Lufthansa Board Postpones Rescue Package Decision Due To Conditions Imposed By EU

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

The previously negotiated 9 Billion Euro rescue package for Lufthansa might fall through after all as the LH board has just declined sanctioning it after EU regulators imposed certain unfavorable conditions. The board postponed the decision pending new negotiations on the political level as the German government was also firmly against strong EU involvement in […]

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Lufthansa Miles&More Status & eVoucher Extension Preview, Program Revamp Postponed Until 2022

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

There have been some leaks regarding the Lufthansa Miles&More program and their extension policy for status customers as well as expiring eVouchers stored in customers account. Lufthansa (according to the information out there) will also shelve the revamp of the M&M program for at least another year until January 2022. As of this time there […]

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Lufthansa schedules start to rebound in June amid hopeful signs in Europe

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

This summer could see the aviation industry inching back to recovery, at based on news coming out of Europe during the past week. Lufthansa said on Thursday that it would begin flying a much larger chunk of its regular schedule in June. Combined with the other Lufthansa Group partners (Swiss, Eurowings, Brussels and Austrian), the …

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Airfare of the Day [First Class] Lufthansa Paris to Bogota from 2,335 €

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa and their first class excursion fares between Paris (CDG), France and Bogota (BOG), Colombia. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Editors note: LoyaltyLobby encourages all of our readers to do their part to stop the spread of the […]

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These airlines make wearing face masks mandatory

Written by premiumflights @ Premium-Flights.com

Following airlines have introduced or will introduce the mandatory wearing of a face mask for employees and passengers. (last update May, 14)

Masks don’t need to be medical masks, they need to cover the nose and mouth area, and remain … Re…

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Lufthansa Management Weighs Insolvency Options, CEO Spohr Meets With Austrian Political Elite

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa was in the news again in the last few days and of course it’s about money – not only government bailouts for airlines of the LH Group but also a possible insolvency in self administration (similar to Chapter 11 in the U.S.). At the same time Lufthansa CEO met with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz […]

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Lufthansa to require masks for flyers, but ease in-flight social distancing

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Lufthansa Group airlines will require passengers to wear face masks aboard all their flights starting Monday. The move makes it one of the first big European carriers to do so, but the group also said it would ease its in-flight social distancing protocols as a result. Carriers in the group include Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels …

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Swiss Gets CHF 1.5B Bank Loan Guaranteed By The Country’s Government

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Swiss International Airlines (Swiss) and its sister company Edelweiss, both part of Lufthansa Group, have received a loan guarantee from the government of Switzerland. The federal government would guarantee 85% of the CHF 1.5B loan. Swiss and Edelweiss would only use the money, and shares of these two airlines would secure the loan. Here’s the […]

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Lufthansa Negotiates With German Government Over €9 Billion Rescue Package, Loses €1 Million Per Hour

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

According to German media reports Lufthansa is now in active negotiation about a government rescue package worth €9 Billion after the company has admitted to run out of liquidity in a few weeks. Lufthansa loses €1 Million per hour in the current situation which puts further stress on the airline after the majority of the […]

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The Weekly Wrap: Cargo conversions and funky seating options

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

Looking to catch up on passenger experience news in recent days? I’ve got a fun new video series with Maryann Simson from APEX Media and we’re covering all the top headlines.
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Lufthansa Miles&More Refuses Reimbursements Of Cancelled Mileage Tickets Until Further Notice

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

We received an email from a reader informing us about dispute between himself and Lufthansa Miles&More about the cancellation of an award ticket several weeks ago. Following the cancellation of his return flights the reader had to book a separate ticket and then contacted Lufthansa to have the return portion of his mileage ticket refunded. […]

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Lufthansa Reacts To Market Situation And Decommissions 18 Widebody Jets Including A380 & B747

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa has decided to undertake a massive culling of their widebody fleet in order to react to the new realities of the aviation industry (read: extremely low demand). Anticipating a slump in passenger numbers Lufthansa decided to get rid of 18 widebody aircraft which include Airbus A380, Airbus A340 and the old Boeing 747-400. The […]

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Unprecedented: Lufthansa is flying 5 A380s and 5 747s to New Zealand

Written by Daniel Ross @ The Points Guy

Travelers who have found themselves stuck outside of their home countries are frantically trying to get back. airlines are stepping up and flying special repatriation flights on routes to destinations that they might never have been to before. On March 26, German giant Lufthansa flew a Boeing 747 to Auckland (AKL) for the first time …

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Lufthansa grounds Germanwings subsidiary, retires some A380s and 747s in coronavirus restructuring

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Another airline has seen the end of its days as a result of the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, Lufthansa Group announced that Germanwings, its low-cost subsidiary, would cease operations. In the group’s first restructuring package unveiled on Tuesday, it said that it would ground Germanwings operations as part of a broader overhaul that would also …

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