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What’s Doing In Frankfurt

What’s Doing In Frankfurt

Like Germany itself, Frankfurt’s story is one of postwar redemption.  Bombed nearly to oblivion in 1944, this thousand-year-old city on the banks of the River Main, once a jewel of the Holy Roman Empire, is today one of the great centers of finance, transportation, and culture in Europe.
In the last thirty years, Frankfurt’s skyline has been transformed by skyscrapers, and its riverbanks have been turned into a vast cultural thoroughfare.  …

Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lufthansa FlyNet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Editor’s note: An Updated FlyNet FAQ was published on 10 October 2012 and can be found online here.
Updated last on 28 November 2011
Lufthansa’s FlyNet in-flight Internet service, which was the world’s first in-flight Internet service when it launched back in 2004, is back on line.
In conjunction with Panasonic Avionics and Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa launched the second generation of FlyNet in late 2010 on the Airbus A330 aircraft.  At the present …

Lufthansa Airbus A380 Flight 400 Frankfurt to New York Review

Lufthansa Airbus A380 Flight 400 Frankfurt to New York Review

Frankfurt Airport is by far Germany’s busiest airport and reportedly serves more international destinations than any other airport in the world.  It is also a major hub for Lufthansa Airlines, which is one of just a few select airlines that fly the double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner.
One month ago, Lufthansa started its scheduled A380 flights to the U.S., flying the aircraft from Frankfurt to New York’s John F. …

Lufthansa FlyNet In-Flight Internet Review and Test Drive

Lufthansa FlyNet In-Flight Internet Review and Test Drive

The aircraft cabin, until recently, was considered a kind of sanctum, where one could escape the bombardment of e-mail, instant messages, tweets, Facebook notifications, and text messages.
This report, however, was filed today from seat 3C on board a scheduled Lufthansa flight from New York (EWR) to Frankfurt (FRA).  Flight 485 took off today shortly after 10 p.m. and once we reached 10,000 feet, I took out my laptop …

Jonathan Spira’s Munich

Jonathan Spira’s Munich

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about Munich and covers museums and music. Virtual tours of both Munich and the BMW Museum are at the bottom of the page.]
The letter “B” is not found in “Munich” but it might as well be.  The letter B is everywhere in the city, whether it’s on the street (BMW), in a restaurant (Bier), or in a political discussion …

Lufthansa Flight 4758, London to Munich

Lufthansa Flight 4758, London to Munich

Admittedly, I arrived at London Heathrow’s Terminal One a bit late for my flight, 26 hours late to be exact.  I did have a good excuse, however: the 35 cm of snow at JFK that delayed my initial outbound flight.   London had snow as well, all flights were delayed, and my scheduled flight was not until 8 p.m. (I arrived in London around noon).  Despite the long lines everywhere, I …

Blizzard Business Travel: JFK to Munich in 48 Hours

Blizzard Business Travel: JFK to Munich in 48 Hours

In good weather, the flight from New York (JFK) to Munich via London can take as little as 12 hours. In bad weather, the trip can stretch to perhaps 15 or 20 hours. But the storm that last week buried much of the East Coast of the United States in a blanket of snow shut down major airports, closed thousands of businesses, and left tens of thousands of …