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Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss International Air Lines introduced a new option allowing travelers who are making a connection in Switzerland the option of a free visit to parts of the country before continuing to their final destination.
The new Stopover Switzerland program allows travelers to visit Switzerland for one to five days. The airline is offering packages that focus on one city and also those that allow visits to several cities. All packages include …

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings announced plans to offer thrice-weekly service between Düsseldorf and Las Vegas starting next summer.
The Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary will operate the flights using a combination of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Both aircraft feature fully lie-flat seats in the carrier’s business-class cabin.
Flights from Düsseldorf Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Eurowings will launch …

Frankfurt Airport Evacuated Following Security Breach

Frankfurt Airport Evacuated Following Security Breach

A portion of Frankfurt Airport was evacuated on Tuesday after passengers who had tested positive for explosives at the security checkpoint were inadvertently allowed to continue into the secure area of the terminal.
The incident took place in area A of the airport’s Terminal 1.
As of 7 p.m. Central European Time, 97 flights in and out of the airport had been cancelled as a result of the incident and 490 were …

Lufthansa to Introduce New ‘Dream Collection’ Bedding on Long-Haul Flights

Lufthansa to Introduce New ‘Dream Collection’ Bedding on Long-Haul Flights

Lufthansa announced the debut of its new Dream Collection bedding. The new items will be available on long-haul flights lasting over 10 1/2 hours.
The collection includes a new pillowcase, blanket, and mattress topper as well as new sleep shirts from Van Laack on night flights. The mattress topper was designed in partnership with Paradies, a German manufacturer of bedding to avoid heat buildup when in use.
The Dream Collection bedding will …

Lufthansa Group Announces New Airbus A320 Seat for Austrian, Swiss, and Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group Announces New Airbus A320 Seat for Austrian, Swiss, and Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group debuted a new seat design that will be installed in coach and business on all new Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Starting in 2019, the seat will be standard on all Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Swiss A320 aircraft when deliveries of new A320 family aircraft are scheduled to begin.
The new, ergonomic seats will have several new features designed to enhance comfort, including ergonomic pressure distribution and fully structured seat upholstery. …

Lufthansa to Begin Flights to San Diego, San Jose

Lufthansa to Begin Flights to San Diego, San Jose

Lufthansa announced that it will begin new service to both San Diego and San Jose, California from Frankfurt. The carrier will launch flights to San Diego on March 22, with service to San Jose scheduled to begin on March 25.
Flights from Frankfurt Airport to San Diego International Airport will depart at 10 a.m. and arrive at 1:20 p.m. Flights will then depart San Diego at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in …

Lufthansa Begins Biometric Boarding Trial at LAX

Lufthansa Begins Biometric Boarding Trial at LAX

Lufthansa announced a pilot program to test biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport.
After a trial period at LAX, the carrier plans to roll out the procedure to other airports across the United States. During an initial trial the airline was able to board nearly 350 passengers onto an Airbus A380 in approximately 20 minutes.
The self-boarding gates use facial recognition cameras to capture passengers’ facial images as they approach, and …