Lufthansa will soon begin selling prepaid Travel passes that will allow passengers to travel from Frankfurt or Munich to anywhere in Europe using a prepaid card that is allocated in flight hours. The sales will last only during the Holiday Season.
Known as ‘Timepass’, each card can be purchased in 6, 9 or 12 hour increments and can be used to book economy flights anywhere that LH flies in Europe. ‘Timepass’ will be available for individual travelers as well as for 2 passengers traveling together under a Companion Timepass.
The individual Timepass will cost as low as €249 Euro and will be available in 6, 9, and 12 hour denominations. The €249 is the price for the 6 hour card. Expect pricing to be higher for the 9 and 12 hour cards.
Companion Timepass pricing starts at €429 for a 6 hour pass and allows for 2 passengers to travel at the same time on one Timepass.
Passengers can book as many flights as they can fit within the hours that are available on the card. For example, if you book a roundtrip ticket using Timepass to fly between Frankfurt and Prague, and if those flights are 1 hour each way, your card will be debited for 2 hours.
You can use Timepass on flights that take place between April 1, 2018 and October 27, 2018 (except for the blackout dates listed below).
There are a few restrictions for the program:
- You can only book a route only once. For example, you can only use Timepass between a city pair only once. You can’t book multiple trips to the same city.
- Travel must be roundtrip. One way tickets cannot be booked with Timepass.
- Tickets will book into ‘Economy Light’ fare class.
- You must have a Friday or Saturday night stay at your destination.
- Timepasses can not be used for booking domestic flights within Germany.
- Black out dates for Frankfurt: May 19-20, 2018, June 22-24, 2018, September 28-30, 2018.
- Black out dates for Munich: May 19-20, 2018, July 27-29, 2018.
For more information and FAQs on how the program works, and to sign up to be alerted when the Timepass is available for purchase, please visit Lufthansa’s Timepass Webpage.
H/T: FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002
Beginning yesterday, passengers visiting the First Class Terminal and Lounges in Frankfurt will have the opportunity to take the 2017 Christmas Duck home with them.
The 2017 First Class Holiday Duck – photo courtesy of Lufthansa.
This continues a long tradition of special edition ducks that are offered during the Holiday Season. To see most of the Lufthansa First Class Ducks that have been issued over the years, please visit their gallery.
The 2017 Christmas Duck is available for as long as supplies last!
In the days following their takeover of most of Air Berlin’s routes, Lufthansa has deployed their 747s on certain flights between Berlin and Frankfurt to help move passengers between hubs.
Initially, plans called for the 747s to stay on the route for certain flights until November 30. Due to load factors, LH has now extended this strategy to at least December 21, primarily to help manage increased passenger traffic during the Christmas season.
Keep in mind that not ever flight between Frankfurt and Berlin is operated by a 747. In fact, only 28 flights in total will fly between the 2 cities between December 1 and December 21. All other flights between the city pair will be operated by A321 aircraft.
Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the addition of 5 new destinations that they’ll begin fly to when the Spring/Summer timetable takes effect in late March.
Here are the details:
Frankfurt – Chisinau:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 28. LH1474 will depart FRA at 9:50a and LH 1475 will depart KIV at 1:20p. Please note that the return flight on Saturdays will depart KIV at 1:25p.
Frankfurt – Glasgow:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 26. LH960 will depart FRA at 2:00p and LH961 will depart GLA at 4:05p.
Frankfurt – Mahon:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on April 28. LH1482 will depart FRA at 3:00p and LH1483 will depart MAH at 18:05.
Frankfurt – Thira:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH1288 will depart FRA at 1:25p and LH1289 will depart JTR at 6:20p.
Munich – Funchal:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH2654 will depart MUC at 8:40a and LH2655 will depart FNC at 12:55.
What has normally been ‘verboten’ has become a reality, at least for the time being.
Lufthansa is offering paid access to ‘SOME’ of the First Class Lounges if you meet certain criteria. This criteria requires that you be a Miles & More ‘Senator’ and be booked on a intercontinental flight in Business or Premium Economy Class.
However, before you get excited about walking into the hallowed grounds of the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, and all the joys that one derives from being treated like an uber VIP, not every lounge is part of this promotion.
Qualifying passengers can access the First Class Lounge in Concourse ‘B’ in Frankfurt, or the First Class Lounge in Munich. The First Class Terminal, and the lounge in Concourse ‘A’ in Frankfurt are not accessible with this promotion.
Restrictions not withstanding, it’s still a great opportunity to experience Lufthansa’s First Class services on ground when normally you would not be eligible to do so.
The promotion is in place until October 29, 2017 and pricing is as follows:
Senator flying in Premium Economy Class: €299, plus €199 per guest (including children)
Senator flying Business Class: €249, plus €149 per guest (including children).
You’ll need to show your boarding pass when you arrive at the lounge, and pay the Lounge receptionist upon entry.
Ducks are included with your purchase! 🙂