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Flying Lufthansa First Class to Europe – Introduction


Lufthansa 1368
Frankfurt (FRA) – Kraków (KRK)
Airbus A320
26 June 2015

After spending seven hours in the First Class Terminal and an amazing Porsche transfer, it was time to fly to Poland in Lufthansa Business Class. The flight to Kraków lasts approximately one hour and this time was operated by an Airbus A320. After my driver show me the way, he said goodbye and wished me a pleasant flight. I was among the last people to board the A320 since it was about ten minutes until scheduled departure time. There were just three rows of Business Class on this flight.

I was able to catch one last glimpse of ‘my’ Porsche…

Gate view

Gate view

There were just two other people in Business class, so everyone had a row to themselves. Intra-European Business class is simply Economy with the middle seat blocked and better food service.

Lufthansa A320 Business Class

Lufthansa A320 Business Class

There was literally no legroom.. compare that to my First Class flight!

Legroom

Legroom

Lufthansa Business Class A320

Lufthansa Business Class A320

We pushed back about ten minutes late and made it to the runway a bit behind schedule. It was an overall pleasant and warm day in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa A320 Wing

Lufthansa A320 Wing

We took-off from Runway 18 and immediately made a sharp left turn towards Poland. I wish that the European carriers would somehow think of a better European Business Class product since blocking off an economy seat isn’t an attractive offer to anyone.. and especially the price they are charging for it!

View

View

I was so full from the excellent DO&CO food in the First Class Terminal that I decided to decline the ‘snack’ served onboard the Business Class flight and instead just had some tea. I took a quick peak at the business class passenger manifest as I was deplaning and noticed that I was the only passenger of status in business class and had the words “SEN” written next to my name. This contrasted nicely with the service, since the flight attendants were super nice to me and addressed me by my name – something they didn’t do for the other passengers.

Tea

Tea

Lufthansa Business Class sign

Lufthansa Business Class sign

The view outside was downright beautiful. I spent the whole flight just looking outside and sleeping a bit since I had been up for the past ~20 or so hours.

Lufthansa A320 Wing

Lufthansa A320 Wing

The flight went by super quickly and we were soon beginning our final descend into Kraków. We circled over the city first and then landed at the airport. I was able to capture a ton of nice images from the sky of Kraków.

Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Lufthansa A320

Lufthansa A320

Kraków airport is currently a mess since they are re-building the passenger terminal and therefore the arrivals hall is in a temporary ‘tent’… this contrasted quite interestingly to my experience in Frankfurt. Since my bags were tagged “HON Priority”, they were literally the first ones out on the belt and about fifteen minutes after the doors opened, I was already in the car driving to my home town.

I made it home about an hour after landing and was glad that I would be finally able to sleep. I had a super relaxing journey (maybe minus this flight), and I was glad to finally be home with my family.


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