With the collapse of Air Berlin, Lufthansa´s traditional daily winter service from its Southern hub Munich has been rerouted three times a week via Duesseldorf, allowing formerly passengers of the leisure airline to fly nonstop from the capital of North Rhine Westphalia to the Sunshine State. The new/old connection (LH served MIA from DUS a few years ago already) operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only while the remaining weekdays are operated from Munich. So it was bad luck that we were rebooked automatically via Duesseldorf on the day of our departure. Proved that a provincial airport does not meet the criteria of a sophisticated network carrier.
Flying is one of my greatest passions. And who could know that my latest intercontinental journey from Beijing to Munich took place in the Champions League of travel classes: First Class. Continue reading
Like mentioned in a blog post from early 2016, Lufthansa had introduced services from Southampton to its hub Munich in March 2016 operated by its codeshare partner BMI Regional. Having just recently completed a channel crossing from Hamburg with the mighty Queen Mary 2, it was just the perfect occasion to try this air link by myself, turning out to be a comfortable and time-saving alternative to the permanently overcrowded London Heathrow airport. Continue reading
Wouldn´t it be cool to finally be able again to fly from London to New York in under 3 1/2 hours? Considering that it is 2017, I think it is actually pretty lame that today´s planes need at least double the time for a transatlantic crossing. One way. Not speaking of the death of exclusivity that was buried with the laying-up of supersonic air travel after Concorde was taken out of service back in 2003. But there are good news! Boom Technology from Denver, Colorado is aiming to bring long-lost memories back into the air. Continue reading
There are three places on earth where champagne tastes the best: Curled up on my couch, on the seven seas and in the air. Returning from my latest city adventure in Seoul, I was more than lucky to conclude the journey once again in style aboard Lufthansa´s Airbus A340-600. Continue reading
Great food, tons of movies to catch up with and ice-cold champagne. When a transatlantic crossing becomes so much more than just a flight from A to B. Continue reading
What a treat to end my 24 hours adventure time in Rio de Janeiro with a luxurious flight in the Upper Deck of the real Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental of German national carrier Lufthansa. Continue reading
It´s been great news a few months ago when Lufthansa announced the new nonstop service from my homebase Munich to Denver after a long pause. The capital of Colorado and 19th most populous city in the U.S. can be well described as the Gateway to all of the state´s beautiful Nature reserves and impressive landscapes. They make the city a fantastic destination year round and therefore highly attractive for outdoor activities during the summer as well as an excellent winter sports location during the winter. But since I am not a winter´s person, what´s there to explore during a 48 hours layover in 2016´s “best place to live in the USA” (U.S. News & World Report) in August? Continue reading
Admittedly, when I was planning our flights to Athens for our cruise through the Greek Islands, Air China was definitely the last airline I had in mind. Not because I had any security or safety concerns, but because I was simply not aware of the fact that the Asian carrier was flying on this route at all.