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Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in Q1 2012

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in Q1 2012

In the first three months of this year. we gave you the info you wanted first, with reviews of the new iPad, the BMW 328i Sedan, and A380 and Dreamliner flights. You responded, and continue to do so enthusiastically, casting your votes for your favorite airlines, hotels, and airports in our first-ever GlobeRunner Awards.
Here are the stories that engaged you, from the latest on lie-flat seats to the low down …

Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Updated for 2012

Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Updated for 2012

Editor’s note: An Updated FlyNet FAQ was published on 10 October 2012 and can be found online here.
Lufthansa’s FlyNet in-flight Internet service, which was the world’s first in-flight Internet service when it launched back in 2004, is now available on more aircraft and more routes than before.
In late 2010, in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics and Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa launched the second generation of FlyNet on the Airbus A330 aircraft. Today, …

Lufthansa Poised to Divest JetBlue Stake

Lufthansa Poised to Divest JetBlue Stake

Lufthansa, which currently owns ca. 15.7% of JetBlue, announced plans to issue bonds that will be redeemable in shares of JetBlue Airways Corp., a move that has the potential to reduce Lufthansa’s stake in the U.S. airline to zero.
Lufthansa acquired a 19% stake in JetBlue in January 2009.
The airline is currently in the process of selling its U.K-based airline, British Midland (bmi), to International Consolidated Airlines Group, the parent of …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Does your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program deserve recognition?  The 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards give you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
Award categories are Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site.
You, the expert in frequent business travel, are the judge.
Let your voice be heard and vote …

Lufthansa Cancels 400+ Flights Due to Ground Workers Strike

Lufthansa Cancels 400+ Flights Due to Ground Workers Strike

Lufthansa cancelled hundreds of domestic and international flights on Tuesday as ground workers in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, and Cologne announced plans to strike in an ongoing dispute over wages.
The union ver.di, one of the world’s largest with 2.1 million members,  announced plans for a rolling walkout for Tuesday.  Workers at Frankfurt, the country’s largest airport, will strike from 2 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. local time.  Munich will be impacted by …

What’s Doing In Brussels, Belgium

What’s Doing In Brussels, Belgium

With picturesque cobbled streets lined with medieval houses, Brussels (Bruxelles in French, Brussel in Dutch and, officially, the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region), is the capital of Belgium and is comprised of 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels.  With a population of 1.8 million, it is the largest urban area in Belgium and is home to the headquarters of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization …

In Search of a Better Business Class Lie-Flat Seat

In Search of a Better Business Class Lie-Flat Seat

American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss, United and Virgin (among others) face off in the skies
In the past year, I’ve flown in international business class seats on six airlines, namely, Air France, American Airlines, Continental (now United), KLM, Lufthansa, and Swiss (pictured).    Out of the six, only two airlines offered truly lie-flat seating that was horizontal to the floor, Continental and Swiss.
The fully horizontal seat made a difference.  My Swiss …