Condor Business Class 767 – 5

Lufthansa Interested In Condor Takeover

If Lufthansa has their way, they'll soon own German leisure airline Condor... again. Condor is a German leisure airline founded in 1955. The airline operates a fleet of 41 planes, including A320s, 757s, and 767s. As you'd expect, they fly to vacation…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Other Airlines
Lufthansa F Lounge

Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit Extended

The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express both get you access to Amex’s Global Lounge Collection, which includes access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass Lounges, Airspace Lounges,…

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Filed Under: American Express, Lufthansa
Lufthansa A350

Wow: Lufthansa Group Orders 787-9s & A350-900s

Lufthansa Group has just placed an order for 40 additional aircraft, including 20 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, as well as an additional 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Lufthansa Group expects to take delivery of these planes between late 2022 and 2027. The intention…

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Lufthansa Cityline

Wow: Lufthansa Paid 500 Million Euros In Compensation In 2018

Europe has some of the strictest regulations when it comes to compensation that airlines are required to pay in the event of delays or cancelations. This policy is known as EU261, and with this airlines are required to pay either 250EUR, 400EUR, or 600EUR…

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Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2

Lufthansa Miles & More Award Chart Devaluation

Lufthansa Miles & More is a program we don't talk about too much on the blog here, since the miles are generally pretty hard to come by. That's because Miles & More isn't transfer partners with any of the major transferable points currencies in the U.S.,…

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Filed Under: Awards, Lufthansa
Condor Business Class 767 – 3

German Airport Security Staff Going On Strike Tomorrow

If you're scheduled to fly through Germany tomorrow, you may be in for a rough travel day. Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15, 2019) German airport security personnel will be on strike. The strike is being called by Verdi, which represents about 23,000 security…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Security/TSA
Lufthansa A320 Business Class – 13

Video: Parent Helps Toddler Draw On Back Of Aircraft Seat

A video has gone viral the last few days from a Lufthansa narrow body flight. Although faces are obscured to protect their privacy, it show a passenger in the aisle seat filming the two seats next to them (i.e. to the window). A small child has been…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Videos
Taag 777 First Class – 1

My 4 Worst Flights Of 2018

Yesterday I wrote a post sharing my nine favorite flights of 2018. This wasn't exclusively intended to be a list of the nine most luxurious flights I was on this year, but rather was intended to reflect some of the innovations and personal touches I…

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Filed Under: Air India, Lufthansa
Privatair 737

PrivatAir Will Resume Operating Lufthansa’s Pune Flight

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Lufthansa is launching what’s almost unarguably the world’s worst flight. As of November 1, 2018, Lufthansa will be resuming flights between Frankfurt and Pune. The challenge with this flight is as follows: -- Pune has…

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Lufthansa 747 8 First Class – 5

Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Frankfurt To Boston

I'm going to keep this review relatively short, given that I've reviewed Lufthansa first class many times before, including on the exact same plane on the exact same route (so check out that post for the most comprehensive 747-8 first class review).…

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Lufthansa Lounge Detroit0018

Lufthansa Lounge Detroit Added To Priority Pass

This is an awesome development. In the US lately we've seen a couple dozen airport restaurants added to Priority Pass. Now we're seeing a pretty solid lounge added at an airport that doesn't currently have a Priority Pass location. The Lufthansa Business…

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Lufthansa A330 Business Class – 1

Lufthansa Ending Flights To San Jose, California

Over the past few years we've seen airlines launch longhaul flights to secondary markets. This has been possible thanks to fuel efficient, low capacity, long haul aircraft, and thanks to generally low oil prices. With these new routes comes some trial…

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Lufthansa A380

Lufthansa Group Reveals Plans For Their Four Hubs

I've written before about how the 'Big 3' airlines are forming in Europe - IAG, Air France/KLM, and Deutsche Lufthansa (Lufthansa Group). Each of the Big 3 has slightly different growth strategies, and there were some very interesting insights into Lufthansa's…

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Lufthansa First Class Terminal 53

Lufthansa Will Begin Frankfurt To Austin Service In May

Buried deep in a press release on growth and optimization plans for the Lufthansa Group is an almost throwaway announcement that Lufthansa will begin serving Austin, Texas on May 3rd, 2019. British Airways began flights to Austin from London in 2014,…

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Lufthansa A380 First Class – 1

Lufthansa’s Outrageous 89% Increase In Fuel Surcharges

Reader Max posted a question on Ask Lucky last Saturday, wondering why he was getting a higher price for fuel surcharges than Ben had paid on his recent trip with his dad. I should probably have had a second cup of coffee, because when I looked at the…

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Filed Under: Awards, Lufthansa
Lufthansa A320 Business Class – 15

Lufthansa Is Launching The World’s Worst Flight

Most of you are probably aware that intra-Europe business class leaves a lot to be desired. For most of the major European airlines, business class on short-haul flights just consists of economy seats with blocked middles, and then you get better food…

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Lufthansa A320 Business Class – 15

Review: Lufthansa Business Class A320 Frankfurt To Tallinn

We arrived in Frankfurt shortly before 9AM, while our connecting flight to Tallinn was shortly after 2PM. Given that we were arriving in first class we of course headed straight for Lufthansa's First Class Terminal. I won't be fully reviewing the First…

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Lufthansa First Class A380 – 1

Review: Lufthansa First Class A380 Houston To Frankfurt

I've reviewed Lufthansa first class many times before, though it has been years since I've reviewed their A380 first class. Our flight was departing from gate D9 and was scheduled to depart at 3:50PM, though the inbound flight was delayed, so the departure…

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