Lufthansa takes spring break to the airline's web
Lufthansa moved deeper into social marketing with what it calls the airline industry's only social networking site created specifically for college students. It opened GenFlyLounge, which lets members post feedback on their travel experiences, rate places and events. The airline's on-line product manager, Florian Gmeiner, calls GenFlyLounge "a student travel matching service." It can cross-reference a registered member's identified preferences with other user-generated content so users can check out specifc places or hotels. This is an attempt to play on the student generation's trust of its peers, or, one might say, to play off the distrust of anyone over 30. The site is an extension of Lufthansa's microsite, GenerationFly, which offers discounts to students.
The airline also expanded a site for grownups that uses multimedia to pitch Lufthansa's premium services and help differentiate the from its rivals.We're not sure how they found the time, in between buying other airlines such as Brussels, making a pitch for SAS and making scads of money.
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