Lufthansa has gutful of Lounge Cheat

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Ingenious as he only booked 1 ticket changing it 34 times after being in the lounge.The 35th time was nearly a year after first buying the ticket so he got a refund.They only kicked up a fuss when he bought the second refundable ticket and used it as the first.
Still got his just desserts.
 

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There was a similar story coming from China a while ago. Some really bored people out there.
 

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What amused me the most was the EUR 55 valuation of each vist.
 

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Reading the thread on FT on this story was really funny to see the US legal "heads" lock horns on the judgement versus the others who were semi-conversant (or conversant) with German law.
 

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What amused me the most was the EUR 55 valuation of each vist.

LH J lounge is not that special anyway.
He should have bought F ticket to access the F lounge ;) I wonder what would be the estimated value of each visit there...
 

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Parasites should be exterminated.
 

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Quite crafty person. He/she must've been working in the airport precinct.
 
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I would think nothing worse than to sit & savour the experience of such generally underwhelming LH lounges unless you are actually flying somewhere.
Desparados abound throughout the world.. :evil:
 

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I would think nothing worse than to sit & savour the experience of such generally underwhelming LH lounges unless you are actually flying somewhere.
Desparados abound throughout the world.. :evil:

If the man was screwing out the MUC lounges, the ticket from Marienplatz to MUC Airport is not awfully expensive (at least in German / Euro parlance).

As for the features in the lounge, they are rather bleak (particularly in the Business Lounge versus the Senator Lounge, which supposedly this man had no access to by virtue of nil status and only a Business ticket), though food and drink standards for Euro lounges are not typically up to what we experience in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. They are, however, better than in the USA, notwithstanding pay-for booze. Had he actually got away with his scheme, it wouldn't have been difficult at all to recover the expense in S-Bahn fares in relatively cheap beer, assorted snacks, and possibly the odd hot shower (saving on water at home).
 

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As people here love to point out the rules and back luck if you didn't read them, but too bad so sad to Lufthansa, this guy was obviously within the rules.


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As people here love to point out the rules and back luck if you didn't read them, but too bad so sad to Lufthansa, this guy was obviously within the rules.


Matt

If you had read the article (depending on how proficient your German is) and some of the explanations surrounding the decision in conjunction with some elementary understanding of the tenets of German law, the man was forced to pay LH's bill by virtue of violation on good faith principles.

This explanation by a self-proclaimed, simple litigation lawyer who has an understanding of German law explains it satisfactorily, along with the brief explanation as given in the OP's link: FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - LH successfully sued pax for rebooking ticket 36 times and using the lounge each time

Here is a link to an original, German article on the issue: 36 Mal satt : Mann futterte sich gratis durch Business Lounge - Nachrichten Regionales - München - DIE WELT
 

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there is pushing the limits and then this guy pushed the limits way too far.

I wonder if he acted like a absolute idiot and drank way too much and all of those sort of things that would annoy the lounge staff.
 

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there is pushing the limits and then this guy pushed the limits way too far.

I wonder if he acted like a absolute idiot and drank way too much and all of those sort of things that would annoy the lounge staff.

Had he acted like an absolute idiot and drank way too much and annoyed the staff to no end, Lufthansa would have a stronger means to take action, as then this comes under possibly belligerent conduct and so on, which are normally in those clauses regarding the expected conduct in lounges, but moreover it would also come under what is acceptable conduct - period - along with safety (e.g. making sure others in the lounge - including staff - and their well-being is protected).

No need to then go into this fare and good faith BS.
 
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