Lufthansa is currently offering a voucher good for €20 off for travel between July 7 and September 30, 2014.
The vouchers are issued based on departures from specific countries. For the purposes of this promo, there are 16 eligible European countries for which vouchers are available. You’ll need to choose your country of departure at the time you register for your Voucher Code. Voucher Codes will be emailed to you immediately upon registration.
Vouchers must be used between July 7 and July 31, 2014. Flights must be operated by Lufthansa or regional partners.
CLICK HERE to be take to the Voucher Registration Page.
In a ceremony in Beijing today, Lufthansa’s new CEO Carsten Spohr and Song Zhiyong, President of Air China signed an agreement that will increase ties between the two airlines.
According to the agreement, Lufthansa and Air China will make it easier for passengers flying both airlines in terms of products and services on the ground as well as coordinated timetables that will allow for convenient connections. Plans call for this to be in place in time for the Winter/Spring timetable that takes effect in October.
According to LH’s press release, this is only the initial step as far as an agreement between the 2 airlines. An expansion of the relationship should be expected in the future. This move ultimately creates more opportunities for LH in China which is currently the world’s 2nd largest market for airline travel and gives Air China better access to European markets.
This agreement compliments the existing agreements LH has with Air Canada, United and ANA that cover North America and Japan.
Last week, the Business Traveller Awards were announced in Germany for a variety of travel related categories. Among them, SWISS, Lufthansa and Austrian took 1st, 2nd & 3rd respectively in the category that awarded best ‘Business Airline for Business Travellers in Germany and Europe’. The win for SWISS was its 2nd consecutive for the category.
SWISS was also recognized by readers for ‘Best Airline For International Business Travellers‘ and was awarded a respectable 3rd place for the category.
Additionally, Lufthansa took home 1st place for “Best Website For Business Travellers“.
The Business Traveller Awards are awarded on an annual basis and are determined by reader balloting.
Lufthansa is running a bit of a fare sale for travel between the US and Europe that has a couple of attractive options. The best being Chicago-Budapest for only $779.
In addition to the ORD-BUD deal, New York to Frankfurt can be had for only $939. Otherwise fares from most USA gateways to a variety of European destinations fall into the $1300-1500 range.
The fare sale runs until July 10, 2014. Departures must take place between August 24 and October 25, 2014 and return travel must take place between August 31, 2014 and January 25, 2015. Tickets must be purchased 14 days ahead of departure and a minimum stay of 7 days is required.
Please keep in mind that flights for this fare sale may be operated by Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS or United. I mention this because the miles you earn for your frequent flyer plans can vary greatly based on which airline is operating your flight. With discount fares such as these, it’s not unusual to earn 50% of the miles travel or in some cases NO miles are earned. Please check you program’s earning charts!
Lufthansa has updated their roll out of Premium Economy seats among the long haul fleet. Below is a breakdown of aircraft and routes as well as the debut dates for Premium Economy seating as of June 25, 2014:
747-8i (32 Premium Economy Seats)
Beginning December 10:
Frankfurt – Beijing
Frankfurt – Buenos Aires (through March 28, 2015)
Frankfurt – Chicago
Frankfurt – Hong Kong
Frankfurt – Los Angeles
Frankfurt – Mexico City
Frankfurt – Mumbai
Frankfurt – Sao Paulo
Frankfurt – Seoul
Frankfurt – Washington (IAD) only on flights LH 418 and 419.
Beginning April 22, 2015:
Frankfurt – Delhi
A340 (28 Premium Economy Seats)
Beginning January 28, 2015:
Munich – Hong Kong
Munich – Shanghai
Munich – Tokyo (HND)
A380 (52 Premium Economy Seats)
Beginning March 29, 2015:
Frankfurt – Beijing
Beginning April 22, 2015:
Frankfurt – Houston
Frankfurt – Johannesburg
Frankfurt – Miami
Frankfurt – New York (JFK) only on flights LH400 and LH401
Frankfurt – San Francisco
Frankfurt – Shanghai
Frankfurt – Singapore
The rollout of Premium Economy continues to be a fluid situation so I would expect that we’ll see more updates and tweaks to the plan, especially since we are 6 months away from it’s debut.