Happy Birthday to the First Class Terminal!!
Ten years ago this week, the ‘FCT’ opened its doors to First Class Passengers and HON Circle members. Since then, the FCT has become a travel destination in it of itself and has been the source of many happy memories and experiences for thousands of travelers!
To mark the occasion, the First Class Terminal will be providing guests with a special, limited edition duck that will be given away for only 2 or 3 days (while supplies last). This Duck will perhaps be the most limited and thus most collectible one to ever be issued by the First Class Terminal, so if you travels include a visit to FCT in the coming days, make you sure come away with one!
Visitors will also be treated to an FCT that has just had a minor face lift. Guests will find new furnishings, accessories and flooring throughout the lounge. However, the great service remains the same!
The Tenth Anniversary FCT Duck
Come back next week when I unveil the all-new Christmas Duck!
Lufthansa is currently holding a First Class fare sale that discounts many of their routes by up to 50% off of their regular rates. What this means is that you can travel from the USA to fantastic European destinations for what is normally a ‘Business Class Price’.
For example, First Class travel between Boston and Brussels can be had for only $5040. Otherwise most East Coast departures to Europe run in the very low $6000 range, while Central and West Coast USA departures begin at $7000.
These fares are in place until November 17 and are valid for departures between December 15 and January 3. Return flights need to talk place between December 22 and January 7, 2015. Perfect timing if you’re considering visiting Europe for Christmas and for the peak of Europe’s Christmas Market season.
Lufthansa’s First Class product has earned a 5-Star rating and is among the finest air travel experiences available. Considering that the fleet has been recently overhauled to feature a new First Class seat and fantastic ground services such as the ‘beloved’ First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, it’s easy to see why so many passengers come away loving their LH First Class experience. As a matter of fact, the FCT is nearing the completion of a minor facelift to further enhance the experience.
A word of WARNING: This fare sale is valid for flights operated by Lufthansa, United, Air Canada, SWISS, Austrian and Brussels Airlines. Please note that only Lufthansa, SWISS and United offer a dedicated first class cabin. I STRONGLY recommend that you book your flights so that they are operated by Lufthansa or SWISS since that will give you a superior First Class experience both in the air and on the ground. Flying with United’s First Class will not allow you entry into Lufthansa First Class Terminal or LH’s and SWISS’ First Class lounges! So if you are going to spend $5000 or more on a ticket, make sure to get the best possible booking. Send me a note if you need help building a First Class itinerary.
This may be perhaps the most rare of all the Lufthansa Ducks since it will only be available for 2 months as the First Class Terminal undergoes a mild renovation through November.
If your travels will involve Lufthansa First Class flights in or out of Frankfurt, be sure to go the First Class Terminal and claim the newest addition to the First Class Duck family.
Up until now, Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal Twitter Team’s weekly contest to win a Duck awarded the first correct answer to their trivia quiz making the contest last only seconds.
Going forward, ‘@Lufthansa_FCT’ will now gather ALL correct entries submitted during the contest and then draw 1 lucky winner from the pool of eligible entries.
For this week’s contest, the entry deadline is August 7 at 10am CEST (Central Euro Standard Time). Make sure to use the hashtag ‘#FCTWhere’ in order to have to your entry count.
Here’ is their Tweet launching this week’s contest:
This morning, Lufthansa loaded discounted First Class fares into their reservation system that reflects a 40-50% discount off of typical First Class fares. The best deal looks to be between Houston and Stockholm for only $5600. Otherwise, most departures from the East Coast range from the high $5000 to mid $6000 range while departures from the Midwest and West Coast range between the mid $6000 and mid $7000 range.
These fares are valid for departures between June 27 and August 30, 2014 with return flights needing to take place between June 29 and November 30, 2014. This is fantastic window since it covers the high peak summer travel season to Europe. Tickets must be purchased by July 2, 2014 and 60 days prior to departure.
🙂 Included at no additional cost 🙂 is access to the fantastic First Class Terminal if you connect through Frankfurt where you can enjoy private car transfers to your connecting flights and even grab your very own First Class Duck souvenir! 🙂 Of course you will also have access to the First Class Lounges inside the airport in Frankfurt or in Munich. If you depart from NYC, you’ll have a First Class Lounge experience waiting for you there as well.
Normally, First Class tickets will typically range from $9000 to $12000 or more, so when they are discounted like this, it offers a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of one of the finest First Class experiences that you can have with any airline.