Category Archives for Lufthansa.

JetPrivilege cutting ties with Turkish, Lufthansa & 2 Star Alliance members

JetPrivilege continues to cut relationships with other foreign carriers, including 4 Star Alliance carriers which will be off its earn and burn roster by the end of this year. These include important carriers such as Lufthansa and Turkish. Here is all that you need to know.

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Lufthansa’s A380 to Delhi takes off from today

A few days ago, I wrote about the teething troubles Lufthansa was facing with starting their A380 operations to India. First, their Mumbai plans got nixed with Emirates getting the slot. Then, someone threw the rulebook in their face and the paperwork to bring the A380 flights to Delhi was not completed in time for the winter schedule cutover, which was implemented a week ago. Anyhow, I’m glad to report the mess is now sorted, and Lufthansa is all set to fly their maiden A380 flight to Delhi today. Here is how the schedule will look like going forward for Lufthansa’s Delhi service with the A380. LH760 FRA1340 – 0130+1DEL 388 DLH761 DEL0330 – 0720FRA 388 D That makes Emirates,…

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The Lufthansa A380 that did not make it to India

A380s are clearly the newest attractions for Indian flyers, ever since they were cleared for take off from select Indian airports. Singapore Airlines took the lead, then Emirates brought in their A380 to Mumbai. Earlier this year, Lufthansa had stated their intention to start operations for the A380 in India from the winter schedule, which got into effect from this past weekend. Lufthansa’s original plan was to start flights to Mumbai and Delhi on the A380, however they got a rude shock when the Mumbai slot was allocated to Emirates instead, after being promised to them. Mumbai at present only has 1 gate which can handle the A380 since the terminal is still under construction, and hence, capacity is limited.…

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Upto 50K Miles & More Miles Bonus returns with Axis Bank Credit Card

Axis Bank took over the the Miles & More co-branded credit cards portfolio in Q1 2013, and had been offering an accelerated bonus of up to 20000 miles on signing up the card before March 15, 2014 and spending at certain benchmarks. The promotion has now returned for a brief while, for card applications received till April 15, 2014. In summary, there are two Axis Bank Miles & More credit cards on offer: M&M Axis Bank MasterCard World: This is the lower version of the credit cards, and comes with 5000 miles after first transaction, and 4 miles for every INR 200 of eligible spend.  The joining fee is INR 3,500 and the annual fee from the second year is…

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Lufthansa considering bringing the A380 to India this year

While the initial reaction from most carriers about the new rules for the A380 in India was muted, airlines seem to be now coming out of the hiding to make a commitment to the Indian market, or so it seems. While Singapore Airlines seems to have a low-hanging fruit because of their recently concluded bilateral negotiations with India, it now seems that Lufthansa has also made up their mind to introduce the A380 in India within the year. Christopher Franz, the CEO of Lufthansa, made this statement earlier this week to Reuters: We are interested to use the A380 also for the major Indian markets The press also notes that Lufthansa planned to use the jet in India but the…

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Sign-up for Lufthansa Miles & More, try your luck for 80,000 miles

If you don’t have a Miles & More account and you are based in Asia, right now seems to be a good time to sign up. Miles & More is the frequent flyer program for Lufthansa and group airlines such as Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, etc., and through October 14, 2012, they are running a sweepstakes to enrol new members. If you go to this link and sign-up, you will automatically be participating in a promotion, where the winner will be awarded 80,000 Miles & More miles, good for a return ticket in economy from Asia to Europe. The Sweepstakes is limited to residents of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia and India, and…

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