Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Republic: Our Lufthansa?


















Today we saw an even more interesting development with Republic’s certainly a big boost for the type and the manufacturer. Republic plans to order 40 of the type with 40 options, with deliveries starting in the second quarter of 2015. The aircraft will seat 138, and there will be 5 rows of STRETCH seating for 25 passengers (the aircraft is in a 2-3 configuration). And that’s basically all we know for now. Which is where things get interesting.
The mood here at Food Republic HQ is decidedly less festive than usual today. Ace assistant editor and bundle of energy (unless she was at a “wine tasting” the night before) Jess Kapadia is on loan this week to Lufthansa, which whisked her off to three cities in Germany to check out the famed Christkindlmarkts.
Have you been to one of the traditional Christkindlmarkts or do you know your way around Germany? Help our sister out: tweet her your advice with the hashtag #LHmarkt. With any luck, and with your assistance, she’ll have a great time and bring us back a pretzel. Of course, she’ll also be going on and on about all the great sauerbraten and schnitzel she consumed, but we can live with that. 

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