Discover a new way to fly, and a new twist on the Kangaroo Route, on board Lufthansa’s flagship Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 services from Singapore and Hong Kong into the heart of Europe.
This article is sponsored by Lufthansa.
Lufthansa is one of the world’s great airlines, and while the German flag-carrier doesn’t fly to Australia it offers several daily services to Singapore and Hong Kong.
Those flights take place on four-class versions of the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8, with first class cabins to whisk you to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub in the lap of luxury – with scores of other European cities just a short hop away.
So if you’re looking for a new experience – a new way to fly on your next business trip – here are five reason to travel first class with Lufthansa.
1. Australia to Asia: choose your city and your airline
There’s plenty of flexibility for making that first leg of your flight rom Australia.
Lufthansa’s Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines offers several daily services from most Australian capital cities to Singapore, with first class offered on Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER flights (below).
Cathay Pacific has many daily flights to Hong Kong, while Qantas also flies from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as from Perth to Singapore.
Your travel agent can build those flights on your Lufthansa itinerary so you’re covered with just one booking.
2. Enjoy a stopover at Singapore or Hong Kong
Singapore and Hong Kong remain favourite stopover cities with business travellers (our recent Australian Business Traveller survey found that 42% of readers preferred to fly to Europe through Singapore, with 30% voting for Hong Kong).
That’s no surprise: both cities are business and financial hubs, with world-class restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. They’re colourful, easy to get around, friendly and safe.
3. Live the high life in Lufthansa First Class
Lufthansa flies its Airbus A380 daily from Singapore to Frankfurt, while the Boeing 747-8 – a stretched version of the ‘Queen of the Skies’ Boeing 747-400 – darts daily from Hong Kong to Frankfurt.
Both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 boast Lufthansa’s very latest first class cabin.
The spacious seat converts into a wide and fully-flat 2.07 metre bed topped with a high-quality mattress, special pillow and exclusive pyjamas.
Dine on a five-star gourmet menu created by Michelin-starred chefs, with caviar as a separate menu course, and an outstanding selection of Sommelier-chosen wines.
The cabin itself is fitted with noise-proofing insulation materials to ensure an even quieter flight.
4. Fly straight into the heart of Europe
Frankfurt isn’t just the financial powerhouse of continental Europe – its central location puts the rest of Europe just one short hop away.
Lufthansa’s extensive network can get you to all of Europe’s major cities in under two hours.
Imagine being able to visit some of the world’s leading business destinations – Singapore or Hong Kong, Frankfurt and London – all with a single booking on one seamless itinerary with a consistent quality of service, premium checkin and lounge access at every part of your journey.
5. Take a Porsche for a spin before relaxing in Lufthansa’s private First Class Terminal
Lufthansa’s First Class passengers can experience the thrills of driving a Porsche 911 or Porsche Panamera on the day of their return flight from Frankfurt to Singapore or Hong Kong.
This exclusive offer is the perfect way to cap off your first class trip – Lufthansa and partner Avis have even mapped out four fantastic driving routes which are pre-programmed into your Porsche’s GPS navigation system, with fast motorway sections, winding country roads and picturesque scenery made for pure driving pleasure.
After returning your Porsche at Frankfurt Airport, it’s time to unwind in Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal.
This isn’t just a lounge – it’s an entire private terminal with personal lounge attendants, a restaurant and bar with Europe’s largest collection of whiskeys, a cigar lounge, plus day suite rooms and shower suites with full-size bathtubs and fluffy bathrobes.
When it’s time to board your Lufthansa flight, your personal lounge attendant will escort you to a chauffeured Porsche or Mercedes-Benz to drive you to the waiting aircraft.
Business travel simply doesn’t get any better than that!
This article is sponsored by Lufthansa. For more information on experiencing Lufthansa First Class, visit http://www.lufthansa.com
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