Not one for letting grass grow under their feet, Lufthansa schedule management has begun to tweak their Spring/Summer 2019 timetable. Thus far only 2 changes have been filed in their system and they are minor, but many more are expected in the coming weeks.
Frankfurt – Bangkok effective March 31, 2019 will be flown by an A340-600 instead of an A340-300.
Frankfurt – Dallas effective march 31, 2019 will be flown by an A340-600 instead of an A330-300.
To meet an expected demand in traffic as a result of the Pentecost holiday ‘season’ in southern Germany, Lufthansa has assigned an A346 to flight between Munich and Palma de Mallorca during peak travel dates. Normally, the route is flown with an A321.
The flights that are affected by this change are as follows (verbatim from Lufthansa):
18 May 2018, LH1820, Munich 10:25 - Palma 12:30
18 May 2018, LH1821, Palma 13:45 - Munich 15:50
19 May 2018, LH2660, Munich 15:50 - Palma 17:55
19 May, 2018, LH2661, Palma 19:10 - Munich 21:20
20 May, 2018, LH1820, Munich 15:40 - Palma 17:45
20 May, 2018, LH1821, Palma 19:00 - Munich 21:05
1 June 2018, LH1820, Munich 10.00 - Palma 12:10
1 June 2018, LH1821, Palma 13:20 - Munich 15: 25
2 June 2018, LH2660, Munich 15:50 - Palma 17:55
2 June 2018, LH2661, Palma 19:10 - Munich 21:20
3 June 2018, LH1820, Munich 3.15 - Palma 5.20
3 June 2018, LH1821, Palma 18:25 - Munich 20:30
Lufthansa Group has launched a quickie of a Business Class Fare Sale for travel to the USA that originates from, and ends in Italy.
The fares are outstanding and include places like Miami, San Diego, Dallas from about €1500 Round Trip. Even Hawaii can be reached for only €2000!
The sale covers most of LH Group’s North American gateways but availability may be somewhat limited and restricted to certain days. Your best bet would be to look for midweek dates as they tend to have more of these low fares available.
The sale started today, and I’m not sure how long it will last.
It covers travel between July 1 and August 31, 2018, November 23 to November 30, 2018, and December 21, 2018 to January 9, 2019. So spending Thanksgiving or Christmas in the USA is ‘farely’ easy!
The fares apply to LH Group Carriers Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels but also extends to other North American Star Alliance partners United and Air Canada. After all you’ll need United or Air Canada if you want to reach Hawaii!
Lufthansa has begun to update their Winter 2018/19 timetable to reflect changes in capacity due to seasonal shifts in passenger traffic.
For the most part, LH is increasing capacity on routes that favor warmer climates during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter.
The changes are as follows:
Frankfurt – Bangkok: Beginning October 28, the A380 will replace the A343.
Frankfurt – Bogota: Beginning October 28, the A346 will replace the A343 on the route.
Frankfurt – Dallas: Beginning October 28, the A333 will fly the route exclusively (compared to a mix of A330 and A340 used last winter).
Frankfurt – Houston: Beginning January 2, 2019, the 747-8i will replace the A380.
Frankfurt – Miami: Beginning October 28, the A346 will replace the A380.
Frankfurt – New York (JFK): Beginning October 28, LH404 and LH405 will be flown by an A343, replacing the A333 used last winter.
Frankfurt – Philadelphia: Beginning October 28 the mainline A333 replaces the A340-300 CityLine.
Frankfurt – San Francisco: Beginning October 28 the A346 replaces the A380.
Frankfurt – Seattle: Beginning October 28 the A333 replaces the 747-400.
Frankfurt – Shanghai: Beginning October 28, the A346 replaces the A380.
Once again, the inmates have been taken over the asylum known as the German labor market and as a result operations will be paralyzed at airports throughout Germany tomorrow thanks to yet another strike.
As a result, Lufthansa has been forced to cancel nearly 1,000 of its 1,600 daily flights.
Airport workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, and Bremen plan to not do their jobs between 5am and 6pm.
The Union is obviously using this as an extortion tactic ahead of negotiations scheduled to take place on April 15 and 16. I suspect they’ll call additional strikes after tomorrow ahead of their talks. The Ver.di union is looking for a 6% raise for most public sector employees and they chose airport operations as their poster child for their latest tantrum.
If you are scheduled on a Lufthansa flight tomorrow, please check Lufthansa’s FLIGHT STATUS webpage for the most up to date info for your flights.