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No Free Lunch at Lufthansa as Court Fines Lounge-Food Freeloader

A man exploited the perks of business -class travel to feast for free 35 times in a year at Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Munich airport lounge -- without ever taking off.

The man used the flexibility of the one-way fare to Zurich to repeatedly reschedule his travel plans after gaining access to food and drink, Munich district court said in a statement. Lufthansa canceled the ticket after more than a year and refunded the price, only for the man to purchase a replacement.