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Lufthansa Partnership with Air Berlin to Begin Next March

Lufthansa Partnership with Air Berlin to Begin Next March

Deutsche Lufthansa and Air Berlin announced that their long-term collaboration will begin next March.
The partnership involves a six-year agreement under which Lufthansa will wet-lease as many as 40 aircraft that will be operated by Air Berlin crews for both Eurowings and Austrian Airlines.
The deal will allow Eurowings to expand its current services. The German low-cost carrier currently operates a fleet of 90 aircraft and the wet-lease arrangement will add an …

Lufthansa, Air China Begin Joint Business Venture

Lufthansa, Air China Begin Joint Business Venture

Lufthansa announced that it entered into a new joint business venture with Air China.
The venture will see Air China and Lufthansa, as well as Lufthansa Group carriers Austrian Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines, jointly operate on all flights between Europe and China. The carriers will also coordinate flight schedules and offer common fares.
The joint venture will “further expand network coverage in China and Europe, enhance the flight connections in …

Lobby Bar – September 9: Cars Feed on Emotions, JK Rowling’s Perfect Storm, and the World’s Largest Mirror

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Lobby Bar – A Colossal Collaboration of FBT News and Views, with IKEA Instructions
Sandwich machinery. Paul Riegler pops into Flying Tiger Copenhagen to purchase a hand-cranked paper shredder. While the shredder neatly slices through paper, we’ve found that it also creates perfectly shaped slices of cheese for footlong sandwiches, and it’s rumored that Subway will be ordering a few million units for use in its locations across the globe.
Emotive vehicles. …

Lufthansa Introduces City Sprinter Shuttle from Munich to Düsseldorf and Berlin

Lufthansa Introduces City Sprinter Shuttle from Munich to Düsseldorf and Berlin

MUNICH—Lufthansa introduced a shuttle-style service for flights from Munich to Berlin and Düsseldorf.
Available at Munich Airport, the new City Sprinter service includes dedicated a City Sprinter Fast Lane through the security checkpoint, a dedicated gate area, and late boarding, which means that passengers can arrive at the gate approximately 20 minutes before departure.
The City Sprinter Fast Lane is available exclusively to City Sprinter passengers from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and …

Lufthansa First European Carrier to Offer TSA PreCheck

Lufthansa First European Carrier to Offer TSA PreCheck

Lufthansa German Airlines said it has officially joined the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. The airline is the first European carrier to be authorized by the TSA to offer its passengers the expedited service.
All Lufthansa passengers who are enrolled in Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri, or the TSA PreCheck program are eligible to use PreCheck security lanes, as are active duty U.S. military members.
Passengers at a PreCheck security checkpoint do not …

Lufthansa Reaches Agreement with Flight Attendants Union

Lufthansa Reaches Agreement with Flight Attendants Union

Lufthansa announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement with the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation or UFO, the union that represents the majority of the airline’s flight attendants, which prohibits cabin crew from going on strike. The agreement comes following mediation led by former Brandenburg Prime Minister Matthias Platzek.
Among other conditions, the agreement will move employees from a defined-benefit pension system to a defined-contribution pension system.
The approximately 19,000 cabin crew will receive …

Lufthansa Begins Non-Stop Frankfurt-San Jose Flights

Lufthansa Begins Non-Stop Frankfurt-San Jose Flights

Lufthansa announced the launch of new non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany, and San Jose, California. The carrier will operate the service five times a week, using Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
Flights will depart Frankfurt Airport at 10:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Mineta San Jose International Airport at 1:40 p.m. From San Jose, flights are scheduled to depart at 3:20 p.m., also on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, …