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Helvetic Airways (Swiss) Flight 1101 Munich – Zurich – Review

Helvetic Airways (Swiss) Flight 1101  Munich – Zurich – Review

Munich Airport (Flughafen München), located roughly 30 km (18 miles) northeast of the city, is one of the most modern and efficient airports in Europe. Since it’s opening in 1992, it’s become the second busiest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and the seventh busiest in Europe.  Terminal 2, which opened in 2003, is used by Lufthansa and members of the Star Alliance.
Helvetic Airways is a Swiss airline that operates six …

Lufthansa Unveils New Business-Class Seats and Cabin

Lufthansa Unveils New Business-Class Seats and Cabin

Lufthansa is rolling out a new business-class cabin and the new seats will make their first appearance within a few weeks when Lufthansa places its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental into service.
The new cabin design, which replaces the almost ten-year-old PrivateBed seat, reclines a full 180° and expands to a 1.98-meter long bed.  All seats are forward facing, which addresses a key request from passengers, namely the wish to sit and …

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Voting for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, giving you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  Most of the award categories, which include Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site, are …

Hungary’s Malév Grounds All Flights After 66 Years

Hungary’s Malév Grounds All Flights After 66 Years

Malév, Hungary’s national airline, is no more.  The airline grounded its fleet permanently after its planes were held at overseas airports for unpaid debts.  Malév’s departure from the market left a gap that competitors including Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Ryanair, and Wizz Air were quick to exploit.
At Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Malév had accounted for almost 40% of airport revenue.
“Unfortunately what we feared the most has come to pass, even …

European Airfares to Increase

European Airfares to Increase

Starting this year, airlines that fly to, from, and within Europe will be passing some new expenses on to passengers in the form of higher ticket prices, as recommended by the European Union.  One airline, Lufthansa, has already announced its plans to do so.
All airlines flying to and from Europe are now required to purchase C02 certificates for emission rights, since airlines are now included in the EU Emissions Trading …

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in 2011

Your Favorite Frequent Business Traveler Articles in 2011

As the year draws to a close, we present our year-end recap of the Frequent Business Traveler articles that resonated most strongly with you in 2011.
The pieces range from reviews of flights aboard some of the most-talked-about new commercial aircraft, to test drives of luxury cars, to your takes on what hotels aren’t doing right.
1.)        Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal
Jonathan Spira gets the scoop from then …

Munich Airport VIP Wing – Review

Munich Airport VIP Wing – Review

Air travel – and airports – once were indeed glamorous, but today, long security lines, crowded airline lounges, and indifferent staff make that image seem like another world.
It is possible, however, to recapture some of that glamour – for a small fee.  Airports in cities from London (Heathrow) to Singapore (Changi) to Munich offer a very different arrival and/or departure experience for those willing to foot the bill.
This past June, …