Frankfurt FRA Posts

The Homeless Population of Frankfurt Airport

Recall that I spent a year working inside Frankfurt Airport and one thing that I noticed, but never really thought much of until I saw the video below, was that there were a lot of familiar faces that were not wearing airport badges. 
There was a guy who resembled the Hunchback of Notre ...

Thai Airways A380 First Class - Photo Tour (FRA-BKK)

I cashed in some UNITED miles for a R/T Europe to South East Asia first class reward. Here is a photo tour of the Thai (TG) A380 first class cabin on my flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok, Thailand. 



Sitting ...

Earn United Mileage Plus Miles for Germanwings (4U) Flights

Starting on 27 October 2013, United Mileage Plus members will earn miles on flights operated by Germanwings, Lufthansa is in the process of transitioning many of its intra-German and European flights, with the exception of those from its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, to Germanwings. By the end of 2014, ...

Most all Lufthansa Flight on 22 April CANCELLED!

If you are flying with Lufthansa via to or from any Germany airport you will not be having a good time on Monday 22 April. Also most flights in Europe on other airlines are overbooked due to this action. 

Good luck! 
Due to the announced strike actions on Monday, 22 ...

The Dramatic Conclusion to... Ticketless in Malaysia

Concluding my previous posts about being suddenly ticketless and stranded in Malaysia, here is the dramatic close.  If you want to catch up you can read the posts here part 1, part 2, part 3, or you can read the entire post in one sitting (aren't you brave) right... here.
For the quick ...

Good Morning from Frankfurt!

Guten Morgen! I'm sitting in the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in FRA, en route to Singapore on the infamous SQ 25 JFK-FRA-SIN. Here are some picture on the JFK-FRA segments:


A full trip report (including booking process) will be ready after I arrive in SIN. Singapore really lives up to its hype!


Lufthansa's First Class Terminal & LH901 FRA-LHR - Oz Fest 2012

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...

Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt - Oz Fest 2012

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...

Can one man destroy an airline? The beginning of the end of Lufthansa.

Lufthansa was once known as one of the better airlines in the world. Reliable, dependable, good service, enjoyable VIP treatment for their own and partner airlines frequent flyers. Over the past few years I have noticed some cut backs and changes that make Lufthansa just another airline. The one ...
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Frankfurt am Main International: airport allure

Frankfurt am main airport (FRA) in Frankfurt, Germany serves the financial capital of Germany and the European Union. It is the busiest in Germany, and one of the world's largest airports. It was actually the first airport I ever flew to outside of US turf (although I did not disembark) back in ...

Lufthansa’s New Business Class – B747-8i

In early July I got the opportunity to fly on the new Lufthansa B747-8i in business class.

This new aircraft was the first to have LH’s new flatbed Business class seats. Over all it is a major improvement from the old LH seats in Business class. I was able to score a seat in the ...

Going with your gut is the best policy when traveling.

I just returned home to the UK from a long weekend in the states. As a UA guy I booked Manchester (MAN) - Frankfurt (FRA) - Washing Dulles (IAD) round trip. Sure this is now a UA non-stop from MAN-IAD operated by B757 but upgrades are never opened in-advance on that flight. I was able to use my ...
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An Op-Up, Yet a 500EUR Cash Voucher Eludes Me on Lufthansa

There are few things worse for flexible frequent travelers than finding out when it is too late that you missed out on a bump, the opportunity to give up your seat in exchange for compensation.
I’m now in Belgrade, Serbia and at check-in this morning at Frankfurt, the Lufthansa agent ...
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Playing the Standby Game on Lufthansa

The airline employee standby game is fun, but it can be frustrating too. Unlike standing by as a revenue passenger with top tier elite status on United, where you can generally count on being accommodated on whatever flight you want to standby for, this is not the case with airline employees (and ...

airberlin, SAS, United and Lufthansa: Rohan on Routes (Version 2.0)

Newest OneWorld member airberlin to commence Chicago operations in Spring 2013 Quite possibly the most exciting news I have heard all week: German carrier airberlin announced today that it will launch new nonstop services between Chicago and the Capital city of Deutscheland. No air carrier has ever ...

One night at the Frankfurt Intercontinental

Overview: A solid but aging upper-mid-scale hotel located on the bank of the Main River
Strengths: Service, cleanliness
Drawbacks: An aging property with a location that is best called “CBD-adjacent”
Earlier this month, I spent one night at the Frankfurt Intercontinental Hotel as ...

Frankfurt’s SKY Lounge (Not the Sky Club!)

Earlier this month, I flew from JFK to FRA on Delta in their business class cabin.  Having to turn up for meetings a little while after arrival, I needed to find a lounge at the airport that I could access for a quick shower and bite to eat.
Delta used to operate a Crown Room at FRA, but no ...

The New System - How United is just falling apart - Trip from Hell part 2

You can read part one of my multi part trip report about my debacle on “The Worlds Leading Airline” United. Here
Now as we arrive in the Z gate area of Frankfurt airport I see a sea of people ahead of me, you can hear yelling and crying. I walk right into the mess and to my dismay ...