A Week in Austria
Kraków Airport Business Lounge (Schengen)
Lufthansa Business Class B737 Kraków to Frankfurt
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt (A50 Schengen)
Austrian Airlines Business Class A320 Frankfurt to Vienna
Austrian Senator Lounge Vienna (Schengen)
Lufthansa Business Class A321 Vienna to Frankfurt
Lufthansa Business Class A319 Frankfurt to Kraków


Last week I flew to Vienna and Innsbruck to visit both cities for a couple of days. I spent three full days in Vienna and 1.5 full days in Innsbruck, I planned this back in February as I really wanted to explore Austria since the last time I was there (I was about three years old), I didn’t remember anything.

In planning the flights, I booked most of the flights as award tickets since I had tons of miles to use in various Star Alliance programmes so I thought I might as well. Personally I’m not a fan of hotel loyalty programmes and don’t really go into that so I just booked cheap hotels on Expedia for $50/night in both cities. The only times I was physically in the hotel was during the night, but most of the day I was walking around and exploring the cities.

The only revenue flight was VIE-INN-VIE, there was no reasonable way to book the flight so I ended up paying EUR ~100 for K class. The duration of those flights was 40 minutes on a DH4, so there was absolutely no need to be in Business Class (I’d rather save those miles for something else). The KRK-FRA-VIE-FRA-KRK was an award flight in Business I class, booked both ways from different mileage programmes.

I really loved both cities and they were just downright beautiful. If I’m given the chance I would definitely return to Austria, very beautiful and fascinating.