Lufthansa is offering passengers the opportunity to claim a €20 voucher good towards any booking made on Lufthansa.com for travel that originates in Germany. The voucher is valid for travel anywhere in Lufthansa’s network as long as the flights are operated by Lufthansa or Lufthansa City Line and you start your travels in Germany.
The voucher is available for bookings made between now and June 5. Travel must take place between June 3 and October 31, 2016.
To register and download your voucher, please use this link.
If it’s not one German union, it’s another but here we go again with their strike antics.
It appears that a nation-wide public sector strike is set to take place next Wednesday, April 27. This strike would include a wide variety of airport employees and other public service occupations, so other means of transportation may be impacted as well.
If you are traveling to, from, or within Germany next Wednesday, please pay special attention to the news and contact your airline to inquire about your options regarding rebooking or refunding your ticket for that day.
Oh, and by the way, DO NOT blame Lufthansa for this one……
In Frankfurt earlier today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in town to bestow an honor on one of Lufthansa’s A380 aircraft.
For those of you who are not aware, LH names virtually each of their aircraft after a city, town or village in Germany. In the case of the A380 fleet, some are named after LH’s international destinations.
With today’s visit, Merkel took part in the ceremony that named Lufthansa’s newest A380 , D-AIMN, ‘Deutschland’ by pouring Champagne on the aircraft as well as signing an official document to mark the occasion. D-AIMN was delivered on April 7, 2015, and had previously carried the nickname of ‘San Francisco’. ‘MN’ is also the last A380 that Lufthansa will receive.
Kevin, a friend of mine, happened to be transiting Frankfurt earlier today and saw D-AIMN as she was heading towards the A380 hangar for the ceremony:
As irony would have it , guess where she’s flying off to tomorrow?
A week after their latest strike, Train Operators for Deutsche Bahn are set to strike again but this time they are calling for an open-ended strike. This means that the strike will have no end date and plans call for it to be at least a longer strike than last weeks 5 day walkout.
If last second negotiation fail today, Freight Train operations will grind to a halt this afternoon and passenger service will begin to feel the impact at 02:00a tomorrow (local Frankfurt time). The union said it will give 48 hours notice for the end of the strike. If they follow through on the threat, this strike will severely impact the upcoming Pentecost Holiday weekend in Germany.
Behind the strike is the union’s desire to get a 5% raise for their train engineers and to also receive permission to represent other rail employees, not just the operator/drivers.
If your plans involve rail services in Germany over the next 7 days, be prepared for major inconveniences.