Frankfurt (FRA) – Katowice (KTW)
02 July 2013
Boarding was a total mess and it got so out of control, the agents had to shout and yell for people to remain in the line as boarding passes were verified. As usual, we were taken to the CRJ700 by bus (around a fifteen minute ride) and when we arrived, I noticed the aircraft had Star Alliance livery.
Business Class on this flight was just three rows with only one other person besides me. For those of you who don’t know, Intra-European Business Class is just Economy with the middle seat blocked. In the case of a 2-2 configuration aircraft, the aisle seat is blocked.
The flight was delayed by about twenty minutes due to some maintenance and we also had to wait on the last bus of people. As soon as they arrived, the door was closed and we waited about five more minutes before pushback. Departure was from Runway 18 (as is the case with most short-haul flights), and we were soon airborne, making a turn towards Poland. It was generally a beautiful, sunny day.
We were soon above the clouds and the FA working our cabin asked the two of us if we wanted lunch. I wasn’t particularly hungry but I decided to see what they were offering. It was disgusting. Not only that, I spent the next week and a half in my bed, lying, sick. I got so sick from this ‘duck’ that I couldn’t even get up. It was horrible. Turns out it was food poisoning.
The meat was cold duck along with shrimps and some sort of salad. Along with that came some sort of Melon ball soup… which tasted as good as it sounds. I literally had just two pieces of the duck and I guess that was good enough for me to get really sick. If you ever see this meal on a Lufthansa flight, DO NOT EAT IT! This time, I was very disappointed with the ‘lunch’.
I had some tea with lemon and sugar (which was presented in a new porcelain cup) along with Sprite.
We slowly began descending into Katowice Airport and I gazed out the window and couldn’t believe I was back in my country. I was the happiest person in the world.
We circled around the airport and then landed from the east.
Despite the delay, we landed on time and my relatives were already waiting for me on the observation deck. It was quite cool, since I was the first person to exit the aircraft, I could see them waving at me.
Believe it or not, my luggage was the first one out (thanks bright orange priority tag)! It took me less than fifteen minutes to exit the plane, get my luggage and get into the car. This is what I love about small airports, you know that you’ll be out in no time.
My grandparents were super excited and happy to see me. I have a lot of trips planned for the summer, including a week in Sweden (which I just can’t wait for).