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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 …

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 …