Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Harlingen to Germany
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In most federal states (Länder), testing negative, at the earliest after five days, means home quarantine is no longer required. Furthermore, in some federal state (Land) regulations, exemptions from the quarantine obligation require the submission of a negative test result.
Travelers transiting through Germany from Brazil, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa or the UK must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival. Tests accepted are: Antigen, PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA tests. The certificate must be in English, French or German. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test result.
There are currently 4,725 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in DE and 3,111 deaths as of Mar 2 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "They waited for us to make the connection to Portland. Generally helpful with trying to get people to their connecting flights"
Cons: "Humm...Lady at gate in Yuma was hard to understand over the load speaker"
Pros: "No complaints. The staff was fantastic"
Cons: "My seat wasn’t comfortable....normally it is... not sure what happened this time around"
Pros: "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours because they had No crew to operate the flight! Such poor customer service on Americans part as well. No answers and rude agents when you tried to ask any questions"
Cons: "All good with me"
Pros: "Crew was very good. Seating was bad"
Cons: "Bigger seats"
Pros: "The internet and movies"
Cons: "The AC was not turned up it was very hot and even after I asked nothing was done."
Cons: "Crew serving food passed me by by, seemed rushed and missed my row."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "There were no headrests for sleeping or TVs on thr airplanes. Also the flight departure time kept getting pushed back and ended up leaving over and hour late as did our last flight with american."
Pros: "Both flights on time. Boarding slow but organized"
Pros: "Time of flight"
Cons: "Aircraft had no screen, old, uncomfortable"
Cons: "We were delayed, while the board continued to show on time. After about half hour of being delayed received an email saying the flight would be delayed half an hour, it then proceeded to be delayed more. Also were standing at the assigned gate at boarding time, only to overehear other passengers saying that the gate was moved. Asked the gate staff at the assigned gate and the"
Pros: "The crew aboard the plane was very friendly"
Cons: "Food was bad. The gate personnel was incredibly rude"
Cons: "Space in seats"
Pros: "Service was poor and unconcerned about comfort or needs."
Cons: "The flight staff did not appear to want to do their job."
Pros: "Because he flight wasn’t full, the seat next to me wasn’t occupied, giving me a bit more space."
Cons: "Food was bland. Flight was delayed almost two hours."
Pros: "American Airlines was fantastic. ALL personnel were professional yet friendly. They will be my airline of choice in the future."
Cons: "WEATHER! Any problem we experienced was weather related."
Pros: "40 minute flight, on time, no complaints."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very helpful and courteous. Can't ask for more than that."
Cons: "It was an older plane with no entertainment screens. Also, was charged a ton of money to check in a bicycle: $150. It's only $75 on Southwest. Lame."
Pros: "Great flight overall"
Cons: "Dinner could have been more occidental"
Cons: "Boarding is always awkward on any airline. If you boarded back to front and deplaned front to back, time and aggravation would be reduced."
Pros: "taking off and landing"
Cons: "having to fill this out"
Pros: "Attendants are always friendly; always a peaceful travel event"
Pros: "The crew on both flights to Cancun were very nice!! thanks"
Cons: "Old airplane, bad food"
Pros: "The food and seat back entertainment were great, as well as the staff"
Cons: "Legroom was borderline inhumane, as a 5'10"adult I don't think it's too crazy to ask for a little more space on a 12+ hour flight. Good luck sleeping"
Pros: "Very nice, hot meal a bonus - didn't know we'd be given dinner :) Seats ok - leg room acceptable"
Cons: "Thought we were flying British Airways - even this survey says it's BA - went to wrong ticketing desk and was sent to American - had to let our friends in Germany know the change by email - worried they wouldn't get the email in the muddle of their night and they'd go to BA gate undead of American. It was a little disconcerting"
Pros: "On time, good food, good entertainment and comfortable seats."
Pros: "Crew was fine and meal service was decent"
Cons: "Stood on the jetway for 30 minutes due to some issue with boarding. Aircraft was tiny, not enough bathrooms for such a long flight. Dirty bathrooms and long lines."
Cons: "Missed connection flight because they were late taking off, stuck in Munich all day. Only some of us got our second ticket to begin with even though we were told to check in to both through AA. They did take responsibility and pay for our lunch though so there's that."
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"
Pros: "Nice flight attendant A full can of soda"
Cons: "Board on the tarmac Tiny plane Hardly any overhead storage Had to sit on the taxiway for another 30 min once we landed"
Pros: "Good food & movies."
Pros: "The food was good and the flight attendants were great."
Cons: "No personal entertainment, just the old TVS every 6-8 rows."
Pros: "The crew remained calm amidst the 2nd attempt to board after delays in landing gear tire changing."
Cons: "Cramped. Had to pay for wireless on plane."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by 4 hours due to mechanical issues"
Pros: "It was a good and comfortable flight and a nice crew allthough it was Operators by AA"
Cons: "The food is not overwhelming."
Pros: "They were able to arrange for a seat for my daughter who was technically a lap child. The crew were courteous and helpful. The flight arrived early."
Pros: "When I arrived in Orlando, Luis Camacho assisted me the entire time and was incredibly helpful. He was able to get me on a flight to Chicago from Orlando without having to get on a bus."
Cons: "The captain of flight LA 2514 deciding he was just done flying."
Pros: "i dislike booking with British Airways and ending up flying with American Airlines, who is their partner. This usually happens from US>London, but happened both ways this trip. AA flies outdated aircraft with old entertainment systems. Time for an upgrade! AA crew is okay, but BA crew is better. Might choose a different carrier next time."
Pros: "Crew friendly and efficient."
Cons: "Flatbed width tight"
Pros: "Entertainment options were outstanding , 4 movies and 10 hour flight is quicker than quick."
Cons: "Nothing on the flight. Could not pre-board on line, so instead of a zone 2 loading sequence we got zone 4. as a person who flies to Europe 4-5 times a year I do not enjoy getting on a plane in the Zone 4-5 sequencing."
Pros: "Beach pool fishing n company"
Pros: "I was welcomed and make right at home"
Cons: "Did not like having to stay overnight in Charlotte but weather can do that to a traveler."
Cons: "No wifi, no headsets to listen to tv"
Cons: "The crew was late arriving to the gate which delayed boarding and then the plane had an electrical problem that could not be quickly fixed so had to deplane, go to another gate and board another plane. We were an hour and a half late leaving."
Pros: "Not VERY overcrowded"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Cons: "The person who made the safety speech and other announcements spoke so rapidly as to slur words together. I believe I did not understand anything that she said."
Pros: "Service was friendly"
Cons: "Food from Dulles to Munich was one Of the worst dishes served on the overseas flight"
Cons: "Quality of free snacks (pretzel packets) is poor choice for 11hr flight Mid flight snack is a cold sandwich, that tasted terrible Rude crew Delayed start from SFO resulted in delayed arrival at MUC Checked in bags did not transfer correctly in MUC to Lufthansa. Forced to wait extras 3hrs (estimate) in Madrid airport for bags Cannot track bags for last segment neither on United IOS app nor Lufthansa app. Poor integration between UA - LF systems Limited choice of movies"
Pros: "The crew was amazing and plenty of room. Good food!"
Cons: "Flight was significantly delayed as a result missed my train"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Decent food. Good WiFi connection"
Cons: "One toilet ran out of paper. More trips through cabin with water."
Pros: "In flight experience was ok."
Cons: "It was difficult to learn gate information, was provided at the last minute, which is tough in a long airport like Munich. Airline few us into an airport that was the center of a political protest which was known at the time of takeoff. We should have been warned as it required 4 hours to leave the Barcelona airport, walking away from it 3 miles in the rain."
Pros: "crew was initially helpful but then did not help with our connection but might have been out of their control-would have been nice to know that there was no chance to make connection with the initial flight delay We ran all the way and still did not make it-too far and connection was too tight with having to go thru customs very grateful to the Luftansa attendant who helped us at the desk of the gate to find and book another connetion"
Cons: "more time between flight connections"
Pros: "Crew was good especially the young man. I paid an additional $78 for an aisle seat and to be away from the bathroom. They moved me two rows from the bathroom. All night the door opened and closed. Constantly people lined up and talking waiting to get in.No chance of sleeping .Man kicking my seat."
Cons: "More leg room. Wider seats, better food."
Pros: "Great crew and pilot"
Cons: "It would be great if childless flights were offered eventuall"
Pros: "Crew were great."
Cons: "We had premium economy seats and they were hard as rocks and there was nowhere to stow our personal items since we were just behind the wall to first class. It was an extremely uncomfortable flight. Bring your own seat cushions."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Pros: "It was a very enjoyable flight. Flight attendants were great, comfort plus was great (I'm 6'5") and the food was good."
Cons: "I spent $1180 on this flight and my friends who where on the same flight and who reserved theirs after I did paid from $600--800 for their round trip. I was under the impression that Kayak gave me access to decent fares. I guess not. I'll be trying other sites from now on."
Pros: "Cleanness, efficiency"
Cons: "The restrooms constant traffic and there are no participation’s or curtains to darken the lights and the constant interruptions"
Cons: "did not like when ground stuff charged me for 4 bags 887$ and online customer service agent told me price for each bag and its diferent price for few hundred dollars down..will file complain and will see next steps"
Pros: "The arrival gate was extemely close to the departing gate. I did not have to walk the usually long and exhausting distance from one terminal to another. Thank goodness."
Cons: "Broarding was well organized by groups andmoved quickly. The choice of dinner was not an option. By the time the stewardess reached me, only pasta was left. But having italian gelato for dessert was an acceptable compensation. Breakfast ,however, was ho..hummm without any redeeming compensation. choice of beverages was refreshing."
Pros: "The staff were as kind & caring as I've seen"
Cons: "Seats were rock hard, very uncomfortable. My flight from Munich to Kyiv on an older airbus 321 was better and my earlier flight from ElPaso on SWAir 737 were a hell of a lot better leg room seats were nice, go figure!"
Cons: "Plane left one hour late."
Pros: "FOOD WAS DECENT"
Cons: "MISSING CONNECTION. BEING LATE GETTING TO OUR HOTEL IN PROVENCE."
Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "same as above"
Cons: "Unable to choose seat"
Pros: "My original reservation was on Lufthansa and was changed to United Airline without our consent Very terrible and rude check in agent We were never told that we have to check our luggage out in Munich and check it back in for our final destination Since the layover is more than 12 hours Uncomfortable plane and very old it’s outdated tech and entertainment Very poor food quality and quantities"
Cons: "Nothing absolutely Nothing"
Cons: "Food was 100% carbohydrate. Not a trace of greens or protein. Our party was split up even though reservations were made long in advance. Codeshare on Air Canada"
Pros: "Outstanding service"
Pros: "Large plane. Cheerful Staff. Food was good as airline food goes. Power and video at every seat. And there was enough room for carry on bags."
Cons: "Seat didn’t really recline. Couldn’t sleep"
Pros: "Departed and landed on time; checked luggage returned in a relatively short period of time; crew pleasant; plane reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "In order to access the bus which took passengers to the plane required going down three flights of stairs and two flights up to the plane. This made carry on luggage and personal bag difficult."
Pros: "Fewer seats more space for passengers and ample leg space The food was delicious"
Pros: "Flying business class is always exciting and fun and it was a relatively good deal..."
Cons: "... but when you pay $2000 + for a business class ticket and then the lose you luggage and it’s now 8 hours later and they have not located it yet... that’s not good!"
Pros: "The service and welcoming"
Pros: "Winter storm commencement in Chicago during take off didn't daunt the pros piloting this Lufthansa flight. Smiling, courteous service, good food and wine along with space to rest has made Lufthansa my new go-to for flying to Europe."
Cons: "Economy seats mean tiny unresponsive video screens. Playing a game of Mah-jong on the in-flight screen is nearly impossible. Bring your own tablet"
Pros: "Crew was great, friendly and helpful.Entertainment was decent, good movie selection"
Cons: "Meals - well let’s just say that not everyone enjoys bbq chicken and grits - mixed."
Pros: "Dismal! No effort put into a tadteless menu. United Flight"
Pros: "Good experience, no issues."
Cons: "Good overall."
Pros: "Service, food quality, profwssionalizem"
Cons: "Equipment. Very old. Seating inconvenient cand cramp."
Cons: "Our plane was defective so had to be replaced. This is fine, I certainly am willing to wait for a new plane if it means not blowing up over the ocean. The problem was how little the attendants at the gate communicated the situation to us. What should have been a brief layover became a 12 hour nightmare. The gate attendants did finally issue meal vouchers but they waited until 10 minutes before all the restaurants closed and only issued $10 a person. This is enough to buy a hot dog at an airport... We were told there wouldn't be any rescheduling of missed connections until we were "airborne". This resulted in mass panic and confusion upon reaching our destination. We were told to go to the service desk, half an airport away, but once the entire passenger contents of the plane arrived at that far flung service desk, we were mostly turned away to seek help at individual gates. This lack of communication meant I missed the next next available connecting flight and now have a further six hour layover. I understand accidents happen and planes can break down but the nearly complete lack of care and customer attention is, frankly, disappointing. I've now had nearly an entire day added to my travel time. If I'd been willing to loose that time I would have paid $600 less for my ticket. United finally offered a token of their appreciation : a $100 e-voucher. I have spent more than that on food and coffee in airports for the past two days while trying to survive until my next connections."
Pros: "Crew and food."
Cons: "The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating."
Pros: "It was excellent all way) thank you."
Pros: "Clean, on time, professional crew."
Cons: "I wish there were more bathrooms available for the economy class."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The automation of the check in to print luggage tags Crammed seats in regular economy Malfunction of entertainment screen Food was awful and only beer and wine were for free"
Cons: "Temp inside plane was freezing cold. Pilot was asked 3 times to adjust. People were bundled up, hugging themselves and had blankets over their heads to try to stay warm. After third request to pilot, the temperature was set to so hot people were sweating and complaining. Typical United Airlines crew who think they are driving a cattle car"
Pros: "The staff was friendly and professional . Announcements were spoken clearly. It was a nice flight to be on. You could tell everyone was doing a good job."
Cons: "Nothing everything was good."
Cons: "Not enough bathrooms. It is a real shame that United offers a grand total of 4 bathrooms for the entire economy class. People were always lined up! Compare with Lufthansa's A340 where you go downstairs and there are 7 bathrooms plus waiting space, where they also offer water, juice, chocolates, etc."
Pros: "Staff did its best even understaffed"
Cons: "The delay, bad food (all spicy)"
Pros: "Others than below all good..."
Cons: "At LEAST 35% of the seats were empty..... it was a 11 hours flight and 5 hours after departure I tried to take a nape somewhere where there was no one sitting. After one hour, the flight attendance woke me up saying there is premium economy and I cannot stay there... had to return to economy. I'm a hit disappointed since It was a while after the take of and I was not taking anyone sit..."
Pros: "Nothing. Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "First, our flight UA 194 was redirected back to SFO after 2 hrs of flight due to problem with weather sensor device or something of flight. Then we were cheated and provided with Economy class seat from FRA to MAA for the next day. We paid for full Business from SFO to India but our connecting flight was changed to Economy seat. Very very very poor and fraud technique from United crew. We are very sad about this and we will never ever take United or Lufthansa again. Never ever + we will request all our relatives to abandon these kind of cheaters."
Pros: "Food, entertainment"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable for economy class"
Cons: "Poor WiFi. Poor video. Very small seating"
Pros: "The ticket staff. The only thing about the Harlingen airport is that it needs more than a couple of exray machines ....the Valley is woefully behind in staff training and technology. It took forever to get through the short lines...it was too long of a wait."
Cons: "The way that a couple of young AA men who were biligirent, combative and vulgar upset about their seat assignments. I told one of the young men to stop using vulgarity and no way to treat the lady that was doing her job, she continued treating them with courtesy and they kept mumbling under their breath God knows what. So young and already so bitter. They were towering over her and took a confrontational stance...she finally called security. I would not allowed them on the plane. I commend the young lady there in Harlingen."
Cons: "POOR treated like animal United STINKS don't know yet can be worst"
Pros: "Nothing in particular. The flight was "saved" by having a friendly fellow passenger sitting next to me. She was pleasant to talk to, but that had nothing to do with the services provided by United."
Cons: "Overall, I find United flights to Europe to be fairly unpleasant. Sometimes the staff can be nice. On this flight female staff with whom I interacted were nice, but the steward who was serving people near me seemed abrupt and largely uninterested in us. In fact he lectured an elderly woman about stowing her luggage for several minutes without realizing she did not understand him. The reason was she was Polish and did not speak any English. I had called out to him several times to tell him this, but he did not hear me. The seats on the flight were very cramped (I sat in 37G). By comparison, I found the seats in the Lufthansa flight I took from Munich to Tel Aviv to be much more spacious. In comparison to Lufthansa, I think United is a second class (or worse) airline."
Airlines flying from Harlingen to Germany have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Harlingen to Germany
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Harlingen to Germany
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Harlingen to Germany
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Harlingen to Germany
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