In response to the recent strike, Lufthansa has temporarily waived advance purchase restrictions on new tickets bought offline. This means cheap business class fares that normally have to be bought 21+ days in advance are currently available. Check out the discussion thread for more info and terms & conditions.
Who ever heard of a competition authority arguing there was too much of it. Apparently business class fares in Germany “need” to be higher. Naturally this news causes a reaction in Flyer Talkers – check out the air fares too low discussion.
Both the US/transatlantic portion and the European leg of the flying mega do are now open for booking.
For those who’ve missed the previous The Gate post and the latest thread in Community Buzz, this will be a great cant miss event for all Flyer Talkers. Here’s the short version:
- Chicago party hosted by United
- Party flight to Newark
- Newark party hosted by Continental
- Party bus to JFK
- Party flight to Frankfurt
- flights back are included in the special fare
- Champagne breakfast
- Charter flights to Toulouse (via Oslo), with Randy & a team of slaves moderators serving onboard
- Party at Oslo hosted by SAS
- Exclusive Airbus tour
- Charter flight to Frankfurt
- Frankfurt all-day event hosted by Lufthansa
- 15,000 frequent flyer miles for the charter flight (select FFPs only)
The time to secure your place is now. The USA/transatlantic bit is optional (but sounds like so much fun). All you need to know in order to book is in the first 4 posts of the mega do thread.
Mega doesn’t seem big enough to describe the Do being arranged by a team of FlyerTalkers.
It starts with festivities in Chicago hosted by United, then a party flight to Newark. More activities hosted by Continental, then a cross-town trip to JFK for the intercontinental party flight. This is just day one of the Star Alliance Mega Do.
To follow there are more activities at 3 more airports in 3 countries in Europe over the following 3 days, involving Lufthansa, SAS and Airbus, charter flights with two aircraft flying in tandem, Randy and some moderators as your flight attendants, and more.
Special fares for the charter and party flights, as well as connecting flights to and from this flying do have been arranged. There will even be miles credited on the charter flights, at least to some frequent flyer programs.
The first bookings (for US and trans-atlantic flights) start today. Check the current do thread to see what you need to do to participate in the FT do that surely will be talked about for years.
…apparently, with regard to airlines:
- Air France Sucks
- Alitalia SUCKS!
- Swiss sucks
- Lufthansa Sucks
- Mexicana sucks !@#$%^&
- Sas Sucks!
- El Al’s “upgraded” Matmid Sucks
- American Airlines Sucks…Go UA Go!
- Air Canada Jazz Sucks !
- United sucks!
…and, just in case there was any doubt about United Airlines…
One FlyerTalk member asks:
…to which the response is, apparently definitively…
Sometimes, once is not enough, as in the case with the Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flier loyalty program:
The Internet web sites of airlines are apparently not immune either:
- CO.com sucks
- NWA.com sucks
- United.com sucks
- Air Canada website sucks
- USAir’s website basically sucks