Five days, two intercontinental flights, a new travel class to tell about and a USA destination to explore.
The base elements for a stimulating and innovative project – discover Denver thanks to the new direct Lufthansa flight from Munich – in which I took part with great interest and pleasure, considering my long travel experience in the United States and that one definitely positive and long-lasting with the German company.
But let’s go in order.
On May 11th 2016 Lufthansa opened a new flight from Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport – working 5 days a week – to increase the air routes (after those ones from Frankfurt Airport) towards one of the most interesting and in demand destinations of the North America: Denver.
A city in some ways still less known by Italians (on the contrary it is really loved by travellers of many other European nations and not only), used mostly as a starting point for the on the roads throughout Colorado and the Real America or as a first USA stopover to reach a different final destination.
Actually a young, lively city, rich in history and in art and with a surprisingly tourist offer – a city to whom usually people dedicate few time due to insufficient information in Italian language.
From here the successful idea of Lufthansa and Visit Denver to combine the new flight and a few days of staying to explore the capital of Colorado live –through my personal experience – and so to show to all United States lovers all the cues and the boundless possibilities and hints that a such journey has to offer.
And judging by the interest provoked and the particular spontaneous interaction developed on the socials all over the journey, I’d just say that both the Lufthansa flight – with its new Premium Economy – and the city of Denver itself got a remarkable confirmation allowing to unveil a destination differently still less known by Italian travellers.
Hi, Simona. I’m writing to thank you.
I’m going to plan an ORT in August in the West and Real America parks.
My last leg will be Denver and I didn’t know if it worth it to stop there one day or instead cancel the leg. Thanks to your reports in these days from Denver, now I’m thinking that one day is too less but unfortunately it is all I have in my hands!! And think that it seemed to me a less interesting city!
(one of the emails I received on my return from Denver)
The Lufthansa flight
A new route – as I was writing above –realized by Lufthansa with the Airbus A 330-300 with even 5 weekly flights – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – leaving at 11.45am from the very new and cozy Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport Terminal 2.
A route that in 10h30minutes reaches Denver International Airport at 2.30pm about (local hour) the day after.
Three travel classes: the Economy, the Business Class and the new Premium Economy, halfway between the other two, launched by the German company a few time ago to guarantee a greater comfort during the flight, with more extra and services included, both on the land and onboard.
Some practical examples.
- The possibility to send free two pieces of baggage of 23kg and to hook into all the services of the Munich Airport Senator Lounge – while waiting for the flight
- More personal space to work or relax. A new comfortable seat with personal arms with adjustable seatback and very comfortable footstool. According to me, the real strength point of this new travel class
- A greater entertainment onboard thanks to a bigger display with remote control and touch screen, USB port and with a wide choice of movies, TV series and several TV programs, in several languages (Italian, too) and the option to follow live in 3D (with information in details) the several flight phases. And even double 110 and 220 volt socket
- The possibility to choose in advance and calmly the menu, available in different choices according to the needs of the single passenger
- A greater attention to the details, bottles of water in the glove compartment and a pochette with travel accessories
- A very good Wi-Fi coverage all over the flight at definitely affordable prices, divided on the basis of hour or complete route – here you find all info
What are the prices of the Premium Economy?
About 30% plus in comparison with the Economy Class to which is added the possibility to take part in an original online auction (if you already have got the Economy ticket) to get an almost always reasonable last minute upgrade. Here you’ll find more details and information.
What were my impressions?
Definitely positives, for the welcome, the kindness to comply with the different requests of the passengers, the service onboard (starting from the economy class), the comfort and the assistance all over the flight.
It’s not coincidence that I have been using the German company for several years – and the Premium Economy from April 2015 – for many of my journeys, both for work or for personal interest towards the USA and all over the world.
One city, different perspectives, several points of view.
If I mention Denver I think about art in all its shapes, the preservation of its past and its ancient traditions, the attention for innovation and technology (in every field) and about the skill to have been able to integrate them perfectly in an environment rich in history and in wonderful landscapes. Think about the wonderful framework of the neighbour Rocky Mountains.
Reaching it from Denver International Airport is very easy thanks to the new Commuter Rail service, the fast line arriving directly (in about half an hour and with 9$ per route) to the surprisingly Art Decó framework of the wonderful Union Station.
Discover Denver means to set out on a journey in its past, in the gold diggers’ stories and in the first railways crossing the country from East to West.
Discover Denver means walking through the LoDo, the Lower Downtown, the most ancient area, and stopping to wander around the “cowboys” shops like the Rockmount Ranch Wear, an old boots, hats and country clothing store, or in dusty and charming bookstores like the Tattered Cover Book Store.
Discover Denver to become absorbed in its rich and variegate artistic offer, from street art and the original installations of RiNo (an old industrial district turned into Art District) to the tasting of some of the best handcrafted beers in the world (you know that only in Denver area more than 200 types of beer are produced) and to the very rich Golden Triangle Museum District.
Here you can range from the abstract art to the modern art, to that one of the Natives’, or even to 4D exhibitions dedicated to the too actual phenomenon of Terrorism, to its world history, to its consequences, to the ways by which “fighting it”.
Discover Denver and walking along the 16th Street Mall, the great shopping street cutting in two parts the city, getting lost among theatres and shopping, enjoying the street art and the thousand varieties of food, from its food tracks to its starry chefs’ places, and enjoying the lively nightlife of its districts, of course.
A little taste of a great city – I’ll tell you about it very soon and in details on the pages of this blog – that maybe you can start “studying” browsing on the Italian pages of the Denver Tourism official website. You find it clicking here.
My report and my impressions end like that, now it’s your turn.
Are you ready to fly towards Denver with Lufthansa?