Vienna (VIE) – Frankfurt (FRA)
27 July 2014
Once I was full from eating both breakfast and lunch/dinner in the Senator Lounge, it was almost time to head to the gate for boarding. As the lounges are located away from all the gates, you have to give yourself at least five more minutes to walk from the lounges through the duty free shops to the gates.
Upon boarding we were greeted by the head flight attendant who was purely responsible for Business class. She was by far the most happiest and funniest flight attendant I’ve ever had on Lufthansa, considering she is from Barcelona and I speak Spanish, we spoke Spanish throughout the flight. It was quite funny as she spoke German, English, and Spanish to different passengers in the (100% full) Business class cabin and she remembered everyone’s names and what language to speak to them in.
It was rather a rainy day in Vienna…
Since all of the ten seats in Business class were taken, I sadly didn’t get a row to myself.
At first I was thrilled as no one was taking 2C, but my seat mate was literally the last person to board. He actually spoke Spanish as well so the three of us had a nice conversation in Spanish.
Because of the thunderstorms above Europe, yet again, we were delayed about thirty minutes but still landed in Frankfurt ahead of schedule.
‘Lunch’ was more or less edible. The meat was cold lamb which tasted OK… but I still would’ve taken Austrian’s inflight snack over the cold ‘meat salad’.
I asked for some tea and champagne… I feel bad because I usually am the only one who asks for champagne on the short-haul flights and half of the bottle ends up being wasted since no one else wants to drink with me 🙂
I didn’t even get a chance to finish the first glass and we were already descending.
Hands down the happiest flight attendant ever with very professional and attentive service. She said goodbye to me in Spanish and she actually said ‘Que tenga ud. un buen viaje a Cracovia’ which translates to ‘I hope you (sir) have a good/pleasant journey to Kraków’, amazing how she knew, she must have somehow looked up my itinerary. Just that little touch at the end significantly changed my day (of course her service and attentiveness also did), but going as far as looking up passenger’s itineraries is amazing.