Hamburg airport has just reopened after what appears to have been a gas leak that led to the evacuation of the airport.
According to various media outlets, up to 50 people had taken ill and authorities had evacuated terminal 1 and 2 while searching for the cause.
Some outlets had speculated that the source of the gas was discovered at the security check area and may have spread throughout the airport through the ventilation system system, but nothing that I have read confirms that in fact a passenger is to blame for this.
The airport had been closed for about 1 hour 15 minutes before being re-opened.
A few days ago I posted about Lufthansa’s special event to celebrate their first A350 that would take passengers on a round-trip between Munich and Hamburg.
For whatever reason, LH stopped accepting bookings for a few days, but now has communicated that tickets will be available beginning December 13. I’m not sure if that means midnights Central Europe Time, or not, but at some point tomorrow you can book a round trip ticket scheduled for February 9 for only €179.
The special A350 flight will operate as LH350 on the outbound and LH359 for the return flight. The flight from Munich will depart at 10:30a and return to leave Hamburg at approximately 5:00p for the return flight to Munich.
If your one of the lucky early bookers, you have a chance of sitting in Business Class. Tickets are the same price regardless of class, so the earlier to try to book the better odds you have of sitting in Business. FYI, the A350 fleet will not have a First Class cabin, so don’t look for those seats when booking.
The flight can be booked through Lufthansa’s dedicated A350 webpage.
Put this in your calendar!
Lufthansa is planning a special 1-off flight for their new A350 that will take lucky passengers from Munich to Hamburg and back. The day will be full of special events surrounding the addition of the A350 to the fleet.
The flight is tentatively scheduled for February 9 (however Lufthansa has not yet confirmed the exact details). From what I understand the flight will depart Munich at 10:35am and return from Hamburg at 5:00p and will cost only €179 roundtrip.
The flight was available for booking earlier today, but I think a glitch has caused the flight info to be removed from Lufthansa’s timetable. Keep checking as it should be returned fairly soon. Once the flight is full, the booking will close.
The flight numbers are predictable! The outbound flight will be LH350 and the return flight will be LH359, a quiet tribute to the aircraft model.
Passengers on this flight will have a few nice things to experience in Munich ahead of the flight, and once in Hamburg they will enjoy additional Lufthansa hospitality at their Technik facility.
Again, this is tentative and plans like this can change with little notice so take this post as an ‘FYI’ and pay attention to various outlets like ‘VFT’ or FlyerTalk’s Lufthansa Forum.
H/T: FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002