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Prospective LH Intern Needs Advice!  
User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Hi everyone!


I am currently studying, and have decided to apply for an internship at Lufthansa starting in April. I found the best position in the world and am so excited to be applying... but I need some advice...

I live in Braunschweig ("Brunswick" to English speakers) but the position is, like most LH positions, in Frankfurt. I know that LH will pay for / reimburse train expenses (in 2.cl) or LH standby tickets to get there for an interview... but is it possible (or negotiable?) that they would provide flights between FRA-HAJ (since HAJ is so close to where I now live) while I am at the internship, if accepted?

Of course, if that's not possible, I would relocate to the Frankfurt am Main area, but I would much rather stay here.

I would like to know (most favorably from someone within the LH team), but if you have any ideas, feel free to chime in!

Thanks!

Christopher


The opinions expressed here are mine and not necessarily those of Delta Air Lines.
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User currently offlineLH470 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Quoting UniTED (Thread starter):
is it possible (or negotiable?) that they would provide flights between FRA-HAJ (since HAJ is so close to where I now live) while I am at the internship, if accepted?

You mean you want to shuttle every day from HAJ to FRA?

Unfortunately, LH will not give you stand-by tickets to FRA besides for your interview... even regular employees have to pay their stand-by tickets if they want to shuttle to FRA...

You will get a monthly salary and a "Job-Ticket" (public transport) between your home (must be in the RMV-area) and the airport.

When I was an intern at LH two years ago, another intern decided to keep living at home and used a monthly ticket to commute from and to STR. It cost him almost his whole LH-salary...


LH470

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User currently offlineBWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1869 times:



Quoting UniTED (Thread starter):
provide flights between FRA-HAJ

You will have to pay for your SB tickets and normally you are not entitled to purchase this kind of tickets before you have spent six months with LH. At least this is for "regular" employees.From Brunswick to Frankfurt it is a much better option to take the ICE train which runs almost hourly and not only six times a day like the planes from FRA to HAJ do and you do not have to worry about the A2 motorway from BWE to HAJ which can be a real mess.
You can always try to find a small location outside the city centres of Frankfurt (or Wiesbaden, Mainz, etc.) and keep your place at BWE for the weekends. Within the big cities housing is really expensive in the Rhine-Main-region.


User currently offlineUniTED From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1730 times:



Quoting LH470 (Reply 1):
You will get a monthly salary and a "Job-Ticket" (public transport) between your home (must be in the RMV-area) and the airport.

When I was an intern at LH two years ago, another intern decided to keep living at home and used a monthly ticket to commute from and to STR. It cost him almost his whole LH-salary...

yeah, I wasn't really thinking of doing it daily, but more like for the weekends, but maybe it would just be better to move. It would also sort of defeat the purpose to spend the entire LH salary on shuttling back and forth.

Quoting BWE320 (Reply 2):
Within the big cities housing is really expensive in the Rhine-Main-region.

yep, that's one of the things i love about braunschweig! its cheap. I guess Darmstadt or Wiesbaden won't be too bad either, though.

thanks for the advice!



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Wiesbaden is very expensive, comparable only to Munich, but there are many smaller places, like Ruesselsheim, which are cheap. Especially below the appoach in Raunheim...

User currently offlineBWE320 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1531 times:



Quoting UniTED (Reply 3):
I guess Darmstadt or Wiesbaden won't be too bad either, though.

Wiesbaden is really expensive and Darmstadt is not at a bargain. Think about Raunheim,
Hattersheim, Nauheim, Egelsbach, Wixhausen, Usingen etc. You will see that many people have a home in the Rhine-Main-region and a real home in their native area. If I understand well an "intern" has still not settled, so make no final decisions! Who knows how BBI will succeed.
Maybe MUC will replace FRA as LH's most important gateway?
I wish you all the best!


User currently onlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

I've been an intern with LHT a few years back, and I got one flight paid from my hometown MUC to HAM return.

As pointed out before, you need to ba a full LH employee for at least 6 months to make use of discounted tickets, and there is never a guarantee you will receive a seat during rush hours and weekends -> not a good idea.

I would also suggest to move to the area you work in, saves time & money. I also considered relocation to be part of the internship experience, and I enjoyed my times elsewhere. During the busy undergraduate studies, this was the only chance to get out of MUC anyways....

Not sure what your internship is about (Business? Technical?). You may also want to consider HAM & LHT for work experience, can't get any closer to aircraft than this. I absolutely loved it.

Good luck,
Loran



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