Lufthansa announced a fare sale for travel between Germany and their Asian destinations with fares ranging between €529 and €599 to places like Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, etc., etc. The fares cover flights from either Frankfurt or Munich.
Frankfurt – Hong Kong for €549
Munich – Beijing for €529
Munich – Bangkok for €569
The fare sale runs through February 13, 2018 and is valid for departures between January 31, 2018 September 30, 2018. Return flights must take place between February 5, 2018 and December 30, 2018.
There are 2 black out periods for the fare: Between March 23 and April 3, and again between June 29 and September 9.
Lufthansa has announced that it will resume flights between Frankfurt and Shenyang, China beginning on March 27, 2018.
The service resumption will include 3 flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) using their A340-300 aircraft. The flight details are as follows:
Flight LH782 will depart Frankfurt at 5:50p, arriving in Shenyang at 9:55a the following morning.
Flight LH783 will depart Shenyang at 1:15p, arriving in Franfkurt at 6:10p the same day.
Booking for this route is set to open on January 30, with fares starting as low as €529 for a round trip economy seat.
In the last 2 days, Lufthansa announced two updates to their timetable….
First, beginning on April 28, 2018, Lufthansa will begin service to their fifth destination in Croatia: Zadar. The flights will operate on Saturday and Sundays from Frankfurt and will be flown by A319 aircraft. Here are the flight details:
LH1476 will depart Frankfurt on Saturdays at 10:15a, arriving in Zadar (ZAD) at 11:50a.
LH1477 will depart Zadar on Saturdays at 12:35p, arriving in Frankfurt at 2:15p.
LH1476 will depart Frankfurt on Sundays at 4:30p, arriving in Zadar at 6:05p.
LH1477 will depart Zadar on Sundays at 6:50p, arriving in Frankfurt at 8:30p.
Additionally, Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the A340-600 replacing the A330-300 on flights from Frankfurt to Dammam (Via Riyadh). This change in aircraft will take place on March 28, 2018.
Lufthansa will soon begin selling prepaid Travel passes that will allow passengers to travel from Frankfurt or Munich to anywhere in Europe using a prepaid card that is allocated in flight hours. The sales will last only during the Holiday Season.
Known as ‘Timepass’, each card can be purchased in 6, 9 or 12 hour increments and can be used to book economy flights anywhere that LH flies in Europe. ‘Timepass’ will be available for individual travelers as well as for 2 passengers traveling together under a Companion Timepass.
The individual Timepass will cost as low as €249 Euro and will be available in 6, 9, and 12 hour denominations. The €249 is the price for the 6 hour card. Expect pricing to be higher for the 9 and 12 hour cards.
Companion Timepass pricing starts at €429 for a 6 hour pass and allows for 2 passengers to travel at the same time on one Timepass.
Passengers can book as many flights as they can fit within the hours that are available on the card. For example, if you book a roundtrip ticket using Timepass to fly between Frankfurt and Prague, and if those flights are 1 hour each way, your card will be debited for 2 hours.
You can use Timepass on flights that take place between April 1, 2018 and October 27, 2018 (except for the blackout dates listed below).
There are a few restrictions for the program:
- You can only book a route only once. For example, you can only use Timepass between a city pair only once. You can’t book multiple trips to the same city.
- Travel must be roundtrip. One way tickets cannot be booked with Timepass.
- Tickets will book into ‘Economy Light’ fare class.
- You must have a Friday or Saturday night stay at your destination.
- Timepasses can not be used for booking domestic flights within Germany.
- Black out dates for Frankfurt: May 19-20, 2018, June 22-24, 2018, September 28-30, 2018.
- Black out dates for Munich: May 19-20, 2018, July 27-29, 2018.
For more information and FAQs on how the program works, and to sign up to be alerted when the Timepass is available for purchase, please visit Lufthansa’s Timepass Webpage.
H/T: FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002
Beginning yesterday, passengers visiting the First Class Terminal and Lounges in Frankfurt will have the opportunity to take the 2017 Christmas Duck home with them.
The 2017 First Class Holiday Duck – photo courtesy of Lufthansa.
This continues a long tradition of special edition ducks that are offered during the Holiday Season. To see most of the Lufthansa First Class Ducks that have been issued over the years, please visit their gallery.
The 2017 Christmas Duck is available for as long as supplies last!