Category Archives for Lufthansa.

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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What Does Lufthansa Think About United’s Devaluation & Member Redemptions?

Some interesting insights from part one of Today in the Sky’s four part interview series with Lufthansa CEO Chrishoph Franz. “I think the frequent-flier program is a very important commercial tool … of each airline.” “In this respect, we have set certain standards of cooperation and on mutually accepting certain frequent-flier statuses inside Star Alliance.” On the topic of…

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New LAX Star Alliance Lounge Looks Awesome – Outdoor Terrace & Private First Area

The new Star Alliance Lounge located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officially opens this Wednesday! The lounge will be open to all First, Business and Star Alliance Gold Card passengers departing on Star Alliance member airlines from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). As the lounge isn’t yet open, I haven’t had a chance to…

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LH 50K Offer Expires Tonight. DL Discriminates Oveweight FAs? DL Fined for Bumping.

Quick hits for Sunday night: Lufthansa 50,000 mile offer expires tonight – Earn 20,000 award miles after your first purchase & earn an additional 30,000 award miles after spending $5,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account. Federal regulators slapped Delta with a $750,000 fine Wednesday for not compensating…

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Lufthansa to Reduce First Class On Long Haul Aircraft by 15-20%. A340-3 and B747-4 Aircraft Impacted

Bloomberg is reporting that Lufthansa plans to remove first class seating from about 15-20% of long-haul flights due to weak demand. Believe it or not, Lufthansa currently has first class seating in more than 90% of its wide-body fleet, something unheard of for American and European based carriers. For comparison, British Airways has first class…

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