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Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Updated for 2012

Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Updated for 2012

Editor’s note: An Updated FlyNet FAQ was published on 10 October 2012 and can be found online here.
Lufthansa’s FlyNet in-flight Internet service, which was the world’s first in-flight Internet service when it launched back in 2004, is now available on more aircraft and more routes than before.
In late 2010, in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics and Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa launched the second generation of FlyNet on the Airbus A330 aircraft. Today, …

Finnair Business Class Flight 006 New York JFK – Helsinki Vantaa – Review

Finnair Business Class Flight 006 New York JFK – Helsinki Vantaa – Review

There was no line at Finnair’s business-class check in at JFK’s Terminal 8, the modern home to numerous oneworld carriers including American Airlines, LAN Airlines, and Royal Jordanian, for this 6:45 p.m. flight, and within minutes a very pleasant ticket agent handed me my boarding pass and checked my bag.
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I used the Priority AAccess line and moved quickly through security. From there, it was a short walk to the spacious …

Zurich Airport – Review and Tour

Zurich Airport – Review and Tour

Recently, I’ve found that I’ve been spending more time in airports. No, I don’t mean I have been flying more. Rather, I have been soaking up the amenities.  While most of the time, I simply want to get through the airport and onto the plane as quickly as possible, there are some airports where I actually viewed the airport as a destination.
This was the case a few weeks ago on …

Swiss Business Class Flight 15 New York JFK – Zurich – Review

Swiss Business Class Flight 15 New York JFK – Zurich – Review

John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 serves 40 airlines and almost 10 million passengers a year.   It replaced the old International Arrivals Building at JFK and many of the airlines there have only a few flights each day.
Swiss has two daily non-stop flights to Zurich from Terminal 4 as well as one flight to Geneva.  Currently, Swiss flies Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the JFK Zurich route.
On a rainy Wednesday …

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 – Review

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 – Review

Last April, San Francisco International’s shiny new Terminal 2 opened its doors to passengers as the home of American Airlines and Virgin America.   The building was originally the airport’s Central Terminal, having opened in 1954, and helped usher in the jet age as the site of the first jetway bridge in the United States in 1959.
After serving as SFO’s international terminal for some years, it was closed and underwent a …

Helvetic Airways (Swiss) Flight 1101 Munich – Zurich – Review

Helvetic Airways (Swiss) Flight 1101  Munich – Zurich – Review

Munich Airport (Flughafen München), located roughly 30 km (18 miles) northeast of the city, is one of the most modern and efficient airports in Europe. Since it’s opening in 1992, it’s become the second busiest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and the seventh busiest in Europe.  Terminal 2, which opened in 2003, is used by Lufthansa and members of the Star Alliance.
Helvetic Airways is a Swiss airline that operates six …

Gateway Special Services Airport Meet and Greet Service- Review

Gateway Special Services Airport Meet and Greet Service- Review

It was bound to happen.  I left my house with plenty of time to spare, even allowing for traffic.  My car’s navigation system had other ideas.  With a departure time  for my Continental flight to Japan of 10:45 a.m., the navi was predicting arrival at Newark’s Terminal A at 11:15.
Undeterred, I stared out at the traffic.  Fortunately, the closer I got, the better the estimated time of arrival looked.  It …