Lufthansa Posts

First Class on the Lufthansa A380

Last week I had the pleasure of taking a ride on the Lufthansa A380 in First.  A truly amazing experience, I highly recommend.

While the seats aren't suites like Turkish or Emirates, they are very private and quite spacious.  One of the coolest parts was that each person gets a private locker with a combination lock.

Here are some pictures I was able to snag.

The private storage locker.

A closeup of the storage locker showing seat assignment.


Singapore First or Lufthansa First + First Class Terminal?

What would you choose, Singapore First or Lufthansa First and a few hours in LH's famed First Class Terminal in Frankfurt?
This may not even be a decision I have to make, but I want to be prepared should the decision arise.
While I have traveled on dozens of airlines in my lifetime ...

Lufthansa puts new seats in Short/Medium range fleet.

By the end of 2011, all Lufthansa’s short/medium-range aircraft will be fitted with new seats, which are said to provide more legroom. The Recaro seat with its slim backrest will give passengers an extra 4 cm of room at knee level. But as we talked about in this week's travel podcast do ...

Upgrd 79: Airline Mergers 2010

In this frequent flyer podcast we discuss travel news and recap the mergers between Delta / Northwest and Continental / United. We discuss:
The new slimline seats on Lufthansa Keep your passwords safe on airline and hotel sites Boingo giveaway - make sure you leave a comment! ...

Joint Venture May Be Key To Wooing LATAM Into Star Alliance

The push for metal neutrality continues!
During an airline conference in Houston today, United CEO Jeff Smisek announced that United Airlines is interested in forming a trans-border joint venture with Air Canada and a joint venture with an airline or airlines in Latin ...

Contrasting United and Lufthansa: Accommodation vs. Competence

I'm back from my short trip to Frankfurt and I want to share the results of a little experiment I conducted yesterday and today with the good folks at Lufthansa. Bottom line: they all play by the rules. Whether this is a virtue or a folly will be discussed below.
I got ...

Knock Down the Berlin Wall and Win Two Tickets to Germany on Lufthansa

Last night I was at the German Embassy in Washington to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deutsche Wiedervereinigung (German Reunification).
The speeches, music, conversations, and delectable German food and drink were all wonderful, but being the airline geek that I am, something ...

Star Alliance Lounge Access for $249 from US Airways

US Airways is offering lounge memberships for only $249 (+ $50 initiation fee for new members) through September 29. The membership will be good for one year and is a substantial discount off the $450 regular price (discounted by as much as $125 for US elites).
Membership ...

American Airlines and Lufthansa Celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest starts in a couple days and American Airlines and Lufthansa are celebrating.
American is offering 275,000 miles to the winner of their "Leder Posin'" Okotberfest contest. Simply take a picture of yourself, your friends, or even your pet posing in traditional German garb at ...

United Torpedos My Lufthansa Award Flights

I got a call from 1-800-United1 yesterday while I was on another line and sent it to voice mail. A recorded message was left and I figured it was just an upgrade notification for my flight to SFO on Friday. When I listened to the message, though, I found it was the Manilla call center ...

Upgrd 69: Marriott Rewards Take Two

In this week's frequent flyer podcast we revisit the Marriott Rewards hotel loyalty program as Kevin wanted to clarify some mis-information in our last Marriott Rewards podcast on the subject. We discuss:
Fozz's recent first class award on Lufthansa's A380 Virgin America's new ...
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Airlines Raiding Desert Boneyards as Passenger Traffic Increases

Last week I booked a Sunday night redeye from Los Angeles to Chicago on United and was pleasantly surprised to see that the flight would be operated by a 747-400. Like Kevin's experience last week, the aircraft featured the old configuration with recliner-style business class seats and the ...

Continental tests self-boarding at IAH

Tired of the grouchy attitude or bad breath of your gate agent? Well now there's a solution if you're flying through Houston!
Self-boarding is being tested select Continental gates at IAH. Lufthansa has already offered self-boarding for years, as do 13 other airlines worldwide, but ...

The Future of BMI's Diamond Club = Miles & More

A little more light was shed on the future of British Midland and their Diamond Club mileage program at the Lufthansa Investor Day in Frankfurt on Monday. 
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, BMI's CEO presented this.
There's a lot of info packed into the 17-slide presentation, but a blurb on ...

New Munich-Baghdad flights coming on Lufthansa

Lufthansa, through its PrivatAir partner, will begin service from Munich to Baghdad four times a week this fall.
The flights will utilize a Boeing 737 and compliment service to Arbil (in Northern Iraq) from Frankfurt and from Vienna (on LH subsidiary Austrian Air).
Lufthansa served Baghdad ...

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, ...

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 in first ...

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 utilize the ...