For the 5 of you that visit LufthansaFlyer.com regularly, apologies for the recent absence as I have been uber-busy with the real world career as well as covering a few motorsport events in my ‘neighborhood’.
However, that will change next week as I pack up the cameras and lenses and head for my first invasion of France to attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As a ‘car guy’ it is one of those ‘must do’ bucket list items so off I go.
Never having been there, I’ve spent an unusually large amount of time on the due diligence so that I’m in the best positions at the best times. I’ve gone as far as memorizing sunrise and sunset times and have a small note pad full of notes from other photographers who have shot there. I look forward to the 2 or 3 sleepless days from Friday through Sunday afternoon. I’m hoping for a little bit of rain during the overnight hours to catch some striking images.
After the race, I head to Bayeux which will act as my staging area for visiting the War Memorials and historic points of interest around the various beaches used by American, Canadian, and British forces during their landings at Normandy. For me, the visit to Normandy will most likely wind up being the most meaningful part of the trip.
As far as my travels are concerned, I’ll be experiencing SAS Business Class for the first time on my outbound flights and will once again enjoy the great Business Class product that LOT Polish Airlines offers for my flights home.
So if you’re a car guy or gal, or a student of WW2, stay tuned during the next 2 weeks as I’ll have a lot of things to share.
Lufthansa has discounted several destinations around the world during a Business Class fare sale targeting departures from Italy and France (There may be other European countries involved, but I didn’t see it).
The most attractive pricing appears to be to Asia with most fares from France or Italy ranging between €1900 and €2200. Latin America is also attractively priced in the same price range and South America can be reached for about €2300 to €2500. USA and Canadian destinations begin at €2900 and work their way up from there.
It looks as though the fares are available for travel between now and October, but the lowest prices are to be found for departures and return flights taking place mid-week during this period. A six night stay is also part of the terms for this sale.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter 2017/18 timetable with new European routes focused on getting passengers to warmer destinations.
In all, six new destinations will be added taking passengers to warm weather destinations in Spain, France, and Italy:
Frankfurt – Bari:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 30. Flights will take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH294 will depart Frankfurt at 3:35p, arriving in Bari at 5:35p.
Flight LH295 will depart Bari at 5:15p, arriving in Frankfurt at 8:20p
Frankfurt – Catania:
2 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Wednesday and Sunday and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH306 will depart Frankfurt at 10:05a, arriving in Catania at 12:30p.
Flight LH307 will depart Catania at 1:30p, arriving in Frankfurt at 4:10p.
Frankfurt – Genoa:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH260 will depart Frankfurt at 9:00a, arriving in Genoa at 10:25a.
Flight LH261 will depart Genoa at 11:00a, arriving in Frankfurt at 12:30p.
Frankfurt – Pamplona:
4 weekly flights will begin on November 6. Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and will be flown by A319 aircraft.
Flight LH1118 will depart Frankfurt at 9:30a, arriving in Pamplona at 11:30a.
Flight LH1119 will depart Pamplona at 12:20p, arriving in Frankfurt at 2:30p.
Munich – Nantes:
Daily service will begin on October 29, with varying times during the week. A319 aircraft will fly the route.
Flight LH2242 on Monday and Thursday will depart Munich at 6:40a, arriving in Nantes at 8:35a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 9:15a, arriving in Munich at 11:00a.
Flight LH2242 on Tuesday and Saturday will depart Munich at 8:35a, arriving in Nantes at 10:30a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 11:05a, arriving in Munich at 12:50p.
Flight LH2242 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will depart Munich at 3:35p, arriving in Nantes at 5:35p. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 6:10p, arriving in Munich at 8:00p.
Munich – Santiago de Compostela:
One weekly flight will begin on October 29. The flight will take place on Sunday, and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH1866 will depart Munich at 8:30a, arriving in Santiago de Compostela at 11:20a.
Flight LH1867 will depart Santiago de Compostela at 12:10p, arriving in Munich at 2:50p.
Booking is now open for these flights on Lufthansa.com.