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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:04 AM

Sitting in Berlin Schonefeld Airport, ask me anything

https://g.co/kgs/5vYHzb

http://www.berlin-airport.de/de/reisende-sxf/index.php

I go to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours

eta: it's Schönefeld but DU software doesn't care for the umlauted "o".

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Reply Sitting in Berlin Schonefeld Airport, ask me anything (Original post)
steve2470 Feb 2018 OP
TEB Feb 2018 #1
steve2470 Feb 2018 #3
irisblue Feb 2018 #2
steve2470 Feb 2018 #4
DFW Feb 2018 #9
irisblue Feb 2018 #13
DFW Feb 2018 #20
steve2470 Feb 2018 #16
Major Nikon Feb 2018 #12
diva77 Mar 2018 #21
MFM008 Feb 2018 #5
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #6
steve2470 Feb 2018 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #8
DFW Feb 2018 #10
DFW Feb 2018 #11
steve2470 Feb 2018 #15
DFW Feb 2018 #19
Yavin4 Feb 2018 #14
diva77 Feb 2018 #17
steve2470 Feb 2018 #18
steve2470 Mar 2018 #25
steve2470 Mar 2018 #22
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #23
steve2470 Mar 2018 #24
SummerSnow Mar 2018 #26
steve2470 Mar 2018 #30
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #27
steve2470 Mar 2018 #28
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #29
steve2470 Mar 2018 #31

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:36 AM

1. Have a few weizen beers for all of us

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 06:21 AM

3. Will do! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:48 AM

2. I am curious, German & American coffee similar?

Both service, presentation and taste?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 06:30 AM

4. sigh

Typed a long response and the airport wifi had a reset and I lost it all... Will recreate later.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:50 PM

9. My wife made him coffee, and he lived to tell the tale

Her coffee is usually strong enough to jumpstart a corpse, so never drink it if you're already wired from something else..

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Response to DFW (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 02:20 PM

13. So she makes normal coffee then...another reason to love her

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Response to irisblue (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 06:44 PM

20. To be fair, there ARE others...........

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Response to DFW (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:17 PM

16. Her coffee was great! nt

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 02:04 PM

12. Starbucks has pretty much Americanized most coffee in Europe

Prior to this advent (and certainly since) I was never all that impressed with German coffee. It was pretty much the same in France with the exception of the French tended to prefer darker roasts.

There always seemed to be a lot of tea drinkers in Germany. I do a bit of tea, but it's not really my thing so I have no idea how Germany rates on the tea scale.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 12:41 AM

21. It's the free wifi that makes Starbucks taste better!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 06:33 AM

5. Weather?

Is...

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:00 AM

6. Can people smoke there? Curious about the policies in other countries

Wishing you a smooth and uneventful flight!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:08 AM

7. I don't smoke but didn't notice any no smoking signs

Matter of fact, in the one dive bar where my Munchen acquaintance and I were told to speak Deutsch only (?!), it was very smoky in there.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:50 PM

8. Why can't I go with?

Why the hell am I stuck here?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:52 PM

10. Don't they have airports where you live?

Make sure your passport is current, call in sick and disappear!

(OK, it might not be THAT simple...........)

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 01:59 PM

11. I've never flown out of Schoenefeld

That was the old East German airport for Berlin. I've heard it is somewhat more primitive than Tegel. At any rate, you will LOVE Kastrup airport in København. Optically beautiful, though the only thing cheap there is a flight to somewhere else. Hope you remembered to take the train into town! About $15 versus $60 or so for a taxi!

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:16 PM

15. Did not remember, ah well

At least the older cab driver and I had a nice chat about his father's work with the Danish resistance in WW2. He also disliked Trump, so extra points!

Froze my thin blooded Florida ass off trying to get a cab, hands were actually hurting.

Ate at Cafe Ankara down the street, nice steak dinner. Now to get thorough directions to the train station!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 06:42 PM

19. Easy!

Pretty much down the Vesterbrogade (have the hotel point you in the right direction) and then hang a right.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 02:24 PM

14. Berlin rocks

The most underrated city in all of Europe. Paris, Rome, and London are all over-priced tourist traps.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:30 PM

17. Are you planning to walk around Nyhavn (where Han Christian Andersen lived) ?

maybe a visit to Tivoli's?

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Response to diva77 (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 03:31 PM

18. I will try

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Response to diva77 (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:06 AM

25. Tivoli's was closed until March 24th

I did have lunch at Nyhavn and walked around it all the way.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:23 AM

22. Eating lunch here now on the famous harbor

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:21 AM

23. Do you miss Florida's weather?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 01:23 AM

24. Yes lol nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:09 AM

26. Did anyone make any comments about Trump during your stay

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:26 AM

30. Yes quite vociferously to willing listeners

Only two so far have been neutral or positive towards him: the first was a German oil and gas investor who only looked at our economy, and the second was a front desk clerk who I'm convinced was not apprised of the facts. All other Germans, Danes and Swedes were all negative, thank God.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:15 AM

27. What is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:18 AM

28. 42! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 09:20 AM

29. You, Sir, are DA MAN!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2018, 12:08 PM

31. Small rant about EasyJet and Tegel Airport in Berlin

If not in mood for frustrated rant, click out now.....



OK you're still here. I've been all over the world on flights and getting your checked luggage is usually a brain-dead easy procedure: you get off your plane, follow the signs to "Baggage Pick up" or words to that effect, and you're all good. Easy peasy lemon squeezey, done it from Australia to China to Norway to Cairo.

Just got in from Copenhagen to Berlin. I've already picked up my luggage once from Tegel, so it's not like this is my first time. EasyJet made us take a short shuttle bus ride from the airplane to the terminal. When we got off the shuttle, NO SIGNS indicating a deviation from usual procedure. I walk inside and look all over the f****** place. No visible baggage claim. I am finally told to go to the Baggage Service, where I wait now for my one bag. Yes first world problem but still annoying as F*******

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