Posts Tagged ‘Lufthansa’

The Lufthansa First Class Cocktail

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The Lufthansa Cocktail was served on Lufthansa flights in the 1950s to passengers of the First Class. Due to the lack of space and staff on board, Lufthansa decided to bottle the cocktails before the flight, based on definite recipes and premium spirits. Those cocktails were then served on board as a Welcome Drink. Many wanted to transport the charm and elegance of flying, the status symbol of its time, back to their homes.  Soon the Lufthansa Cocktail was also offered in retail and turned into a must-have item for every German house bar.  In 2015 the former bartenders Steffen Lohr and Bastian Heuser took over the trademark rights for the Lufthansa Cocktail and have been offering a range of six bottle-aged cocktail based on high-quality brand spirits ever since.

These bottle aged mixes are easy to serve:  The exact preparation is written on each bottle, yet they follow the same principle: pour the cocktail over 4-5 ice cubes and add a garnish. The garnish usually is a citrus fruit, available in every supermarket. And those who like it more on the lighter side can top up their cocktails with a splash of soda, tonic water or sparkling wine.

Since they only use spirits for Lufthansa Cocktail, its shelf life is virtually unlimited.

I used my Lufthansa Miles & More card at the Miles & More Worldshop to redeem some miles and picked up two bottles that will I can pick up in the Frankfurt Airport upon arrival when I fly into Germany on my first business trip for work.  Each bottle pours about 6 drinks so I will end each night with a drink.  Why not.

LH CS Conference | Seeheim-Jugenheim Work Trip | March 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

I was chosen along with some other colleagues to attend a conference held at the 4Star Lufthansa Hotel & Conference Center in Seeheim Germany located about a 35 min drive south of Frankfurt.

A small village is a 21 minute walk from the conference centre.  There is a shuttle service to Frankfurt Airport for guests and you can jump on the train from the small village of Seeheim to get to Frankfurt for 5Euros from Darmstadt-Ebestadt Station which is 12min away from the Hotel.

The rooms are simple.  The Hotel has a pool, spa, sauna and a small gym.

All the meals are included and the food is really nice.  Lots of places to mingle and connect after the daily schedule.  With the time of year over there… I don’t think there will be lots of hanging out on the decks.  The conference kicks off Monday March 11th and wraps up March 13th on the Wednesday.  Over 200 people will come from around the world from Lufthansa In Touch and Lufthansa.  Our office will send 14-15 people who will try and fly out on the Friday evening before, but with March Break travelers we might not fit on the planes.  I’m looking at moving my two weekends to either side of the conference so I can possibly fly out on the 5th or 6th so I have a chance to have a couple of days before and after to visit Frankfurt and some other city that I can travel by train or fly to.

Once I get my dates confirmed and my Duty Travel Flights booked by work… I will try and figure out where I want to go and the logistics of moving around Europe.  I might be able to stretch this from March 5th to the 16th.

Ry X is touring during that time period so it would be neat to attend his concert since he has shows close by throughout the week.

I will document the trip using video from my phone and will probably bring my DSLR to capture some photos of the city and conference as well as my little travels before and after the conference before returning to Canada.

Madrid, Spain | Let’s Go

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Working on a little spring trip to Madrid, Spain to explore the city.  This summer the plan is to take the kids and visit Europe.  I have a little open pocket coming up so it would be nice to use my flight benefits and go check it out.  Madrid looks like such a vibrant city in the day and the night.

I could sneak away on Air Canada since they fly direct from Toronto to Madrid leaving around 10pm so that is perfect to leave from work and make my way to the airport.  I would land around 11am the next day and then I would make my way into the city centre.  This trip will be four nights and fly out at 1pm to arrive same day around 4pm in Toronto.

I will take the kids to Madrid and Barcelona in the Summer since it’s about a 3.5hr train trip to each city as we snake along Europe at the end of July.  Holiday’s are booked and I have 18 straight days with them.

Madrid, Spain at Communication Palace and Cibeles Plaza.

 

iThemba School, Cape Town South Africa

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

At Lufthansa where I work we support iThemba School that is located in Cape Town, South Africa.  One of our offices is located in Cape Town.  Most of our staff does payroll deduction to support the school.  This year, one of my colleagues asked if I wanted to support the shoebox program.  So on behalf of me and my two kids we did so.  Some other people in my training class did so too and we did four of them.  These are the kids at the school that we helped.  Another colleagues had the chance to visit the school to help when she was in Cape Town working for a while.

The Weekender | Lufthansa

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

All Lufthansa staff across the world could select from a short list of things since the company wanted to recognize the Five Star Rating it received from Skytrax.  I picked the “The Weekender” since I didn’t have a bag like this.  This weekend they are throwing a 15 Year Celebration party at the Airport for staff on Saturday.

So now… I have a bag for the weekend.  So let’s get away!

Lisbon | Can’t Wait To Go | Again?

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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November 18th flying with the kids to visit this beautiful city.  The city of 7 hills.  Where Chantal is allowed to have a German beer on the flight legally.  Where tags own the back alleyways and the little Natas are everywhere.  A city where everyone eats dinner at 9pm.

Can’t wait to go with them.  I’m sure we will make a movie.  I’m sure we will stay up late too each night.

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