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Just Got A Job With LH!  
User currently offlineOrd777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Just wanted to let you all know that I just got my dream job. I will soon become a business analyst with LH in Chicago. As a "plane freak" and a German major i cannot imagine being more lucky! So, are there any words of wisdom from any of you who already work in the industry??? Thanks!

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User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1072 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Congratulations ORD777!! Good Luck!!

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I remember that you asked a few days ago here on the forum how to find the LH offices in Chicago, now I am really glad that you got the job!


I also changed my employer today, so both of us have become an employee in the Star Alliance  Big thumbs up.


User currently offlineOrd777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Congrats Sabena332!

Maybe we'll cross paths one day...

I do have one specific question though. I feel kind of guilty asking this right off the bat because i'm so grateful to have this opportunity but what are the flight benefits and how do they work? It's one part of the company that I dont really know anything about and I didn't find it too fitting to ask during the interviews. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Congratulations to both Ord777 & Sabena332 on your achievements.

As far as flight benefits are concerned, it depends on the individual airline itself as they all tend to have their own variations on travel. Being a new employee, they may require a probationary period (after which the benefits kick in), or the travel benefits may start from day one. I don't know how LH works. Being that they are part of the Star Alliance, I'm sure that opens you up to the benefits of flying on the other SA carriers as well. All those questions should be presented/answered as you start your orientation into the company. Good Luck!

Dejale Caer tu el Peso! YOMO
User currently onlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3054 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3096 times:


Congrats on getting the job!!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Now would you get me a job with LH??? LOL  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Congrats Sabena!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2034 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Congratulations. As a previous sales and business analyst with United, I can appreciate the role you will be stepping into with Lufthansa. I have had a good bit of interaction with them, both at United and during my tenure with Alitalia on the west coast. In fact, I was a finalist for the Regional Sales Manager position on the west coast. They told me the reason I did not get the job was that I was not familiar with the inner workings of Lufthansa. They ultimately selected someone from Germany to run things on the west coast. I mention this because there are a couple of key points I want you to consider.

First, I truly offer you congratulations, because Lufthansa managers at the North America level are extremely difficult to impress. I believe from your post that you would be in Chicago, therefore, you would be either an operations analyst or a commercial (sales) analyst for their Central USA region based in Chicago.

One piece of advice: Lufthansa is VERY German. Precision, efficiency, timeliness, and accuracy are very important. They also do not tolerate mistakes well. At first blush, they will seem very cold and uninviting to the point of being rude. However, once they get to know you and you them, I think you will find them a challenge to work for, but not a problem to work for.

Best of luck,

David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineOrd777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

WOW! That was such helpful advice Baw716. I'll definatley keep that in mind when I'm feeling overwhelmed. And yes you are correct, I'm a sales analyst for the central US region. Can't wait... I'm off to NYC next week for some training and then several trips to Germany will follow. It really is my dream job!

User currently offlineUalonghaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Thats pretty cool man.

I am glad to see some one else around here with some business background and not all these ramp agents and other lower level positions.

As long as you cheer for the cubs in Germand or English it sounds good to me.

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Ord777, Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!!! Same to you, Sabena332!! (is it also LH in your case?)

Jobs at LH are quite hard to get, so you really must have impressed them quite a bit - since I doubt that you were the only person trying to get the job, your qualification must be more or less precisely what they were looking for.

Concerning the flight benefits, I'm sure you'll find out quite soon, German companies often enough list such benefits in the contract - and even if it's not in there, you'll be getting an "Employee's Handbook" or something similar where those questions are answered... but from what I remember from talking to LH employees, I think it's something like one or two confirmed flights and a number (not sure how many) of standby flights...

And always remember... Travel Agents are not the enemy... Big grin ... and I'm not saying that because I work for a consolidator (STA Travel) here in Frankfurt and we issue quite a load of LH tickets everyday... Big grin

Again - congratulations to both of you!


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineAerosvit From Ukraine, joined Feb 2004, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

In Chicago!!!! ORD!!!! Can ya' try and get me a job doing something?

AND CONGRATS !!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Clava Ykraini
User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Congrats ORD777!

Do you speak German?

User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Congratulations !!!

I wish you success and may LH continue progressing under your advices...

Will you change your username now ? LH@ORD would be suitable for you !!!

User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Welcome to the group Ord777  Big thumbs up

Guess a place called Seeheim will become very familiar to you within near future  Big grin

Flight benefits: after 6 months you can have unlimited ZED tickets for LH and Star partners. After 12 months unlimited ZED tickets to all airlines having ID interline agreement with LH. Also one yearly "vacation" ticket with higher status after 12 months. Haven't checked that lately but I think it's still accurate!

I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineTWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 715 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Hey pal,

I guess there's only one thing to say: Gutes Glück- und Fliegensafe!

I really do envy you, I hope you will have great success in your new job, and that you will enjoy Lufthansa, Germany and Europe!


Read between the lines.
User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Ord777, I guess you better change your name to Ord340 because LH doesn't operate the 777. Anyway, congratulations  Big thumbs up.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineAirconti From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2662 times:


congratulations and "welcome on board". Hope, you will like your new job.
Cheers, A.

User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2034 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

I thought you might be the RSA (regional sales analyst) for LH's central region. I was the RSA for the western region of United for 3 years; if you ever need a piece of advice, let me know. We'll have to figure a way to do this in a private forum...not sure how we do that within airliners.net.

In any case, fasten your seat belt, bring your seat to its upright and locked position and (as a last piece of advice): 1) Get to learn EVERYTHING about LHs sales operation, then its market position within your region. 2) Always know MORE about your competitors. The more you know about your competitor, the better you will be able to understand why things are happening in a given market. 3) Lastly, if you give advice, make VERY sure that you have the data to support it. I guarantee you, you'll be asked. Always make sure that your data supports your business case. 4) Get to know your account executives and managers really well. Both are very valuable sources of information and understanding your managers needs will help you to tailor your analytical approach to help them determine their business strategy.

Einen herzlich willkomen an bord Lufthansa.

David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 737 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 days ago) and read 2481 times:

GOOD JOB!! I love LH sooooooooooo much. I can not fly to Europe with out flying Lufthansa. They are the best airline in the world in my eyes. I hope you do well and have fun working with an excellent airline. If I knew German and was going into working with the airlines Lufthansa would be my first choice.

"Keep Climbing"
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