Founded in 1926, Lufthansa is one of the oldest airlines. Its main departure hubs are located in Germany, Munich and Frankfurt and its headquarters are in Cologne. Originally Germany’s national airline, the privatisation of Lufthansa began in 1992 and lasted 5 years.The Lufthansa fleet consists mainly of Airbuses and Boeings, but it also possesses several Bombardier and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. The airline owned 279 aircrafts in 2014. Lufthansa flights connect passengers to 200 destinations across the world, in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. This airline is also the co-founder and European backbone of Star Alliance, an airline alliance which brings together Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, US Airways, Austrian Airlines, Spanair and TAP Portugal. Star Alliance is the third largest global airline alliance after Oneworld and Skyteam. Lufthansa also owns Luftansa Cargo and Swiss International Air Lines as of 2005. Its partner, Lufthansa Regional controls Augsburg Airways, Lufthansa CityLine and Air Dolomiti.
Lufthansa : Information about the airline
The number of bags permitted under the Lufthanasa baggage allowance depends on the booking class of your ticket. Lufthansa Economy Class passengers may bring one item of hand luggage, while in Business and First Class this is raised to two. The size of Lufthansa hand luggage must be no more than 55x40x23cm and must weigh less than 8kg. Extra baggage and overweight bags will incur extra charges.Lufthansa online check in opens 23 hours before the flight departure and passengers can print their Lufthansa boarding pass from home. After checking in passengers can choose their seat, next to the window for those looking to admire the view or by the aisle if you want a bit of extra leg room.
Customer and on Board Services
Lufthansa Miles and More is the airline's loyalty programme which is shared by all members of Star Alliance. Miles and More allows Lufthansa frequent fliers to cumulate miles which can then be exchanged for flight tickets or upgrades. It is also possible to use Lufthansa air miles to receive discounts on partner hotels.