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

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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

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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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Lufthansa Loses Bags for 3 Months then Credits $3,482 and Returns Bags!

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Jane Stewart and her sister Katherine lost their bags after a European vacation last summer. With two long layovers on their return, they decided to send their bags ahead of them on Lufthansa to Newark (huge mistake as most of us seasoned travelers know). The bags never arrived and after 30 days they applied for compensation. Check…

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Air France’s New Removable Business Seat – Swaps Out for Coach on the 777s

Air France, taking a cue from Lufthansa, says their new business cabins will have seats capable of being swapped out for economy seats during the slower / more leisure driven travel periods like summer. Courtesy of Australian Business Traveller: “We need to be flexible to maximize revenue,” said Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer Alexandre…

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Special World Cup Airline Liveries

Today is the start of the World Cup and what better way to celebrate than with some special World Cup airplane liveries!  First up we have Lufthansa’s “Fanhansa” painted on select B747-8 and A321-200 aircraft.   The first aircraft with the new “Fanhansa” livery was an Airbus A321-200, named after the town of Göttingen in…

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Lufthansa – “First Class No Longer for Mile Burners”

Last February I posted Lufthansa to Reduce First Class on Long Haul Aircraft by 15-20%, where Lufthansa formally announced plans to remove first class seating from about 15-20% of long-haul flights due to weak demand. Well, last week in an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Christoph Franz noted that the “premium cabin revamp” has been a success.…

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