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Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

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As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
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1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …

Lufthansa, Air China Plan Joint Venture

Lufthansa, Air China Plan Joint Venture

Lufthansa and Air China announced plans to form a joint venture and work more closely together on routes linking China and Europe.
The two airlines, both members of Star Alliance, made the announcement during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to China this week.
Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa’s CEO, and Song Zhiyong, president of Air China, signed a memorandum of understanding Monday “to enhance the commercial partnership as part of a joint venture.”
The memorandum …

Lufthansa to Launch Munich-Miami Service

Lufthansa to Launch Munich-Miami Service

Lufthansa announced it will begin new service between Munich and Miami on December 2.  The service will operate five times a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Flights will depart Munich Airport at 11:45 a.m. and arrive at Miami International Airport at 5:15 p.m.  Flights from Miami to Munich will depart at 6:55 p.m. and arrive at 10:25 a.m. the next day.
Lufthansa’s A330-300s are equipped …

The 2014 Guide to In-Flight Slumber

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If you had trouble sleeping on your last overnight flight, the chances are that you weren’t the only one.  And if you were envious of all those people who appeared to be fast asleep during the flight, chances are that they didn’t sleep particularly well at that.
What we can do is take a look at methods and strategies that travelers can follow in order to increase the likelihood of their …

Lufthansa Unveils Premium-Economy Seats on Boeing 747-8 Aircraft

Lufthansa Unveils Premium-Economy Seats on Boeing 747-8 Aircraft

Lufthansa announced details about its new premium-economy cabin and seats on Monday.
The new seats, developed in-house by Lufthansa, have as much as 50% more space than seats in coach.  Each has its own armrest, fold-out table, adjustable backrest and headrest, and height-adjustable footrest, and seats in the first row of the cabin have leg supports with an integrated footrest.  Seats are never more than one seat away from the aisle …

Lufthansa Begins New Frankfurt-Montreal Flights

Lufthansa Begins New Frankfurt-Montreal Flights

Lufthansa announced the launch of new seasonal service between Frankfurt and Montreal.  The service operates five times a week through October 12, using a combination of Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft.
Flights from Montreal to Frankfurt depart Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, and arrive at Frankfurt Airport the next morning.  Flights from Frankfurt depart in the early afternoon on the same days, and …