Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new contest that will award the lucky winner 2 Business Class tickets to anywhere on the Lufthansa network. It appears that the contest is open to anyone, anywhere.
All you have to do is snap a photo of your favorite ‘Street Food’ or ‘Street Food Vendor’ and tell LH why it’s your favorite. Your entry will be judged by a panel from Lufthansa Cargo and a winner will be randomly drawn from a pool of finalists.
Out of all the photos entries, 200-300 finalists will be selected for a book that Lufthansa Cargo will publish for use with their clients and employees. These finalists will all receive a copy of the book as well.
There are 2 ways to enter:
- Follow the contest entry link on Lufthansa Cargo’s Facebook Page under the tab of #SoFastSoGood.
- Via Instagram using the hashtag of #SoFastSoGood and #LufthansaCargo.
- Visit www.SoFastSoGood.com.
You can enter as many time as you wish, which only increases your odds of winning.
The contest runs until November 15. Terms and Conditions can be found here.
As part of their ongoing ‘7:1: Our Way Forward’ campaign, Lufthansa has announced plans to streamline its operation, eliminate redundancies among the group’ airlines and reorganize into 3 operating units.
Plans call for Lufthansa Group to organize itself into 3 operating divisions:
Lufthansa Group Mainline: This unit will be comprised of the airline’s mainline carriers including SWISS, Austrian and Lufthansa.
Eurowings Group: This unit will focus on all of LH Group’s low cost carrier (LCC) operations including JUMP, Germanwings and Eurowings.
Aviation Companies: This unit will include Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo and Skychefs and other subsidiaries.
The objective with this reorganization is to better align business units so that they can benefit from mutual operating efficiencies and to provide their respect customers with a simplified way in working with Lufthansa.
As it stands now, each of the mainline carriers has their own policies and procedures, fare structures, etc. With the revamped units, we’ll see a better consistency across the airlines which should help improve the passenger experience.
With the change in structure, we should see a much more efficient and responsive airline. For example, LH currently has over ‘700 decision making units’ and 47 Human Resources units. Overlap and excess such as this are the key focus of the initiative.
As far as the bottom line is concerned, Lufthansa expects a savings of over 500 million Euros annually once the transition is complete in 2019.
Earlier this year, Lufthansa Cargo received the last of their 5 777 Freighters (D-ALFE) and to mark the special occasion, LH commissioned PilotsEYE.tv to create a documentary that would capture the experience.
PilotsEYE.tv is an awarding winning team that specializes in capturing rare, behind the scenes footage of airlines in a way most of can only imagine. Their access to all of the ‘good stuff’ is truly impressive and it reflects in their documentaries!
The PilotsEYE.tv crew at work at Boeing
The 100 minute documentary takes us behind the scenes at Boeing, showing D-ALFE in her various stages of final assembly as well as fantastic footage from aboard her delivery flight to Frankfurt and interviews with the pilots. The video also gives us a rare front row seat to the delivery meeting where Lufthansa pays for the aircraft. Amazing how quickly hundreds of millions of dollars can change bank accounts! 🙂
As an additional ‘bonus’ they included some of my personal footage from my ‘secret spotting spot’ capturing D-ALFE being moved from one part of the factory to another in preparation for final assembly. Don’t believe me? Check the credits at the end! 🙂
To learn more about the video, including additional footage that is included, please visit the PilotsEYE.tv webpage for this documentary.
Now for the special offer……
Normally the video is available for purchase for online viewing or DVD and costs €29.95 on Amazon.de, Amazon.uk and various bookstores and video retailers in Germany.
However, PilotsEYE.tv has offered LufthansaFlyer readers a coupon code good for 50% off of the video when ‘renting’ it through Vimeo. Normally, the cost would be $18.90, but by using code ‘LHF50’ you’ll save 50% off of the published rate. The rental period through Vimeo lasts for 1 week and you can use this link to take you to the Vimeo webpage for this video.
Please note that the coupon code is limited to the first 30 purchases, so hurry before the coupon code disappears!