Lufthansa Posts

The Lufthansa Heist


Catching up on newspapers today, I noticed a WSJ review of a new book by Henry Hill and Daniel Simone entitled The Lufthansa Heist. Intrigued, I read up on it and apparently I need to watch the film Goodfellas...
Here's how it briefly went down -- an airport worker trying to settle ...

Amenity Kit Review: Lufthansa First Class (Escada Male Summer 2014)

Welcome to my first post in our new amenity kit review series! I will be following James' scale and reviewing some of the various amenity kits I've received on a scale from 1 to 5 and I will rate them based on five categories:
Bag/container: design, quality and re usability of the ...
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Lufthansa Business Class from Frankfurt to Copenhagen

After our Lufthansa Business Class flight from Chicago on the 748i, we had a few hours in the Frankfurt airport before our connection to Copenhagen. At our arrival gate, despite being among the first off the plane, there was a long wait for our stroller (common theme on this trip as I would ...
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Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i Business Class O'Hare to Frankfurt

I've flown the Boeing 747-8i before, but this was my first time in the newest Lufthansa Business Class product.  It isn't all that cutting edge, but it is a big improvement on their previous product.   Even despite the price premium, this was a much better experience than what United ...
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Trip Report: Introduction to my Family Trip to Europe with a Baby

We're back from our first long haul international trip with our daughter.  There were certainly countless changes from our former travel patterns, but other than keeping a more open and flexible schedule, we weren't really too constrained by our new travel companion.

The Lufthansa ...
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Our First International Trip as a Family of Three

Can a trip with an infant be a vacation?  I'm about to find out.  We are about to head to Europe for a quick family trip.  As usual, I'm excited for some new destinations and experiences, and want to share it here.

Yep, another excuse to show off this ...
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Lufthansa First Class with a seat and a bed Frankfurt to Toronto

Lufthansa First Class is a relatively attainable luxury for those who play in the miles/points world.  Its not easy to get, but its doable. For this flight, I was excited to finally be able to enjoy the 'seat and a bed' cabin upstairs on the 747-400.  I've flown Lufthansa First several ...

Save 50% on Miles and More Bargain Awards

Every month Lufthansa publishes discount awards for their Miles and More program. The bargains include discount travel opportunities for travel on Miles and More airlines which include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and LOT.   Some months the program is more generous than other, but for ...

United Airlines Now Processing Lufthansa GPU Upgrades Electronically

United Airlines and Lufthansa were both founding members of the Star Alliance and have maintained a close relationship as both codeshare and joint venture partners over years. United's top-status 1K flyers receive six GPUs (Global Premier Upgrades) each year and as part of that partnership, can use ...
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5 Things to Know About the Latest Lufthansa Strike


Lufthansa pilots are striking again over proposed cuts to a lucrative early retirement program and will continue until 23:59 CET tonight. While the 35-hour strike was originally planned only to affect regional traffic within Europe, longhaul pilots have joined the work disruption in a show of ...

Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich then transiting Frankfurt

After my excellent Lufthansa flight from Toronto, I had a few hours in Munich before continuing to Frankfurt and beyond.  I planned spend the layover in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich, which I could access as a passenger arriving on Lufthansa in First Class with an onward flight. ...
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First Class all to myself: Lufthansa Inaugural Toronto to Munich

Hello Lufthansa First Class, it is nice to see you again.  For this flight from Toronto to Munich, I'd have the Airbus 330-300  First Class cabin to myself.  Score!
 

Lufthansa A330-300 First Class Cabin
Note: getting this posted has been delayed by a major ...
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Germanwings: My First Experience - Sorry, “We can not do anything 4U”

The worst thing for any experienced frequent traveler is when you are lied too, told it can not be done, and non-stop finger pointing. 
The worst thing for any airline is an experienced frequent traveler who knows when the airline is withholding real information about flight status, and ...
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Lufthansa Group Strike Friday Aug 29 - GERMANWINGS ONLY

A quick update to what we posted early this week here. 
Talks are on going today with Lufthansa and it's Pilots. Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings (4U)  said they would walk off the job on Friday if an agreement on an early retirement scheme is not reached.
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Lufthansa pilot strike 'imminent'

Looks like Lufthansa pilots are ready to strike again. There is no set dates as of yet, but it could be very soon! The Germans are good at giving days and times when they will strike. In the past Thursdays are most common for LH strikes. 
So if you are flying with Lufthansa or Germanwings ...
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Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Frankfurt (A, B and Z Gates)

Lufthansa has some great ground services for first class passengers but those services are only offered to first class passengers flying on Lufthansa or Swiss Air operated flights. Because I was flying Asiana Airlines first class from Frankfurt to Seoul, I wasn't granted access to the Frankfurt ...
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Air Canada to Toronto and the Maple Leaf Lounge before departure

My next trip report series is about a recent whirlwind trip around the world I took.  It was a Star Alliance First Class award using United miles (at pre-devaluation rates, 135,000 miles), but I didn't have a single United flight so that in itself is a win.  It was a fun mix of new ...
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Lufthansa Lounge Cheat Receives Huge Bill


For one Munich man, a strategic calculation to save money by buying a refundable Lufthansa ticket, enjoying food and drink in the Lufthansa Business Lounge, then cancelling his reservation, has proved a grave mistake. After 36 incidents, Lufthansa had enough and sued the man for damages. ...
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Last Day for 50,000 Lufthansa's Miles & More Credit Card Bonus

Today is the last day to sign up and get the 50,000 miles Lufthansa Mles & More Card. The bonus ends today and will be reduced to the typical 20,000 miles bonus with an additional 10,000 miles for a horrible balance transfer options. This card is awesome, as 50,000 miles is still enough miles to ...