March 28, 1985
Lufthansa, West Germany's national airline, has begun weighing its passengers. To provide up-to-date statistics on the average weight of today's flying public, Lufthansa is asking passengers at its airport terminals in Frankfurt, New York and Bangkok, Thailand, to step on the scales with their hand luggage before boarding. The weigh-in is voluntary and will last only for a limited period.
December 24, 2012 |
The cheapest airfare in Lufthansa's ski season sale goes to ... Moscow. OK, not exactly a ski hub, but there is snow -- and savings. Sale prices from L.A. to Moscow start at $685 round-trip. The deal: There are lots of destinations in this Lufthansa sale, but none that I could find as low as the Moscow airfares. Testing selected dates, I found availability for L.A. to Dusseldorf, Germany, for $795 round-trip. It all depends on where you're going and when you're traveling to find the deal fares.
December 4, 1997 |
When Lufthansa German Airlines decided to renovate its home terminal at the Frankfurt airport in 1996, styling got top billing. But the army of passengers marching through each day made maintenance and repair almost as important. "The terminal had a drab look, with traditional check-in counters," said Jeannette Schwarz, spokeswoman for frogdesign, a worldwide design firm whose Sunnyvale office handled the project.
October 15, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO ELMAU, GERMANY From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop service, and United, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and British offer connecting service (change of planes) to Munich. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $416. The spa is about 80 miles southwest of Munich via the A95 highway. Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway , 82493 Elmau/Oberbayern; (49) 8823-180, http://www.schloss-elmau.de/english/index.html. It has three swimming pools, six restaurants, two concert halls, a spa and a range of summer and winter sports.
November 25, 2012
If Germany is on your list for next summer's European travels, this is the time to scramble for this limited-availability round-trip fare from LAX to Dusseldorf through Lufthansa. (It's a code share, so the actual flight may be on another carrier, likely Air Canada or United.) Still, the fare is good for Europe in late spring and the heart of summer: $760, including all taxes and fees. You must stay over a Saturday night, and travel must take place between June 10 and Aug. 12. Info: Lufthansa , (800)
November 11, 2012
The magic and music of Tikal I read David Kelly's article "Tikal's Lost World" [Nov. 4] while gazing at the extraordinary embroidered Maya calendar hanging on my walI. I purchased it in Flores during a trip with my husband in December and January. Tikal was an absolutely magical place and the highlight of our seven-day trip to Belize and Guatemala. Instead of flying in and out of Guatemala City, we flew into Belize City and spent several days exploring the ruins, caves and jungle of Belize (all fantastic)
November 4, 2010 |
The Qantas A380 jet that blew out an engine and made a successful emergency landing Thursday in Singapore appeared to represent a fairly unusual blemish on the safety record of the super-sized passenger jet. As of Thursday afternoon, no cause had been announced. But the Guardian is reporting that Europe's air safety watchdog in August issued an alert about abnormal wear inside the British-made Rolls-Royce engines that power the planes. All of which raises this question: Would you fly on this highly touted jet?
February 7, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO MOSCOW From LAX, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Delta, British and Swiss offer connecting service (change of planes) to Moscow. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $602. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 7 (country code for Russia), 495 (the Moscow area code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Godzillas Hostel, 6 Bolshoi Karetnyy, Moscow; (495) 699-4223, www.godzillas hostel.
March 16, 2013 |
If you need directions, stop in at a pizza restaurant that delivers. The delivery people really know their local area. Cynthia Leva Burbank If you're traveling with several people, take an over-the-door shoe holder with clear pockets. Hang it up at your destination and use it to hold room keys, cameras and phones, sunscreen, hats/gloves, toys, snacks, etc. Makes them easy to find and keeps the room neater. Betsy Hooper San Gabriel I bring a number (varies depending on the length of travel)