Lufthansa finally went public with new enhancements to their amenity kits after first unveiling them internally a few months ago in Frankfurt. I had been asked to not talk about them until they were ready for introduction, and that time has arrived.
First off, LH has introduced an amenity kit specifically for Premium Economy passengers. The kit is basically a durable plastic shopping bag that can be used for a variety of purposes after a flight. Lufthansa felt the kit needed to be something that can be used by passengers even after their travel to make it that much more effective.
The uniqueness of this kit is that the bags will be a collection of 5 unique designs each focusing on a Lufthansa destination. For the first batch of collectable bags, Paris, Berlin, New York, Frankfurt, and San Francisco are featured. Each of these bags will carry a unique symbol of the city such as the Statue of Liberty for NY, the Golden Gate Bridge for ‘SFO’, etc.
The plan for the Premium Eco kit is to introduce additional designs with more cities when future kits are released. LH hopes this also creates interaction among passengers who might want to trade with each other as they collect the various bags.
Look for the bags to be on board by July.
FIRST CLASS KIT:
The First Class kit also gets a serious upgrade. The new kits are provided by ‘Windsor’ and feature an attractive Leather case which can be used for other purposes once it is no longer used as an amenity kit.
The lady’s case is designed to be carried as purse thanks to the leather shoulder strap that comes with it. The men’s kit does not come with the strap but can serve nicely as a shaving kit case or to hold cables and charges.
The initial kit colors are a light creme for the female kit and a dark brown for the men and will be given to passengers during the summer. In the fall and winter the kits will get a color revamp and as far as my understanding goes, the female kit will be brown, while the men’s kit will be a dark green.
Here is a look at the Ladies kit coming for the fall/winter season:
The Ladies kit for the Fall/Winter season. I had gotten a glimpse of it earlier this year while the kit was undergoing development.
The new First Class kits are available now on most LH long haul flights.
Lufthansa apparently has gone on a bender with some of the offers they’ve introduced this week.
The latest includes a very attractive 2 for 1 Business Class sale to the USA from Germany where you can snag fares such as Frankfurt to Chicago for 2 passengers for only €3300, or Munich to Washington for €3300 among other deals. Looking at the details from Lufthansa, they’re covering most of their USA destinations with this offer. The deal covers flights originating from most cities in Germany.
For the First Class sale, fares from Germany to most US destinations range in the €5200 to €5900 for 2 passengers making it perhaps the best First Class deal we’ve ever seen from Lufthansa. If my math is correct, you’re looking at fares as low as €2600 per passenger to fly First Class between Germany and the USA.
For both offers, the following applies:
The deal is available for booking between March 14 and March 28, 2018. Departures have to take place between June 22, 2018 and August 11, 2018. Return travel has to take place between June 29 and August 26, 2018. Tickets MUST be booked through Lufthansa.com and must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure.
Swiss has announced the long-awaited opening of their new First Class Lounge at Zurich Airport. The new lounge is located in Terminal A and promises to deliver as great an experience as their fantastic First Class Lounge in Terminal E.
The lounge officially opens on Monday, and will boast 7,000 square feet of space for First Class and HON Circle passengers.
The lounge will feature it’s own Security Checkpoint and will allow for First Class passengers arriving in Zurich to be driven directly to the lounge vs. having to navigate the terminal on foot. Passengers can also be driven to their long haul flights that usually depart from Terminal E. Last year I was driven from Terminal E to my flight to JNB leaving from B, and it was much, much nicer than having to take the tram from E to B.
The lounge will also feature other wonderful amenities such as:
- Barista Station
- A La Carte Dining Room as well as a visible cooking station where you can see your food being prepared.
- Winter Coat Storage for passengers departing ZRH for warmer destinations (LX will hang on to your coat until you return).
- Relaxation Room w/ loungers.
- Smoker’s Lounge with its own dedicated Whiskey Bar
- Business Zone
- Conference Room
- Shower Rooms
The following photos (courtesy of SWISS), provide a hint at what awaits passengers next week:
General Seating Area
A VERY well stocked bar….
The Dining Room
For those of you that have visited the First Class Lounge in ‘E’, this one will look very familiar. According to SWISS, then new lounge in ‘A’ was heavily inspired by the Terminal E version.
Each week, Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal hosts a contest on Twitter that awards the winner a duck from LH’s First Class Services. The questions are always a bit unique and this week’s version is no different. Enter by February 21st for your chance to win.
Here’s this week’s question:
Related: First Class Duck Registry
For those of you who do not follow the First Class Terminal on their Twitter channel, you’re missing an opportunity to win a duck with their weekly contest.
The contest is quite simple……Lufthansa FCT asks a question related to the Terminal and the best answer wins. The questions are quite unique. They typically have something to do with the consumption of ingredients or other little known factoids. For example, this week’s question asks ‘How Many Kilometers Of Spaghetti were served at the Terminal last year?’. The answer that comes closest wins a duck that will be delivered to your home.
I’ll post something each week to remind you to enter. You can also follow Lufthansa First Class Terminal on Twitter to stay informed with what is happening inside this wonderful building!
Here’s the link to this week’s question: