Not to be out done by their German colleagues, Austrian today announced that a new livery will begin to adorn their aircraft as soon as this May. This comes after only 3 years from their previous livery update.
The new look is a bold departure from the current design found on their aircraft and was specifically designed to be more ‘digital friendly’ so that the new look of Austrian looks good on Social Media platforms, websites, etc.
You’ll notice that the font grows DRAMATICALLY on the side of the aircraft as compared to the current version. Planespotters will also notice that the tail section of the aircraft becomes bolder because the red on the tail now will come down to cover the very rear of the fuselage. There will be no mistaking that something is different with the new look.
Here is a before and after look:
Sporting the original livery, their 777 arrives from Vienna
Austrian’s rendering of their new look…..
According to Austrian, it will take 7 years to convert their entire fleet to the new look (same time frame as Lufthansa’s makeover). The repainting will happen as part of an aircraft’s maintenance schedule. The first aircraft to show off the new look will be one of their 777s, OE-LPF, which will be unveiled with the new look next month.
This new update will also be reflected on airport signage, corporate offices, and anywhere else where Austrian has a presence.
My wife received an email today from United Mileage Plus offering their typical and attractive mileage deal. Depending on the amount of miles you buy, you can get up to a 70% bonus.
HOWEVER this promo is a bit different in that they are offering an additional 10% to any miles you purchase if you purchase them by April 22, 2018. Otherwise, if you wait til after April 22, you’ll only qualify for the normal terms of the sale. The sale ends on May 2, 2018.
When I logged into my own account to see what kind of deal I could get, I was not offered the extra 10% bump for buying miles by April 22, so I suspect it’s a targeted offer.
The bonus breakdown:
If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles, you’ll earn a 25% bonus (35% if you qualify for the 10% extra bonus).
If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles, you’ll earn a 50% bonus (60% with extra bonus).
If you buy between 30,000 and 88,000 miles, you’ll earn a 70% bonus (80% with extra bonus).
Remember, these miles do not qualify for status level qualification, but they certainly go a long way in booking a First or Business Class seat on Lufthansa!
Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect a change in aircraft for their Dusseldorf – Newark run.
For the month of August (August 2 to September 4, 2018), Lufthansa will assign a Privatair 737-7 to the route, replacing the A333 that normally flies between the 2 cities.
For those of you not familiar with the Privatair product, the cabin seating consists of 20 ‘Old Style’ Lufthansa Business Class seats and 66 regular economy seats. For more information, please visit the Privatair website.
Flights will operate daily except for Tuesdays.