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
Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the deployment of the A380 to additional destinations from Munich beginning with the Winter 2018/19 timetable.
With their latest update, they’ve added Miami, Shanghai, and San Francisco to the list. These destinations will begin seeing the A380 fly from Munich on October 28, 2018.
Earlier this summer, LH announced that the A380 would begin flying from Munich to Los Angeles, Beijing, and Hong Kong beginning with the Spring/Summer 2018 timetable.
A major reason for this transition is due to the fact that Lufthansa continues to retire their A340 fleet, which is primarily based in Munich. With this vacuum in capacity, the A380 was the viable option to take the A340’s place.
To meeting increased capacity demand, Lufthansa will bring the A340-600 into service on flights between Munich and Berlin for several days ahead of Christmas.
These ‘special’ A340 flights will be in addition to the regularly scheduled service already in place between Munich and Berlin.
The A340-operated flights are as follows:
December 20: LH2036 departs Munich at 11:00a, arriving in Berlin at 12:10p
December 20: LH 2037 departs Berlin at 1:00p, arriving in Munich at 2:10p.
December 21: LH 2724 departs Munich at 5:30p, arriving in Berlin at 6:40p.
December 21: LH2725 departs Berlin at 7:20p, arriving in Munich at 8:30p.
December 22: LH2624 departs Munich at 5:25p, arriving in Berlin at 6:35p.
December 22: LH2625 departs Berlin at 7:20p, arriving in Munich at 8:30p.
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.
Lufthansa has announced that it will deploy their A350 fleet to fly between Munich and Beijing.
Beginning on October 30, the A350 will replace the A346 that currently flies the route. This change will be in place through at least the Winter timetable that stretches between late October and Early March.
The flight numbers (LH722 ex-MUC and LH723 ex-PEK) and departure times remain the same.
H/T: Oliver 2002 / FlyerTalk