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Upgrade Lufthansa Flights Using United Global Premier Upgrades

How to upgrade Lufthansa flight with United GPU

Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs) can be applied on Lufthansa-operated flights for a one-segment, one-cabin upgrade. It’s a great benefit, but can require some research and chicanery to pull off. For online GPU requests, tickets must be purchased from Lufthansa (not United); United-purchased 016 tickets (operated by Lufthansa) are still GPU-eligible but will require calling. United…

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Guide: Star Alliance Business Class Cabins, Routes and Fleets to Europe

SWISS Business Class Boeing 777-300ER

Star Alliance Business Class Cabins to Europe I’ll cover United-operated flights in a separate post, so this list only includes Star Alliance partners (plus Aer Lingus) with flights from Mainland US and Canada to Europe. This guide includes fleet, cabin and route information for the following airlines: ✅ Aer Lingus [EI] ✅ Air Canada [AC] ✅ Austrian Airlines…

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Lufthansa Boarded 350 A380 Passengers in 20 Minutes W/ Biometric Tech That Arrived at LAX This Week

Lufthansa implemented biometric boarding at LAX earlier this week, allowing passengers to self-board at the gate with a simple facial scan. The airline says that during a trial the technology allowed 350+ passengers to board an A380 in just 20 minutes. Here’s how it works… Passengers approach the self-boarding scanner and pause momentarily while their…

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Is Lufthansa Getting a New Livery?

A 747 sporting a 1970s Lufthansa livery. Source: Lufthansa Magazin

An aircraft livery helps set an airline apart on a crowded apron, and is often a canvas that projects an image associated to a certain brand or even country. Some airlines opt for super colorful livery (e.g. Southwest), some choose to put out many variations (e.g. JetBlue, Frontier), while some want them to be almost…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Lufthansa Pulls All Business Class Award Flights In Early 2018?

For several years, Lufthansa was one of the most generous airlines when it came to award space to and from Europe when booking with United and other Star Alliance miles.  If I needed to book myself or a Juicy Miles client to Europe with United miles or Aeroplan and ANA miles with fare add-ons in…

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Amadeus Down — Check-in Problems and Delays Worldwide

Numerous airports and carriers throughout the world are experiencing varying delays today, as the Altea software suite produced by the GDS provider Amadeus is reportedly suffering from IT problems. While reservations and inventory management systems are still functional, it appears that the “departure control system” side of things has suffered outages. As such, passengers have been…

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Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class FRA-JFK B747-8i Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class…

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Lufthansa First Class Terminal FRA Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review  Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class Review…

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