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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.
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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 ...

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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