Lufthansa Posts

Airlines Dropping Tokyo: Radiation Risk

Alitalia joined Lufthansa in keeping flights away from Tokyo as nuclear workers in Japan flight a meltdown at reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.
Alitalia will divert its 14 weekly Tokyo trips from Rome and Milan to Osaka. Alitalia’s switch to Osaka was “to guarantee ...

Lufthansa scans Japan flights for radioactivity - Pulls A380

"This is a precautionary measure for us," a Lufthansa spokesman told news agency AFP.
At the Lufthansa hubs in Frankfurt and Munich all flights from Japan were checked by airport fire departments but no radioactivity has been detected so far.
A source at Frankfurt airport said ...

Lufthansa Awards Now Bookable Online from United

United's website is suddenly evolving at a rapid pace. Just a day after allowing the online redemption of electronic certificates for Continental flights, you can now book award tickets on Lufthansa flights online using your United miles.

As you can see above, you can even book mixed ...
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Lufthansa Hosts an “Amazing Race”. The Foodie Plays.

Who doesn't prefer the food in Business class?

This morning I participated in a contest offered by Lufthansa. In honor of today's inaugural A380 flight (FRA-JFK), the “Catch the Crew” contest was a mini-Amazing Race/scavenger hunt through the streets of SoHo in ...

Lufthansa dealing with IROPS

On Saturday, Lufthansa (LH) 104 from FRA to MUC had a mechanical, it was a problem with the breaking system. It was clear the flight would not be taking off on time as the tire was being removed at gate A1. It was a very cool view of the side of the A321, and I watched in amazement how Lufthansa ...

Upgrd 82: Airline Predictions 2011

Following on from our review of last year's predictions, we are back to discuss out frequent flyer predictions for 2011. Unfortunately due to some breaking news during recording, the episode is cut a bit short. <shakes fist towards LH> We try to discuss:

  • If the combined United and Continental will keep four tiers of elite status or three
  • What types of Double Elite Qualifying Promotions (if any) there will be this year
  • Next stops for Virgin America
  • and more...
  • We recorded this a few weeks ago, so some info may be out of date already!


Lufthansa Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt

Usually when I arrive in Frankfurt, I am just passing through. With my new home in Germany, however, when I arrived last month on my Lufthansa flight from Los Angeles, Frankfurt was the final destination. That gave me a chance to check out Lufthana's Welcome Lounge.
Opened in 2009, the ...

Austrian, BMI, Swiss join transatlantic joint venture

Three Lufthansa Group Ailrlines; Austrian Airlines, British Midland International (BMI) and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will join the immunized transatlantic joint venture established in 2009 by Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa and United Airlines.
Reports are that the ...
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Save $100 off your next Lufthansa flight

Save money on your next flight to Europe or beyond! 
Lufthansa is giving away $100 discount codes today till Feb 21!
Click here to get your code from Lufthansa!
The voucher is valid for bookings made on for travel till March 31, 2011.
Terms of use:
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New Routes From Around the World

New airline routes and destinations pop up all the time and I often have trouble staying on top of these announcements. Thankfully, I no longer have to: I found a place where this information is consolidated. Here's Air Transport World's list of recently launched or upcoming new ...

bmi kills London-Glasgow route adds others.

British Midland International (bmi) will suspend its seven daily flights between London Heathrow and Glasgow from March 27.
The Lufthansa-owned bmi has blamed the decision on a 50% increase in domestic passenger charges at LHR. According to reports, bmi has been losing £1 million per ...

Next Destination for Lufthansa A380: San Francisco

Right in the middle of our podcast tonight, Ben suddenly blurted out "Holy cow! Lufthansa just announced that SFO is getting the A380." This was followed by furious typing then a quick quip, "Guys, they haven't loaded in the new aircraft yet and there is first class availability. Book ...

Star Alliance carriers win big at the Global Travel Awards.

Star wins big at the annual Global Travel Awards on Jan 18 2011, showing that customers are impressed with what they experience on Star Alliance airlines.
The Awards are voted on by travelers in 61 categories covering airlines, hotels and travel products.
Here is how Star Alliance Airlines ...

From Lufthansa First to Lufthansa Economy?

After a fabulous flight in Lufthansa first class from Frankfurt to New York last Saturday, I wasn't exactly thrilled about flying in Lufthansa economy from Los Angeles to Frankfurt yesterday afternoon.
I was booked on a rather pricey economy ticket which I thought would position me nicely ...

Frankfurt to Denver in Lufthansa First Class

In July 2009, I journeyed to Israel and Egypt with my brother and uncle. My uncle and I traveled together in first class and the trip report below will highlight some of the flights we sampled. 
New York to Zürich in Swiss International Air Lines First Class
Zurich to Tel Aviv ...

Cairo to Frankfurt in Lufthansa First Class

In July 2009, I journeyed to Israel and Egypt with my brother and uncle. My uncle and I traveled together in first class and the trip report below will highlight some of the flights we sampled. 
New York to Zürich in Swiss International Air Lines First Class
Zurich to Tel Aviv in ...

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 ...