I’ve written about many interesting Airbnb listings in the past but a new one which Kim sent me an article about has got to be the most interesting (maybe a better word would be surprising).
How would you like it if your one night stay came with a flight on Lufthansa?
With a current offer, you can spend a night starting in New York City and wake up in the morning in Frankfurt!
No, this isn’t a time warp or anything of that sort. It turns out that Lufthansa is listing/ selling a NYC to Frankfurt flight through Airbnb. The flight, in premium economy goes for $885 which includes taxes & fees.
Quartz mentions that “Lufthansa isn’t just being cute by tapping the Airbnb platform. It’s trying to fill its planes“.
Getting creative isn’t a bad thing and maybe it will sell some seats on Lufthansa flights.
Lufthansa’s listing is pretty funny actually. The title is “Luxury Awaits Above the Clouds”.
From the Lufthansa listing: “Our cabin isn’t in the woods, but in the sky! Personal food and beverage service at 910km/h. Multimedia entertainment is included in our Lufthansa Premium Economy Seat from Frankfurt to NYC and WiFi is available. Includes return flight“.
So what do you think- can Airbnb be a new way for airlines to sell seats on their planes? It certainly sounds gimmicky to me but who knows, maybe it will work to help sell some seats.