A Week with iPhone 6S

I’ve had my iPhone 6S for just over a week, and man am I impressed. It’s a huge upgrade over my iPhone 5 and so many new features make my life easy. Touch ID is probably my favourite feature ever, I mean I can now login to my bank apps quickly and conveniently with just my finger! Amazing! Especially considering that we have millions of credit cards from different banks and it is just super convenient to be able to login using your finger. Another amazing feature that I love is Apple Pay. I mean I can literally pay around the world with just my phone, it is super fast and works great. I was a bit shocked as to how quick the whole process is, I literally touched my iPhone to the card reader and the receipt printed out two seconds later – amazing! I was stunned at how quick… read more


New Design for Miles & More MasterCard

One of my friends who has the Miles & More MasterCard from Barclaycard has just informed me that the card design has changed when using the Barclaycard app on the iPhone. He sent me a screenshot and here is what the new Miles & More MasterCard from Barclaycard will look like: He has the normal version (the non-Premier blue) and told me that when he uses the app he can see this new card design but it isn’t showing online. I have the silver Premier version and my card design is showing the current one in the Barclaycard app… so perhaps they made some bug in the app to display the non-Premier version with the new design? Anyway, I guess the Premier card will look the same, just with a silver background. It is a shame that they removed the current airplane design, which I really liked. I also don’t… read more


Amazing week with BoardingArea

Wow Wow Wow! What an incredible week being featured here on BoardingArea! Thank you all so, so much for reading, commenting, etc. It has been a record week for Travelling the World, with last Tuesday being the record day for visitors and views. It has been a pleasure to write for all of you and hopefully you were able to enjoy my trip reports, advice, thoughts, etc. I will continue to write my blog over at Prior2Boarding, so be sure to continue reading as I have some fantastic posts and trips coming up to finish off the year. Here are some of the top posts I’ve written this week which you all enjoyed: Lufthansa First Class A380 Frankfurt to San Francisco Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier B) Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Porsche Transfer Frankfurt Best Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt Flying Lufthansa First Class using Miles & More miles… read more


Lufthansa First Class A380 Experience Final Thoughts

Flying the A380 in Lufthansa First Class – Introduction The Lufthansa First Class experience on the Airbus A380 (and really on any aircraft) is simply out-of-this-world. Lufthansa’s high-quality service and dedication towards First Class passengers is simply stunning. The ground services give you a small taste of what is waiting for you on the aircraft. From the moment you step into a Lufthansa First Class Lounge (or the Terminal) until the moment you end your journey, you will feel like you’re in a completely different world. There isn’t really a way to describe it, you have to experience it for yourself. The Airbus A380 experience is completely different from the other Lufthansa First Class cabins simply because you are so isolated from the rest of the passengers and you can completely relax in privacy. The cabin has noise-cancelling material and curtains and therefore it is one of the quietest places on… read more


Lufthansa First Class A380 Frankfurt to San Francisco

Flying the A380 in Lufthansa First Class – Introduction Lufthansa 454 Frankfurt (FRA) – San Francisco (SFO) Airbus A380-800 10 September 2015 Best. Flight. Ever. Here are my initial thoughts. Ok, I know I say that about every single Lufthansa flight that I have, but this one was by far the best, and I don’t think any flight anytime soon will take that title away from this flight. It was by far the most memorable and amazing flight that I’ve ever experienced with Lufthansa. This was due to a couple of reasons, first and most importantly, the crew was fantastic and phenomenal, seriously. I don’t think I’ve ever had such an awesome, attentive, friendly, and professional crew as the flight attendants and pursers were on this flight. The main First Class flight attendant was young and she was attentive, friendly, and very professional, I won’t ever forget her – she made the… read more


Best Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt

Lufthansa operates two First Class Lounges in Frankfurt and a First Class Terminal: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier A) Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier B) Frankfurt The First Class Lounges are located in Pier A (Schengen) and Pier B (Non-Schengen) and the First Class Terminal is located away from the main terminal. All passengers who have access to a First Class Lounge can access all of them on the same day by having a super long layover in Frankfurt (something I recommend). With that being said, which lounge is the best Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Frankfurt? Unfortunately there isn’t a way to answer that and there isn’t a *best* First Class Lounge as all of them are mostly equal and each lounge has a special amenity that the other lounges don’t. For example, you are guaranteed to be driven to your aircraft from… read more


Lufthansa First Class Porsche Transfer Frankfurt

Flying the A380 in Lufthansa First Class – Introduction Ground services are highly important when it comes to the First Class experience; premium passengers need to be transported as comfortably to the aircraft as possible. Lufthansa drives all First Class passengers (and connecting passengers) and HON Circle Members to their aircraft from the Lufthansa First Class Terminal. Lufthansa also drives select passengers from their First Class Lounges, this depends which First Class Lounge you visit (Pier A or Pier B) and from which gate your flight is departing from. After I thanked the Lufthansa agent in the lounge for changing my flights, I followed the driver outside the lounge into the main gate area and we walked towards a lift that was at the gate next to the First Class Lounge. After a quick ride down, we were outside on the tarmac with some incredible views of Lufthansa aircraft next to us…. read more


Lufthansa WorldShop

Most airlines have their own stores in which they sell airline-branded items such as luggage, cups, model aircraft, etc. Lufthansa isn’t an exception, however they do have one of the largest airline-branded stores located in a few German airports including Frankfurt and Munich. Lufthansa’s airline-branded store is named “WorldShop” and it features a collection of electronics, home accessories, luggage, Lufthansa-branded items, and much, much more. Seriously.. WorldShop has like everything you could think of. Most of the items there (online) have nothing to do with travelling or airplanes – there are electronics, furniture, wine, beauty, children items, and much more. You can visit the online WorldShop here: http://www.worldshop.eu The online store has many more products than are available at the physical stores in German airports. The Frankfurt Airport WorldShop in area B is one of the biggest and features luggage, model aircraft, collectibles, accessories, watches, electronics, and a ton of cool… read more


Flying Lufthansa First Class using Miles & More miles

Booking Lufthansa First Class using Miles & More miles is the only way you can book Lufthansa First Class more than around two weeks in advance. Lufthansa restricts their First Class award space to partner Star Alliance airlines and typically releases award space to those airlines about 14 days in advance. Reader Patrick asked the following question on my post, Flying the A380 in Lufthansa First Class: Can you elaborate a little more or maybe create a new post? What’s the best way to get points into Miles and More? (besides actually flying on LH) And about how far out can you book F using M&M. And last question… are the miles requirements less than what UA charges? I flew F once and REALLY want to do that again. I’m hooked! Thanks! Great question! Hopefully this post will answer it! Since Miles & More is Lufthansa’s (and many other airlines’)… read more


Lufthansa First Class Lounges and Terminal Access Policy

Lufthansa has some of the world’s best First Class Lounges in Frankfurt and Munich, with an extensive bar, delicious à la carte restaurant and buffet, shower rooms, sleeping rooms, personal assistants, limousine transfer to the aircraft, the list goes on and on. With such high quality, comes a high price: Lufthansa First Class tickets generally start at $6k USD and up, there have been occasional promotions and discounts, though. The best way to experience Lufthansa First Class is by redeeming miles through several Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Programmes. Reviews: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier A) Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Pier B) Frankfurt   Having said all of that, Lufthansa maintains a strict access policy for the First Class Lounges and First Class Terminal. Lufthansa needs to ensure the privacy of the passengers and their comfort is maintained at all times. The general rule to access… read more