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Jürgen Weber

When Jürgen Weber became chairman and CEO of Lufthansa in 1991, the German airline was in a troubled state emblematic of many airlines around the world at the time. It was a government-owned, loss-making enterprise with a relatively limited, German-centric network. Over the course of his 12 years at the helm of the company, Weber—who started his career at Lufthansa in 1967 in the carrier’s engineering/maintenance division—undertook a series of changes that not only turned around Lufthansa, but in many ways helped transform the airline industry as a whole....More

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Mar 22, 2017
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

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