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Lufthansa, which traces its roots back to 1926, is the flag carrier of Germany. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Lufthansa has its hubs and focus cities at Düsseldorf International Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport and Zurich Airport. Lufthansa, together with its affiliates SWISS, AUA, bmi and Brussels Airlines, serve more than 280 destinations in more than 100 countries. Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe in terms of the overall number of passengers carried.
Lufthansa provides up to three classes of service on its flights.
First Class passengers enjoy valet parking at Frankfurt and Munich airports, a personal assistant to assist them through security and check-in, fully lie-flat seats, complimentary meal and beverage service and amenity kits. Passengers traveling in First Class also enjoy lounge access before departure, including Star Alliance members' owned lounges, and Welcome Lounge access upon arrival on an intercontinental flight. At select airports, First Class passengers begin their journey with a short trip by limousine or exclusive people carrier from the lounge to their flight.
Passengers traveling in Business Class enjoy Business Lounge access before departure, including Star Alliance members' owned Business Class lounges, and Welcome Lounge access upon arrival on an intercontinental flight. Business Class passengers also enjoy angled lie-flat seats and amenity kits on long-haul flights and recliner seats on short and medium haul flights. On short and medium-haul routes, the middle seats are kept empty.
Passengers traveling in Economy Class on long-haul routes enjoy complimentary meal and beverage service. On short and medium-haul routes, the slim construction of the seat backs in Economy Class provides passengers with more legroom.
Complimentary meal and beverage service is provided to all passengers on long haul flights. Complimentary beverages are provided to all passengers on all flights, while snack and meal service varies depending on the length of the route and the cabin booked.
Select long-haul flights on Lufthansa's Boeing 747s, and Airbus A380s, A330s and A340s have entertainment systems with audio and video on demand at all seats.
First Class and Business Class seats on long-haul flights have 110v AC power outlets that do not require an adapter to plug in a laptop. On the Airbus A380, Economy Class passengers have access to in-seat USB and iPod ports. On select North Atlantic and Middle East flights, passengers can enjoy internet service for a fee through Deutsche Telekom. Mobile phone calls and calls through the internet (VOIP) are not permitted. Satellite phone service is available for a fee on Airbus A340 and Boeing 747 aircraft.
Lufthansa is in the process of upgrading its technology to permit passengers to send and receive SMS and MMS messages via their mobile phones at cruising altitudes.
Lufthansa's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:
*Please note that Lufthansa often has several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.
Lufthansa is a founding member of the Star Alliance network, which has more than twenty airline members including the following:
Lufthansa also partners with several other airlines, including the following:
Miles & More is Lufthansa's frequent flyer loyalty program.