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No This is specified in the Terms and conditions of Miles and More. Specifically (emphasis mine), section 2.3.2: For each actually flown segment of a fully paid scheduled flight operated by Lufthansa, a joint operator or a Miles & More partner company, the member’s account will be credited with miles – subject to Sections 2.3.6 and 2.3.7. and ...


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It seems to be a cargo flight; you can find it on the Lufthansa Cargo website.


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When you buy two separate tickets, if you miss your connection the airline won't help you. As far as they're concerned, your first flight coming in late is like your car breaking down on the way to the airport - unfortunate, but nothing to do with them. When you buy connecting tickets, once you check in onto the first flight, you're theirs and they will look ...


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They expire after 3 years: Any mileage not redeemed within 36 months of the date of accrual (date of flight, start of hotel stay, time of car rental) will expire at the end of that quarter (e.g. miles expiring in August of any given year would expire at the end of September of that same year), failing other arrangements published in the Miles & More ...


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Not strict at all! When I showed up to the gate with my dog in her soft-sided carrier, the Lufthansa representative didn't even look at it; she only asked me how much it weighed. The carrier I used was the "Bergan Comfort Carrier Soft-Sided Pet Carrier" in the "large" size. It worked perfectly, and fit under the seat without any problem. It also fit ...


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You will have to go through passport control as you are exiting the Schengen zone. This in and of itself can easily soak up the 1:40 that you have available to you. Not to mention the time it takes to cover the distance from gates A -> Terminal Lobby -> Passport Control -> C -> Gate 15 Now the good news is that everyone at the airport will know which ...


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The tourism office has a website "München accessible for all!" with lots of information. For assistance at the airport: Information about „barrier-free traveling at Munich's Airport“ as well as the brochure „Barrierefrei“ can be found here: www.munich-airport.de/ .. /barriere.. or phone +49 (0) 89 / 9 75 00 and Flughafen München GmbH, Postfach 231755, ...


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Trying to be as objective as possible - your case will be extremely difficult to prove that the error was on the airline side. In a way, the airline can show that they did the utmost in order to inform you on the gate change Using the PA multiple times and NOT assigning a gate number at least 30 minutes before departure. (Was not on the screen) You can ...


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This has been a comment, but was suggested to become upgraded to an answer (I also took the freedom to rewrite it slightly)… Back when I got through Frankfurt quite a bit, the minimal connection time was 45 minutes (from LH to LH flights). But that was before Schengen, and I stayed in the "international" section. As Ireland is not part of Schengen, this has ...


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Well, if it's on the same ticket, operated by Lufthansa, they certainly expect you to make it, and they'll sort you out if you don't (due to delays or whatever it might be). For your own sanity, for a domestic-to-international transfer like that at Frankfurt, the estimate is around 45 minutes. So you'll have a bit of leeway around that anyway.


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From Terminal 2 you can follow the signs to "München Airport Center". This is the building were the train to Munich Hbf departs (called "München Flughafen Terminal" by Deutsche Bahn). The building is located right next to Terminal 2 and connected by a short walk. There is no need to take a bus or buy a ticket to get there. The train station (which is marked ...


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No, it's not the same. Whether that's the case for a given journey will depend on a few details but, unlike the US, there is no blanket requirement to pick up your luggage and walk it through customs when entering Germany or the EU. Usually, in Europe, your luggage will be routed to your final destination and you will clear customs there. You haven't ...


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First, your baggage will be checked through, and if you miss the connection, Lufthansa will put you on a later flight at no extra cost. Since you arrive early and there are many flights between Munich and Paris, it will probably be only an hour or two later. You will have to go through immigration and possibly security, but at 6 AM there probably won't be ...


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If your both legs are on the same ticket (made in the same booking) then they will definitely check in your luggage to the final destination. You will just change planes without going through immigration. If you have two separate bookings than it is not as obvious - contact the airline to double check.


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AIRail is a collaboration between Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa to transport passengers by train instead by aircraft from one airport to the other. This trips are like flying, since you get a boarding pass including seat assignment for a certain train. Even the train stations are treated as "airports", since for example Cologne main station has its own IATA ...


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This answer applies: No, you do not need a visa for going from the US to India via Frankfurt airport (or vice versa), as long as you stay in the transit area and have a connection in less than 12 hours. Lufthansa, emphasis mine: Indian nationals can Transit without Visa via FRA or MUC if holding a valid visa for the destination and a ...


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You cannot use this kind of ticket all the way down from Frankfurt to Zurich. However, it is possible to combine the Rail & Fly with a regular ticket. In your case you can buy a Rail & Fly from Frankfurt Airport to the German railway station in Basel (Basel Badischer Bahnhof) and then a regular ticket to Zurich. You can stay inside the same train ...


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No you cannot except Basel (CH). The regulations state: to/from each of the more than 5,600 DB railway stations. to/from any German airport and Basel Airport on the entire DB rail network. Rail & Fly is meant for travelers that depart from or return to Germany or Basel. The train has to go to or from those destinations, either on the day of the trip ...


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Since this answer hasn't seen much love here, I'm cross-posting answers from the linked FlyerTalk forum post made by OP. While not an answer specific to Lufthansa, one poster states: Most carriers are extremely lenient with soft side carriers as they can be squeezed in spaces that a hard sided carrier will not fit in. In fact AA even mentions ...


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A One hour transfer should be enough at Frankfurt airport. Especially if your luggage is booked through, but even then it should be ok. There are some hints and tips on the airport website. http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/transfer/faqs-tips.html The printed guide (on page 7) http://static.fraport.de/ONLINE/Flippbook_trans/EN/...


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Like most airlines, Lufthansa follow a fixed numbering schema for their flights. As per Wikipedia (in German), their current flight numbering schema, which they changed to in late 2010 includes : LH8000 – LH8515 Flüge der Lufthansa Cargo ie, Flight numbers between LH8000 and LH8515 are Flights for Lufthansa Cargo. As your flight number calls within this ...


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Mixed fare class bookings are generally not possible online. To be a little more precise, most engines will happily compose the cheapest tickets from mixed fare classes, but do not give you fine-grained control over individual segments. See also Pricing and booking mixed-class fares, with economy & premium economy combined?, which is about essentially ...


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Sadly no, here are the relevant parts from the Miles & More Terms and Conditions (bolding mine): 2.3.1 General provisions for earning miles Members can start earning miles after membership commences. Miles can only be credited to the member’s individual mileage account for services the member personally utilized. When using the services of the ...


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That is the price. Anything less than 24 hours is not a "stopover" (there are sometimes different definitions but for an international itinerary, 24 hours is the normal definition). A stop of under 24 hours is just a connection (or sometimes this is called a "layover"). Adding a stop of more than 24 hours often results in either a stopover fee or a complete ...


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Because you're arriving from outside the Schengen area and going to a destination outside the Schengen area, yes, there will be a separate way for transit passengers. This is specifically so they can reach their outbound flights without passing through passport control. If you are authorized, that is, if you have or do not need a visa to enter Germany, and ...


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Yes. From the site you link to (which is also explained here) it is quite clear that late night check in is available from 18:00 - 20:00 the evening before if your flight is scheduled to leave before 11 a.m. the next day which is the case for you. I tweeted Lufthansa and they were quick to confirm the same info. Also Stuttgart Airport confirmed on ...


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Seat selection information is available on Lufthansa's site here. Choose your seat free of charge during check-in All the seats which are still available can, of course, still be selected free of charge* as soon as check-in for the flight in question opens – usually this is from 23 hours before departure. Please note, however, that by this ...


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Checked with the travel agent, and the fee is per ticket - so, 70 EUR even if I change both the outbound and return dates.


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If you live in Germany, you might want to contact the SÖP (mediation committee for public transport in Germany). You could also contact the national aviation authorities (in Germany it would be the Bundesluftfahrtamt).


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Officially the "Minimum Connection Time" for United Domestic -> United International at SFO is 45 minutes, and as you're above this it is still what is considered a "legal" connection. However all this really means is that if you miss your connection the airline is responsible for finding you a seat on a later SFO-LHR flight. It doesn't mean that you'll ...



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