LUFTHANSA’s Christmas ‘MUC’ Duck…….

LUFTHANSA’s Christmas ‘MUC’ Duck…….

Not to be out done by their colleagues in Frankfurt, the First Class Services team in Munich is also celebrating Christmas with their own version of a Holiday Duck.


two plastic ducks next to a potted plant

The Bavarian Holiday Spirit!

The duck is available until supplies last, so if there’s a way you can route our travels through Munich AND Frankfurt between now and Christmas, you can add these little critters to your collection.

Thanks to VFT’s ClaudiSTR for sharing her photo!

a close-up of a plane


SWISS’ New Zurich Lounges Part III:   The Business Class Lounge

SWISS’ New Zurich Lounges Part III: The Business Class Lounge

In the final ‘installment’ covering the opening of SWISS’ new lounges in Zurich, I’ll take a look inside their Business Class Lounge.    This new lounge, like the FIRST and SENATOR Lounges are located inside the airport’s ‘E’ Concourse.

The Business Lounge is the largest of the 3, covering 13,000 square feet and can hold up to 200 visitors at once.   It makes sense for this lounge to be the biggest, since it is the ‘easiest’ of all the 3 lounges to get in.

Like the SENATOR lounge, the Business Class Lounge offers guests 4 shower rooms as well as an upgraded food service.    Hot foods are prepared fresh in front of guests, and cold buffet offerings are present as well.   A self-serve bar is available as well and guests have access to an outdoor terrace.

Thanks again to VielFliegerTreff’s Ralf (RCS) for sharing his photos…….

a view of an airport from a window

Terrace access similar to First Class and Senator lounges

two chefs in a kitchen

Fresh food prepared in front of you!

a group of people sitting in a lounge

Looks better than most Business Lounges that I’ve seen!

a group of chairs in a room

Private rest areas

a shelf with food and bottles on it

a plane flying in the sky

LUFTHANSA Announces ‘Oktoberfest Flight Crew’ Schedule

LUFTHANSA Announces ‘Oktoberfest Flight Crew’ Schedule

As part of their Oktoberfest celebration each year, Lufthansa enlists their special ‘Trachten Team’ to bring the Holiday aboard certain flights during September.    The theme around this year’s costumes will be based on the styles worn in the 1950s to acknowledge Lufthansa’s 60th Anniversary.

For 2015, Lufthansa has announced the follow flights are scheduled to be operated with these special crews:

North America:

Munich – Charlotte on September 16

Munich – Vancouver on September 21

Middle East:

Munich – Dubai  September 29

These were the initial dates announced by LH.  I’m not sure if there will be additional destinations added to this schedule.   Additionally,  First Class passengers on all outbound flights from Munich will have a special Oktoberfest Menu during the ‘season.

Complimenting these international flights, LH will also have flight attendants sporting their Oktoberfest Drindls and Lederhosen on domestic and European flights during September as well, though I have not seen any details regarding which flights these would be.

Aside from the on-board experience, all lounge visitors in Munich will also be welcomed with special Oktoberfest menus and treats.

First Class Lounge guests can look forward to Oxtail Pralines and Wheat Beer Tiramisu while Senator and Business Lounge guests will be able to get their fill of Apfel Strudel and other delicacies.

If you are visiting the FCL in Munich, don’t forget your special ‘Bavarian Duck’!


a close-up of a plane