• Lufthansa outlines 'business class plus' plans for Boeing 777X

    As the launch customer for the Boeing 777X, Lufthansa is planning to do business a little differently when its fleet of those Boeing 777-9s begin arriving in 2020, moving from a one-size-fits-all business class cabin to a more bespoke offering tailored to individual needs and price points. But r...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa remains bullish on the future of first class

    Despite many airlines around the world moving to axe first class in favour of a bigger focus on business class, Lufthansa is poised to keep first class flying for years, and potentially even decades to come. With its primary hub being in Frankfurt, home to the European Central Bank as well as se...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8s

    Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8 jets feature on the German airline's key routes to Asia (including Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo) and the United States, including Los Angeles and New York to Frankfurt. With up to 92 business class seats to choose from on any given flight – spanning both the main dec...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Lufthansa plans new first class suites for Boeing 777X?

    Lufthansa is expected to roll out a new first class suite on its long-range Boeing 777X fleet, although the initial deliveries of the 777-9 series will top out at business class. This will of course be the Star Alliance member's all-new business class, which will begin flying from 2020 and offer...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 5 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • AMEX expands Lufthansa lounge access for Platinum, Centurion

    American Express customers with a Platinum Charge Card or the invitation-only Centurion Card can now access selected Lufthansa business class, Senator and first class lounges at its Frankfurt Airport hub, joining Lufthansa’s Munich lounges which were already open to AMEX cardholders. Cover...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2018 11 Comments

  • Here is Lufthansa's new Airbus A320neo business class seat (seriously)

    Lufthansa has revealed its new 2019 business class seat for the German airline's Airbus A320neo and A321neo jets, so without further ado, here it is... If you think it looks less like business class and more like economy, there's a good reason: it is an economy class seat. Lufthansa's new A320...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 45 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss join Singapore Airlines' HighFlyer rewards scheme

    Business owners can now earn HighFlyer points in Singapore Airlines’ reward scheme for businesses when travelling on Lufthansa and SWISS flights between Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, including on tickets beginning in Australia with a flight on Singapore Airlines. To earn points, the ...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa axes Berlin-New York route

    Lufthansa is ending services between Berlin and New York after failing to bag optimal landing times needed to fill planes and turn a profit, Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr said Thursday. Lufthansa introduced the JFK service following the collapse of local rival AirBerlin last year, servin...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2018 5 Comments

  • Lufthansa flies high on collapse of AirBerlin

    Lufthansa cashed in on the collapse of national rival AirBerlin last year, but warned that 2018 will be a whole lot tougher as foreign competitors target the German market. Operating profit that jumped 70 percent in 2017 is set to slide, snapping a three-year run of record annual earnings, Lufth...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa Miles & More changes see some flyers earn less, some more

    Lufthansa's Miles & More frequent flyer program will shift to a revenue-based program this week, with the number of 'award miles' earned on  Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines being based on the price of your airfare rather than just the booking class (or the booking class and length...

    POSTED 10 Mar, 2018 8 Comments

  • Lufthansa wants an even longer-range Airbus A321LR

    Airbus has only just rolled out a long-range model in its A321 family, but Lufthansa wants even more range from the twin-engine single-aisle jet – sufficient to run non-stop flights from Germany to New York. "No decision has been taken. They can cross the Atlantic but they don't manag...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss and co to share new 'standard' seat for Airbus A320s

    Lufthansa plans an all-new seat design for its Airbus A320 jets from 2019, with the same seat also being fitted to sibling airlines Swiss, Austrian, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. The seat will serve for both 'EuroBusiness' and economy class cabins, with business class passengers continui...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • Lufthansa adds paid spa treatments to First Class, Senator lounges

    IN BRIEF | Lufthansa hopes that travellers flying out of Frankfurt will feel less stressed and more spoiled following the debut of a day spa at the airport's first class and Senator lounges. Run by the CHI-MAS Institute, the spa areas offer a wide range of services from massage and facials ...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2018 2 Comments

  • Eurowings to get Lufthansa business class seats from 2018

    Lufthansa's low-cost Eurowings airline will make a first of chasing premium travellers with the rollout of business class on its Airbus A330 jets from 2018. Just don't expect anything too fancy: Eurowings will adopt the same business class seats as its parent, shown below. (Lufthansa, me...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2017 7 Comments

  • No first class for Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 jets

    Lufthansa is thinking big with business class for its new Boeing 777-9s, but something the new jets won't have will be first class seats. While the final layout of Lufthansa’s 34 ordered 777-9s hasn’t been decided, the carrier says they’ll accommodate 45 to 60 business passenge...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 2 Comments

  • Photos: Lufthansa's new Boeing 777X business class seats revealed

    Here are the first photos of Lufthansa's all-new business class seats for its Boeing 777X (777-9) jets, which will begin flying from 2020. As previously and exclusively revealed by Australian Business Traveller, the next-gen design finally provides direct aisle access for every passenger: no mor...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 20 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss kick off joint venture

    Australian business travellers bound for Europe could find their path lies a little smoother with the launch of a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group. The agreement covers Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines end embraces flights between Singapore, Australia and German...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2017 14 Comments

  • Lufthansa set to swoop on Air Berlin

    Lufthansa and EasyJet were selected as the preferred bidders for the main assets of insolvent Air Berlin, handing both airlines a rare chance to rapidly expand in Europe’s biggest economy. The creditors’ committee will continue talks with the two carriers until October 12 with the ai...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2017 6 Comments

  • Lufthansa to launch Singapore-Munich Airbus A350 flights

    Lufthansa will restart direct flights between Singapore and Munich from March 27 2018, providing German-bound travellers with an alternative to the established Singapore-Frankfurt route. The flights will run five days a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday – on...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2017 4 Comments

  • Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 to drop first class for 'Business Plus'?

    Lufthansa could drop first class from some of its forthcoming Boeing 777-9 jets in favour of a 'Business Plus' cabin as part of a review of the airline's future fleet, and is also unlikely to fit its new Boeing 777X business class seats onto its current fleet – including the Airbus A380s an...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Lufthansa could slow deliveries of Boeing 777X

    Lufthansa is considering stretching out deliveries of Boeing's new 777X aircraft, concerned about the cost and size of the big jet as managers review the airline's fleet needs. A decision on the new timeline is “urgent” and could be reached by September, according to an internal vide...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • Swiss to get fleet-wide inflight Internet in 2018

    Swiss will see its Swiss Connect inflight Internet service extended across the rest of its fleet in 2018, following this year's final fit-out of siblings Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. The satellite-based WiFi system made its debut on Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER jets, which we reviewed here, b...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa frequent flyers get shared earn & burn

    Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa will allow members of their respective frequent flyer schemes to earn and redeem points across both airlines as part of an overnight 'co-operation agreement' signed between the unlikely allies. The 'earn and burn' proposition for Asia Miles and Miles & More will ...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 8 Comments

  • Inside Lufthansa's new Airbus A350

    Lufthansa's new Airbus A350 is set to take wing, replacing the German flag-carrier's older gas-guzzling Airbus A340s on long-range routes to the USA and Asia. The aircraft is the airline’s most modern and technologically advanced featuring better fuel consumption and better cabin quality f...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2017 8 Comments

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