If you’re flying in first class on Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines or SWISS Airlines, or are a member of HON Circle, and will be in Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) with several hours to kill, then grab your belongings and head over to Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal lounge.
This is a standalone lounge outside of the airline terminals, accessible via foot or a short taxi ride. Once inside, a personal assistant will be assigned to you, which will be able to let you know (in person, not over a PA system) when your flight is close to starting the boarding process. Plus, they will go with you through security and do all the checking-in for you.
But the personal assistant isn’t the only perk, let’s take a look at the other amenities available inside Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal lounge that spans 19,375 square feet of space.
If you’re familiar with Cathay Pacific A330 business class, then the one found on their A350s may look very familiar. Nonetheless, there are several differences that you may notice if flying on this aircraft in business class.
The seat has been designed by Studio F.A. Porsche, but a bit more polished. Let’s take a look at these contrasts a bit more closely.
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities is Czech’s capital, Prague—a destination that should be at the top of your list. Not only does the city have a deep history that dates back several thousand years, but it’s also stunningly beautiful, thanks to the centuries-old architecture and mix of cultures that framed it into what it is today.
The first known inhabitants in the region was a Celtic tribe in 500 BC, then came the Slavs in 500 AD. For a long time, Prague was under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire, which at the time saw an influx of Jews in the 17th century. In the 19th century, The Holy Roman Empire ended, and Prague then became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the 20th century, Nazis took over the city and later, Prague became the capital of Czechoslovakia and was under communist rule. In 1993, Czechoslovakia split peacefully, and Prague was declared the capital of the Czech Republic. Even though the city has gone through a lot of highs and a few lows, it’s developed into one fascinating city with a nickname of “City of a Hundred Spires”. This is based off a 19th-century count of spheres throughout the entire city (however, the amount of spheres today is around 500).
For those of you who have planned to take a vacation in this magnificent city, here are some hidden gems we recommend we add to your list of must-sees.
A few years ago, Virgin Australia revamped its Hong Kong lounge into something exquisite. This May, Brisbane Airport is about to get another brand new lounge catered towards Virgin Australia business class customers.
This new premium lounge is called My Lounge and has been designed in a loft-like setting to allow customers to feel even more relaxed as if they are at home. Because as some of us know, lounges can be so high-end, they are not always the most comfortable, which is why Virgin Australia decided to take another direction for the one at Brisbane airport. Let’s take a look at what you can find inside.
Last year, Finnair released a brand new business class seat that’s minimalistic yet has all the right touches to make your trip enjoyable. Now, Finnair is about to open a new premium lounge in Helsinki called the Platinum Wing.
Travelers that are Plus Platinum Lumo, Platinum, and oneworld Emerald members are able to access the lounge, and until the upgraded business class lounge (a separate lounge) opens this summer, Finnair Plus Gold members will also be able to utilize the Finnair Platinum Wing lounge.
Cathay Pacific was number seven in the list of top ten best business class airlines and number nine in the best business class seat, based on the 2018 Skytrax Awards. Moreover, the airline was in the top ten list of having the best cabin crew in the world. And although it’s not number one in the world, Cathay Pacific does provide its business class passengers with a noteworthy product aboard their Airbus A330 (the same product that can also be found on the Boeing 777).
When one thinks of Romania, vampires and castles may be the first thing that comes to mind, but the country is full of much more than that. From cities to acres of land surrounded by pure nature, Romania is a destination that sometimes gets dismissed but shouldn’t be. One of our favorite places in this gorgeous country is Bucharest, and although the now capital is somewhat new compared to other cities in the world (first mentioned in 1459), it’s full of amazing lesser-known sites and alleys that can be easily missed.
So for those who have Bucharest on their list of go-to destinations, here are some hidden gems to add to your list.
It’s only been a few years since Qatar Airways revealed the luxurious business class seat called Qsuite, but since they are only available on specific airplanes, the carrier decided it needed another product for their newest aircraft, the A321neo.
Qatar Airways A321neo business class seat has yet to be revealed, but according to Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways, this new business class is going to be a product that we have not yet seen before on any one of their aircraft.
Last year, Singapore Airlines took the title for world’s longest flight, which was a big win for this five-star airline. But they are not the only carrier that offers longer than average flights that are actually noteworthy. Many airlines understand that traveling more than 12 to 13 hours can be cumbersome, so providing the best service and comfortable seats is a must. Although there are numerous airlines out there, only a few stand out.
Let’s take a look at the airlines that are making traveling further, for longer periods of time without stopping, a stress-free experience.
Over the past two years, Air France has unveiled a brand new business class seat for its Dreamliner, and more recently a fresh lounge for passengers to relax in, in Charles de Gaulle. But the B787 isn’t the only aircraft that received a makeover. Starting this year, the airline will be installing another business class seat across all of their Airbus A330-200s.
Air France has invested $150 million USD into redesigning all three cabins on this twin-aisle widebody jet, which will feature 36 seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy and 167 in basic economy. Air France has integrated its color palette of blues and champagnes throughout the entire aircraft, along with hints of leather on the armchair, side panels and other areas throughout the premium cabin and seat.