You know you’re an airline junkie when you fly from Los Angeles to Rome deliberately via Munich, Zurich, AND Frankfurt.
I’m traveling through Italy later this week and next on business. This is no vacation–I’ll be spending most days in the car driving from client to client.
I could have flown Norwegian direct to Rome. I could have flown LA to Rome via Munich or via Zurich or via Frankfurt. But no, I’m stopping at all three airports.
Because there are three lounges I wish to check out. I have not yet reviewed the new Lufthansa First Class lounges in Munich or the recently-opened SWISS “A” First Class Lounge in Zurich.
Although I’ve reviewed the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt before and don’t really need to make an extra stop, that ended up being a necessity: there was no award space from Zurich to Rome nonstop without staying overnight in Zurich.
Yes, this required booking a first class ticket. I’ll discuss how I booked this in a follow-up post (it was a complex process).
- Los Angeles to Munich – Lufthansa – First Class – A380
- Munich to Zurich – Lufthansa (operated by Helvetic Airways) – Business Class – Fokker 100
- Zurich to Frankfurt – Lufthansa – Business Class – A319
- Frankfurt to Rome – Lufthansa – Business Class – A320
Images courtesy of Great Circle Mapper
In case you are wondering, fuel surcharges were $578 on this ticket.
Stay tuned for updates! I’m not exactly looking forward to the week ahead, but I sure am looking forward to these flights.