SWISS Mobile: attractive roaming charges for the perfect travel experience
With SWISS Mobile, the new international pre-paid SIM card, you will benefit from attractive roaming terms on your trips abroad.
You can make calls worldwide at low rates (from CHF 0.14 per minute) and take advantage of free incoming calls from more than 50 countries. Data packages for Internet access abroad can be added on, from as low as CHF 0:10 per megabyte. If you wish to have a data package tailored to your specific needs, you can profit from even lower rates.
SWISS Mobile is a good idea as a second card in Switzerland, for your Tablet for example. The SIM cards are available in various sizes and be used in different generations of mobile devices. You can buy a SWISS Mobile SIM card online or onboard (see page 94 of duty-free catalogue for details). For more information: swiss.com/swiss-mobile.
Upgrade to Premium Economy Class with myOffer
Lufthansa passengers with an Economy Class booking on a long-haul flight can now determine how much they are willing to pay for an upgrade. In the spirit of “your upgrade at your price”, the myOffer option gives customers the opportunity to fly in Premium Economy Class at a price they are willing to pay. The idea is simple: Holders of an Economy Class ticket can use the quick link on the website LH.com to “My Bookings” to log in and call up their booking to see if it qualifies for myOffer.
A notice to this effect will appear. It will link them to the myOffer page, where an upgrade bid can be placed. Bids can be edited and retracted up to 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight. Bidders will be informed by e-mail between 36 and 24 hours prior to departure if their offer has been accepted or rejected.
The selection process takes into account the bid amount as well as other criteria including the amount of seats available in Premium Economy Class and the number and value of the bids that have been placed. If a bid is accepted, the credit card on file will be charged with the corresponding amount. If the bid is not accepted, the passengers will fly in Economy Class as planned and will not incur any additional costs.
Neu nach Mauritius
Austrian Airlines added service to Mauritius as of the winter 2015/16 flight schedule. OS now flies nonstop from Vienna to Mauritius every Thursday and back to Vienna on Fridays. Passengers have the opportunity to sit back, relax in the new cabin of the Boeing 767, watch a film of their choice on their own touch screen monitor and enjoy Do & Co meals on board. After a flight time of 10 hours and 40 minutes, the aircraft will land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on Mauritius.
From Switzerland, there are numerous daily connections to/from Vienna. Austrian Airlines operates a total of 14 flights daily from Geneva, Basel and Zurich to Vienna – Europa‘s fastest transfer airport.
In recent years destinations in the Indian Ocean have seen market growth for Austrian passengers. Austrian Airlines flights to the Maldives are also extremely popular. Travel beyond MRU will be available with Air Mauritius (MK) to La Réunion (RUN), Antananarivo (TNR) and Rodrigues (RRG).
In 2015, “ANA Wi-Fi Service” will be available across ANA’s international network
From April 2015, ANA will have its “ANA Wi-Fi Service” in place on 160 aircraft, namely Boeing 787-8, 787-9 and 777-300ER equipment which it deploys on long, medium and short-haul services. Wi-Fi is already available as a fee-based service on some of the carrier’s international routes.
Demand for Internet access on board continues to grow. Following initial installation on 30 long-haul aircraft (Boeing 787-8, 787-9 and 777-300ER), ANA will push ahead in April with installation on a further 30 jets. In addition, all new aircraft entering ANA’s international fleet will be Wi-Fi enabled.
Air Canada’s B777 fleet will be expanded and refitted
Two new Boeing B777-300ER will be added to the fleet featuring new International Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. All existing B777-300ER (two and three class configuration) and all B777-200LR will receive the new International Business Class. Where not already featured, Premium Economy will be added.
Air Canada will also reconfigure its fleet of eight Airbus A330-300 aircraft to include the new Premium Economy cabin. The current Economy and International Business Class cabins of its A330-300 fleet will remain unchanged. Conversion of Air Canada's Boeing B777 and Airbus A330 aircraft is planned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is expected to be completed by the second half of 2016.
Free ski bag on Air Canada flights to Canada
Air Canada announces free transportation of one ski bag per passenger, in addition to the normal free baggage allowance. This offer is valid on all Air Canada operated flights ex CH/DE/GB/BE/FR/DK/IT and v.v., final destination must be Canada (US final destination is excluded). This offer is limited until April 30, 2015 and is valid for new and existing reservations.
Pacific expansion four new routes opened
Los Angeles – Melbourne, Australia
The Los Angeles -- Melbourne route takes off six times weekly with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the 787-9, and this will be its first international deployment of the aircraft type.
The new Melbourne flights are timed to conveniently connect at Los Angeles with an extensive network of service throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. United and United Express jointly operate nearly 200 flights daily from Los Angeles to more than 65 destinations. With this new service, the carrier will provide convenient one-stop service to Melbourne from more than 37 U.S. cities.
San Francisco – Tokyo/Haneda Airport
New daily flights between San Francisco and Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport complement UA’s existing service between the hub and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
The flight schedules enable customers to use convenient public transportation between Haneda Airport and central Tokyo and Yokohama. We also operate daily service to Tokyo/Narita from hubs in Chicago, Denver, Guam Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington as well as Honolulu.
Guam to Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai
In addition, UA has launched two new routes from our Guam hub at A.P. Won Pat International Airport; daily service to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and twice-weekly service to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, the first nonstop service from Guam to mainland China.
New lounge in Brussels: THE LOFT
With a focus on comfort, technology, design and Belgian gastronomy, THE LOFT has a total surface area of 1,240m² (four times the size of the previous lounge). Guests can relax or work in an exclusive and inspiring space. The lounge’s “nap boxes” are comfortable beds where lounge visitors can rest between flights. The bathrooms are fitted with a mood-setting system that fulfils Brussels Airlines commitment to redefining its customers’ lounge experience. As a national ambassador, the airline has also given the lounge a distinctive Belgian touch. Opening hours: daily from 5am to 9pm Location: across gate A42.