Lufthansa Group has announced that it expects to cancel flights to areas that are under threat of Hurricane Irma. The announcement was made yesterday and covers SWISS / Lufthansa / Austrian / Eurowings / Edelweiss / Brussels flights to Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Orlando, Varadero, Havana, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Orlando.
To that end, LH has announced that passengers impacted by the hurricane and have travel dates between September 6 and September 11, 2017 can rebook their tickets free of charge, but certain conditions apply.
To qualify for fee-free rebooking you:
Have a ticket that was issued prior to September 6, 2017
Have a new date of travel that is on or before October 12, 2017
Cannot change your origin or destination, or class of travel. The only except to this is that you can change your departure airport from the USA.
If you are affected by these service announcements, you can rebook your ticket yourself under your reservation on Lufthansa.com (or the website of you LH group carrier), or call your travel agent.
For the latest info, please visit Lufthansa’s ‘Current Travel Info’ webpage.
If you haven’t acted yet, you have 2 days left to take advantage of Lufthansa’s fare deals for travel to the USA. The fares cover travel on Lufthansa Group airlines as well as Air Canada and United.
The sale covers Business Class with fares starting as low as €1500 from most Lufthansa / SWISS / Austrian origination cities in Europe. Most of the USA’s east coast can be reached for only €1500-€1600, while the midwest and west coast can be booked for only €1800-€2000.
Canadian destinations have even better pricing with fares to Montreal or Toronto coming in at only €1300.
This fare sale is set to expire on September 6 so there is are 48 hours to take advantage.
The rules and fine print of the deal:
Minimum stay of 7 days is required
Tickets must be booked 60 days prior to departure
Travel must be complete by October 12, 2018
Brussels has announced that it will add an additional flight between Brussels and Mumbai on the heels of a successful route launch between the 2 cities. The new flight has been added to the timetable effective October 29, 2017.
Citing high load factors across all 3 cabins (Business / Economy / Economy Privilege), an additional flight will take place on Sundays, bringing to total flights between the cities to 6 (Daily except for Tuesdays).