Lufthansa

2013 GlobeRunner Award Winners Announced at Event in New York City

2013 GlobeRunner Award Winners Announced at Event in New York City

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Transaero Airlines, and Emirates Airline have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners of the 2013 GlobeRunner Awards in New York City on Wednesday.  The awards honor the world’s top hotels, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites and more.  The awards ceremony, held at The Penn …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst Airlines for 2013

While most frequent flyer programs look similar in many respects, experienced travelers have come to understand that, with apologies to George Orwell, some programs are more equal than others.
If you are interested in award redemption, you will wish to read further: the most frequent of frequent flyers, (those who know the various programs better than anyone) rated Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan the best for the second year in a row. …

Airbus, Boeing, Embraer Post Billions in Orders at Paris Air Show

Airbus, Boeing, Embraer Post Billions in Orders at Paris Air Show

Three major aircraft manufacturers, Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer, announced billions of dollars in orders at the Paris Air Show on Monday.
Emabraer announced that it signed letters of intent with five unidentified airlines for 65 orders of the E-Jets E2, the second generation of Embraer’s E-Jets family.  They include three new aircraft: the E175-E2, the E190-E2, and the E195-E2.
Japan’s Skymark Airlines announced its intent to select the Boeing 737 Max as …

Poll: How Satisfied Are You With Frequent Flyer Award Redemptions?

Poll: How Satisfied Are You With Frequent Flyer Award Redemptions?

Collecting and redeeming points through frequent flyer programs is something most travelers either enjoy (or endure).  Frequent Business Traveler has teamed up with FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, to find out how satisfied you are with the redemption process.
Please rate your level of satisfaction based on your actual usage of the program(s) within the past 12 months.  Your rating should be based on your own personal experience with …

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of Boeing’s 50th 747-8 Intercontinental

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of Boeing’s 50th 747-8 Intercontinental

Thirteen months after its first delivery, Boeing delivered its 50th 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft.  Lufthansa, the launch customer of the passenger version of the plane, took delivery of the new jumbo jet on Wednesday.
The new 747-8 is the German airline’s 82nd 747 and its seventh 747-8.
The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental entered service on June 1, 2012 with a flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington, D.C.  The first 747-8 Freighter entered service …

2013 Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

2013 Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

Those who travel frequently for work or leisure undoubtedly are members of a frequent flyer program.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, want to know from you, our readers, how satisfied you are with the program or programs you participate in.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with one or more of the following frequent flyer programs based on your actual usage of the program within …

Lufthansa Pilots Threaten Strike

Lufthansa Pilots Threaten Strike

The union representing Lufthansa’s pilots, Vereinigung Cockpit, has told airline management it needs to make an improved offer in the ongoing contract negotiations or face strikes.
The union and Lufthansa have held several rounds of talks but have failed to reach an agreement on wages and working conditions.
Vereinigung Cockpit is asking for an increase of 4.6% in pay covering the period from May 2013 to April 2014 as well as a …