LH Group has launched an attractive Business Class fare sale for travel between Europe and the USA.
The best fares as usual are to the East Coast, with Boston, NYC, Washington DC and Philadelphia pricing at €1800. Southeast and Midwest destinations can be reached for about €2000 while the West Coast can be booked for €2600. Canada is also part of the fare sale with fares similar to those for the USA.
The fare sale is in place until June 7, 2017. Tickets must be purchased 14 days prior to departure, and there is a 6 night minimum stay.
Inventory is wide open for June / July / August travel.
Miles & More is offering a promotion that will award members double miles for certain flights between Europe and the USA. The offer is valid for flights that are booked by May 15, 2017, for travel that is completed by September 15, 2017.
The eligible flights include Lufthansa, Austrian, and SWISS operated flights.
For Lufthansa operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Frankfurt to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami, Seattle, San Jose and Tampa, or from Munich to New York JFK, New York Newark, Boston, San Francisco and los Angeles.
For Austrian operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Vienna to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles and Miami.
For SWISS operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Zurich to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Miami.
According to the webpage that provides the details, it appears that bonus only applies to Economy Class bookings. Additionally, the bonus will only be credited to the aforementioned routes. Connecting to other flights that are on the same itinerary do no earn the extra miles.
To be eligible for the bonus miles, you need to register for the promo by visiting this site and entering your information, including your Miles & More number.
Please note that these miles are bonus miles and do not count towards status miles, and the bonus is calculated based on the miles that you fare class offers.
H/T: Oliver2002 & Flyertalk’s Miles&More Forum
Seven months ago, Austrian first announced that it was planning to begin service this Spring between Vienna and Los Angeles.
Today, the first flights for the new route took place as OS81 departed for Los Angeles at 10:00a and the return flight (OS82) departed back to Vienna shortly after 3:00p.
The route will be flown 6 days a week (No flights on Sundays) by their 777 fleet and will be in place for Austrian’s summer timetable through October.
This brings Austrian’s total weekly flights to the USA to 37. In addition to the new LAX route, OS flies to Miami, New York JFK, Newark, Chicago, and Washington DC.
The strike by Berlin’s Ground Crew has now been extended through Tuesday, March 14 until 5pm local time.
Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian have now cancelled all flights that serve Berlin through the end of the strike. The strike was scheduled to end at 5:00a on Tuesday March 14, but apparently the union thought it was a good idea to extend the misery for passengers for another day.
Please be aware that there may be residual cancellations that leak into March 15 due to the positioning of aircraft.
UPDATE: Since publishing this post, Lufthansa has now cancelled flights to and from Philadelphia on March 14, 2017.
With Blizzard Warnings spreading throughout the Northeast Corridor, airlines are beginning to announce cancellations ahead of the incoming storm.
Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian are not immune to mother nature thus they have announced that flights to and from New York / Newark and Boston will be cancelled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Philadelphia and Washington DC are scheduled to operate normally.
As of the time of this post Brussels still showed their flights as being scheduled but that may change sooner than later.
If you were scheduled to fly to or from the NYC or BOS area, please use this link to determine what your options are, including rebooking, refunds, or alternative routings. You can also log in to your Miles & More page to see what options are available to you.