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Frankfurt Airport Summer Schedule to Go Into Effect This Weekend

Frankfurt Airport Summer Schedule to Go Into Effect This Weekend

The Frankfurt Airport Summer Timetable 2013 will go into effect Sunday, March 31, 2013.  The new schedule will include several new destinations and flights.
In Asia, Air China will add a new service to Chengdu, which will begin on May 19 and operate three times a week.  In addition, Lufthansa will increase its service to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from four to five flights per week.
European flights changes include Lufthansa raising frequencies between …

Lufthansa to Introduce Premium Economy

Lufthansa to Introduce Premium Economy

In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Lufthansa’s CEO Christoph Franz said the carrier will begin to offer a separate premium economy section in its planes starting in 2014.  “We are introducing a fourth class now because our customers want it,” he said.
Lufthansa is already testing prototype seats and plans to dedicate as much as ten percent of the aircraft to the new section, which it will brand as Premium …

Lobby Bar – March 22: Obi Wan Speaks, John LaRoquette, Meet the Flintstones, and Movie References We Hope You Get

Lobby Bar – March 22: Obi Wan Speaks, John LaRoquette, Meet the Flintstones, and Movie References We Hope You Get

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Crouching tiger, hidden outlets. Jonathan Spira stays at the Fairmont Olympic hotel in Seattle.  But why did the maintenance man sneak out of his room at 2 a.m.?
I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. American and US Air execs defend their plans to merge before Congress. The question is: will …

Diversions: Test Your Knowledge of Geography With Lufthansa Virtual Pilot

Diversions: Test Your Knowledge of Geography With Lufthansa Virtual Pilot

Most people think they know their geography pretty well but a report last year by the National Assessment of Educational Progress found only about one-fourth of American students are proficient in geography.  Indeed, a contestant for Miss Teen USA gave a somewhat baffling answer to the question of why one-fifth of Americans are unable to locate the U.S. on a map (she said it was because “some people out there …

Lufthansa Announces Order for 102 Airbus Aircraft

Lufthansa Announces Order for 102 Airbus Aircraft

Lufthansa announced plans to renew its short-haul fleet with an order for 102 Airbus aircraft.  The order, valued at $11.2 billion, is part of the airline’s effort to reduce operational costs.
Of the aircraft, 35 will be A320neos, 35 will be A321neos, 30 will be A320ceos (with Sharklets), and two will be A380s.  The airline will announce the engine choices in the near future.
Sharklets are a blended winglet design meant to …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program.  Balloting for the 2013 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have an opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  …

What Are Your Favorite Hotels, Airports, and Airlines?

What Are Your Favorite Hotels, Airports, and Airlines?

Everyone has favorites, and the Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards allow you to recognize yours.
The GlobeRunner Awards cover hotels, airlines, loyalty programs, airports, car rental agencies, and more.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.
Don’t keep your favorites a secret.  Over 73,000 votes have been cast so far this year but there’s still plenty of time so go …