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Lufthansa Frankfurt to New York (JFK) First Class Flight 400 – Review

Lufthansa Frankfurt to New York (JFK) First Class Flight 400 – Review

Frankfurt Airport is by far Germany’s busiest transportation hub 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.  While Lufthansa does fly the A380 from Frankfurt to New York, my flight was on an Airbus A340.
Lufthansa is in …

New iPad App from Lufthansa Offers Enhanced Interactivity – Review

New iPad App from Lufthansa Offers Enhanced Interactivity – Review

Lufthansa recently released an app specifically geared for the Apple iPad, expanding on the capabilities and services offered in its current iOS app while exploiting the iPad’s large display and finger-tap interface. 
The centerpiece of the new app is an interactive world map displaying all of Lufthansa’s destination airports.  A couple of finger taps allows the user to select departure and destination airports; the app automatically displays the requested route and …

Villa Rothschild Kempinski, Königstein, Germany – Hotel Review

Villa Rothschild Kempinski, Königstein, Germany – Hotel Review

In 1949, an unusual gathering took place at the Villa Rothschild. German politicians including Konrad Adenauer, Theodor Heuss, Adolph Schönfelder, and Hermann Strafer gathered to formulate post-war Germany’s fundamental rights laws (Grundrechte).
Today, the hospitality of the villa, originally built in 1894 for Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild, is not limited to world leaders.  Indeed, vacationers and business travelers from around the world can enjoy the hotel’s 22 elegant rooms and sprawling …

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 …