All posts tagged "Lufthansa"

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    Lufthansa and Austrian Partner with Amadeus

    Lufthansa and Amadeus have announced a new agreement that will see the airline sell advance seat reservation as an ancillary product in the travel agency channel using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services. The agreement, which also applies to Lufthansa’s subsidiary Austrian Airlines, means that travel agents using Amadeus in 63 markets worldwide will...

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    Star Alliance Company Plus to Become PartnerPlusBenefit

    The world’s biggest business travel reward programme is getting a ‘new year’ makeover with a new name, new look and enhanced benefits. As the Star Alliance Company Plus Programme in the UK and Ireland celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014 it will become PartnerPlusBenefit, adopting the programme’s global brand name, and for...

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    Frankfurt’s Christmas Market

    Christmas time is well and truly upon us and Germany  is traditionally the home of the Christmas market. In terms of size and variety the Frankfurt market is one of the most important in Germany. Many of the stalls are in log cabins that are ornately decorated and there also a fantastic...

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    Lufthansa Extends Advance Seat Reservations, Introduces Fees

    From 26th November 2013 all passengers in Lufthansa Economy Class can seat select when they book a flight on German and European routes. In the mid-price and flexible booking classes in Economy, advance seat reservations will be free, as is already the case in mid-price booking classes. Passengers who reserve seats in...

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    Lufthansa Facing More Strikes?

    German trade union Verdi has threatened Lufthansa with a further round of strikes if the airline fails to improve pay offers when talks resume this week. Last week the German carrier had the majority of its flights grounded by what was the second strike in a month. Now, in addition, the pilots union has...

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    Strike Cancels All But 32 Lufthansa Flights Today

    Due to a strike by the ver.di trade union, nearly all Lufthansa flights within Germany and Europe have been cancelled today. Only a select few short-haul flights are operating, such as in Berlin, where strike actions should end by 2.30pm CET. In all, only 20 of the 1,650 planned Lufthansa short-haul flights...

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    Lufthansa to Offer Premium Economy in 2014

    Lufthansa plans to launch a Premium Economy cabin on its long-haul fleet next year, occupying about 10% of the aircraft’s seats and with fares closer to Economy than Business Class. Chief Executive Christoph Franz confirmed that the new cabin “will be introduced in the spring of 2014 when we will begin upgrading...

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    Lufthansa Cancels Over 500 Flights

    Lufthansa cancelled over 500 flights today, including much of the morning’s domestic and European flight schedule, due to strikes by ground staff at airports across Germany. The walkouts started today (Thursday 21st March) at 03.00 GMT and continued until late morning. The Verdi union and Lufthansa are to meet tomorrow (Friday) to...

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    ECJ Rules Against Airlines on Delayed Flight Compensation

    In Luxembourg today, the European Court of Justice rejected two applications by airlines to avoid paying compensation for delayed flights, and said: “The Court of Justice has confirmed its previous ruling that passengers whose flights have been delayed for a long time may be compensated.” The court, ruling in a case involving...

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    Correction: No Lufthansa Strike Today

    Please note that, contrary to an earlier Bulletin, Lufthansa cabin crew are NOT on strike today and all flights have been operating normally.

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    Travelport IT Services Agreement with TUIfly.com

    Travelport has signed a new long-term airline IT services agreement with TUIfly, the third largest airline in Germany. The e-Ticketing technology is utilised by TUIfly.com, the flight travel portal of TUI Deutschland. TUIfly.com has implemented Travelport E-Ticket Technologies in combination with its reservation system, New Skies, offered by Navitaire, enabling the airline...

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    Another Lufthansa Strike Affects Three Airports

    As a union had predicted yesterday, the second strike in a matter of days at Lufthansa is causing disruption at Frankfurt Airport today, Tuesday 4th September. Nearly 200 flights have been cancelled at the busiest airport in Germany, as cabin crew represented by the UFO trade union walked out in a dispute...

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    Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike at Frankfurt

    Lufthansa has had to cancel about a third of its 360 scheduled flights in and out of Frankfurt this morning due to walkouts by cabin crew. Domestic and European flights were mainly affected but some long-haul flights were also hit by knock-on effects. Frankfurt is Lufthansa’s main hub and Europe’s third-busiest airport....

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    BMI Deal Completed

    International Airlines Group yesterday completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa. It is planned that bmi mainline will be integrated into British Airways and consultation has begun already with bmi mainline staff and their trade unions. A statement issued by IAG included: “bmibaby and bmi regional have not been sold prior to...

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    Lufthansa Celebrates 40 Years in Ireland

    Christian Schindler, Lufthansa’s General Manager UK & Ireland, visited Dublin yesterday to celebrate the airline’s 40 years of flights from Ireland this month – having commenced two B737 flights a week via Manchester to Frankfurt on 1st April 1972. He announced that Lufthansa had achieved 19% growth last year to almost 300,000...

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    EC Clears IAG Acquisition of BMI

    The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the acquistion of British Midland International by the International Airlines Group, parent company of British Airways and Iberia. IAG said: “Some technical conditions need to be finalised before completion, which is anticipated to take place around 20th April 2012.” The approval comes after IAG...