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Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit Extended

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

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Lufthansa First Class A340 – 3
Report: Lufthansa May Retire All A380s & 747-400s

The current pandemic is causing airlines to make all kinds of tough decisions with long-term implications. Lufthansa has already announced retirement of 18 long haul aircraft, though it increasingly looks like Lufthansa may be drastically increasing…

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Lufthansa Now Requiring Coronavirus Test To Fly Without Mask

Want to fly Lufthansa without a mask? The German flag carrier is taking an interesting approach towards tightening its policy for those with "medical exceptions" that prevent them from wearing a mask. Currently Lufthansa's policy is that everyone has…

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A Look At Lufthansa Lounges In The Coronavirus Era

We were scheduled to have a roughly 80 minute connection in Munich, as we were arriving from Montreal and departing for Bodrum. I figured I'd provide a brief rundown of our experience at Munich Airport, as well as the Lufthansa Lounge, given how much…

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Crossing The Atlantic On Lufthansa: Business (Class) As Usual

Our transatlantic flight to get to Turkey was from Montreal to Munich in Lufthansa business class, and boy was it an interesting one (see this post for a summary of how we booked our ticket). I've reviewed Lufthansa's A350 business class before during…

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Lufthansa’s New Leisure Airline Unit, “Ocean”

Lufthansa is in the process of securing an air operator certificate (AOC) for a new leisure airline unit, named "Ocean." Over the past decade we've seen a countless number of major global airlines introduce low cost carriers, to better compete in hyper-competitive…

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Details: Lufthansa Coronavirus Testing At Frankfurt Airport

Easy and frequent coronavirus testing is an important component of travel returning to normal. We've seen some airports introduce more testing opportunities, and this is now being rolled out at Lufthansa hubs, with Frankfurt being the first one. The…

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Lufthansa A350 Business Class – 4
Lufthansa Union Boss Allegedly Demands €1 Million For Job Cuts

Lufthansa Group is planning to cut up to 22,000 job due to the current pandemic, and that involves lots of negotiations with unions. If reports are to be believed, it looks like at least one union boss may be more concerned with lining his own pockets…

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Lufthansa A380 First Class – 3
Lufthansa Won’t Fly A380s Again Until At Least 2022, If At All

If you were hoping to fly Lufthansa's A380 anytime soon, there's very bad news -- the planes won't be flying for at least a couple of years, if at all. Like many other airlines, Lufthansa stored its A380 fleet when the pandemic started, given the reduction…

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Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2
Lufthansa Zeroes Out Most First Class Inventory: What’s Going On?

We're seeing some unusual trends at the moment when it comes to first class availability, ranging from Etihad zeroing out all A380 first class inventory for the rest of the year, to Japan Airlines seemingly blocking first class awards through partner…

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Details Of Lufthansa’s Updated Onboard Service

Airlines around the world are adjusting service protocols in light of coronavirus. What's surprising is the vastly different approaches that airlines are taking. For example, comparing premium cabin service: Emirates will continue to offer all the same…

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Lufthansa Giving Up Frankfurt & Munich Slots

On the plus side, it looks like Lufthansa will be getting up to €9 billion in aid from Germany. Unfortunately for Lufthansa, the airline also has to agree to give up a significant number of slots at mega-hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. The Lufthansa Executive…

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Lufthansa Miles & More Changes Postponed To 2022

In November 2019 Lufthansa announced some massive changes to the Miles & More program. The changes were initially supposed to kick in as of 2021, though they have now been postponed to January 1, 2022. That means the current system will continue to apply…

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Uh Oh: Lufthansa Board Doesn’t Approve State Aid Package

A couple of days ago it was revealed that the German government and Lufthansa Group had tentatively come to an agreement for up to €9 billion in aid. Well, that plan has hit a roadblock. During a meeting today, the Lufthansa Group Supervisory Board has…

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Ryanair CEO: “Lufthansa Is Addicted To State Aid”

Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary is one of the most controversial and outspoken people in the airline industry. Several weeks ago O'Leary blasted the prospect of Lufthansa getting significant government aid, comparing the airline to a crack cocaine…

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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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Lufthansa Pilots Offer To Take Up To 45% Pay Cuts, With A Catch

Have Lufthansa pilots really just proactively offered to take pay cuts of up to 45%?! Historically at the "big three" European airline conglomerates (Air France-KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group) labor relations haven't been particularly good between management…

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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 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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Why Lufthansa May Refuse State Aid, File For Bankruptcy Protection Instead

Like most airlines, Lufthansa is struggling -- the airline is losing one million Euros per hour, and the airline also has a grim outlook on when demand for air travel will recover. Lufthansa is currently negotiating with Germany for state aid, though…

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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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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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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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