Lufthansa Airlines announces the introduction of Premium Economy Class on its Delhi-Frankfurt route. Delhi has become the second destination in India to welcome the Premium Economy offering after having launched this new compartment at the end of 2014 on the Frankfurt-Bangalore route operated by a Boeing B747-8 aircraft. Termed as the most important part of the biggest product upgrade in Lufthansa’s history, the Premium Economy Class comes with great on-board as well as on-ground benefits including 50 per cent extra legroom space as compared to the Economy Class. Wolfgang Will, Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, says, “We are very pleased to announce the introduction of Premium Economy Class on the Delhi-Frankfurt route on board the A380. Delhi is the second destination in India to have this offering and we expect it to be available on all long haul routes in India in 2015. The roll-out of the new travel class in Delhi, after Bangalore, clearly demonstrates the importance of the Indian market for Lufthansa and underlines our commitment to provide our customers with consistent and the best Lufthansa experience worldwide. The Premium Economy offering will be ideal for leisure travelers with higher budget and for business travelers with constrained budgets.” The Premium Economy offering comes with great on-board as well as on-ground benefits. The free baggage allowance is double of what is allowed for a passenger traveling in the Economy Class to Europe. The Premium Economy seat pitch is 38 inches and provides more legroom space as compared to Economy. Passengers traveling Premium Economy will also be able to access Lufthansa Business Lounges prior to take-off, for a nominal fee. Passengers booked in Economy Class can upgrade for a fee prior to their flight to Premium Economy Class at a Lufthansa travel agency partner or by phoning the Lufthansa Service Center. Miles & More members can from now use their mile credits for an upgrade as well. The service commenced from April 23, 2015.
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Steps To Beating Jet Lag
When it comes to long overseas flights, even with the best airline, they can be a drag. Unfortunately you can’t do much to make the flights shorter, but you can do a few things to help beat that jet lag!
If you’re flying while it is daylight in your destination, you may want to skip on the nap and instead sit back and relax. Whether you watch a movie, read a book, or catch up on emails, staying awake throughout your flight will help you begin to adjust to your new time zone as quickly as possible.
When your flight takes off, adjust the time on your watch and phone to match where you are headed. If it is nighttime at your destination, it’s a good idea to sleep during your flight. If you’re looking to really fight your jet lag, try and adjust to your new time zone before you even set foot on the plane. If you’re flying east, try and go to sleep an hour earlier for a couple of nights before you leave. If you’re flying west, stay up an hour later than normal. This will help you gradually adjust to your new time zone.
With the high altitude and cabin pressure, your body will feel more bloated than normal with heavy meals. So, try to eat lighter meals to avoid feeling groggy and tired. Some research has also shown that fasting on your flight may help you beat jet lag even quicker. By switching your food cycle to your destination you will effectively reset your internal clock to the new time zone faster.
Call us crazy, but we suggest skipping the in-flight alcohol. Alcohol will dehydrate your body even more at the higher altitudes and will destroy any chance of good sleep you may have had. Instead, take up the flight attendants on all the water they offer. Some studies have shown that your sleep may improve when adequately hydrated.
e Guadalhorce River. The trail, which begins in the village of El Chorro in southern Malaga province, has been around since the early 1900s, originally built to provide access to two waterfalls for hydroelectric workers.
Opening just in time for Spain’s Holy Week
The reopening, which comes over a year since reconstruction efforts kicked off, coincides with Spain’s annual Holy Week celebrations. According to
the Spanish daily El Pais, the provincial government allocated 5.5 million euros ($5.8 million) to the project. The entire route is 7.7 kilometers long, with boardwalks covering 2.9 kilometers of the trail. The most famous section includes the Balconcillo de los Gaitanes bridge, which spans the Gaitanes Gorge. Tourism officials say it takes between four and five hours to walk the entire route, which includes some steep slopes.
Entry will be free for the first six months after the attraction reopens on March 26. Visiting hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from April 1 to October 31, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from November 1 to March 31.
Those who want to visit need to book a spot on the official website, Caminitodelrey.info.
The British-Irish visa scheme recently went live in India. The scheme will allow Indian nationals to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single short term visit visa.
Ireland and the UK will share Visa Application Centres across India. From February 10, 2015, all applicants applying for an Irish or British visa will need to use the shared Visa Application Centres.
“India is a priority market for Ireland under the Government’s Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy and the Embassy in New Delhi and the State agencies in India work on the basis of a joint strategy to increase trade, investment, education and tourism between our two countries. I hope to see increasing numbers visiting Ireland to see the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, visit the Titanic museum in Belfast or sample some of Ireland’s legendary traditional music sessions. I hope that this scheme helps to grow the deep ties between India and Ireland in the future”, said Feilim McLaughlin, Ambassador of Ireland to India.
James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India, said “This is another example of the continuous improvements we are making to the visa service for Indian nationals. India is a key growth market for both UK and Irish tourism. We hope that more Indian visitors will choose to come to the UK and Ireland as a result of this latest change.”
Source BreakingNews Feb 12 2015