Kraków (KRK) – Frankfurt (FRA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
We pushed back about five minutes before the scheduled departure time, and at that point the manual safety demo began.
We took-off right on time and made a turn over Kraków towards Frankfurt.
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.
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!
Since we were landing on the furthest runway from the airport, I was able to enjoy some views of FRA as we were landing.
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!