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Who needs United First when you have a LH Senator Lounge?!

Last week, for the second time since United's UDU program started, I missed an upgrade. It was a Thursday afternoon IAD-DEN (hub-hub) flight on a 757 and I was traveling on an S-fare, so it wasn't a big surprise that I wound up in row 16. And to be honest, I was very content in my exit row seat, ...

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So much for flying in F on LH's A380...

I am starting to plan a trip to Thailand/China/North Korea/Japan for August and my goal was to snag a First Class seat on LH's new A380.

Looks like I'll have to look into other options.

"The [FRA-NRT] flight is almost fully booked through September with very strong bookings ...

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Return of the Concorde?

Although the Concorde has not flown for almost seven years, a group of aviation enthusiasts are attempting to return the jet to flight in a heritage capacity.

 A recent engine check found the engines of one bird in "perfect" condition.

The tentative plan is to ...

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A Closer Look at Lufthansa's A380

Airbus delivered Lufthansa's first A380 superjumbo last Wednesday--only three years late.

With Lufthansa's decision to place only eight First Class seats on the plane, the aircraft will hold a whopping 526 passengers.

FIRST - 8 seats BUSINESS - 98 seats ECONOMY - ...
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Lufthansa To Cut More BMI Capacity

As if BD's route map hasn't been thinned out enough the last two years:

The Lufthansa Group plans to cut 25 percent of the capacity of its recently acquired United Kingdom subsidiary BMI, according to reports published today. The axing of unprofitable routes, which will ...

BMI Diamond Club to cease

 

Based on this thread on Flyertalk, it appears that BMI's Diamond Club will cease to exist in the next few days and be migrated to Lufthansa's Miles and More.

This is truly sad but honestly I can't say that I'm surprised.

Spanair Lounge + Madrid to Copenhagen via Frankfurt on Lufthansa

Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal

Day 3: A Day of Sightseeing in ...

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Escape to the Madrid Airport Hilton

Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal

Day 3: A Day of Sightseeing in ...

Planning My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Time for another trip report!

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Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP ...

Think about flying to the top of the world this Winter.

Winter time is coming, why not be crazy and go to the northern most commercial airport in the world. (LYR) Svalbard Airport, Longyear. In 2008, the airport had 138,934 passengers, up 7.4% from 2007.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines daily flights to Tromsø and Oslo on mainland Norway.  ...

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Picture of the Week #4: Surveying Greenland in Lufthansa First Class

The photo of Greenland below was taken from my window on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Denver in August.

Maybe it was just a hot day, but if the warm weather continues, maybe there will be a lot more green in Greenland in future years. A new hub for SAS perhaps?

Looks like a rather nice water park now!

Star MegaDO Day 4: Winding down

 

Finally the last day of the Star MegaDO arrived.  Fortunately, for a select few it was discovered late on Thursday night that the morning sessions were being repeated in the afternoon, which meant more sleep!

After catching up on some of the lost sleep it was time ...

Star MegaDO Day 3: Blazing across Europe

 

Day 3 of the trip was by far the longest and most fun.  The 4:00am wake-up call was rather painful but we did need to be at the gate by 5am.  Today's activities included a charter flight that would start in Frankfurt, head to Oslo where we would pick up some folks ...

Bumps and Upgrades: A Great Day of Flying

I will be leaving for South America from Los Angeles Monday morning and needed to get from Philadelphia to Los Angeles this weekend. Naturally, I wasn't going to fly PHL-LAX!

Last night I was scheduled to fly from PHL-IAD-TPA to position me for a long day of flying today. After spending ...

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Star MegaDO Day 2: We're walking, we're walking...

 

Upon arrival into Frankfurt, we wandered down to the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge which was a nice breath of fresh air.  The Welcome Lounge has 28 showers for patrons to use.  I decided to skip the shower and get a bite to eat.  The food selection included fresh frutis, ...

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The Star MegaDO Day 1: Let the insanity start!

 

As some may have noticed, I've been a bit quiet this week and with good reason.  This week marked an amazing event, the The Star MegaDO. 

In a nutshell, this was an event that was hosted by Flyertalk, United, Continental, Lufthansa, SAS and Airbus.   It ...

First Lufthansa A380 Flight will be FRA-JFK! I want on it!

FRA is my home airport, and I really want to be on the first A380 Lufthansa flight. We know today that it will be FRA-JFK, but do not know a date or what flight. LH has 2 non-stops a day FRA-JFK now served by a B747 & A333. At times both flights are on a B747.

Wolfgang Mayrhuber ...

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Upgrd 43: Club World City Service and Star Alliance Europe

This week we recorded our podcast shortly after Ben arrived on BA 4 - the new Club World Service from JFK to LCY. Ben was comped a round trip by British Airways as a travel blogger to report on this new offering. In addition we were joined by Damian, a frequent United and Lufthansa ...

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