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Lufthansa Updates FlyNet In-Flight Internet

Lufthansa Updates FlyNet In-Flight Internet

We last looked at Lufthansa’s FlyNet in-flight Internet offering in the spring and Germany’s flagship carrier has been busy equipping more long-haul aircraft with FlyNet and improving the service.
In conjunction with Panasonic Avionics and Deutsche Telekom, FlyNet was relaunched in 2010; the original FlyNet was available from 2004-2006.
Our Lufthansa FlyNet FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has been updated with the latest information from Lufthansa on where and when FlyNet is available.
Updates …

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport’s new 2011/2012 Winter Timetable, which goes into effect on October 30, in tandem with the time change in Germany, features expanded flight services from the airlines who are using the extra capacity available following the recent inauguration of Frankfurt Airport’s new Runway Northwest.
In intercontinental traffic, Lufthansa will return to Rio de Janeiro, with five flights per week. Lufthansa last served this route from Frankfurt in 2005. Effective January …

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Lufthansa Unveils Thinner, Lighter Seats With More Legroom – Review

Two weeks ago, I traveled on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Brussels and something looked different. At first glance, it seemed as if all of the seats had been pushed closer together and indeed they had, but that was only part of the story.  In fact, the Airbus A319’s entire interior had been completely redone.
The Neue Europa Kabine (New European Cabin) was first announced in 2010 and features an …

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.  …