Lufthansa goes Premium espresso, ‘Buy’ Lufthansa Miles with Worldshop, 500 Hilton points per mobile booking, Priority Pass ups the ante
– Lufthansa is installing Nespresso espresso makers at gates at Frankfurt and Munich airport – a serious upgrade to their instant coffee
As Vassilios Georgakopoulos, Director Product Innovation and Concepts at LSG Group, puts it nicely: “The truth is that instant coffee is simply not good enough in 2017 and what international passengers want is 100 percent quality similar to what they experience at home. I wish more airlines could simply see the value of similar brand cooperations where both brands feature respectfully next to each other.”
– the Miles & More (Lufthansa) affiliated WorldShop runs a promotion with big bonus miles for a number of items in their online shop
This is a very expensive way to ‘buy’ Lufthansa miles. But if you are in the market for a Montblanc pen this might be the incentive to pull the trigger.
– I rarely book hotels via a mobile app and it seems few of Hilton Honors members do it either – so program now adds a bonus of 500 points for each mobile booking – there is no harm in signing up but for me that’s not enough a bounty to change my booking platform
– Priority Pass (which has way too many terrible lounges in their program) is now adding the excellent Turkish Airlines lounge in Washington D.C. and the Grain Store Cafe & Bar at London Gatwick’s South Terminal (you get $19 to consume per visit)
I wonder if the $19 are per guest (some Priority Pass cards (like from the Chase Sapphire Reserve) are for an ‘unlimited’ number of guests or per card.
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