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Sadly yes. Just cancelled this one and rebooked...

Sadly yes. Just cancelled this one and rebooked at a lower price with the operator directly. Now I can reserve a seat. Do remind me again about the benefits of being a HON .....seems like it is...
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Posted By biffothebear

Hi Vanessa, Thanks for the update, it is a...

Hi Vanessa,

Thanks for the update, it is a pretty bad situation that for LH four digit flights it is impossible to pre book a seat, why even bother with a codeshare? What are the situations where...
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Posted By biffothebear

Dear LH lurkers, I am flying FRA-LIS on the...

Dear LH lurkers,

I am flying FRA-LIS on the LH6994 (Operated by TAP) and am unable to preselect a seat. After talking to the HON line their best advice was to cancel the flight and rebook as a TAP...
Dec 24, 16, 3:16 am
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Posted By biffothebear

A new 89L Sport Topas arrived with DHL, all good!...

A new 89L Sport Topas arrived with DHL, all good!
The damage on the case is not really done justice by the photo, the dent is more of a huge crease, being right on the edge of the case, hammering...
Dec 23, 16, 7:47 am
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Posted By biffothebear

They are replacing like-for-like. I'm not sure...

They are replacing like-for-like. I'm not sure why they don't offer this as a LH branded size? seems odd?!
Dec 22, 16, 2:56 am
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Posted By biffothebear

Yes, LH will replace it. I have lots of Rimowa...

Yes, LH will replace it. I have lots of Rimowa Alu cases and seen baggage handlers do horrid things to them all without incident! With Rimowa all cases are meant to look weathered and a dent here and...
Dec 21, 16, 2:41 pm
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Posted By biffothebear

Two flights with LH changes that pristine look...

Two flights with LH changes that pristine look pretty quickly!
Not sure how you can do that much damage without a hammer.... they even managed to break the "add-a-bag"
I'm guessing a plastic...
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Posted By biffothebear

LH are already changing things, as a HON I used...

LH are already changing things, as a HON I used to be able to "guest" people through express security lines, this is now changed for non-hub airports. I can have a guest check-in with me and a guest...
Dec 17, 16, 3:59 pm
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Posted By biffothebear

LH do their share of stupid things but they will...

LH do their share of stupid things but they will always make sure I can get on the plane (strikes permitting). My long haul flights are all bus but domestic always econ and the same goes for them,...
Dec 17, 16, 3:19 am
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Posted By biffothebear

Doh... LHR-AMS As for miles, Status miles...

Doh... LHR-AMS

As for miles, Status miles can only be earned in Business on LH metal
Dec 17, 16, 3:15 am
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Posted By biffothebear

apologies, even after all these years I get...

apologies, even after all these years I get excited :-) It was LHR-AMA
Dec 16, 16, 2:52 pm
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Posted By biffothebear

I have the BA stupidity story to end all others...

I have the BA stupidity story to end all others ..

It was 2008 and T5 had just opened and the chaos that ensued was painful, a few weeks after it all calmed down I was checking into a FRA-AMS...
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Posted By biffothebear

Hi Isabell, Firstly, thanks for following up...

Hi Isabell,

Firstly, thanks for following up on this, I have an open request with Lufthansa for several weeks trying to gain an answer to this.

Secondly, is it just me or doesn't this seem...
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Posted By biffothebear

Thanks for following up on this. At the core...

Thanks for following up on this.
At the core of this is predictability, I have had HON arrival services when travelling with a colleague that take us both through security, in Moscow they wouldn't...
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Posted By biffothebear

As *G/HON where can i find details of how I can...

As *G/HON where can i find details of how I can access express security lines. Whilst travelling with my wife I was told that I could use the express line but she couldn't?
This seems to vary...
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Posted By biffothebear

Hi All, Thanks for the interesting and...

Hi All,

Thanks for the interesting and varied comments, I was surprised at the links from oliver2002 that this malaise with HON is quite widespread.
I think 8420PR makes a great point though, in...
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Posted By biffothebear

Hi All, Thanks for the comments, especially...

Hi All,

Thanks for the comments, especially the links to the other HON tales of woe. Same story in each case!

It really seems like LH have lost the plot taking high revenue customers and...
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Posted By biffothebear

Once you are through immigration and get your bag...

Once you are through immigration and get your bag for a change of clothes then you're out!
But this is really a minor thing, its more about the disinterest that LH have. They seem to have lost...
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Posted By biffothebear

Is HON worth it?

Hi All,

I have had HON status for some time, and whilst it sounds a little like a spoilt child I am simply tired of Lufthansa and their total lack of loyalty.
I run at around 700k HON miles/2yrs,...
May 18, 11, 8:44 am
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Posted By biffothebear

Well, much as expected. Checkin at the SA Gold...

Well, much as expected. Checkin at the SA Gold desk, attempted to request an emergency exit seat "there are only lonely seats available" suggesting that my partner (LH Gold) would be separated. ...
May 7, 11, 12:38 pm
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Posted By biffothebear

At 300 segments a year anything that doesn't...

At 300 segments a year anything that doesn't crash is a good flight :-)
May 7, 11, 11:15 am
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Posted By biffothebear

Hi All, Thanks for the replies, yes I am LH...

Hi All,

Thanks for the replies, yes I am LH HON but this was a vacation booking that I couldn't find out the Econ Class beforehand.
Lets see where it all ends up

Cheers.....
May 6, 11, 2:41 pm
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Posted By biffothebear

Upgrading an ugly W class on Thai

I am flying to BKK from FRA and have cheap and nasty Econ W class ticket. I am trying to find a way to upgrade this for the least cash.

The options that I see are:

1: Hope that the flight is...
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