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Topic: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Caio86
Posted 2008-02-21 10:58:48 and read 27235 times.

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Hello all,

People often want to keep a special unique place all to themselves. Of course, I would like to keep this great place to myself. But what if the place is not really a secret? The place I'm referring to is Munich and the surrounding area of Bavaria, which I visited over the weekend courtesy of a $200 fare on Lufthansa. Voted the best city to live in by Monocle Magazine, I was curious to see how it fared against other urban places I have had the privilege of visiting or living in.

So, without much ado, I'd like to personally take you on a journey to a beautiful and friendly land known as Bavaria, Germany. Sure, it's got its fair share of German stereotypes (think: lederhosen, busty beer frauleins and oompa bands with silly hats), but in my opinion it's a great place to visit.

Lufthansa LH413, February 14, 2008
Newark Liberty International (EWR) to Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC)
Gate B63
Seat 34H, Class M (Economy)
Departure (Scheduled/Actual): 20.30/22.03
Arrival (Scheduled/Actual): 10.15*/11.12*

The after 5pm drive to Newark from downtown Manhattan was a nightmare, as usual. I waited about 30 minutes on Hudson just to enter the Holland Tunnel. At the airport, the check-in process was very smooth, Lufthansa has their own handling agents with their distinctive yellow scarves. Beyond security, Terminal B has relatively nothing to eat, so I made a beeline for the pre-security fast food chains.

At the gate was a Lufthansa plane before ours, it was an a340 bound for Frankfurt, which boarded and departed relatively quickly. An announcement was made that the Munich-bound plane would be late in arrival, and the screen above the gate agent automatically changed to a later boarding time. On the bright side, the delay gave a picture of the passenger composition, mainly German and European families and New Jersey-Long Island students bound for Italy and Spain (directly quoting one without judgment or hyperbole, who asked another, "what language do they speak in Italy?" "French, I think."). When it finally came time to board—about thirty minutes past the scheduled boarding time—the boarding process was rather chaotic, with only families with small children, First, Business and school groups getting preference on a separate line. Everyone else was pretty much left to his or her own devices.

Once on board, the friendly FA's greeted me onto the a330 cabin, which was lit very well (not too harsh, not too dim). Once seated in the almost full plane, almost everyone began exploring the IFE system, which was fully functional, even on the ground. The pullback from the gate was rather timely; however, we waited about an hour on the ground. The communication from the front was pretty good though, with the Captain keeping the passengers informed of progress in both German and English.

Once airborne, bags of mini-pretzels and drinks were served, followed by a scorching hot towel service and a rather tasty dinner (or is it that my standards are low?). After dinner, the lights were turned off, and most people went to sleep. The FA's did several drink runs through. Duty free was also performed during the twilight hours.

Off the coast of France, the FA's started another drinks service, followed by a breakfast snack box, consisting of a granola bar, a fruit cup and several other items. For the second drinks service, I was amazed that the FA's managed to remember a majority of people's previous orders, including my own. Tea and coffee were served in small paper cups as we began our descent over Bavaria. Once landed, we were Auf'd by the friendly and smiling FA's and on our way through Munich's impressive and user-friendly airport (in my opinion at least).

Lufthansa LH412, February 18, 2008
Munich Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (MUC) to Newark Liberty International (EWR)
Gate H08
Seat 27EH, Class W (Economy)
Departure (Scheduled/Actual): 15.20 (note, I wasn't paying attention to the actual time, although it was around the scheduled time)
Arrival (Scheduled/Actual): 18.40 (note, see above.)

Taking the S-bahn to the airport was very easy and quick (as an aside, I am still astonished by the honesty policy with regards to the public transportation system!). At the check-in desks, I managed to outmaneuver a large family group by reading that the counters for USA-bound destinations were around the corner. There was a bit of a scare, as the check-in agent told me that I was supposed to be on a United flight bound for Washington, D.C. (but without any form of connection back to Newark). Once the issue was sorted and security dealt with, I just walked around, admiring the shops and restaurants in the airport (and the smoker's room that was reminiscent of a clown car, with about 15 people in there). I was kind of surprised that there was a Beate Ulse outpost at the airport.

At the gate was a secondary screening process where the security powers that be took away my spezi. The boarding process was chaotic again, with a general boarding call and subsequent rush. An announcement was made that the plane was oversold and was full.

At boarding there were smiles and greetings from the pretty FA's at the door. On the way back, the catering was better, with a nice salmon choice and a Bavarian "hot dog" snack served off the coast of Newfoundland. The service was still all smiles and the FA's still managed to remember what I drank before to ask if I wanted that again. Unfortunately, for the return leg, I did not find much to watch on the IFE system since I had seen the movies I wanted to see on the way to Munich.

Overall, I found that Lufthansa was a great airline. Granted, it was my first time and I only flew two sectors, but nevertheless, I was impressed by the service. The FA's had genuine smiles and actually went out of their way to help passengers (one male FA stopped what he was doing to show the person sitting next to me how to use the IFE system). The captains also kept the passengers informed, which was nice. The food and snacks were pretty tasty, with nice presentation.

One small complaint was the entertainment. I thought the IFE choices were pretty limited, and there was a severe lack of non-German magazines onboard.

I would certainly not hesitate to take them again, especially if the price is right, and would not hesitate to go back to Munich again!

Questions, comments, concerns are appreciated.

Photos:

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Image of Manhattan at night, you can see my apartment from here.

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IFE at night

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Cabin at night

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Pretzels and drink service

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Beef with a side of broccoli, with mixed greens with shrimp, cheese and grapes, and chocolate mousse accompanying.

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Pasta choice

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Breakfast

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Stepping out of the S-Bahn station and future maglev train

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Check-in desks

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Nice roof

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Inside terminal

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So there's a sex shop in the airport...

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a330 bound for Newark

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Beyond secondary screening point

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Back of seats

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Seats

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Snack and drink service

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Hong Kong style chicken

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Salmon

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IFE

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Over Canada

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German Mystery Box 1

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German Mystery Box 2

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Bavarian "Hot Dog"

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Veg. Pizza

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a330 at Newark

Munich pictures to follow soon.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: B747forever
Posted 2008-02-21 11:19:24 and read 27151 times.

Great TR

The pics are really good.

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
the IFE system, which was fully functional, even on the ground

Wow, didnt know that.

The food seems really good and I am glad that you enjoyed your flights.

Looking forward for the pics from MUC.



Thank you for sharing

B747forever

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: AFKLMLHLX
Posted 2008-02-21 11:55:02 and read 27031 times.

This is a great trip report, well done! Seems like a nice route to take, as I love LH and everything about LH. But, the passengers seem a little rowdy for a TATL flight, especially to a destination like MUC (regardless if it is not a big O&D destination).

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
New Jersey-Long Island students bound for Italy and Spain (directly quoting one without judgment or hyperbole, who asked another, "what language do they speak in Italy?" "French, I think."

Pathetic, shouldn't even be traveling to Europe if they don't even know what language they speak in Italy. That is truly sad.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: ThereAndBack
Posted 2008-02-21 11:58:10 and read 27010 times.

This is what I expect of LH great food even in economy with a good presentation and now improved with IFE and consistent service.

Great report and pictures!
 Smile

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: AznMadSci
Posted 2008-02-21 13:21:42 and read 26765 times.



Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
The place I'm referring to is Munich and the surrounding area of Bavaria, which I visited over the weekend courtesy of a $200 fare on Lufthansa.

 checkmark  I remember Munich being fun and festive during my first visit when I was younger, and it's even better now! Also good find on an awesome fare!

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Once landed, we were Auf'd by the friendly and smiling FA's and on our way through Munich's impressive and user-friendly airport (in my opinion at least).

I just pictured Heidi Klum telling you that you're OUT! I watch way too much Project Runway!  spin 

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Taking the S-bahn to the airport was very easy and quick (as an aside, I am still astonished by the honesty policy with regards to the public transportation system!).

During my visit last March, I ran into plain-clothes officers doing ticket checks on both U and S bahns and in both Munich and Berlin, so they do check.

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
The boarding process was chaotic again, with a general boarding call and subsequent rush.

That seems to be the case departing any German airport, no call for specific rows or even pre-boarding for F. Did you get to try the self-boarding lane?

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
So there's a sex shop in the airport...

Is that on the upper floor for non-Schengen H-gates? Don't remember seeing that on Schengen G-gates. Nice!  wideeyed   cool 

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Beyond secondary screening point

This more looks like behind the podium with the self-boarding lane in the middle. Is there secondary security before the gates?

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
I would certainly not hesitate to take them again, especially if the price is right, and would not hesitate to go back to Munich again!

I agree 100%! Bring on the bier!  drunk 

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: BA319-131
Posted 2008-02-21 13:42:03 and read 26702 times.

Nice report, seems like LH did a pretty decent job on these flights.

Good to see IFE on LH is rolling out, always high on peoples priority, but something I rarely use.

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
a rather tasty dinner (or is it that my standards are low?).

- Most amusing, like that.

Regards

Mark

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: OA260
Posted 2008-02-21 13:46:01 and read 26685 times.

Very nice TR and great to see PTV's on LH !!! Love the night pic of Manhatten , looks amazing.

OA260

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Semsem
Posted 2008-02-21 15:10:09 and read 26475 times.

Now I wish LH management would fire all LX catering staff and replace them with LH catering staff. Why on earth cannot Swiss serve such good decent meals as LH. They are giving LX management too much freedom.

[Edited 2008-02-21 15:10:37]

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: GSPSPOT
Posted 2008-02-21 15:29:51 and read 26410 times.

Great detailed report and pictures! Thanks for taking us with you. ^

However, I was reading your report, and wondering if you just had to be " in the know" to know what Beate Ulse and "spezi" were? The picture of the sex shop kind of illuminated the Beate Ulse reference (only with the help of someone who replied to your report), but I'm still wondering what "spezi" is. Please don't just assume everyone else is as familiar with certain things as you are! Thanks.

[Edited 2008-02-21 15:38:12]

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Avianca
Posted 2008-02-21 19:04:54 and read 26034 times.



Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Voted the best city to live in by Monocle Magazine

totally agree... Munich is my home town  Smile

the sex shop is new... or , anyway I prefere a visit to the Airbraeu ...

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Stylo777
Posted 2008-02-21 23:59:51 and read 25635 times.

great report and very nice pics, glad you enjoyed your trips!

the correct spelling is 'Beate Uhse" with H...
and Spezi is a mix of coke and fanta

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Ag92
Posted 2008-02-22 00:27:20 and read 25602 times.

Good TR

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
IFE at night

Sorry, Lufthansa, Personal IFE doesn't quite mix up according to Airliners.net where everyone said that they don't have IFE (personal) systems in economy class

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: LXA340
Posted 2008-02-22 07:16:04 and read 25228 times.

Great Trip report. The new IFE sytem looks good it's simmilar or the same as in C and F?

Quoting Semsem (Reply 7):
Now I wish LH management would fire all LX catering staff and replace them with LH catering staff. Why on earth cannot Swiss serve such good decent meals as LH. They are giving LX management too much freedom.

This is not the problem. LX saves with catering unfortunately in all 3 classes. As said before as long as the food is catered out of ZRH it's good. However as a premium airline they need to make it better and more exclusive in all 3 Classes and even improve it out of ZRH. From outside stations the food is often not good at all or nothing special. Here with this example look at the food in Y offered by LH on NYC - Europe and compare it to LX it's a difference between day and night.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: AFKLMLHLX
Posted 2008-02-22 08:00:07 and read 25166 times.



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 11):
Sorry, Lufthansa, Personal IFE doesn't quite mix up according to Airliners.net where everyone said that they don't have IFE (personal) systems in economy class

Actually, I first found out that LH is installing personal IFE from Airliners.net on one of the forums about it. Also, there have been some pictures uploaded which show PTVs on the A346. They are in the process as for an airline like LH not to have PTVs, it makes them obsolete. It is lucky that he got one of the few A346 with PTVs on both flights, but they are in the process. Also, probably on the LH website or wikipedia they have a note of it. Probably you could have gotten that information somewhere of a google as well.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Semsem
Posted 2008-02-22 11:21:15 and read 24910 times.

LXA340 the plain green lettuce LX serves in Y as a starter tastes the same whether it is catered in Geneva / Zurich or New York. It must cost them less than 1CHF for those leaves. The chocolate brownie from New York must cost them the same. It is clear that LH spend more on the Y meals than LX do. LX belongs to LH yet the difference is like night and day.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Thegivenone
Posted 2008-02-22 12:06:58 and read 24820 times.

Great report! I will be flying LH transatlantic at the end of March -- looking forward to it!

We also have a Beate Uhse store at Vienna International Airport which I find extremely tasteless.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Caspritz78
Posted 2008-02-22 16:01:33 and read 24640 times.



Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Taking the S-bahn to the airport was very easy and quick (as an aside, I am still astonished by the honesty policy with regards to the public transportation system!).

I think a €60 fine helps people to be honest.

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 11):
Sorry, Lufthansa, Personal IFE doesn't quite mix up according to Airliners.net where everyone said that they don't have IFE (personal) systems in economy class

The LH A330 and A346 fleet will get personal IFE in economy. No plans so far for the A343 and the Boeing 744. Actually during the time LH leased their first A330 from Sabena they had their first personal IFE in economy. It was not AVOD but quite nice anyway.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Munichpictures
Posted 2008-02-23 02:32:32 and read 24368 times.

Amazing Trip Report
Thanks for sharing
Nice Pics

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: LXA340
Posted 2008-02-23 11:47:31 and read 23997 times.



Quoting Semsem (Reply 14):
LX belongs to LH yet the difference is like night and day.

LX belongs to LH yes this is correct. Nevertheless the only thing LH cares for are if LX delivers red or black ink financial results. Should the catering affect this LH would handle but it doesn't look like it does  Wink But otherwise the two airlines all have their own management, products etc.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: BAViscount
Posted 2008-02-23 13:23:01 and read 23882 times.

Nice, interesting report! You're right, Munich, and indeed Bavaria, is a fantastic place to visit. One of my cousins has had several homes in Munich over the years, and I've been to visit many times.

I've always liked the "new" FJS airport at MUC...it's so bright and airy and great to travel through. I haven't been there for a few years now (my cousin is now living temporarily in Dubai), but I've got many photos from several years ago taken over various trips where the folks at the security checkpoint would make me take a photo to prove that my camera was indeed a camera! Very thorough!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
(as an aside, I am still astonished by the honesty policy with regards to the public transportation system!)

But Lord help you if you get caught! I was once on the U-Bahn travelling to my cousin's house from the airport, and I had stupidly forgotten to validate my train ticket before I went down onto the S-Bahn at MUC. I was stopped by two plain-clothes ticket inspectors and basically given the third degree about where I was coming from, where I was going, why I hadn't validated my ticket etc. I had to play the dumb tourist, and all in schoolboy German! Eventually I managed to convince them that I had made an honest mistake, and 10 minutes later they signed and stamped my ticket and let me go without a fine, and only just in time for my stop! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

I agree with you about the LH crews, in my experience they are always very friendly, welcoming and professional.

And gotta love that "Spezi"!!! It's not something you can get in the UK, but I often find myself filling a cup with half Coke and half orange Fanta when given the opportunity!

Thanks for sharing.

Andy.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Cgnnrw
Posted 2008-02-24 11:22:43 and read 23283 times.



Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
So there's a sex shop in the airport...

Good ol' Beate Uhse....no German airport is complete without one....

Good report. Glad you enjoyed Munich and LH.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Robffm2
Posted 2008-03-03 09:05:04 and read 22260 times.

By the way Beate Uhse was a pilot herself:

From Wikipedia:
Beate Uhse ... was a German pilot and entrepreneur. The first and only female stunt pilot in Germany in the 1930s, after World War II she started the first sex shop in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beate_Uhse-Rotermund

Nice TR!

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: GSPSPOT
Posted 2008-03-03 10:24:59 and read 22144 times.



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 19):
And gotta love that "Spezi"!!! It's not something you can get in the UK, but I often find myself filling a cup with half Coke and half orange Fanta when given the opportunity!

Is this related to something called "Mezzo Mix"? I believe that was an orange-flavored cola I had in Germany back in the '90's....

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: DavidkunzVIE
Posted 2008-03-03 11:53:22 and read 22062 times.



Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 22):
Is this related to something called "Mezzo Mix"?

That's the official commercialized drink. Nothing like the real thing.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Caio86
Posted 2008-03-04 04:58:19 and read 21667 times.

Thanks for the replies and comments:

Quoting AFKLMLHLX (Reply 2):
Pathetic, shouldn't even be traveling to Europe if they don't even know what language they speak in Italy. That is truly sad.

In their defense, I think they were kidding. If they weren't...well that would be really sad.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 4):
Did you get to try the self-boarding lane?

No, I didn't--I don't think they were fully operational yet, as noone went through them and there were no lights on to guide passengers through.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 4):
Is that on the upper floor for non-Schengen H-gates?

I think so, but don't quote me on that!

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 4):
This more looks like behind the podium with the self-boarding lane in the middle. Is there secondary security before the gates?

Yes, there was a secondary security proceedure before the gates.

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 8):
but I'm still wondering what "spezi" is. Please don't just assume everyone else is as familiar with certain things as you are!

My sincere apologies...like many people, I get caught up in my own way of thinking sometimes. As many have said here, spezi is a mix of coke and orange soda, "Mezzo Mix" is a brand of spezi by Coca-Cola.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
the correct spelling is 'Beate Uhse" with H...

Sincere apologies for the typo...

For those of you who asked, here are some photos...

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Munich Hauptbahnhof

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It's incredible how they rebuilt most of their historical buildings.

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It was that cold!

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Marienplatz take one

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Marienplatz take two

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You must be in Germany...there's a Lufthansa advert

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Residenz, former Bavarian royal palace, now a museum

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The wonderful world of Alois Dallmayr, a sort of upscale-but-not-too-snooty gourmet paradise

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BMW Welt

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BMW showroom

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Olympiaturm (Olympic Tower)

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Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium)

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Kosovo-related celebration (no political subtext/agenda intended)

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Neuschwanstein Castle, the stuff fairytales are made of...

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Mountain view from said castle.

Thanks!

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: IliriBDL
Posted 2008-03-04 17:08:30 and read 21397 times.

Great pictures. Nice that you caught the celebration.  Smile


My aunt lives in Munich. (married to a german)

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: BAViscount
Posted 2008-03-04 17:31:43 and read 21470 times.

Quoting Caio86 (Reply 24):
"Mezzo Mix" is a brand of spezi by Coca-Cola.

Do they sell 'Mezzo Mix' anywhere outside of Germany (and maybe Austria)?? I certainly don't recall seeing it anywhere else! Similarly, is there any other country in the world apart from Austria where you can buy 'Almdudler'?!?!

Nice pics of Munich Caio86! The pics of the Olympiaturm brought back memories for me as my cousin's first home in Munich was in the Olympic Village! And Neuschwanstein is amazing!!!

EDIT - just looked on Wikipedia, and Mezzo Mix is only sold in Germany and Austria...I wonder why. Similarly, Almdudler is only sold in Austria!

[Edited 2008-03-04 17:35:35]

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: TCT
Posted 2008-03-04 18:26:05 and read 21416 times.

WOW, Lufthansa's Y meals look very presentable and good, by far the best I've seen on a European carrier.

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: LH423
Posted 2008-03-04 21:02:40 and read 21292 times.

Great report. My brother was in MUC over the weekend. Looks great!

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
Taking the S-bahn to the airport was very easy and quick (as an aside, I am still astonished by the honesty policy with regards to the public transportation system!)

We do that on some buses here in Ottawa. If you're a pass holder you can board at any door but if you need to pay on board you go to the front door and get a proof of payment so that if fare enforcers come on board you just have to show your pass or POP. If you're caught without, though, it's a $150 fine.

LH423

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: BAW716
Posted 2008-03-04 21:39:07 and read 21273 times.



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 11):
Sorry, Lufthansa, Personal IFE doesn't quite mix up according to Airliners.net where everyone said that they don't have IFE (personal) systems in economy class

LH is in the process of installing IFE across the entire fleet...starting with the A330, then A340, etc. etc.

SEA service starts March 30 (to FRA) and we are getting the A330 with the full IFE package. They will code share with SK, so LH will have two flights operating ex SEA; one on their metal with an early afternoon departure from SEA and the existing SAS service, that departs at 745pm, arriving early afternoon in CPH, with a quick connection down to FRA. MUC is easily accessable from both flights.

baw716

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Marquis
Posted 2008-03-05 00:58:33 and read 21171 times.

Thank you very much for this great trip report and pictures on your journey to my birthplace and hometown. I'm glad you liked it here.

Quoting Caio86 (Reply 24):
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/caio868/786.jpg
Kosovo-related celebration (no political subtext/agenda intended)

Kinda scary, but I was having a nice and ample breakfast in the café in the very the left corner of the picture right at the very time you took this picture. What a coincidence. And these honking cars were really a pain in the ass when trying to overcome a bad hangover.

[Edited 2008-03-05 01:03:18]

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: SASDC8
Posted 2008-03-05 14:26:44 and read 20761 times.

Nice report Smile

Really nice to see that LH has started installing IFE's in economy. It is ,in my opinion, about time.

Must say that I am impressed by the look's of their economy meal service (except the veggie pizza). It really look's good. Maybe they have learned something from LX Wink

Stein

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: DiscoverCSG
Posted 2008-03-11 14:51:24 and read 20068 times.



Quoting AFKLMLHLX (Reply 2):
This is a great trip report, well done! Seems like a nice route to take, as I love LH and everything about LH. But, the passengers seem a little rowdy for a TATL flight, especially to a destination like MUC (regardless if it is not a big O&D destination).

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
New Jersey-Long Island students bound for Italy and Spain (directly quoting one without judgment or hyperbole, who asked another, "what language do they speak in Italy?" "French, I think."

Pathetic, shouldn't even be traveling to Europe if they don't even know what language they speak in Italy. That is truly sad.



Quoting Caio86 (Reply 24):
In their defense, I think they were kidding. If they weren't...well that would be really sad.

I suspect they were kidding, too ... but if not, I think that's the sort of person who SHOULD be traveling!

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Christao17
Posted 2008-03-12 01:42:58 and read 19881 times.

Very nice report, thanks!

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
directly quoting one without judgment or hyperbole, who asked another, "what language do they speak in Italy?" "French, I think.").

Oh, wow. I hope they were kidding but if they were US university students, most likely they weren't.

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
followed by a scorching hot towel service

The better to sterilize the pax with! =)

Quoting Caio86 (Thread starter):
There was a bit of a scare, as the check-in agent told me that I was supposed to be on a United flight bound for Washington, D.C.

Wow, that's strange. What happened there?

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
and Spezi is a mix of coke and fanta

Really?! Never heard of that. Does it really taste good?

Topic: RE: Lufthansa To Munich From Newark (with Pics)
Username: Caio86
Posted 2008-03-13 10:36:42 and read 19556 times.



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 26):
Do they sell 'Mezzo Mix' anywhere outside of Germany (and maybe Austria)??

That is a good question!

Quoting Marquis (Reply 30):
Kinda scary, but I was having a nice and ample breakfast in the café in the very the left corner of the picture right at the very time you took this picture. What a coincidence.

Then why didn't you say hello? Only kidding...but that is scary.



Quoting Christao17 (Reply 33):
Wow, that's strange. What happened there?

To this date I don't really know. At the check-in, I was the only person in the party of four that was on this United flight to Washington. The strange thing is that I picked out seats and received emails from Lufthansa. A couple next to us was also put on this flight, and they were sent to the United check-in desks. I was a bit puzzled, but fortunately the check-in fraulein double checked it, and I got on.

Quoting Christao17 (Reply 33):
Really?! Never heard of that. Does it really taste good?

Well speaking for myself, I tend not to like overwhelmingly sweet things...I didn't find it that sweet, especially when it was mixed from the fountain. Plus I like citrus flavors. So yes, I think it tastes good.


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