Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2

German Government To Take 20% Stake In Lufthansa

After much back and forth, it looks like Lufthansa and the German government have finally agreed to the terms of a bailout. The basics of Lufthansa's rescue package A package worth of up to €9 billion EUR in grants and loans has been approved for Lufthansa…

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A380 D Aimb Lht Frankfurt Geparkt Mit Engine Cover

Lufthansa Plans To Reduce Fleet Size By 100 Aircraft

Lufthansa Group has today revealed what's on the agenda for the company's (virtual) Annual General Meeting, taking place on May 5, 2020. Specifically, they've shared the remarks that will be made by Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr. At this point there's…

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Lufthansa A320neo Business Class – 5

Lufthansa Trades Social Distancing For Face Masks

Yesterday JetBlue announced that they'd make face masks mandatory when traveling, which is something I expect will soon become the standard across airlines. Lufthansa has just made a similar announcement, but they're eliminating another protection in…

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Lufthansa 777x

Could Lufthansa Delay 777X, New Business Class?

Earlier I wrote about how Cathay Pacific is rumored to be dumping their 777X order, instead choosing to extend the leases on existing 777-300ERs. Well, it looks like they're not alone among 777X customers, and in this case there could be even bigger…

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A380 D Aimb Lht Frankfurt Geparkt Mit Engine Cover

Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, 747s, A340s

While airlines around the world are grounding planes right now temporarily, some long-term plans are being made as well, as airlines don't see the demand for travel recovering anytime soon. Lufthansa has revealed that they don't expect the aviation industry…

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Lufthansa A320 Business Class – 13

German Government Backs Lufthansa’s Non-Refund Policy

The German government sorta kinda seems to be siding with Lufthansa violating the EU's policies on flight refunds. The European Union has among the strictest consumer protection laws in the world, with a policy known as EC261. Just recently it was clarified…

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Lufthansa 747 400

Lufthansa Will Fly To Just Six Long Haul Destinations

Lufthansa Group has today revealed further schedule reductions over the coming months, as the airline continues operating just a small percentage of their regularly scheduled flights. Through May 3, 2020, Lufthansa will operate long haul flights 3x weekly…

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Lufthansa Lounge Watermark

Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit Extended

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

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A321 Neo Kabine Innen Aiea, Fra 21 5 19

Lufthansa Blocks All Middle Seats From Germany

I've written about the measures that American and United have taken to encourage social distancing on planes. While the efforts are nice, ultimately they don't offer any guarantees. Well, Lufthansa has just taken onboard social distancing to a new level.…

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Lufthansa A380

Lufthansa Grounding Entire A380 Fleet

We're seeing airlines globally reducing capacity due to the decrease in demand, though Lufthansa is taking it to a whole new level as far as non-Asian airlines go, as the airline now has plans to ground their entire fleet of Airbus A380s. On Friday,…

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Flughafen ( Ber ) Berlin Brandenburg

Wow: Lufthansa Schedules Berlin Brandenburg Flights

Could the seemingly impossible really happen this fall? Could Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally open, only nine years later than planned? Lufthansa seems to be planning on that being the case... It has today been announced that Lufthansa will be moving…

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Condor Business Class 767 – 3

Uh Oh: Lufthansa Will Cut Ties With Condor

I'm not surprised by this move, but it also isn't good news for Condor. Several weeks ago it was announced that Polish Aviation Group (PGL), the parent company of LOT Polish Airlines, will be acquiring Condor Airlines. The deal is expected to close in…

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British Airways 747

Ridiculous: British Airways Stops Allowing China Flight Refunds

Obviously the coronavirus situation is having an impact on the global economy, though there's no denying that airlines are among the hardest hit, due to the uncertainty and fear caused by it. For the most part we've seen travel brands be fairly reasonable…

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Tap Business Class A330 – 72

Lufthansa & United To Invest In TAP Air Portugal?

Reports suggest that Lufthansa and possibly even United might be working together to buy a major stake in TAP Air Portugal. While I totally get the logic, this would be terrible for consumers. Airline entrepreneur David Neeleman founded JetBlue and Azul,…

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Lufthansa A320neo Business Class – 2

Review: Lufthansa A320neo Business Class

Welcome to what will be the shortest trip report installment in OMAAT history (I think?). I figured I should write about the Munich to London segment to be thorough, but there's not that much to say, especially since I've reviewed Lufthansa's intra-Europe…

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Lufthansa Business Lounge Munich – 5

Review: Lufthansa Business Lounge Munich

I had a roughly 1hr45min layover in Munich, as I was arriving from Tokyo Haneda and connecting to London Heathrow. I was expecting I wouldn't be able to review a Lufthansa Lounge, because the last time I passed through Munich the lounge was so full that…

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Lufthansa A350 Business Class – 4

Review: Lufthansa A350 Business Class

After flying ANA's incredible new business class from New York to Tokyo, it was time to fly Lufthansa's business class back to London, via Munich. What is business class like on Lufthansa's self proclaimed flagship aircraft, the A350-900? Well... Lufthansa…

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