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When I was watching Bloomberg News yesterday, the Germanwings story had already reached a point where compensation and liabilities were discussed.

The Independent Germanwings crash Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' compensation claims if found liable

The Montreal Convention limits the airlines liability in case of fatality at $157,000, if the airline is not held liable. If the airline or any of its employee is liable, the airline can face unlimited claims. The usual compensation is around $1M per passenger, but Lufthansa’s insurers have set aside $300M for the claims arising from this Germanwings crash. [click to continue…]

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The plot around the Germanwings crash the other morning thickens that resulted 150 dying after the plane crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

NYT Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

New York Times was reporting late last night that the pilot (Le Monde is reporting that it was the co-pilot) could not access the cockpit and was heard banging the door trying to get in before the crash. [click to continue…]

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Lufthansa pilot union announced yesterday short and medium-haul pilots would be on strike March 18, 2015.

Lufthansa Strike March 18 2015

The strike doesn’t affect Lufthansa’s long-haul flights and those operated by Germanwings, Eurowings, Austrian, Swiss or Brussels Airlines and their affiliates. Lufthansa expects to operate many of the affected flights and will publish a list of canceled flights on its website later today. [click to continue…]

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Lufthansa pilot union gave a notice to the airline that its Germanwings pilots would be on strike for 48 hours starting on February 12 at midnight CET. This doesn’t affect Germanwings flights that are operated by Eurowings.

Germanwings Pilot Strike

The airline claims that it can operate 60% of the 900 or so daily flights representing 80% of the passengers by using management personnel and possible charting flights. Expect wide disruptions nevertheless. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has launched new up to quadruple bonus miles offer for Lufthansa Miles&More member stays between January 1 – March 31, 2015.

Hilton HHonors Lufthansa Miles&More Up To Quadruple Miles January 1 - March 31 2015

You earn double miles for your second stay, triple miles for your third stay, quadruple miles for your fourth and subsequent stays during the promotional period. There is not bonus offer for the first. [click to continue…]

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Lufthansa has had a rocky 2014 with number of strikes by its pilot union that has affected travel plans of many and booking travel on competing airlines.

Lufthansa Miles&More Status Miles Strike

Now, the airline has sent out emails to some of its elite members offering onetime bonus status miles applicable for 2014 membership years. The email itself is quite explanatory. [click to continue…]

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As the Lufthansa pilots are striking today, the airline’s advisory board made a decision yesterday to launch (or actually resurrect) Eurowings for short and long-haul flying.

Lufthansa Eurowings

Lufthansa bought Germanwings from Eurowings back in 2008. Later, the Eurowings started to operate flights for Germanwings that now handles Luftansa’s European flying that doesn’t touch Frankfurt or Munich. [click to continue…]