Last week, the Business Traveller Awards were announced in Germany for a variety of travel related categories. Among them, SWISS, Lufthansa and Austrian took 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the category that awarded best ‘Business Airline for Business Travellers in Germany and Europe’. The win for SWISS was its 2nd consecutive for the category.
SWISS was also recognized by readers for ‘Best Airline For International Business Travellers‘ and was awarded a respectable 3rd place for the category.
Additionally, Lufthansa took home 1st place for “Best Website For Business Travellers“.
The Business Traveller Awards are awarded on an annual basis and are determined by reader balloting.
AUSTRIAN has announced today that they are expanding their successful “Smart Upgrade” program to now include intra-European flights.
Until now, Smart Upgrade allowed passengers who had purchased Economy Class tickets for long haul flights to submit an auction-style bid in an effort to move to a Business Class seat. After submitting bids online, passengers find out if they were successful 72 hours ahead of their scheduled departure.
Since the program began last year Austrian has received 23,000 bids so on the heels of this popularity so they’ve decided to expand the program to cover flights within Europe.
A couple of weeks ago I shared some news from Austrian regarding the attempt by an individual to ‘tow’ one of Austrian’s 777. The event has come and gone and I’m happy to report that the feat was accomplished.
On Monday July 23, Franz Müllner using a basic harness, successfully pulled the 777 a distance of 10 meters which resulted in a new World Record.
Austrian posted a YouTube video showing the incredible feat: