The amenity kit is in a navy blue bag created by Jil Sanders. The bag contains the essentials (e.g. eye mask, earplugs, a comb, shoehorn, toothbrush, and toothpaste) as well as three tubes with La Prairie skin products. There are also bose noise-cancelling headphones (you cannot keep these as the crew collects them before landing), a pair of slippers and Van Laack branded pyjamas.I continue to be in love with Lufthansa first class. Even though I was departing from an outstation, Lufthansa set the bar high for the ground experience with a personal escort from check-in to the lounge.Next up we were brought the menu and wine list, with the usual explanation that we could order what we wanted when we wanted.
Just curious – what do you think is the best way get from the US East coast (specifically New York) to Europe on miles? I’ve noticed that almost all of your transatlantic flying is from somewhere out west.Yesterday JetBlue announced that they'd make face masks mandatory when traveling, which is something I expect will soon become the standard across airlines. Lufthansa has just made a similar announcement, but they're eliminating another protection in…While the caviar was great, the highlight of the meal was the scrumptious seared cod filet with miso-orange sauce and bean casserole. I thought the sauce added amazing depth to the already delicious fish. What a perfectly executed dish! I asked for mashed potatoes and sweet potato gratin on the side but was getting so full already that I didn’t even bother finishing them. Stephen. Stephen is a Colorado-based physician with an incurable case of wanderlust. He has been involved with the frequent flier community and the points and miles game since college and has had the fortune of experiencing some of the world's top premium cabin products, including first class on the Emirates A380, the Etihad A380 Apartments, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Thai. I did really like the open and airy look of the A380 first class cabin, since there aren't overhead baggage compartments. The individual closet space and ottoman storage provided ample room for our carry-on luggage. As always, the red rose by each seat, and the rose in the lavatory, add a very elegant touch.
I'd also had higher hopes for the main course of scallop prawn skewer with curry sauce and coconut risotto. The prawns were ok, the scallops were overcooked, and the Thai curry sauce was weirdly bland for something with “Thai” and “curry” in the name. Review: Lufthansa B747-400 First Class Frankfurt to Dubai. Welcome Onboard Lufthansa First Class. LH630 Frankfurt to Dubai. Seat 83C. B747-400. We have just 4 passengers on the entire upper deck! Amazing One chair and One bed concept on the upper deck of B747-400 A nice personal touch with my name written on the menu The design of the Van Laack first-class pajamas have also been updated recently. Gone are the days when you’d look like you were about to enter a hospital ward when dressed in Lufthansa first-class pajamas. The new navy-and-white look matches well with Lufthansa’s new logo.
I really appreciated that the rest of the food after the first meal was served on demand. Instead of forcing all passengers to wake up at the same time, this menu concept allowed each passenger to enjoy varying amounts of sleep. (Note to other airlines: Please adopt a similar policy). Advertized as the new first class seating, it couldn't have been more uncomfortable. I used upgrade vouchers for my overnight return flight. The services was excellent, the food was excellent, the after flight services at the lounge were excellent, but the purpose of flying overnight is to get a good night's sleep, essential for a business. Many of the credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers. Please view our advertising policy page for more information. Photo Credit: Lufthansa. So, Lufthansa has been slowly reducing the number of planes in its fleet with a First Class cabin. It's flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-900 doesn't have a First Class cabin at all, while the massive Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-800 only has eight First Class seats apiece
The movable, 28-inch-wide, 12-inch-deep ottoman doubled as a storage compartment. I found this to be the perfect place to store my shoes during the flight. Today (April 11, 2018): Trip report: Lufthansa Airbus A380 First Class from Frankfurt to Bangkok. On February 9th 2018, I flew First Class in a Lufthansa Airbus A380 from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport, in Thailand. Lufthansa is Germany's flag carrier and a founding member of the biggest airline alliance in the. The new Lufthansa Business Class seats came last to the A380 - the new A380s had gotten the old Business Class seats for a few years and were then retrofitted. The new cabin looked extra clean and spacious. The upper deck contains the Lufthansa First suites, the 2-2-2 Business Class and weirdly enough 5 rows of Economy at the end. There must. “I must sadly say they have no on the ground service in Chicago, no baby food, bibs or diapers on board” Who really expect that the airline gives you your baby´s stuff??
Lucky always talk about the importance of having and using the WiFi. Nice to see that on this flight, Lucky wants to spend all of the time with his dad. Good review. Regarding the seared steak. Lufthansa used to have electric frying pans on board. They used them to sear steaks, and make the scrambled eggs. I’ve seen them.If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, Brussels, LOT and Other Partners | Miles & More - How Does Lufthansa Fill So Many First Class Seats? - Most of their longhaul fleet has 8-12 seats in First, including A330, A340-600, A380, and 747-8 aircraft. That's hundreds of seats per day. Are there really enough wealthy Germans (o
“nobody to escort you in FRA to their lounge (LH please learn from Asians…)” Is there anybody outhere that thinks that he or she is so important to walk alone to the F terminal??Lufthansa Group has today revealed what's on the agenda for the company's (virtual) Annual General Meeting, taking place on May 5, 2020. Specifically, they've shared the remarks that will be made by Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr. At this point there's…I did really wish that the seat was wider (when seated, it's only 21 inches between the armrests, although the armrests do retract when it's made into a bed, making the sleeping width 31 inches) and that there was a better mattress pad for the bed–Singapore Suites and JAL First remain my favorite first class beds.We were offered a pre-flight drink; I chose a little 2004 Laurent-Perrier Champagne, as well as a glass of water. A small bowl of salted almonds was also offered. Aboard Lufthansa's first class seats, you'll dine, work, rest and slumber in unmatched comfort and style. With a world-wide ranking of No. 5 for first class cabins, Lufthansa faithfully delivers on its promise for stellar service and first class on-board amenities. Revel in Spacious Business Class Seat
A Pilot's Review Of Lufthansa First Class 121pilot October 25, 2019 19 Comments 121pilot, a commercial airline pilot in the United States who has offered his insights and analysis on a number of topics on Live and Let's Fly recently traveled with his brother and father on a very special trip to Scotland All too soon the captain announced we’d shortly be starting our descent, and that we’d be landing at 8:40AM. About 15 minutes later the cabin was prepared for landing, and a few minutes after that the seatbelt sign was turned on. I freshened up for landing, and then retuned to my seat and watched the tail camera for the remainder of the flight. This is my review of Lufthansa's First Class service from Frankfurt to New York, flying a Boeing 747-8i. I reviewed the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt and my car ride to the steps of the aircraft in part 1 of this review yesterday
. Image Credit: Greg Stone I arrived at midday via taxi and was greeted by the lovely Gladys, my personal assistant for the morning, who asked me where I was flying to The Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 First Class cabin consists of 8 B/E Aerospace Super First Class seats spread across 3 rows in the nose of the aircraft. The first and second row have 2 single window seats, and the third row consists of 4 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration
. Now, almost every airline offers wi-fi but Lufthansa was the first. Lufthansa is the largest purchaser of caviar in the world. It purchases an incredible 10 tons of caviar every year for its business and first class passengers This Lufthansa A380 First Class Review is one of our many first class and business class airline reviews. Also see all our A380 first class and business class posts. Lufthansa First Class - Boeing 747-8. May 25, 2017/ Simon Sjöberg. This is a part of a longer trip i did last year to Asia were I got the opportunity to use my well earned miles for a first class ticket on a few Star Alliance airlines Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.Or were they wanting OJ that wasn’t made from concentrate, meaning “fresh squeezed?”
There are two features unique to first class on Lufthansa’s A380s that make this my favorite Lufthansa plane to fly. For one, there aren’t any overhead compartments, making the cabin feel and look more spacious. Instead, each seat has an individual locker for carry-on bags, either in front of or behind the cabin.Sorry to hear your Lufthansa First Class flight IAD-FRA was so disappointing. While Business Class is all about the seat and flat bed, if an airline is going to have a first class product at all, it needs to have the appropriate level of service since that is or should be a key distinguishing factor, over and above the seat/bed and dining/wine.Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.@ Aaron – that’s my point. LH is a strong four star airline, no better than AF. I just cannot for the life of me understand how they were given Five Stars by Skytrax. First and economy is nothing exceptional, pretty par for the course as far as the non ME/Asian airlines go. And their Business Class is generally poor. In terms of seating anyway. I just don’t get how they can be considered in the same league as the other five star airlines – SQ, QR, NH, JL etc etc.From the sound of your review, you basically ate and slept for most of the journey. How did you spend time with your dad? I only ask because my dad says I should spend more time with him but if you have some secret where sleeping on a plane is spending time, then please share it
Couples who don't mind not having a window seat can select 1D/1G or 2D/2G. Note that row 1 is close to the lavatories (although fortunately there's a curtain separating the cabin from the door to the lavatories that helps minimize the light interference) while row 2 is right in front of the galley. This wasn't so much of an issue on our daytime flight, but is something to be aware of for night flights.After the escort arrived 90 seconds later, we began our dash to the lounge. The escort took me to the front of the special passport control line. Once my passport was stamped, I was escorted to a VIP security lane. Security didn’t take long, and the agent walked me to the lounge where she bade me farewell only 10 minutes after meeting me at the check-in counter. The first class in the 747-400 is by far the best product Lufthansa has to offer, because you cannot get more sleeping comfort. With the fixed bed installation you get the same as with a normal bed. Unfortunately this will not be the case in all airplanes, but still it was very nice For solo passengers sitting in the middle seats, there was a much larger privacy partition between the center seats that was raised once we were airborne.
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners Lufthansa operates daily direct flights from Beijing to both Frankfurt and Munich. Flying Lufthansa Business Class, Amber and I were able to use the Air China Business Lounge, which allows access to Gold and Silver members of the Star Alliance, along with Business and First Class fliers Turns out that Lufthansa only catered one bottle of the rose Champagne, and the other Champagne was an off-menu bottle, a 2000 vintage of Henriot Cuvée des Enchanteleurs brut. Lufthansa First Class Terminal. First class passengers may be dropped off directly in front of the first class terminal or they can opt to valet their personal or rental car instead. Entering The Lufthansa First Class Terminal. If you opt to walk to the Lufthansa First class terminal the below picture shows the lower lobby entrance After that was cleared, my table was set for dinner. I was brought a tablecloth, salt and pepper grinders, olive oil, butter, and was also offered a selection of bread.
After a delicious lunch buffet at Lufthansa's First Class Lounge, the driver came back and delivered us to our plane, again by Porsche. First Class Lounge Snack Bar Before taking the elevator up to the plane, we got the chance to get a closer look of Airbus's double decker A380 Had this not been a Lufthansa flight, you would have torn it to pieces. BA First looks better than this subpar, uninspired, product.And finally, each seat also featured two AC outlets and two USB ports, providing enough juice to power all my hungry devices.
There are LH F attendants who are like that but they’re the exception. Make sure you report them to Lufthansa.In this trip report, I review my First Class flight in a Lufthansa Airbus A380 from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany to Bangkok Airport (BKK), in Thailand. I flew this flight in February 2018 and you can read all my Lufthansa long haul First Class Flight reviews to find out about other flights I have taken with Lufthansa..Loved the review as usual Ben. Although I’d kill to fly Lufthansa first, it does look like it’s getting a bit past its sell by date compared to some of the other first class experiences. However probably worth it to see some of the passengers who insist on living up to the hype of travelling Lufthansa First and rubbing their own egos. Lol. 🙂
Even though the screen may not be great, I was guaranteed to get a great sound experience, since each first-class seat had a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35s attached to the seat.While the economy and business-class check-in lines were quite long, there was no wait for first class. There was an agent at the front of the first-class line verifying eligibility before I was allowed to approach thet we counter.Travelling First Class means always being able to expect the extraordinary. And we will do justice to this expectation in Lufthansa First Class.Lufthansa FRA-SFO on A380 was my very first intercontinental flight in First. I’ll never forget it, what an experience. The eight-seat cabin was in a 1-2-1 configuration spread across two rows. Including myself, there were six passengers in the first-class cabin. Three were German, and the other two were Chinese. I was originally sitting in Seat 2K but moved forward to 1K when I noticed that the center seat, 1G, was unoccupied.
Flew Business Class from AMM-FRA as first leg of trip back to US. What Lufthansa calls Business on their shorter flights is pathetic and criminal. It was a standard economy seat with the middle seat left empty. This flight was just under 5 hours and certainly should have REAL biz class seats. I will avoid LH in the future A Luxury Concierge Offering Free Upgrades, Plus Auctions From The World's Best Hotels, Travel News, Tips & Reviews 747-8i 777 A350 A380 Air Berlin Austrian Boeing Brussels brussels airlines Business Class Cargo Contest Duck Dulini eurowings Fare Sale First Class First Class terminal Frankfurt germanwings Livery Lufthansa Lufthansa Cargo Lufthansa Contests/Promotions Lufthansa History Mileage Plus Miles Miles & More Miles and More Munich Passenger Experience. The crew was quick to get the service started, as just 20 minutes after takeoff the drinks and amuse bouche were served, followed by dinner.
The drink selection was one of the most extensive I’d ever seen. Not only was there tons of top-shelf liquor, but there was also a dedicated gin-and-tonic menu (with over 40 gins and 10 tonics) and a water menu. At a stroke, Lufthansa's 747-400 first class has gone from being a laughing stock to one of the best in the world. Onboard the Lufthansa 747-400 First Class. This is an amazing cabin - unlike most other airlines, Lufthansa have put their first class upstairs on the 747 - in the 747 upper deck 'bubble'
Lufthansa A380 Business Class seat controls; Lufthansa A380 Business Class IFE controller; Lufthansa A380 Business Class Bose headphones; Also at my seat was a literature storage pocket, plus another little drawer underneath it for bits and bobs. It also contained a bottle of water and the amenity kit. Lufthansa A380 Business Class bulkhead storag I agree, the wine list is very poor for first class (not premium at all). My everyday wine is even better (I am living in Europe). Champagne is fine, still Premium.My biggest issue was the lack of views. The lounge was completely interior-facing, so I left well before boarding to enjoy the views from the massive terminal. Lufthansa 747 Long-Haul Economy Class Summary. Lufthansa provided a fairly good way to get between Germany and Canada. The seat was comfortable enough, the IFE offered plenty of options to keep one busy, and the meals were fairly tasty. Especially so compared to its main competitor on the route, Air Canada
Check-in took about five minutes, and once I had my boarding pass in the signature Lufthansa first-class red paper jacket, I was told to wait on the side. Initially I thought I did something wrong, but then it became clear I needed an escort to take me to the lounge.About Ben (Lucky)Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time.
Breakfast on Lufthansa is mostly served off a trolley, and you can choose what you want. I started with a selection of fruit as well as some muesli, and ordered a cappuccino to drink.Good thing the flight lasted some 11 hours, because I only started getting hungry again at the very end of the flight.
I suggest you use a plug in which makes live the links to successive articles to the other trip reports in the series as they are publishedNext up the appetizer trolley was rolled down the aisle. Lufthansa has a little display with three appetizers, and you can select one, two, or all three of them, and then can also have the salad. Although LH has pretty snazzy ground services for first class passengers, and its first class hard product is as good as they come, Lufthansa's business class product is clearly nowhere in the same league as SQ, ANA or Eva. It's at best a middling hard product, and the service isn't world class enough to make up for it LH isn’t bad as far as the european carriers go….but how it has attained a ‘five star’ rating by Skytrax, i’ll never know.
For the main course my dad had the seared beef fillet, lump crab with butter and chives, root vegetable whipped potatoes, asparagus, baby carrots, and bernaise sauce.Yet – most of the fleet has Business Class cabins without direct aisle access. Not to mention their european ‘business class’ short haul product which is basically economy with an upgraded meal and an empty middle seat. And their Business Class lounges are simply ‘meh’.
I’ve seen decent redemptions on Air France/KLM recently, but the pricing is variable. American’s availability is spotty, and Delta’s is spottier. I don’t know as much about United. A lot of the NYC-Europe market seems to have been impacted by low cost airlines recently. Grabbing a Lufthansa first class duck is just one of the perks of the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. One of the finest features of flying on a Lufthansa first class ticket out of Frankfurt is access to the First Class Terminal. This is truly where Lufthansa separates itself from the pack — physically and figuratively Curious to see how service will evolve in international first class on one of the world's top airlines? Well, I have the details! As of tomorrow (May 21, 2020), Emirates will be resuming flights to nine destinations, with flights to Australia, Europe,… Trip Reports - Lufthansa First Class vs. Swiss First Class - Full trip report to be found here LX86: Zurich-Montreal - A330 September 8th 2015 12h50 - 15h10 Seats 2D, 2G After being dropped off at the terminal we made our way immediately onboard. As soon as we got on it felt similar to the Lufthansa F cabin. However i The bathrooms even feature a bunch of extra amenities like Evian facial spray, shaving sets, makeup remover and moist towelettes. The only thing missing is a shower.
The Lufthansa Airbus A380-800 has 509 seats in a four-class cabin. First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. There is a three-class version which can be found here. First Class Each of the 8 Upper Deck First Class Open Suites is fitted with a 90-inch pitch and 31.5-inch seat width, and can recline to a full-flat bed with a. The centerpiece of the lounge was the bar and buffet, which was set up with an assortment of western and Asian specialties. Lufthansa First Class. Lufthansa is in the process of retrofitting their first class cabins - unfortunately, I was flying the older edition. Even though it wasn't the new product, it is still a great ride! If you are flying to Europe, old or new Lufthansa first class will definitely be something to consider using your miles on
I'd been looking forward to our daytime flight in Lufthansa A380 First Class, to better enjoy the experience. In the past, I've flown Lufthansa First Class on the night flight to Europe, and slept as much as possible. First Look: Lufthansa A350 15 Sep 2017 by Valerian Ho Lufthansa's new A350-900 touched down at Hong Kong International Airport on September 13 to a water cannon salute - marking its official. Seats are well padded, but not very wide; note that the 31 inch width is only really relevant when the seat is a flat bed and the arm rests are lowered; as a seat, the usable width is about 21 inches across. Hi Travel Junkies, I recently had the pleasure of flying Lufthansa Business Class from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International (FCO) for a quick trip to Italy with my wife.. This was both my first time flying Lufthansa and my first time flying business class on the 747 so I was pretty excited to give both a try
Lufthansa (LH) releases First Class reward space 14 days prior to departure, which is the only downside to the experience and resulting in a rating of 4 instead of 5 planes. Many routes have consistent availability, especially mid week Have Lufthansa pilots really just proactively offered to take pay cuts of up to 45%?! Historically at the "big three" European airline conglomerates (Air France-KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group) labor relations haven't been particularly good between management… What a special flight!! Flying with Lufthansa in First Class is always a thrilling treat - extravagant, indulgent, and regal! The service is always personable, the cuisine is spectacular, and the seat is luxurious. Here's a review of my recent adventure on their slick Airbus A340: (I have a separate post on my time before the flight in Lufthansa's First Class Terminal in Frankfurt) Around 9:50am, I began my journey at the Lufthansa First Class Terminal, an entire building specifically designated for first-class passengers on Lufthansa and Swiss, plus a very select group of top-tier elites.. The First Class Terminal, or FCT, if you will, was such a special place that I dedicated an entire review to the food, booze and other amenities Lufthansa has excellent bedding.My bed was made by the time I was back at my seat, and we had just under seven hours remaining to Frankfurt.
Secondly, the bathrooms. There’s a bit of dead space at the front of the A380 upper deck. Some airlines use this space for an onboard lounge, and others use it for a private bedroom. Lufthansa, however, created two massively oversized bathrooms. The bathrooms are so large that there’s a vanity area, a bench and a separate toilet and even a urinal. Terms Apply Learn More Terms Apply CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® Limited Time Offer Limited Time Offer: 70,000 bonus miles65,000 miles Learn More Group Created with Sketch. Terms Apply Learn More Terms Apply Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express Current Offer 150,000 bonus points Learn More Group Created with Sketch. Terms Apply See all cards Not too long ago, I booked a Lufthansa first class flight on a whim for 62,500 Aeroplan miles before the minor devaluation. I've always heard such wonderful things about Lufthansa first class and the first class terminal and lounges in Frankfurt, and it was always a bucket list flight for me
One Mile at a Time is owned by PointsPros, Inc. This site is for entertainment purposes only. The owner of this site is not an investment advisor, financial planner, nor legal or tax professional and articles here are of an opinion and general nature and should not be relied upon for individual circumstances. Fortunately, First and Business Class boarding had already started so we were able to board right away. Back home again in one of my favorite First Class cabins. We had 1A and 1K. Pre departure Henriot and macadamia nuts. Flurries continued and are now starting to stick to the ground. Ten minutes later, yikes! Today's menu Each window seat had three windows with shades that could be individually lowered electronically. There were two shade options, an accordion shade and blackout shade. Lufthansa first-class passengers had access to Air China First Class Lounge No. 71 in Shanghai. There was a small business center and luggage storage just off to the right of the entrance. The centerpiece of the lounge was the bar and buffet, which was set up with an assortment of western and Asian specialties