pressed onto the bubble gum pop track by the music label but had huge hits on his 1984 albums Human Racing and The Riddle, scoring several hits from each. Besides one or two singles from the following album that was it for him. Not bound to the label anymore he continued to produce rock albums but never had any chart success. He and most other "80s stars" are still on tour and play their charts hits from the 1980s for their ageing fans.

There are a few exceptions like Madonna. Starting 1982 she had a string of hits until today. But I doubt that for example Miley Cyrus, Rihanna or Beyoncé can follow Madonna's footsteps to keep being successful.

Why is that? I can only assume that most of the music artists are not able to adapt their music style to please the young generation. Seems only Madonna and a hand full of other music artists.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century from 1979

The movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was released 1979, marking it the 40th anniversary in time writing this. I starred the hot Erin Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering in a jump suit and a handsome Gil Gerard as Captain Buck Rogers, based on this comic character created in 1928 already.

The intro might suggest this it's a soft porn movie, but it is not. But as close at it gets to be allowed on prude 1970s US TV. I was in my early teens and when Erin Gray was slipping up and down the illuminated letters of BUCK ROGERS... Oh boy. :-)

It's a space soap and rides on the success of this new genre created by Star Wars two years earlier. The movie also spawned a TC series spanning over two seasons the same and following year. After the quality of episodes quickly went down and with it the number of viewers the series was cancelled.

I missed this time just after Star Wars hit the big screen 1977 with all the cheesy space operas movies and TV shows as a result. Another I really liked was the first Battle Star Galactica series from 1978. Space soaps died out around 1982. And He-Man took over. ;-)