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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …

Lufthansa Strike Strands Over 150,000 Passengers

Lufthansa Strike Strands Over 150,000 Passengers

A two-day strike by Lufthansa pilots forced the airline to cancel nearly half of its flights and left tens of thousands of passengers stranded.
The German flag carrier cancelled 1,350 flights on the first day of the strike, which will run through Tuesday.  It is the pilots’ ninth strike this year.
The strike began noon local time on Monday and impacts all short- and medium-haul flights out of Germany for that period …

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines later this month.
Beginning October 26, ANA will be allowed to place its code on TAM-operated flights to São Paulo from both Paris and Frankfurt.  Along with the transatlantic routes, the carrier will also put its code on five additional TAM routes from São Paulo.
The airline currently offers codeshare flights with TAM between London …

Lufthansa Cargo Pilots Strike

Lufthansa Cargo Pilots Strike

Lufthansa pilots said Monday that they will go on strike this week, as an ongoing dispute about retirement benefits continues.
Vereinigung Cockpit, the union that represents the pilots, said that the strike, which will impact the airline’s cargo flights, will take place from 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday through 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Lufthansa pilots last planned a strike in mid-September, which was cancelled at the last minute.
Passenger flights will not be impacted …

Lobby Bar – September 19: When Cows Fly, Utopian Cars, Internet Truth Serum, and Propositions in Envelope

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The Lobby Bar – An Absolutely Crass Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Staying safe in Texas.  Join Karin Sun for a tour of Dallas (you know, that place in Texas where you always have layovers).  General tips include visiting the Texas School Book Depository building, hiding your I © Obama pin, pretending to be a cowboy for a day, and avoiding grassy knolls.
Safe until a data breach.  Apple’s newest …

Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa Group announced that it ordered ten Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft for Eurowings, a regional carrier and subsidiary.
The aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings between 2016 and 2017, and are expected to replace Bombardier CRJ900s currently in the airline’s fleet.
Airbus has approximately 11,000 orders for the A320 family to date, and has delivered over 6,200 of the aircraft.  The planes are single-aisle, and have 18”-wide seats in economy …

Lufthansa Pilots Plan Strike in Frankfurt for Tuesday

Lufthansa Pilots Plan Strike in Frankfurt for Tuesday

Lufthansa pilots announced the fourth strike against the German airline in three weeks.  The strike was later cancelled, according to a message on the Vereinigung Cockpit website.
The strike, which was to take place on Tuesday in Frankfurt, would have been in response to proposed changes in retirement benefits, which include raising the early retirement age.  Lufthansa wants to adjust the age because pilots can now fly until they reach 65.
Pilot union …