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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 …

Lufthansa to Offer Purchasable Menu Upgrades in Coach and Premium Economy

Lufthansa to Offer Purchasable Menu Upgrades in Coach and Premium Economy

Lufthansa announced it would offer new dining options to passengers in coach and premium economy on certain flights.
Seven new A la carte dining meals will be available to passengers on long-haul flights beginning in May. Unlike some airlines’ buy-on-board options, the meals can be booked up to 24 hours before departure.
Dishes include grilled steak, a Bento Box with a selection of sushi, and hearty Bavarian snacks, as well as an …

Munich Airport and Lufthansa Deploy IBM Watson-Powered Robot to Assist Passengers

Munich Airport and Lufthansa Deploy IBM Watson-Powered Robot to Assist Passengers

MUNICH—Lufthansa and Munich Airport announced the deployment of Josie Pepper, a humanoid robot that can interact with passengers who have questions.
The robot, powered by IBM Watson, an artificial intelligence platform used by and for business. The robot was developed by the French company SoftBank Robotics and was christened “Josie” by Munich Airport and Lufthansa staff members, after the airport’s official name, Munich Airport Franz Josef Strauss.
The English-speaking robot, which stands …

Lufthansa Debuts Automated Check-In for Short-Haul Flights

Lufthansa Debuts Automated Check-In for Short-Haul Flights

Lufthansa announced that it will begin offering automated check-in for all flights within Germany and the Schengen area.
Passengers who book tickets up to 24 hours prior to departure will have their boarding passes sent automatically to their smartphones 23 hours prior to departure.
Travelers need to ensure that their information in their Lufthansa Miles and More account or Lufthansa iD profile is current in order to receive the boarding pass automatically.
The …