Since 1 July Lufthansa has been operating a new direct flight to California: from Frankfurt to San Jose, the self-styled capital of Silicon Valley. The maiden flight on this route also hosted the premiere of a completely new platform: the Lufthansa FlyingLab, including a live conference. Passengers had the opportunity to try out innovative technologies, products and services on board free of charge. They were able to use the flight to familiarise themselves with the latest ideas and devices and to get a picture of internal and external developments at Lufthansa. The live conference consisted of presentations on related topics which passengers could watch on their laptop, tablet or smartphone. Inspiring speakers gave insights into digital trends and futuristic topics via live streaming. The Lufthansa FlyingLab turned the flight into an unforgettable high-tech experience – and gave passengers a whole new perspective on the future.