Lufthansa has announced that they will be introducing an ‘A La Carte’ menu for passengers traveling in Premium Economy or Economy class on long haul flights out of Frankfurt and Munich.
The program will be similar to what is offered by Austrian, where passengers can order specific meals ahead of their flights.
The Lufthansa version of this program will begin this May, and will give passengers the option to order one of several unique meals for their flights. As far as pricing is concerned, expect to pay between $20 and $35 per meal.
The menu will cover a wide range of options including Sushi served in Bento Boxes, Mediterranean Seafood, Thai curry, Bavarian specialities, an Asian ‘vitality’ meal, or simply a grilled steak.
The meals can be ordered as part of your booking process. Orders need to be placed at least 24 hours prior to your departure.
The standard, complimentary economy or premium economy meals will be available as usual for passengers not wishing to purchase the ‘A La Carte’ option.
Miles & More is offering a promotion that will award members double miles for certain flights between Europe and the USA. The offer is valid for flights that are booked by May 15, 2017, for travel that is completed by September 15, 2017.
The eligible flights include Lufthansa, Austrian, and SWISS operated flights.
For Lufthansa operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Frankfurt to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami, Seattle, San Jose and Tampa, or from Munich to New York JFK, New York Newark, Boston, San Francisco and los Angeles.
For Austrian operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Vienna to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles and Miami.
For SWISS operated flights the routes eligible for the mileage bonus include Zurich to New York JFK, New York Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Miami.
According to the webpage that provides the details, it appears that bonus only applies to Economy Class bookings. Additionally, the bonus will only be credited to the aforementioned routes. Connecting to other flights that are on the same itinerary do no earn the extra miles.
To be eligible for the bonus miles, you need to register for the promo by visiting this site and entering your information, including your Miles & More number.
Please note that these miles are bonus miles and do not count towards status miles, and the bonus is calculated based on the miles that you fare class offers.
H/T: Oliver2002 & Flyertalk’s Miles&More Forum
Swiss launched their late Spring fare sale with attractive pricing to most of their European destinations. By far the best deals are found for flights out of Boston or New York, where $480-$550 can get you to Paris and other ‘Western’ European cities. Fares to the rest of Europe from the East Coast range in the $550-$650 range.
From Chicago, expect to pay about $100 more than the East Coast fares to get to the same destinations. From the West Coast, you can get to Greece, Budapest and other cities for as low $720.
As usual, SWISS is fairly cryptic with the terms and conditions for the fares, and the website is not helpful as far as navigating multiple options without needing to reset the page each time to a certain departure city. What I was able to gather was that the fares are valid for travel between April 7 and June 5, with weekend surcharges if flying on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.
As a reminder, SWISS is still running their Spring Business Class fare sale with prices starting at $2500 from the East Coast to most of Europe. You can find more details here.