There are very few things in this world that are more exciting to me than travel. About the only thing that tops my wanderlust is my love of all things fast enough to do something stupid in – and that includes fast cars. Having been born and raised in the Motor City, motor oil runs through my veins. And that is why I thought this offer from Lufthansa and Avis to rent a Porsche 911 during your layover at Frankfurt (FRA) Airport was especially awesome!
Through a partnership between Lufthansa and Avis, when you fly Lufthansa First Class (or if you are a HON Circle Member) through Frankfurt Airport (FRA), you can rent a Porsche 911 or a Porsche Panamera to enjoy during your layover. Lufthansa offers two options for this:
- A 3-hour rental including 150 km, fuel and insurance for only €99.10 – this offer applies exclusively to HON Circle Members and First Class passengers (additional charges per km: €0.99, €1,500 excess)
- A 24-hour rental including 200 km and insurance for only €303.77 (excluding fuel)
While it is recommended that you book ahead of time either online through Avis, or by calling the Avis booking hotline at +49.6171.68.1377, if there is availability while you are at Frankfurt Airport, you can book your Porsche after landing through a First Class personal assistant in one of the First Class Lounges.
While picking up a rental car can oftentimes be a hassle due to offsite pickup locations, shuttles, etc., when you rent your 911 or Panamera through this offer, you pick up your Porsche at the Avis desk in Terminal 1A. Even better, you can return your Porsche to the First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport! That allows you to skip the hassle of a return and ensures that you are able to enjoy the amenities of the exceptional First Class Terminal before you continue your trip!
Lufthansa has even gone so far as to provide a list of route options so you can truly enjoy the handling and power of the Porsche. The routes vary in length and time, but certainly look like they carve out some great options.
As a car guy, I think this is an absolutely awesome offer from Lufthansa. The rental rate is actually surprisingly reasonable and given the weakness of the Euro thanks to the Brexit saga, this is a deal I would love to take advantage of. It appears that this is not a limited time offer deal, so if you happen to be transiting through Frankfurt Airport on a Lufthansa First Class ticket, I think it would be worthwhile to consider this offer. While I do not have any plans to fly Lufthansa First Class in the near future, this offer is enough to make me consider flying through Frankfurt instead of connecting elsewhere in the world.
As a certified car nut and hardcore Porschephile, this offer is about as good as it gets. Even if you just wanted to break up a long layover, 99 Euro for 3 hours with a Porsche 911 or Panamera is a pretty great deal! When I end up utilizing this offer (and I most certainly will), I will post up a review of the route I took so you can take full advantage of your time in one of the best handling sports cars in the world!
Am I the only one who thinks this offer makes Lufthansa First Class just that much more appealing now?
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