Frankfurt - San Jose with Lufthansa and the Flying Lab service

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Starting with 1 July 2016, Lufthansa flies on the route Frankfurt - San Jose. Airbus A340-300, having flight number LH488, took off for the first time from Frankfurt on 1 July, at 10: 53 local time, heading to San Jose, Silicon Valley.

Flying Lab Lufthansa

The area is well known worldwide for start-ups and the high-tech industry that is developing in the region. In Silicon Valley, many car manufacturers also have their research laboratories.


For the first time, Lufthansa installed one on this flight Flying Lab, in which passengers were able to test new products and services before they were widely implemented. The motto of the flight to San Jose is "Virtual Reality ", An area in which Lufthansa is a leader in the aviation industry due to the multimedia content made available to passengers.

During the flight to San José, passengers were able to try the latest digital devices from Samsung's partner. They enjoyed Virtual Reality through Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. Thus, passengers were able to enjoy 360 footage videos of degrees throughout the 12 hours flight.


During the return flight, under the motto “Wellbeing during night flights”, Passengers tested Neuroon. A sleep mask with artificial intelligence designed to adapt to different sleeping habits. This gadget is very interesting. It can be useful for those who fly frequently and have problems with adapting to the time zone change.


But passengers will not only be enchanted by Silicon Valley during this flight. For the first time, passengers are invited to attend events organized by Lufthansa itself. You can visit the San Jose Museum of Technology, have the opportunity to watch the whales in Monterey or take part in a barbecue party. Through these events, Lufthansa wants to celebrate the new destination with its passengers.

The flight from Bucharest to San Jose and return, with a connection through Frankfurt, can be booked from 689 EUR. Lufthansa operates this connection five times a week, and guests can choose from Business, Premum Economy or Economy classes.

Frankfurt - San José with Lufthansa

The flights are operated from Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1 (FRA) to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Schedule of flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:

TUESDAY Frankfurt 488: NEXT - NEXT: NEXT San Jose

The flight duration is approximately 12 hours. Airbus A340-300 aircraft are used, which are configured in 3 classes and can carry up to 298 passengers.

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