Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction


Lufthansa 1368
Frankfurt (FRA) – Kraków (KRK)
Airbus A321
30 June 2016

My flight from Barcelona arrived right on time and with a 3 hour connection in Frankfurt, I visited my favourite Lufthansa Senator Lounge near gate A50. I spent the majority of my time in the Senator Lounge just talking with family and reading emails and then also decided to shower and have a pre-flight snack.

The shower rooms in the Senator Lounge are somewhat identical to those in Lufthansa’s Business Lounges (actually, both the Senator and Business Lounges are 90% identical). Nevertheless, I enjoyed my quick shower and was feeling refreshed and relaxed afterwards.

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Shower Room

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Shower Room

Thankfully the Senator Lounge wasn’t that crowded as I believe it wasn’t peak-time and therefore it was nice and quiet. I was able to enjoy a snack and relax a bit before my final flight back home.

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

Lufthansa Senator Lounge snack

Lufthansa Senator Lounge snack

Boarding for my flight was delayed by about fifteen minutes and shortly thereafter we were informed we’d be driven to the aircraft by bus.. it’s times like this I wish I were a HON Circle Member given that they’re driven to the aircraft by a fancy car even when not flying in First Class.

The bus ride was quick and we soon arrived at our gorgeous Airbus A321 which was taking us to Kraków.

Lufthansa A321

Lufthansa A321

I was welcomed by the crew and took my seat, 1A, instantly. Business Class was about half-full with a few other people sitting in rows two through four. Lufthansa Business Class A321 seats in row 1 are reserved for Miles & More Senators and HON Circle Members, in addition to A319/A320s they have, as well as other aircraft.

With Intra-European Business Class, I like row 1 because of the extra legroom given the other rows really just have Economy legroom. This Lufthansa Business Class A321 had three rows.

Lufthansa Business Class A321 legroom

Lufthansa Business Class A321 legroom

Catalogues

Catalogues

Boarding was quickly completed and the aircraft was a little over half-full. We pushed back ten minutes late and quickly made it to runway 18, where we were number two for departure.

FRA Runway 18

FRA Runway 18

Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Shortly after departure, the aircraft made a sharp turn left towards Poland. The seatbelt sign was turned off about ten minutes after departure and the snack was served. It consisted of some fruit, chicken salad, fish, and a tomato salad. The snack included a piece of warm bread (which was delicious) and also some pralines.

Business Class snack

Business Class snack

For my drink, I asked for some tea and German sparkling wine (since they didn’t have champagne).

Business Class drinks

Business Class drinks

The snack was mostly edible and tasty. I will say that the flight attendants weren’t the friendliest on this flight and they were a bit older…

We were somewhere over Prague by the time I finished eating, and began our initial descend a few minutes later.

View

View

Kraków

Kraków

Despite the delayed departure, we still arrived early into Kraków. My short trip to Brussels and Barcelona was coming to an end, but I was once again excited to be back home.

Here comes another trip report!