Glamorous Dubai – Introduction


Lufthansa 1367
Kraków (KRK) – Frankfurt (FRA)
Boeing 737-300
19 August 2015

I arrived a bit earlier to the airport than I anticipated, however given the construction situation on the roads in Poland, it is much better to leave a bit earlier and still make it in time. After check-in, I headed to the Schengen Business Lounge where I was able to eat some snacks and work a bit on my laptop while waiting for my flight to Frankfurt in Lufthansa Business Class. The check-in process was a bit strange, the lady didn’t say a word to me apart from “baggage?” as in ‘do I want to check any bags’, she then printed my boarding pass and handed it to me without a word.

Business Lounge Snack

Business Lounge Snack

Business Lounge Snack

Business Lounge Snack

Business Lounge Snack

Business Lounge Snack

Boarding was called about thirty minutes prior to departure starting first with Business Class and Star Gold. We were driven to the aircraft by bus, it was a beautiful, hot day in Poland.

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa Boeing 737

The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with just three rows in Business Class, the premium cabin was empty apart from me and the lady who sat across from me.

Legroom

Legroom

Legroom

Legroom

Lufthansa Business Class B737

Lufthansa Business Class B737

Lufthansa Business Class

Lufthansa Business Class

Boarding was completed about ten minutes prior to take-off and Economy was also relatively empty, there are four daily flights from Kraków to Frankfurt and most of them are about 60-70% full.

Lufthansa Business Class

Lufthansa Business Class

We pushed back about five minutes before the scheduled departure time, and at that point the manual safety demo began.

Safety demo

Safety demo

We took-off right on time and made a turn over Kraków towards Frankfurt.

Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

Kraków

View

View

Once the seatbelt sign was turned off, the three FAs began meal preparations for both cabins. The service for Economy was roughly half way done before we received our lunch in Business class. The lunch consisted of a caesar salad, warm (delicious) bread, and some sort of vanilla-raspberry cake with pudding. There was also a packaged box of pralines waiting for dessert.

Lunch

Lunch

Tea

Tea

Chocolate

Chocolate

Shortly before landing, the FA working Business Class gave us Ice Cream, which I thought was a nice touch… but I was curious why the Ice Cream service was done literally as we were descending instead of after eating our lunch? Either way, the Ice Cream was delicious!

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Since we were landing on the furthest runway from the airport, I was able to enjoy some views of FRA as we were landing.

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport

We landed about twenty minutes ahead of schedule and were at the gate about ten minutes after landing. Overall, a very pleasant, quick intra-European flight in Lufthansa Business Class. Is intra-European Business Class worth paying for? Nope! However it is nice when it comes ‘free’ with a long-haul First or Business Class flight!