• Behind the scenes at Star Alliance's Frankfurt Connection Centre

    For any traveller, and especially for business travellers, making a connection between flights can be a case of when things run wonderfully smoothly or, from time to time, when things go unavoidably wrong. At Frankfurt Airport, in a nondescript building adjacent to the bustling main terminal, a ...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2018 5 Comments

  • Frankfurt for the business traveller: where to sleep, eat and drink

    Big banks, trade fairs, and sterile skyscrapers: That’s the landscape that comes to mind when most people think of Frankfurt. And while it’s true that Frankfurt is Germany’s suit-filled business capital – nearly one in five residents works in the financial sector -the cit...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 7 Comments

  • Frankfurt gets Qatar's first Airbus A350, goes all-A350 in 2015

    Qatar Airways will soon take the reins of the world's first Airbus A350, with its inaugural flight planned between Doha and Frankfurt in January 2015 before the route later goes 'all-A350' for the airline. Taking over from Qatar's already-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, QR67 to Frankfurt and QR68 on ...

    POSTED 20 Oct, 2014 1 Comment

  • Emirates Airbus A380s bound for Frankfurt

    Emirates will bring its Airbus A380 to Frankfurt from later this year, upgrading one of its daily Boeing 777 flights to the superjumbo. From September 1, EK45 switches to the A380 – leaving Dubai at 08:25am and touching down in Frankfurt at 1:15pm. On the return, EK46 is wheels-up from Fr...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2014 4 Comments

  • China Southern to fly to Frankfurt (with stopover at Changsha)

    China Southern will add Frankfurt to its growing Canton Route network in June, but for Australian travellers it'll be a two-stop service. The Guangzhou-Frankfurt flights will call in at Changsha, a city directly north of Guangzhou in the Hunan Province, before spearing north-west ...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2014 4 Comments

  • London-Frankfurt direct high-speed train service still on track

    Plans for a direct high-speed train service between London and Frankfurt remain on track, with a "tentative starting date of 2016" says German rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Unlike the current service, which requires travelling on the Eurostar from London but changing trains at Brussels, trav...

    POSTED 17 May, 2013 4 Comments

  • Qantas bids farewell to Frankfurt

    Qantas axed its last remaining service to continental Europe this week with the closure of its daily QF5/QF6 flight to Frankfurt via Singapore. London is now the only European city served by Qantas’ own planes, these being the Red Roo's daily A380 flights from Sydney and Melbourne via Duba...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2013 10 Comments

  • Qantas rejigs flights and times for Singapore, Hong Kong

    Qantas has revealed the full scope of its new timetable for flights to Asia, and it packs a mix of upsides and downsides for Australian travellers. It's all about re-examining Asia – and especially Singapore – as a destination rather than a stopover, says Qantas, now that Dubai has b...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2013 50 Comments

  • Photos: Lufthansa's new lounges at Frankfurt Airport

    Lufthansa boasts five new lounges, including its largest in the world, at Frankfurt Airport's new A-Plus Concourse built for Lufthansa and its Star Alliance chums. A First Class Lounge, Senator Lounge and Business Lounge are located on the EU Departures and Arrivals level, along with S...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • Lufthansa opens new Star Alliance A-Plus gates at Frankfurt

    Passengers travelling to or via Frankfurt Airport with Lufthansa or one of its Star Alliance partner airlines can look forward to new facilities and smoother connections with the opening of the new A-Plus section of the German mega-hub, which officially opens Wednesday 10 October. The A-Plus pie...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2012 1 Comment

  • Qantas opens Dubai-London bookings ahead of Emirates tie-up

    Qantas is putting the next stage of its historic hookup with Emirates in place this week as bookings for Sydney-Dubai-London (QF1/QF2) and Melbourne-Dubai-London (QF9/QF10) go online for travel from 31 March 2013. The revised Kangaroo Route will hop over its traditional Singapore base, land...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2012 10 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Frankfurt Airport

    Travelling through Germany's main international hub at Frankfurt Airport? Our handy guide to help business travellers demystify this behemoth of airports is just what you need. We've got the information you need explaining how the lounges work -- and where you'll find them -- plus how to get to ...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2012 2 Comments

  • Thai's Airbus A380 routes: HK, Singapore, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Osaka, Paris, Sydney & London

    Wondering when you can fly Thai Airways' new Airbus A380? With six superjumbos on the shopping list there'll be just a handful of select destinations: Hong Kong, Singapore, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris, Osaka and Sydney. According to Thai's final A380 schedule – released today at the airl...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas-Emirates alliance: how Germany, France flights will work

    If you're travelling to France or Germany after the Qantas-Emirates alliance comes into effect in April 2013, you'll have a raft of new one-stop flights opening up. Qantas is axing Frankfurt flights, cutting its ties with Air France and reducing its reliance on British Airways' Heathrow hub as i...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 12 Comments

  • Qantas axes Frankfurt flights

    Qantas will axe its daily flights to Frankfurt from October next year, leaving London as the airline's sole European destination. The cancellation of the Sydney-Frankfurt and Melbourne-Frankfurt flights, which are generally held to be running at a sizeable loss, comes as the Red Roo tighten...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2012 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa strikes: more than half of Friday's flights cancelled

    Lufthansa has cancelled the majority of its flights on Friday, with Hong Kong and Singapore flights to Germany included in the list of cancellations, following a call for a nationwide strike by the flight attendant union taking ongoing action against the airline. Hundreds of strikes are already ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2012 1 Comment

  • Qantas scotches rumours over new Berlin hub

    IN BRIEF | Qantas has nixed reports that it will shortly abandon flights to Frankfurt in favour of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport set to open in June. The Red Roo's current European schedule sees daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Frankfurt via Singapore, for travellers whose bu...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2012 8 Comments

  • Etihad and airberlin add new Germany-Abu Dhabi flights

    Etihad and airberlin are dramatically increasing flights to Berlin and Düsseldorf, in a move that may woo business travellers onto the airlines' combined network. With new flights from Berlin and Düsseldorf added to existing Etihad flights to Frankfurt and Munich, the partnership opens...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2012 4 Comments

  • Bangkok Flooding: Thai Airways cancels Europe flights in Nov, Dec

    Thai Airways has cancelled some flights to Europe and the Middle East during the rest of November and into December, with flights from Bangkok to Copenhagen, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Zurich all affected. The cancellations come as Thailand's capital continues to suffer fr...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Photos: Cathay Pacific's renovated lounges at Frankfurt Airport

    IN BRIEF | Cathay Pacific has opened its refurbished First and Business Class lounge at Frankfurt International Airport, and travellers familiar with CX's flagship lounges at Hong Kong will feel right at home. The new look of the 370 square metre lounge – located in Terminal 2, opposi...

    POSTED 11 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas to pay over $1,800 to stranded passengers

    Qantas faces a payout of over $1,800 per passenger for travellers stranded in the UK or Europe due to last week’s dramatic shutdown of all Qantas flights. This will include almost $800 in compensation for the inconvenience caused by the sudden cancellation of flights. Following enquiries ...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa's high speed rail "flight" from Frankfurt to Cologne

    Lufthansa no longer flies the 150 km from Frankfurt to Cologne, and instead reserves an entire car on thirteen 300km/h high-speed trains a day in each direction for its international connecting passengers. So if you're connecting to Cologne on Lufthansa, this is how you'll get there. It's calle...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2011 7 Comments

  • Etihad CEO: inflight wi-fi Internet on Europe flights "this year"

    IN BRIEF | Etihad passengers will see inflight wi-fi Internet aboard the airline's flights later this year, which is a boon for business travellers on Etihad's own flights and on Virgin Australia's codeshare services to Europe. However, you won't yet be able to work during the nearly fifteen hou...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Direct high speed trains from London to Germany & Holland in 2013

    IN BRIEF | Business travellers in Europe will see faster connections between Germany and the UK when Deutsche Bahn, the German rail operator, starts direct high-speed train services through the Channel Tunnel from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to London in 2013. The thrice-daily train ser...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines adds daily A380 to Frankfurt

    IN BRIEF | Singapore Airlines will introduce the Airbus A380 on its daily SQ25/26 service from Singapore to Frankfurt (and thence on to New York) from 15 January, replacing the current Boeing 747 and providing Qantas' Sydney-Singapore-Frankfurt passengers with an appealing option over the Red Roo...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

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