Tanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 755 times:
Haven't flown LH longhaul, only Euro flights, however I've just circumnavigated the globe this month on holidays (trip report to follow) and a few tips are;
a) Request an aisle seat. It is a nightmare being stuck at a window in a B747 when you have to excuse yourself past two other pax when you need to get out and on a long haul flight you will need to get out!
b) Carry a small water bottle. Sip water regularly and refill it from the water 'fountain' throughout the flight. The body dehydrates quite quickly in the very dry aircraft environment.
c) Pack a 'chapstick' for dry lips. You might not need it but gee if you do then it is worth it's weight in gold! Also some light hand cream for dry skin can make life more comfortable on board.
d) Take some ear plugs. Some airlines provide them on request (eg QF) These greatly reduce the background noise from engines and air over the fuselage and definitely make it more peaceful on the long flights.
Hope you have a great trip! Cheers,
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 19 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 747 times:
I have been on LH #419 a (IAD-FRA) a couple of times in recent years, on a 742 and 744. I agree with the previous comment about an asile seat; like all other carriers across the ocean, LH really packs you in in coach. Even business class seemed crowded to me. Chances are you will leave and arrive on time, and the service will be German-efficient, nothing more.
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B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 738 times:
Ah I like that flight LH419.
Have been on it myself.
This flight isn't too bad as it's only about 7 - 7.5h long. ASo not a real longhaul flight.
You will most likely like the comfortable seats. Service is decent.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 715 times:
Do you mean the j/s?
I requested a flightdeck visit which the Captain granted, and generally got on very well with the aircrew-they knew I was interested & offered me the chance to remain inside during the landing at NRT-which I accepted of course!
Argento From Argentina, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 707 times:
I flew 744 last january, from EZE to FRA and back,13 hr flying each flight.The service on board was excellent,ofering beverages all flight,including an orange juice before take off.Definitly choose an aisle seat.My opinion is that LH has a global excellent service.
Star_member From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 699 times:
i flew LH 2 months ago singapore - frankfurt and frankfurt - bangkok, both very long haul and both on 747-400. compared to other airlines i've flow eg NZ, AN, SQ and TG, LH is pretty ordinary. The airplanes are very modern, yes, i was not delayed once but the service is very basic, very efficient but not very friendly. No menus, didn't get a choice for meals on both flights, no PTVs and not even a big screen at the front of the cabin. There were only monitors periodically down the plane. The seats are really new and big in economy but the leg room was less than others. Overall, nothing special. The intra europe flights were however pretty good though.
Thomas25477 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 694 times:
I prefer other airlines, but they allow you on the fltdeck and as Cpt. Picard said, sometimes when you are lucky you get the jumpseat. A friend of mine was even able to sit in the F/Os seat for a minute or two a while back.
But if you prefer looking at a beautiful cabin crew, i'd recommend an asian carrier
Flumuc From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 392 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 659 times:
I never had bad experience on my Lufthansa flights. The crew was always friendly, the food is/was excellent. Lufthansas A300 is the most comfortable plane I have ever flown with, the A340 is very nice, too.
Lufthansa is much better than British Airways, sadly LH is always a little more expensive
Jaumett From Spain, joined Mar 2001, 42 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 645 times:
I flew BCN-FRA-PEK on LH last summer and the service was very good, specially on the PEK-FRA return flight. Also, the flight was delayed for about three hours and we were given sandwiches and drinks at the gate. I thought that was relly nice, since there isn't much to do or see, or places to eat at PEK.
However, my sister has been on LH to Toronto and Chicago and never liked the f/a's service. She was travelling in a group of teenagers, maybe that's why she didn't get such a good service.
PS: Whenever I check the price for a long haul flight from BCN, BA is usally more expensive than LH.