According to Lufthansa, the 747-400 that landed in Frankfurt yesterday after spending a few weeks in a paint shop is sporting a slightly new look as compared to the new livery released a few months ago.
You may recall that Lufthansa walked back its decision on the new livery after realizing that the blue used in the design was too dark in some environments.
The newly painted D-ABVM flew to Toronto today after rejoining the fleet sporting the new look. Not only is the Blue of a different tint, the Crane on the tail was enlarged to help identify the airline from a distance.
Lufthansa released the following video showing ‘VM’s arrival in FRA:
Lufthansa did say that this is not necessarily the final version of the new livery, but rather a test sample to see how the aircraft looks under a variety of ‘real world’ environments.
Related: Lufthansa Unveils New Look
Lufthansa has announced beginning with the Winter 2018 season, they will no longer fly Frankurt-Jeddah-Addis Ababa as a single route. Instead, the 2 cities will now see dedicated service from Frankfurt. The new non-stop flights are both scheduled to begin on October 28, 2018.
For Addis Ababa, this means that an A340 will fly the route 5 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (from Frankfurt). Flight LH598 will depart Frankfurt at 2:10p and arrive in Addis Ababa at 10:55p. The return flight will operate as LH599 departing Addis Ababa at 12:55a, arriving in Frankfurt at 6:35a.
For Jeddah, an A330 will fly the route daily except for Wednesdays. Flight 652 will depart Frankfurt at 2:10p, arriving in Jeddah at 9:40p. Flight LH653 will depart Jeddah at 1:50a, arriving in Frankfurt at 5:45a.
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.
Lufthansa has launched a 48 hour fare sale that significantly discounts fares to most cities in Europe. Though it’s a marketing gambit to advertise fares as ‘one way’, when you put together 2 one ways to make a roundtrip, the deal is still solid.
Frankfurt to Barcelona can be had for only €35 each way. The same goes for Krakow, Catania, and Dublin among others.
Fares from Munich mirror the pricing from Frankfurt so there are several €35 deals from MUC as well.
Outside of the special €35 destinations, most other one way tickets to the rest of Europe range between €50 and €70 which makes the fare sale an attractive proposition in most cases.
This fare sale ends on February 25, 2018 at midnight CET.
Departures need to take place between March 3 and May 15, 2018. Travel must be completed by May 17, 2018. A blackout period between March 23 and April 9 is in place (Easter). Tickets must be purchased 7 days prior to departure.
As has become tradition for Lufthansa to honor major sporting events around the world, LH has announced the availability of a special edition Olympic duck that will be available during the games in February. For these games, the duck will take to the slopes as a downhill skier.
Passengers visiting the First Class Terminal and Lounges in Frankfurt can pick up this duck while supplies last……
The Olympic Duck is set to hit the slopes during the Olympic Games…..
Related: First Class Duck Registry