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Lufthansa To Introduce Additional Flights To Chennai
Lufthansa German Airlines have recently announced the launch of three additional frequencies to Chennai, effective April 01, 2003. Lufthansa offers 20 flights a week between India and Germany, with daily flights from New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as three flights each from Chennai and Bangalore. With this addition, Lufthansa would operate a total of 23 flights per week out of India. The six times a week service on the Chennai sector will offer customers a wider choice of convenient connections for travel to Europe and beyond. Lufthansa will operate a Boeing 747-400 aircraft on this route, which offers a three-class configuration, with 16 seats in the first class cabin, 64 in business and 310 seats in the economy class. The flight, LH 759 from Chennai to Frankfurt, will depart at 0120 hours arriving in Frankfurt at 0735 hours. The return flight, LH 758 to Chennai, will depart Frankfurt at 1040 hours, arriving in Chennai at 2310 hours.

FTV Bar & Lounge In Bangalore
To add to its allure, pub city now has the first fashion bar launched by Fashion TV India at Le Meridien, Bangalore. The hotspot spreads over 4000 sq ft with a bar stretching over three feet. The pricing is at par with market trends while the ambience is complete with signature furniture trademarked by FTV, like in Europe. A 70 inch screen and monitors on table tops as well as suspended monitors dropping from lamps lend a liquid feel to the place. A performance area provides to package in the visual and sensory as it allows for showcasing collections, hosting music and fashion events. Apart from being a hip bar and lounge attracting models, celebs, corporates and fashion conscious individuals alike, the fashion bar conceptually provides for an international fashion experience. Future plans include launching stand alone fashion bars in major metros as well as fashion cafes . Party goers and fashion followers have a lot to look forward to.

Thomas Cook Launches
‘TravelPerks’ For Its Frequent Travellers

In an endeavour to better service their frequent travellers, Thomas Cook recently launched TravelPerks, a comprehensive ‘travel companion’ to its ‘privilege club of globetrotters’. TravelPerks is an annual membership offering a host of travel related privileges for their clientele.

Membership includes:
AT&T post-paid global calling card. AT&T calling cards being among the most widely accepted, enable you to stay in touch with your near and dear ones. The card entitles you to call India from anywhere in the world and bills will be charged to your designated global credit card.

Latitude Membership - ‘Recovery’ (emergency services) like assistance for lost or stolen passport, cash, TC or cards and ‘Discovery’ (concierge and leisure services) like bookings for hotels, car hire, airport transfers, etc.

IAPA Membership (International Airline Passengers Association) - Designed essentially for the frequent traveller, IAPA membership entitles you to 50 per cent discount at hotels worldwide, up to 30 per cent discount on car rentals, online reservation of hotels and car rentals.

TravelCare - The travel insurance plan includes hospitalisation cover up to USD 250,000 for one year, irrespective of the number of trips abroad; coverage for accident, death and dismemberment, travel inconvenience, legal and home burglary insurance.

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