At Tui, the big program presentation is not scheduled until the end of October.

At Tui, the big program presentation is not scheduled until the end of October.

In some packs of the "K-Classic Gourmet Salami 125 g" Salmonella has been detected in an internal quality control, as the company in Neckarsulm near Heilbronn announced.

The packages with the European Article Number (EAN) 4335896066387 and the best before dates 14.03.2016 and 16.03.2016 are affected by the recall. "Consumption of the product with the stated best-before dates is not recommended" it says in the message. 

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The goods that were sold nationwide were taken from the shelves and consumers are allowed to return them. Those affected will be reimbursed the purchase price even without presenting the receipt. A free hotline is available for consumer inquiries on 0 800/1 52 83 52.

(Source: Aero International / JACDEC).

rank

airline

founding year

Accident-free years *

31

Condor flight service

1956

22nd

32

United Airlines

1931

9

33

Jet Airways

1993

3

34

Malaysia Airlines

1972

10

35

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

1992

2

36

China Eastern Airlines

1988

17th

37

Alitalia

1947

6th

38

AirTran Airways

1993

10

39

LAN Airlines

1929

19th

40

American Airlines

1930

1

41

Air France

1933

1

42

US Airways

1938

1

43

Air China

1988

8th

44

Alaska Airlines

1932

10

45

Asiana Airlines

1988

17th

46

Japan Airlines

1951

25th

47

Iberia

1927

3

48

Scandinavian Airlines

1946

3

49

China Southern Airlines

1989

11

50

South African Airways

1934

23

51

SkyWest Airlines (USA)

1972

20th

52

Philippine Airlines

1946

3

53

Thai Airways International

1960

12th

54

Turkish Airlines

1933

1

55

Korean Air 

1962

11

56

Garuda Indonesia

1950

3

57

Saudi Arabian Airlines

1947

2

58

GOL Transportes Aéreos

2001

4th

59

China Airlines

1959

3

60

TAM Airlines

1976

3

* If the airline is accident-free, the number of years of operation since 1980 or since the start of operations is taken. The maximum achievable value is 30.

(Source: Aero International / JACDEC).

rank

airline

founding year

Accident-free years *

1

Qantas Airways

1922

30th

2

Finnair

1923

30th

3

Air New Zealand

1940

30th

4th

TAP Portugal

1946

30th

5

Cathay Pacific Airways

1946

30th

6th

All Nippon Airways

1954

30th

7th

air Berlin

1979

30th

8th

Virgin Atlantic Airways

1984

26th

9

Emirates Airline

1985

25th

10

Transaero Airlines

1991

19th

11

EVA Air

1991

19th

12th

Hainan Airlines

1993

17th

13th

Shenzhen Airlines

1993

17th

14th

Qatar Airways

1994

16

15th

JetBlue Airways

2000

10

16

Virgin Blue

2000

10

17th

Etihad Airways

2003

7th

18th

EasyJet

1995

15th

19th

WestJet

1996

14th

20th

British Airways

1919

2

21st

Lufthansa

1955

17th

22nd

Southwest Airlines

1971

10

23

KLM

1920

6th

24

Thomsonfly

1962

11

25th

Continental Airlines 

1934

2

26th

Air Canada

1937

13th

27

Ryanair

1985

2

28

Delta Air Lines

1929

21st

29

Swiss

2002

8th

30th

Singapore Airlines

1972

10

To the second part of the ranking

* If the airline is accident-free, the number of years of operation since 1980 or since the start of operations is taken. The maximum achievable value is 30.

Spain’s airports are threatened with a wave of strikes from Easter. The employees of the state operating company AENA announced nationwide work stoppages on a total of 22 days between April and August. So far, the unions had only threatened a 24-hour strike on Maundy Thursday (April 21). Now Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are added, among other things.

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Strikes against planned privatization

The protest is directed against the plans of the socialist government to privatize the airport operator AENA to 49 percent. The two major airports, Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El Prat, are to go completely into private hands. The unions fear major job cuts. In addition, many of the approximately 12,000 AENA employees would lose their status as public sector employees. However, both sides were ready for dialogue. "There is plenty of time to reach an agreement" said a union spokesman. AENA President Juan Ignacio Lema warned of the consequences of a strike: "It could seriously damage tourism." At the same time, he invited the unions to a new round of talks on Thursday. Most recently, at the beginning of December 2010, a wildcat strike by the flood controllers paralyzed air traffic throughout Spain for around 20 hours. However, this collective bargaining dispute was recently settled with an arbitrator. AENA operates all major civil airports in Spain.

The risk of strikes at Spain’s airports has now largely been averted

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Bread from the bakery often consists of ready-made mixes. (Photo: archive) They are called Brödis, Mr. Baker, Bäckerland or Brotzeit and you can find them in every major pedestrian zone. The cheap bakers amaze with sensational low prices: a breakfast roll costs 10 to 15 cents, for which the baker on the corner takes 25 to 30 cents. Given the average German consumption of 80 kilos of baked goods per person per year, this would result in savings of 240 euros in extreme cases. Even the baked rolls from the supermarket can hardly keep up. How can that be? The critical consumer asks himself. We reveal how cheap and craft bakers differ.

From the tray to the bag

Dicount bakers work like self-service restaurants: the customer fishes rolls, bread and bits and pieces from Plexiglas boxes with tongs, collects them on a plastic tray and carries them to the cash register. After paying, he personally stows the baked goods in paper bags that are provided. Advice and service equal to zero, but the price is right. Cheap bakers rely on high sales and low personnel costs. Finished dough pieces from the factory are only pushed into the oven and baked.

Time costs money

Unthinkable for master baker Stefan Förster-Breithaupt from Darmstadt. It has been in operation since 1591, making it the oldest family-owned bakery in Germany. Specialties from the company’s own bakery are registered with the Munich patent office, bread and rolls are made from homemade sourdough. "You can leave my bread for a week, it still tastes good" says the master baker. But quality has its price. "What is time-consuming is also wage-intensive."

Finished goods are conquering bakeries

Under the increasing cost pressure, more and more artisan bakers are switching to baking mixes or https://topadultreview.com/ dough pieces, some of which come from low-wage countries. Otherwise they would not be able to offer the variety that the customer wants. Förster-Breithaupt also admits that his butter croissants do not come from their own production, but from the factory. For the consumer this means: There is no general guarantee that handicraft bakers only have homemade baked goods on the shelf and that preservatives or emulsifiers are not used. At the discounter, on the other hand, there are big differences in quality. How can you recognize a good breakfast roll without a test laboratory? Bread tester Karl-Ernst Schmalz from Bottrop has a few useful tips.

Check the crust and crumb

It’s the crust that counts. It should taste slightly malty, golden yellow and crunchy. Pale, soft supermarket pastries from the foil bag cause Schmalz to repeatedly doubt the taste of the consumer. "These are not rolls, but rubber eagles" says the bread tester. The crust not only gives the roll its taste, it also serves as an insulating layer. Soft, light-colored areas where the dough balls have touched in the oven reduce the shelf life, and the roll quickly becomes sticky in high humidity. The fluffy interior, which the baker calls crumb, also provides information about the quality: Thick-walled, glassy pores indicate that the dough had enough time to rise and develop a taste.

Ask for product information

The customer has to decide for himself where to get delicious rolls on Sunday. Those who like to buy good quality will not be tempted by the Back-Aldis, but should also ask critically at the bakery on the corner. The companies are now obliged to label ingredients that could trigger allergies. More and more bakeries also voluntarily offer product information. In this way you avoid the suspicion that the same goods are sold over the counter as at the discounter – only much more expensive.

Good news for vacationers: The prices for package tours abroad will be – in some cases significantly – cheaper in the coming year. This emerges from the recently published first travel programs for summer 2014. 

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At the study trip provider Studiosus, the prices for the summer of 2014 have almost gone into a dive: On average across all programs, Studiosus tours are around seven percent cheaper, said managing director Mario Kubsch. Long-haul travel, such as China and India, saw the steepest price falls with ten and nine percent respectively. Travel prices to Italy, Greece and Spain will drop by five percent. And even Turkey, the boom destination of recent years, is available with a two percent discount. 

At the package tour operator Alltours, many prices also tumble. Especially Mallorca, Bulgaria and Greece trips are cheaper. Long-term destinations have also become cheaper across the board, explained company boss Willi Verhuven. Other popular travel destinations such as the Canaries remain price stable. The Robinson holiday club chain is also already on the market with its complete 2014 summer program. It officially states that the prices are the same as in the previous year. However, since for the first time a ten percent early bird discount – valid for all clubs and all seasons – is being granted for the coming summer, there are currently considerable price advantages. 

Not everyone is talking about prices yet

Other major organizers are still keeping a low profile. Thomas Cook and Neckermann will not officially announce the price development until November 2nd. The 500 bathing hotels, which can already be booked in advance, are currently around two percent cheaper to book than a year ago. At Tui, the big program presentation is not scheduled until the end of October. 100 popular hotels in the Mediterranean destinations were approved for booking in advance. Many destinations are also becoming cheaper at Tui, explains press officer Anja Braun. These include important travel destinations such as Egypt and Greece. Far away, travel prices to Canada are falling particularly sharply. 

Cruises are becoming increasingly important. On the high seas, costs are heavily influenced by fuel prices. But although these have increased year-on-year, cruise giant RCL, with its brands Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises, plans to keep prices stable in the coming season. In addition, there are sure to be plenty of advertising offers and specials. 

Sometimes also more expensive

A few areas are becoming slightly more expensive: Turkey is increasing Alltours by two percent. At Studiosus, Russia will be two percent more expensive – some hoteliers have probably pitched heavily in anticipation of the Olympic Games in Sochi. But these are exceptions to a price decline across the board. The reasons for the price cuts for the coming summer are different. But most of them have to do with the euro crisis. In the most important holiday destinations in Italy, Spain and Greece, for example, the local guests are absent because of the tense situation there; consequently, hoteliers are more accommodating than usual when it comes to prices.