Lufthansa Posts

Breaking Rumor from Lufthansa

Today, in a Senator's Lounge in Munich, I decided to chat up a cute-enough agent to try to get free Wi-Fi.  In the German Senator's Lounges, Wi-Fi is free to First Class and Hon Circle members, and pay access for everyone else.  T-Mobile runs the service, and it is priced much like it was ...

It Has Been One Heckuva Day

For those of you wondering why I was missing in action the last couple days, stay tuned for a fascinating report that will cover my time in Dubai and Oman, but primarily Iran--yes, Iran.
And there was drama in Iran. Lots of it.
I am back safely in Dubai and am now trying to figure out how ...

Blame Me or Blame Lufthansa for Missed Dublin Flight?

This evening I arrived at Frankfurt at around 2015 from Munich after a long day of flying. I had a separate ticket from Frankfurt to Dublin booked months before, and I chose not to check my bags all the way through to Dublin because I planned to use the long layover to drop a bag off in my office ...

"Have you ever been to our First Class Terminal?"

At Star Alliance Gold check-in at Frankfurt earlier today, the smiling female Lufthansa agent glanced at my passport, pulled up my ticket, then asked, "Have you ever been to our First Class Terminal?"
For a brief moment, I thought I had been op-upped to first class. After all, why else would ...

Next Stop: The City of Lights (Paris)

Well, actually I am already in Paris. It was all the way back in 2006 when I was last here and it is nice to be back in this bustling hub of French commerce. The flight over, a quick one on Lufty Friday night, was fine--and I got to experience Charles de Gaulle Airport for the first time. I have ...

Up to €20 Off Your Next Lufthansa Flight from Germany

While not as generous as the Lufthansa promotion in March, Lufthansa is offering 20 EUR voucher codes for use on Lufthansa flights departing from Germany.
Simply click on this link, provide your name and e-mail address, and you will quickly receive the discount code in your ...

On the Matter of Flight Attendant Professionalism

I utilize public transportation to get to and from work at Frankfurt International Airport and run into a LOT of uniformed airline personnel, particularly from Lufthansa and United. United has a crew base in Frankfurt and therefore has a lot of FRA-based FAs who take the S-Bahn to the ...

Upgrd 86: Springtime Travel

In this episode of our frequent flyer podcast we welcome Seth from The Wandering Aramean blog to discuss:
A recap of the Frequent Traveler Awards and Luncheon Lufthansa A380 SFO inaugural Starwood SPG new promo AAdavantage 30th Promotions Save 30% on new ...

My First Bump on Lufthansa!

I do not always blog about my weekends, but if I am not traveling overseas I am usually traveling around Europe. Last weekend, I had a trip planned to London, departing Friday evening and returning early Monday morning to get me back to the office in time for work.
One of the benefits ...

Lufthansa - Wifi over the Atlantic (again)

Lufthansa is in the process of re-launching a wifi service for trans-atlantic flights!  This is both great and terrible news.  It is wonderful if you need to be in touch...but terrible if you want to have no choice but to be out of touch!

Pricing is not inexpensive at EUR19.95 for 24 hours of access...but perhaps not unreasonable when you consider where you are logging in from.

I guess you need to fly trans-pacific to be 'out of range!'

More details are on LH's website here:


Lufthansa Trans-Atlantic Wifi Service

The Best Pasta in Frankfurt, Courtesy of Lufthansa

I worked late Friday and had to hustle to catch my 2030 flight to Bucharest--not because I feared I would miss it, but because I wanted dinner in Lufthansa's Senator Lounge before the flight. Not a bad spread:

Without a doubt, the highlight of the meal was the freshly-prepared ...

Drunk Frenchmen and Frightened Romanian on Lufthansa

After a great weekend in Ruse, Bulgaria and Bucharest, Romania, I flew back to Frankfurt this evening on Lufthansa. The flight was only 2.5 hours, but there was a bit of excitement onboard.
What is it with French air travelers having too much drink? There were three French guys in ...
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Hamburg to Frankfurt on Lufthansa: It Felt Like I was in 1955

Last night I took an early evening Lufthansa flight from Hamburg to Frankfurt. I've got to say, it felt like I had stepped into a time machine.
In the United States it is rare to see people dress up when they fly. With few exceptions, perhaps the DCA-BOS/LGA shuttle flights on US Airways or ...

Lufthansa FAs Busted for Smuggling 63K Lbs of Euros into Germany

Sometimes, you just have to ask, "How?"

Six Lufthansa employees, including four flight attendants, have been arrested after sneaking in more than 63,000 pounds of out-of-circulation, €1 and €2 coins from China back to Germany over the last four years.
Euro coins ...

SCORE! First Class Reward on Lufthansa A380 - LOST! Thanks Mothernature!

About a year ago I was able to book two 1st class rewards on Lufthansa with my UNITED miles; shockingly on the A380. This was just days before LH zeroed out all the reward seats in First on the A380. I was shocked that I was able to score these seats. I went a long time before telling anyone, I had ...

L-Class Lufthansa Intra-Europe Fares Earn 100% RDMs/EQMs on United

I flew on Lufthansa from Milan to Frankfurt Staurday evening on a cheap fare that I thought would earn zero miles. For the heck of it, I added my Mileage Plus number when checking in and was shocked to find the following posted to my Mileage Plus account this morning:

That's an L-Class ...

Lufthansa Proves United isn't the only Website with Problems

For reasons which I will discuss later this week, I decided to skip my return flight to Frankfurt on Ryanair and book with Lufthansa instead.
The LH fare itself wasn't bad, but booking it turned out to be a huge pain. LH levies a €10-15 booking fee on most flights booked through its ...

€40 Off Your Next Lufthansa Flight

Save €40 off your next Lufthansa flight by requesting a free voucher through this link.
This deal has been around a couple weeks, but many countries, including Germany, returned error messages stating that the supply of vouchers had been exhausted. Lufthansa recently replenished the ... stops selling flights to NRT (Tokyo)

As I have been reporting Lufthansa has pulled its flights from Tokyo but they are saying that it is a temporary move but as of this blog post you can not book flights from Frankfurt or Munich to Tokyo. The only statement on is this, "Lufthansa is re-routing all its Tokyo/Narita flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Osaka and Nagoya via Seoul until further notice till Monday, 28.03.2011"

What is going to happen to the A380 that was on the FRA-NRT route, will LH put it on a different route, or just let it get some rest in FRA?!??!

Here is what I'm getting when trying to book a flight to NRT from FRA or MUC: