Ahhh... the infamous Ticket Burglar Charge... another fine method of Lufthansa and a variety of other so-called "full frills" carrier to rip off their customers. In fact, it is just a fare hike - paying the TSC does not entitle you to any additional service compared to the old system, where ticket handling was included in the final fare like it should be anyways.
Interesting to see that there are no "no frills" carriers introducing such a charge. It is up to us, the customers, to decide if we let ourselves get ripped off once again after the "improvement" (actually it is the other way around) of Miles&More and the service reductions, which make flying LH
Eco actually inferior to all but the very basic low cost carriers.
I, speaking for myself, have usually flown LH
4-5 times each year for private travels on domestic or European flights. This year, the company will not see any of my private business. I am also trying to avoid LH
on business travels as much as possible. The beauty of a market economy... it is up to me, the customer, to decide.
Instead I am investing my business and private travel funds into Germany's airline number two, Air Berlin, which offer good schedules and destinations (at least for my travel needs), great service at very reasonable prices, plus a good frequent flyer program - just reached Gold Status this month.
[Edited 2005-02-04 10:31:50]
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!