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Is American Still the Right Airline for Me?

Are there any good domestic US carriers anymore?  Sure, everyone has their favorites, and some are better than others for a given situation, but when asked recently, my response has been something like, "They all suck".

A not so First Class breakfast on a 1400+ mile ...
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Trip Report: Lufthansa Premium Economy Frankfurt to Dubai, Boeing 747

This flight review is for my trip from Frankfurt to Dubai flying Lufthansa Premium Economy on one of their recently retrofitted Boeing 747-400s. Premium Economy products have been around for a couple years now but this was my first time flying a true Premium Economy product (United's Economy Plus, ...
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Trip Report: Lufthansa A380 Business Class Houston to Frankfurt

Hi everyone. Please welcome my good friend, Bob Miller, back to the blog. Bob recently redeemed some United MileagePlus miles for a trip to Zurich and I asked him to share his experience flying Lufthansa's new long-haul business class on the Airbus A380 with you all. I'll talk more about Bob below ...
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A Suggested Revision to "These Germans" Lufthansa Commercial

Lufthansa has a great commercial poking a bit of fun at the stereotypical German character trait of punctuality in a way that effectively sells the brand--

But seeing that Lufthansa has dealt with more than a dozen strikes over the last year, perhaps that commercial should include ...
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Helmut Schmidt and Lufthansa 181


November 11, 1918 was no happy day for Germany. The Armistice had been signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and the "war to end all wars" was over -- Germany had lost. As jubilation poured out on the streets of Europe and America, revolution poured through German ...
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5 Ways to Beat the Upcoming Lufthansa Strike


Lufthansa cabin crews are preparing to strike from November 6-13, 2015 over proposed cuts to pension and retirement benefits. The planned walkout could result in significant flight cancellations to both European and intercontinental destinations. Strikes are never a walk in the park, but ...
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Lufthansa A340 Business Class from Dusseldorf to Chicago

Lufthansa’s current business class hard product is not revolutionary, but it is a decent seat, and the service is usually good.  At the end of our family trip, and a quick visit in Dusseldorf, this was a comfortable way to get us back home.
 
Lufthansa A340, showing the ...
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A Four Hour Layover in Dusseldorf

While we were fortunate to have easy nonstop flights on our trip to Europe there was one connection we had to make, in Düsseldorf, and unfortunately it was 4 hours.  I love airports, but that was far too long to spend there, so we decided to venture into the city for a short time. ...

Here’s How to Smartly Use Your Lufthansa Miles

So, here’s the story of how I saved my family trip and even scored a business class seat using my Lufthansa Miles & More points. If you don’t want to read the background, skip down to the Use Lufthansa Miles to Book Last-Minute United Flights.
I’m on a special father-sons ...
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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)

A nice amenity kit that can be repurposed as a tablet case.  Just like Lufthansa First Class, this is a pretty solid offering. Here I will review the Escada amenity kit I received when I last flew Lufthansa First Class in the summer of 2014. For our introductory post and description 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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