Fact: College students have no money.
Lufthansa, a top international airline, has launched “GenerationFly,” which according to the company is the first airline Web site specifically designed for student travelers.
With a valid “edu” e-mail domain and a university-issued ID card students have exclusive access to Lufthansa's lowest fares. But do note these fares may or may not be cheaper than other airlines.
The site also offers valuable travel tips, like the best place to party or the currency exchange rate.
With the flexible terms and conditions, students studying abroad can choose the maximum 12-month stay. And if you run out of money and want to come home earlier, you can change the date for free.
Students looking to book a flight should do it soon. Lufthansa is offering a free student travel pack to the first 250 students who book their flight online.
The pack, valued at $50, contains a hardcopy of the flight itinerary for parents, an easy-to-spot luggage tag, a Duty Free Voucher to get a gift from Lufthansa's in-flight store and a Lufthansa FlyNet card that gives students free in-flight Internet access.
But even if you aren't ready to buy a ticket, at least go to the Web site and register. Registration is free.
For more information, visit www.lufthansa-usa.com/generationfly.
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