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Good Fares to Fly Both Lufthansa and Swiss First Class

Lufthansa First Class on the 747. Photo by the author.

Lufthansa and Swiss First Class are some of the more exclusive products out there, in terms of booking them with miles and points. Lufthansa only opens award availability in First Class for partners at most 2 weeks out, and even then sometimes award space can be blocked by certain partners. Meanwhile, Swiss will only allow redemptions through Miles…

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Lufthansa Retires the 737 After 48 Years of Service

The Lufthansa 737 retirement flight. Oliver Roesler Oro/Lufthansa

The 737 is a pretty important workhorse for short-haul flights, and has been immensely popular for decades. Boeing is still producing the 737, and is actually pushing for it to be a 757 replacement; some airlines are even operating the 737 for transatlantic flights! But just yesterday, Lufthansa said goodbye to the B737, after 48 years of service…

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“Black Widow” CEO Flies Lufthansa in this New Ad

Advertising for airlines is hard. Business customers often have a corporate contracts, and many leisure travelers are ultra price-sensitive. Some airlines focus on destinations, which isn’t exactly unique. Others choose to talk about their product, their people, or their services. These can get a little…bombastic at times. Still some invest in making Coca-Cola-and-Polar-Bear-esque emotional connections. I tend…

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Delta, United, AF, & LH Allow Crews to Switch from Zika Routes

The New York Times is reporting that Delta, United, Air France, and Lufthansa are allowing flight attendants and pilots to switch from Zika impacted routes. In an internal memo on Jan. 28, seen by Reuters, United said expectant flight attendants as well as those seeking to become pregnant could switch routes to avoid Zika-affected regions without…

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Air France & Lufthansa Halt Flying over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in Wake of KGL9268 Crash

The BBC and AFP are reporting that both Air France and Lufthansa have stopped flying over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula while authorities investigate the crash of the Kogalymavia jet carrying 217 people that went down earlier in the day. Both airlines say it is a precaution until more is known. The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has…

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Lufthansa to form Premium Service & No-Frills Groups to Fend Off ME & Low Cost Carriers

In case you missed the announcement last month, Lufthansa plans to organize into two separate units in order to more effectively counter the double threat from ME carriers and low cost competitors. One group will be focused on premium services, while the other will be all about intra-European low fares. The hub group will include Lufthansa,…

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Trip Report & Review – Lufthansa Senator/Business Lounges Washington-Dulles

Since I was traveling on a United GlobalFirst ticket, I was able to access the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Dulles (IAD). The Lufthansa lounges are set up such that they are essentially two (or…three?) lounges in one, sharing the same main entrance. The Senator Lounge is located at the entrance floor, with a roped off area…

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Pro Tip – Using Lufthansa Miles for Domestic First Class on United

Much of points and miles blogging involves traveling in aspirational products, like luxurious first class product complete with Porsche transfers to lounges where free massages are offered. However, a big part of the points and miles hobby is also finding good value redemptions. Below is a reminder on one such value award…. Domestic First Class products do…

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