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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 28264 times:

This is the return part of my recent trip to Singapore. On the way there I flew onboard D-AIMH 'New York', the first Lufthansa A380 to operate a commercial flight to SIN. You can check out the report on this link: Lufthansa Inaugural A380 To Singapore Upper Deck (by SloAir Nov 7 2011 in Trip Reports)[/img]

For the return back timing of the flights via MUC was a lot better (only 3 hour layover compared to 5 via FRA) plus the A343 was scheduled to operate this flight, a new type for me. I was supposed to fly on one last year, but due to the famous ash cloud it was substituted with the A333. SIN-MUC-LJU will be the flights covered in this trip report.



The drive took a bit more than 29 minutes because there were two car accidents – one happened just in front of us when a truck hit another vehicle. The other one happened near the airport when another truck was badly damaged by trees!



The Marina Bay Sands, very impressive building. If I'll ever come back to Singapore I'll try to get a room there and swim in the pool on the top.



Some more big and new buildings.



Singapore Flyer in the distance.



Driving in Singapore did not seem easy, compared to Slovenia or Europe it is a lot harder to change lanes as other drivers are not particularly fond of giving you way. At least that is the impression I got.



Can you see the control tower in the distance?



Approaching Terminal 2.



Singapore Changi airport won an amazing 30 (maybe more/less) different awards for best airport in the past few years according to a magazine I read back at the hotel. Although I was a bit sad to leave Singapore I was looking forward to my experience at Changi.



Overview of the check in hall. It was still very early, but luckily LH had two 'Early check-in' counters opened so I was able to get rid of our luggage and explore the airport. When looking at the boarding passes I noticed that my seat on the MUC-LJU flight was different than the one I have selected. When booking the flight showed a CRJ2, but that was changed to an A319 a few weeks before departure and I was very happy about that. But judging from my new seat it will be another CRJ2 ride, my 25th.



Anyone hungry? Head upstairs!



Immigration was quick and easy with no lines, searching for the Silver Kris Lounge was a bit harder as there were no sings visible at the part where I entered the terminal. Some walking around and I ended up on the escalator to the upper floor, where the lounges are located.



A lot of room for all passengers in this lounge.



Comfortable seating.



Enough computers and free Wi-Fi. I checked LJU airport's website and indeed it showed the CRJ2 on the 6:55 LJU-MUC flight. Well, you can’t have it all…



A big selection of drinks.



And a lot of hot and cold food options.



At the end I was satisfied with a small but delicious sandwich.



Different kinds of cheese.



I picked up Asia edition of the Business Traveler and read the TR section with great interest.



One of the best SIN T2 features was definitely the garden.



With fish swimming inside. So relaxing  

FIDS, a lot of late night departures to Europe.



Still a lot of time left before departure, time to visit some of the numerous shops around T2.



And enjoy the garden some more.



It gives an airport a completely different feel. I'm not surprised SIN won so many awards, it really is a nice airport and it's also easy to transfer.



Something to keep the kinds amused.



There are a lot of shops around.



The lounges are on the upper floor, along with the food court.



After some more time in the very nice SilverKris lounge it was time to head to the gate. At SIN the security is done directly at the gate. This is good, because there are almost no lines at any time, but bad because you have nothing to do but wait once you are inside.

This was also the best security experience I had at any airport in the world. First they check your BP and the smiling agent even pronounced my name right which is rare, people usually get confused with the letters ž and č. Another smiling agent at the security screening, he only asks me if I have a laptop or a mobile phone in my pocket and after I reply negatively to both questions I'm let through the metal detector. No beep and I collect my stuff, the whole process did not take me more than 20 seconds.

Another smiling lady at the center, she scans my boarding pass and rips it apart.



Our crew arrived just before us. They had a preflight meeting at one of the waiting areas.



The flight from CGK arrived on time and it was now being prepared for the long trip back to Europe. No rest for this machine, it flies MUC-SIN-CGK-SIN-MUC with no break.



This flight departs at 23:59, the most interesting departure time I had so far. But it makes things easier. At 23:15 three pilots, two male and one female, board the aircraft, the crew follows a bit later.



Boarding starts a bit late and there is an announcement about priority boarding. Once business class passengers are called for I make my way to the jetway. No check actually, no one looked at my BP I just walked to the plane.



LH791 SIN-MUC 23:59-06:05+1 A343 D-AIGV



I love this moment just before boarding the aircraft.



Nice angle and a confirmation that I will finally get on the -300 model of the A340.



LH logo after the old first class.



My seat 4K in the mini business cabin with just two rows of seats.



Bulkhead seats in front have a hole under the closet, so that the seat can be fully extended.



As you can see, there are no overhead bins in the middle. That is probably because of the first class cabin just in front. Both cabins are about the same size, but there are only 8 PAX in F, whereas there were 12 PAX in my cabin. And since I was one of the last to board this mini cabin, all the overhead bins were already packed with suitcases. I cannot believe what people consider 'carry-on luggage' nowadays. At the end I stuff my backpack in one of the first class overhead bins just in front of the curtain.



I immediately miss the large storing compartments from the A380.



The passenger in row 3 decided that we all want to see and smell his feet, so he displayed them up where everyone was able to see them. He also gave me a very angry look when I moved his suitcase a bit to put my bag in the overhead.



Welcome aboard message was given in German, English and interestingly in Italian. 12 hours and 35 minutes to Munich, this will be my longest flight so far.



Captain came on the speaker at 0:15 and said we are ready for startup, but there were some congestion on our route, so we will have to wait another 20 minutes. Eventually we pushed back and taxied to the active runway, waiting for this SQ A380 to take off.



Goodbye Singapore, I will miss you!



After I arrived back home I found some interesting information – apparently the next day after we left SIN, D-AIMH, LH A380 that brought us here a few days earlier, was involved in an accident when a jetway hit it at the airport here in SIN. So this LH A380 was the last company A380 that got out of SIN unharmed.



Here we go, starting our long journey back to MUC.



Great views just after takeoff. You can see the Singapore Flyer and the city skyline plus the huge number of ships.



We made a left hand turn and more and more ships came into view.



It was even more apparent how busy the port of Singapore is now, when you could see all these lights at the sea.



So many lights at the sea…



There is a long way to MUC.



After we climbed a bit there was nothing more to see out the window.



Compared to the A380 this A343 was showing its age a bit. The controller was a bit slow to respond and I had some problems with my screen. I also noticed at least two people in this mini cabin that had problems with their seats.



Can't complain about the legroom.



Time for the meal service. Here's the starter.



In detail.



Cheese. Interestingly, cheese is listed as desert in the menu, but after you are finished with the starter they take the whole plate from you and you only keep the fork and knife for the main course.



One of the best parts of LH catering.



My starter. It was good, maybe too much fat in the meat for my taste.



The red cabbage was great  

After dinner I tried to watch The Truman Show, but my screen was blinking, so I gave up and read a few pages of my book ,then went to sleep.



I did not sleep as well as on the A380, but I was still able to get quite some hours of rest.



The main difference compared to the A380 was that I woke up in regular intervals.



And of course I took a picture every time I woke up  

2:51 before arrival I gave up sleeping and went to the bathroom.



We were already over Turkey at that time.



OJ, water and mandels set up in the galley. Hot noodles were available at any time of the flight.



Bucharest, Romania.



On the A380 we got a rather cheap looking amenity kit that is not very useful, so I was very surprised when I found this metal A380 case in my seat pocket. The content was the same, but this one is much more useful for keeping stuff for different purposes. And interesting that we got an A380 case on the A343 

The table can be rotated in different directions.



Same as the FRA-SIN flight, time was going by very fast.



Breakfast service.



As usual I opted for the cold option.



It was quite nice. Although as many commented already, a bit on the small side.



Remember the passenger with his feet on display from the beginning?  

Reading light and LH postcards.



MUC airport already visible.



A new day was starting in Europe. This flight went by in no time, despite it was more than 12 hours long.



Here we are, back in Europe.



Still dark and a lot cooler than in Singapore.



We had to wait for around 20 minutes for this A346 to be towed away from our gate.



SQ B77W to MAN. I took this flight earlier this year Singapore B777-300ER Munich-Manchester And JP,U2 (by SloAir Apr 6 2011 in Trip Reports)



Flights from North America were also landing at this early morning hour.



And we are parked at the gate next to a smaller brother.



Another look at the mini cabin.



First class seat. These are being replaced with the new version.



Thanks for the ride!



After making our way two floors up it was a long walk to immigration. But after 13 hours of sitting it felt quite good to stretch out our legs a bit.



Immigration was quick with no line and after a breath of fresh air outside it was time to head back airside. I had to empty almost half of my backpack at security. No smiles from the angry looking German lady. Welcome back. Interesting seating area in the business lounge:



Gate G13 meant another walk to the other side of the terminal. Well, I did not mind.



I went to check if they have showers and indeed, two free showers were available. I went to check with the lady and she said 'No, no, you have to wait' and showed me the list with some 6 passengers waiting for their turn. I decided to wait and put my name on the list.



Those are some huge pickles! After around forty minutes I went to check how the showers were progressing and I was still the seventh on the list and all the showers were still free. At this pace I would miss my flight so I said screw it and went downstairs to get something warm to eat.



Better than the offerings in the lounge. I spent the remaining time before my flight spotting.



Our gate.



I checked LJU airport website and the flight left with a few minutes of delay, nothing serious. That's why I was a bit surprised when the announced that boarding will start half an hour later because of the late arrival of the aircraft.



Nice waiting areas at MUC.



This aircraft has two registrations   D-AIKC / KB



Some interesting footage of airplanes around MUC.



Our bus waiting downstairs, boarding started soon after.



We drove past this United airplane and I was able to see the small JP CRJ2 sitting at the apron in the distance.



But after we made a turn around a medium sized building this came into view.



How could I forget! JP now has flight from Munich to Ljubljana and Priština! And the aircraft from LJU continues to PRN and vice versa. This sure made my day.



I wonder who inspired me to take a picture from this angle.



JP103 MUC-LJU 08:55-09:45 A319 S5-AAR



Unfortunately it was the same registration I have already flown from BCN to LJU, so I still haven't flown on the other one, but I did not mind that much, as long as it is something more comfortable than the CRJ2. Look at this, semi-real business class on Adria!



S5-AAJ departing to PRN.



A bottle of water for every passenger. The load was light.



It is a completely different feeling to make this final hop across the Alps in a 'normal' aircraft and not cramped inside a CRJ2.



Nuts.



A very detailed safety video was played in Slovene and English.



Bye bye, MUC!



The Slovenian captain also gave a very nice and detailed welcome speech.



Here we go.



It was a beautiful day for flying around Germany.



Another flight I really enjoyed just watching out the window.



Some low clouds.



Airshow on JP! Never thought I was going to experience this.



Our nose was already in LJU, but our tail was still at MUC.



Standard JP business class catering.



Detailed.



Beautiful day.



No comment.



Almost halfway through this short flight.



Some more great views.



Airshow was great.



Only 190 km to go.



Some clouds appearing.



Nice valley.



Again.



Looks like Slovenia is not on the sunny side of the Alps today.



More and more clouds appearing.



My window.



Snow!



The clouds will soon take over.



The last nice picture.



And then clouds right until our final approach.



The crew was very friendly, one male and one female.



Almost home.



Approaching LJU.



I can see my house. The city is covered with clouds though.



We made the usual left hand turn to align with the runway.



Fall is here and winter is just around the corner.



A big change from the warm and green Singapore.



Landing on runway 31.



We get an airbridge next to this visitor from Turkey.



So this is how my Singapore trip ended. It was great and I was able to enjoy on some great flights on the way there and back. For me LH business class is a great way to fly, the seats are comfortable and I have no problems relaxing and sleeping in them. I wouldn’t (didn't) hesitate to book some more flights with Lufthansa.

Best regards,
Blaž

My previous reports:
Lufthansa Inaugural A380 To Singapore Upper Deck (by SloAir Nov 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Chasing The B736, MD82 And A321 Around Scandinavia (by SloAir Sep 29 2011 in Trip Reports)
Adria Retro And Austrian B738 To And From Istanbul (by SloAir Aug 31 2011 in Trip Reports)
To The A.net Meeting At Frankfurt With Adria CRJ2 (by SloAir Jul 11 2011 in Trip Reports)
LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333 (by SloAir May 4 2011 in Trip Reports)
Swiss A330-300 Zurich-Montreal In Business (by SloAir May 1 2011 in Trip Reports)
Singapore B777-300ER Munich-Manchester And JP,U2 (by SloAir Apr 6 2011 in Trip Reports)
One Of The Last CO Trip Reports? IAH-LAS B753 (by SloAir Feb 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
My LX A333 C Flight Cancelled LJU-ZRH-JFK-ZRH-LJU (by SloAir Dec 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
CO B767-400 BusinessFirst From Houston To Paris (by SloAir Nov 24 2010 in Trip Reports)
Houston, We Have A Problem! 12 Hour Delay On CO 5 (by SloAir Nov 14 2010 in Trip Reports)
Adria Airways New Airbus 319 (LJU-MUC-BCN-LJU) (by SloAir Aug 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
LJU-CDG-LHR-CDG-FRA-LJU On JP, AF(A380) And LH (by SloAir Jul 5 2010 in Trip Reports)


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6938 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 28112 times:

Hi Blaž,

great report about your return trip. I really like your departure pictures!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
My seat 4K in the mini business cabin with just two rows of seats.

Good to see LH also has a kind of "Stübli". I still like the original better.  

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Here's the starter.

Are these filled ham rolls?

Didn't you try a dessert?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
As usual I opted for the cold option.

Rolled ham again...leftovers from dinner?  

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
But after 13 hours of sitting it felt quite good to stretch out our legs a bit.

But didn't you have an (almost) flat bed to stretch out?


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlinerifkyrifky From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 28020 times:

Hi SloAir,

Really great Trip Report about the return leg haha, i'd really enjoy reading it  it is good as the first one 
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The flight from CGK arrived on time and it was now being prepared for the long trip back to Europe. No rest for this machine, it flies MUC-SIN-CGK-SIN-MUC with no break.

And this TR indicates there will be no more LH B744 to CGK   

Regards,

RIfky


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 27895 times:

Hi Blaž!

Great second part of your tripreport, I really enjoyed reading it!
Seems like the LH business class service is rather nice.
Singapore seems like a really great town to visit.

Martin


User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27803 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
great report about your return trip. I really like your departure pictures!

Hi PH, thanks for the comments.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Good to see LH also has a kind of "Stübli". I still like the original better.

I prefer LX configuration as well.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Are these filled ham rolls?

Didn't you try a dessert?

Yes, there was something inside the ham roll, but I do not remember what exactly.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Rolled ham again...leftovers from dinner?

Hope not  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
But didn't you have an (almost) flat bed to stretch out?

You're right, I should rephrase. It was nice to walk around without limitations of a pressurised tube.

Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 2):
Really great Trip Report about the return leg haha, i'd really enjoy reading it  it is good as the first one 

hI rifkyrifky, thanks, I'm glad you liked them both.

Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 2):
And this TR indicates there will be no more LH B744 to CGK

Maybe, but you can still have some hope.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 3):
Great second part of your tripreport, I really enjoyed reading it!

Hi Martin, thank you for your comment, Singapore and Lufthansa are both good choices.

Blaž



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1788 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27728 times:

Hello Blaž,

Thanks for sharing this nice story. LH business class is surely a great way to travel!
Loved your pics from the MUC-LJU leg, some dramatic shots in there, good job!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
A lot of room for all passengers in this lounge

That looks very ‘clublike’ with the dark ceiling and lighting.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
No rest for this machine, it flies MUC-SIN-CGK-SIN-MUC with no break.

Good to see they make optimal use of their machinery. That SIN-CGK 5th freedom thingy looks quite interesting. Is it only for the MUC flight or for the FRA flight as well?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
This flight departs at 23:59, the most interesting departure time I had so far

Does that have something to do with crew times?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I cannot believe what people consider 'carry-on luggage' nowadays.

Yes indeed, and isn’t the cabin bagage allowance in C class already more?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
He also gave me a very angry look when I moved his suitcase a bit to put my bag in the overhead.

Passengers with an attitude, don’t you just hate them…

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
A bottle of water for every passenger.

Nice touch to find at the seat already!

Sultanils



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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27699 times:

Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):
Thanks for sharing this nice story. LH business class is surely a great way to travel!
Loved your pics from the MUC-LJU leg, some dramatic shots in there, good job!

Hey Nils, thanks for leaving a comment. The views from MUC to LJU were really nice.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):
Good to see they make optimal use of their machinery. That SIN-CGK 5th freedom thingy looks quite interesting. Is it only for the MUC flight or for the FRA flight as well?

It used to be a tag on of the flight from FRA, but when that was switched from the 747 to the A380 the MUC flight started operating the flight to Jakarta.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):
Does that have something to do with crew times?

I think the main reason is that you do not depart early next day, that can have some confusion with the dates. I once had a flight out of PER at 0:15 on Monday, and my transportation to the airport was scheduled on Monday, but I needed to be at the airport on Sunday in the evening to catch the Monday flight. Confusing  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 5):
Yes indeed, and isn’t the cabin bagage allowance in C class already more?

Yes, 30 kg, but still you get suitcases on board...

Blaž



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User currently offlineLH4532 From Germany, joined Sep 2011, 81 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 27473 times:

Hello Blaž ,

Very nice last part of your Trip Report series . Singapore is always worth visiting during the year . The meals you had look very good . Sometimes LH never fails to impress .

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
These are being replaced with the new version

The old First Class is still a very nice product .

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I wonder who inspired me to take a picture from this angle.

I can only guess who it was   .

I enjoyed your very nice pictures of Singapore , Munich Airport and of the aircrafts . Please keep up the good work .


Daniel ( LH4532 )


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3361 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 27326 times:

Hi Blaž!

Nice report there. What were you doing in Singapore? Did you go over to Malaysia or Indonesia for a day trip?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Driving in Singapore did not seem easy, compared to Slovenia or Europe it is a lot harder to change lanes as other drivers are not particularly fond of giving you way. At least that is the impression I got.

Well, it's a small congested country, so driving is rather competitive!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
A lot of room for all passengers in this lounge.

Lounge looks nice. I was last in the SQ First lounge in T2 around 10 years ago which looked similar, just empiter.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
It gives an airport a completely different feel. I'm not surprised SIN won so many awards, it really is a nice airport and it's also easy to transfer.

It really IS a nice airport. I'm still surpised that no other airport has put in as much effort as SIN has. It isn't that hard to put in a free cinema, or some lounge chairs, or havre a little water feature. I LOVE SIN, and have spent 2 nights in it - better than paying for a hotel!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I love this moment just before boarding the aircraft.

Me too, the anticipation before the flight

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The passenger in row 3 decided that we all want to see and smell his feet, so he displayed them up where everyone was able to see them.

Urgh, not very nice, althogth when I flew with MS in C, having your feet on the bulthead much more comfortable than using the sorry excuse of a foot rest

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
On the A380 we got a rather cheap looking amenity kit that is not very useful, so I was very surprised when I found this metal A380 case in my seat pocket. The content was the same, but this one is much more useful for keeping stuff for different purposes. And interesting that we got an A380 case on the A343

Very cool case! Was it made of metal?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Interesting seating area in the business lounge:

The BA Galleries lounge in T5 LHR have similar tables



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User currently offlineROGERBCN From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 27011 times:

Hola Blaž!

Thanks for this informative TR back from SIN, as interesting as the onward journey; very nice to see SIN and some of the city. It looks really nice, really a place to visit in the coming years.

SIN looks a great airport, no wonder

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Singapore Changi airport won an amazing 30 (maybe more/less) different awards for best airport in the past few years according to a magazine I read back at the hotel

It seems it deserves them all.

I was really amused to see you flew LH A343 as I will be flying two of those on my trip to IC next year, I have as well preselected 4K as my seat so I may end up sitting on your very seat on the same plane... let's see.

Really food options and quantities are nothing of the other world; they seem quite simple and not very big in quantity... let's see what they offer in February. It looks tasty though.

Glad you could fly a different plane to LJU from the one expected. JP seems to offer a good product on C.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6671 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 26991 times:

Hi Blaz!

Very nice report with very nice pictures!

LH Business class looks nice and always great to be in the smaller cabin like you were. Food looks okay but nothing too impressive.

Nice that you got to ride on a JP 319 to LJU although it was the same one you had already flew on...........

Looking forward to your next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 26618 times:

Hi, Blaz,

a real good read together with nice pictures, well done.
It seems LH offers an acceptable product on this long line from SIN to MUC.
Also nice to see all you´re SIN airport pictures. I was there a couple of years ago also and it seems not that much changed since then.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):

I wonder who inspired me to take a picture from this angle.

Absolutely no idea, but nevertheless I like it!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineknightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1843 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 26385 times:

Hi there Blaž

Thanks for posting this report, really very interesting and with some nice pictures. What I like about Lufthansa is that although their service is rarely outstanding or exceptional, it is certainly reliable and you can always be sure to get a solid and consistent product. The other thing about Lufthansa is that they serve tasty German dishes. I'm not much of a carnivore, but the red cabbage and the Spätzle you had there as a main course would certainly be exactly to my liking.

I have one question about the lounge in Singapore: is that the Star Gold lounge in Singapore or is that now the Business Class lounge Lufthansa uses in Singapore?

And finally, your flight with Adria. I think that's the part I enjoyed the most actually as there are not that many trip reports on their Business Class product. In an case, it looks quite decent to me and the food looks okay as well.

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1341 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 26077 times:
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Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Driving in Singapore did not seem easy, compared to Slovenia or Europe it is a lot harder to change lanes as other drivers are not particularly fond of giving you way.

Here they are particularly fond of giving you the finger lol

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Can you see the control tower in the distance?
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
It was even more apparent how busy the port of Singapore is now, when you could see all these lights at the sea.

These brought back memories of my own trip to Singapore! Though the latter is the view I saw when landing into Singapore from an SQ B742 from Sydney!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
This flight departs at 23:59, the most interesting departure time I had so far.

Love departures at this time, and usually that is when most heavies depart Toronto, BR, CX, TK!!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I love this moment just before boarding the aircraft.

It's the best pre-flight moment lol

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The passenger in row 3 decided that we all want to see and smell his feet, so he displayed them up where everyone was able to see them. He also gave me a very angry look when I moved his suitcase a bit to put my bag in the overhead.
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Remember the passenger with his feet on display from the beginning?

Hopefully he did not remain in that position for the entire duration of the flight!!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
12 hours and 35 minutes to Munich, this will be my longest flight so far.

12 hrs 35 mins is good, but close to 15 is nicer....Have yet to do the +16 hour flights.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Same as the FRA-SIN flight, time was going by very fast.

Time always goes by very fast when you are having fun!!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Breakfast service.

Not very profressional of the FA to be resting on those linen table cloths. LH is very professional otherwise.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The last nice picture.

Gorgeous pic and great looking Adria jet and seats...nice meal too.


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 26050 times:

Hi Blaž, great report! Nice to finally see the 2nd part online  
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
searching for the Silver Kris Lounge was a bit harder as there were no sings visible at the part where I entered the terminal.

What, wait, wait, THE Silver Kris Lounge!? Lufthansa send their Business Class passengers to this lounge!? I had no idea they did that, or more to say, I had no idea that Singapore Airlines, the airline that take their products&lounges even more serious then SAS, let other airlines C pax use their C lounge. Hence, the SQ Gold lounge is even of worse standard then the Silver Kris lounge, it's completely against the logic, and makes *G seem quite lowly in comparison. Do all *A carriers allow their C pax to use this lounge?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
A big selection of drinks.

I really like the marble, very classy. Suppose that's why SQ are so strict with keeping that massive crowd of lowly *G away from this lounge  
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Different kinds of cheese.

Hmm, not much cheese left. Hopefully they were quick to stock up some new cheese.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Still a lot of time left before departure, time to visit some of the numerous shops around T2.

I can't help but thinking this place looks almost identical to AMS. But then again, the architect who designed Changi basically just copied the blueprints from Schipol  
Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
No check actually, no one looked at my BP I just walked to the plane.

That's really interesting, I've always thought they were very strict with those things, especially on long haul flights. Then again, would it be possible to board last, and just snag an empty seat in the C cabin?

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
He also gave me a very angry look when I moved his suitcase a bit to put my bag in the overhead.

Jeez, some people think they own the place just because they're seated in a premium cabin, they completely lack manners. I mean, what kind of a moron puts his feet on the wall when he's got literally miles of legroom to stretch out on. Didn't the crew tell him to put his feet down?

Thanks again for sharing, and I'm looking forward to seeing some more LH long haul C reports from you soon  
//Jonas



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User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 25927 times:

Hi Blaž, some nice reading from you there.

Always nice to see pictures of SIN. What a great airport. Looks like the city is growing upwards and outwards fast since I was last around some 3 years ago.

LH service looks good here and glad to learn you got some decent sleep. Always needed on that long overnighter back to Europe after a full day in Asia.

It was nice to see some detail from Adria too. A short flight with an ok looking meal. Really nice pictures from you here also.

Thanks for this write up, cheers, Lee.


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 25258 times:
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Sloair,

Great report! Thanks for your good photos and and enjoyable read.

Looks like LH provided you with a decent service on your flight back to MUC. The food looks pretty similiar to what was offered when we flew to CPH with SAS in September. LH, like SAS, likes to use those carts to serve! Interesting, when some airlines really like the individual, personal service.

Thanks for sharing! Singapore is on the high list of places to visit!

Best,

Matthew


User currently onlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 24753 times:

Excellent Trip report! and photos to go with it
Considering flying LH Business on the SIN-CGK leg so was good to see your trip report
Thanks for sharing!

Byronicle6



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User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 24126 times:

HI Blaz...another great TR. The JP flight had some great views! Thanks for sharing...WIlliam


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User currently offline717Flyer From Finland, joined Jun 2011, 303 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 23996 times:

Hi Blaž,
I was so glad to see the second part of your journey coming online! What a great report with many nice pictures. What caught my attention most of all was of course Singapore Airport! It really reminds more of a tropical garden than an airport. No wonder it has won so many awards!
My home airport, HEL, has also won some awards (of course not even close to many as SIN), for example the "Best airport in Northern Europe" last year. If you come here you won't find a luxurious and/or beautiful airport but thanks to its very small size it is a very handy airport for transfer.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The drive took a bit more than 29 minutes because there were two car accidents – one happened just in front of us when a truck hit another vehicle. The other one happened near the airport when another truck was badly damaged by trees!

Very interesting! This is the first time I see such boards with estimated driving times.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
But judging from my new seat it will be another CRJ2 ride, my 25th

Impressive! I've only scored the CRJ-200 once, which was this year on Cimber Sterling.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
This flight departs at 23:59, the most interesting departure time I had so far.

Yes, we also have some domestic flights that leave HEL at 23:59. I don't understand why they can't leave at 23:55 instead as otherwise flight departures are only every five minutes.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Same as the FRA-SIN flight, time was going by very fast.

Brownie points for Lufthansa for listing Helsinki on the airshow!   

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
After around forty minutes I went to check how the showers were progressing and I was still the seventh on the list and all the showers were still free. At this pace I would miss my flight so I said screw it and went downstairs to get something warm to eat.

How is that possible? Not impressive at all.

Finally nice you got on the A319 instead of the "usual" CR2. Here in Finland I'd much rather have gone with the CRJ even though it's a bit cramped, but that's only because we have Airbuses all over the place here.  

Thanks once again for the report!

Regards,
717Flyer


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 23881 times:

Hi Blaž,

Thanks for this conclusion to the Singapore adventure. Judging by your photos it's clear to see why SIN has won so many awards, it looks simply marvellous.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I cannot believe what people consider 'carry-on luggage' nowadays. At the end I stuff my backpack in one of the first class

I know, it's unbelievable, isn't it? Still, it makes the queuing before an easyJet flight so much more enjoyable, watching what people try and get away with.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
The passenger in row 3 decided that we all want to see and smell his feet, so he displayed them up where everyone was able to see them.

Horrible! You'd think that C-Class travellers would know better!

What great shots of all the boats illuminated in Singapore port, so pretty.

LH seem to have offered a solid product again longhaul. I really love the metal A380 tin you found in your seat pocket, I'm sure you can find many uses for it.

Good on you for catching the A319 on JP, even if as others have said, most of us would prefer the CRJ! You took some lovely photos crossing the Alps, i especially like the one of the low clouds, very moody as P would say.

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 23379 times:

Hi everyone, nice to see so many comments, thank you!

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 7):
Very nice last part of your Trip Report series . Singapore is always worth visiting during the year . The meals you had look very good . Sometimes LH never fails to impress .

Hi Daniel, thank you very much for you're comment. I'm happy you liked the report.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 8):
Nice report there. What were you doing in Singapore? Did you go over to Malaysia or Indonesia for a day trip?

Just a vacation. I was only in Singapore for a few days, so I spent all my time there and did not do any other day trips. A good excuse for returning back  
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 8):
It really IS a nice airport. I'm still surpised that no other airport has put in as much effort as SIN has. It isn't that hard to put in a free cinema, or some lounge chairs, or havre a little water feature. I LOVE SIN, and have spent 2 nights in it - better than paying for a hotel!

I know, it does not take a lot of effort for some small things that can make you're airport experience a lot better. SIN is great in that way, it has everything.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 8):
Very cool case! Was it made of metal?

Yes, it's very useful for different things, probably the best amenity kit I got so far on an airplane.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 9):
Thanks for this informative TR back from SIN, as interesting as the onward journey; very nice to see SIN and some of the city. It looks really nice, really a place to visit in the coming years.

Thank you Roger, Singapore is definitely recommended.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 9):
I was really amused to see you flew LH A343 as I will be flying two of those on my trip to IC next year, I have as well preselected 4K as my seat so I may end up sitting on your very seat on the same plane... let's see.

That would be interesting, I look forward to you're report so we can compare the experience. But it seems that LH is quite consistent with their product.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
Very nice report with very nice pictures!

Thank you!

Quoting The777Man (Reply 10):
LH Business class looks nice and always great to be in the smaller cabin like you were. Food looks okay but nothing too impressive.

And just like that it was, ok but nothing to write home about.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
a real good read together with nice pictures, well done.

Thank you Markus, always appreciated.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Absolutely no idea, but nevertheless I like it!.

 
Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 12):
Thanks for posting this report, really very interesting and with some nice pictures. What I like about Lufthansa is that although their service is rarely outstanding or exceptional, it is certainly reliable and you can always be sure to get a solid and consistent product

Hey William, thank you for leaving a comment. That's exactly why I like Lufthansa, they are reliable in delivering a consistent product.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 12):
I have one question about the lounge in Singapore: is that the Star Gold lounge in Singapore or is that now the Business Class lounge Lufthansa uses in Singapore?

I'm not sure completely. It is the lounge that LH uses for their C PAX, but inside there were some areas that were marked with 'For Suites passengers only', so I'm not sure if there is another lounge for *G passengers.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 13):
Hopefully he did not remain in that position for the entire duration of the flight!!

Thankfuly I went to sleep so I do not know, probably not  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 14):
What, wait, wait, THE Silver Kris Lounge!? Lufthansa send their Business Class passengers to this lounge!? I had no idea they did that, or more to say, I had no idea that Singapore Airlines, the airline that take their products&lounges even more serious then SAS, let other airlines C pax use their C lounge. Hence, the SQ Gold lounge is even of worse standard then the Silver Kris lounge, it's completely against the logic, and makes *G seem quite lowly in comparison. Do all *A carriers allow their C pax to use this lounge?

It was like this - at check-in the agent mentioned the SilverKris lounge, but when you arrive to the escalators to the upper floor there is a sign where LH (and a bunch of other airlines) is listed under 'SATS Premier Club'

But of course I went to try my luck at the SilverKris lounge and luckily the let me in (twice, so I do not think it was a mistake or coincidence). There were however some seating areas inside that were marked as 'For suites passengers only'

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 14):
That's really interesting, I've always thought they were very strict with those things, especially on long haul flights. Then again, would it be possible to board last, and just snag an empty seat in the C cabin?

Well they do scan your boarding pass and rip it apart before you enter the holding area, so it's hard for someone who is not on the flight to get there. What I found interesting is that they were not checking if priority boarding pax really were allowed to board given their rules. I could have easily got up and board with the *G group.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 14):
Thanks again for sharing, and I'm looking forward to seeing some more LH long haul C reports from you soon

Thanks to your notice of the 11/11/11 promotion it looks like I will have two more LH C flights in February  
Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 15):
Always nice to see pictures of SIN. What a great airport. Looks like the city is growing upwards and outwards fast since I was last around some 3 years ago.

Yes, there is always something new, a lot of construction sites all around.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 15):
LH service looks good here and glad to learn you got some decent sleep. Always needed on that long overnighter back to Europe after a full day in Asia.

The timing of the flight is very good to get a good rest.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 16):
Great report! Thanks for your good photos and and enjoyable read.

Thanks Matthew  
Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 17):
Excellent Trip report! and photos to go with it
Considering flying LH Business on the SIN-CGK leg so was good to see your trip report
Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, LH is a good option on the SIN-CGK. I would of course choose a local carrier as I can fly LH at any time  
Quoting globalflyer (Reply 18):
HI Blaz...another great TR. The JP flight had some great views! Thanks for sharing...WIlliam

Hi William, thank you, I appreciate your feedback.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 19):
I was so glad to see the second part of your journey coming online! What a great report with many nice pictures.

Hey thanks 
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 19):
My home airport, HEL, has also won some awards (of course not even close to many as SIN), for example the "Best airport in Northern Europe" last year. If you come here you won't find a luxurious and/or beautiful airport but thanks to its very small size it is a very handy airport for transfer.

I've been to HEL in September but I was there just in the middle of the biggest transfer rush, so it was quite crowded. But after it calmed down it looked a lot nicer.

Chasing The B736, MD82 And A321 Around Scandinavia (by SloAir Sep 29 2011 in Trip Reports)

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 19):
Impressive! I've only scored the CRJ-200 once, which was this year on Cimber Sterling.
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 19):
Finally nice you got on the A319 instead of the "usual" CR2. Here in Finland I'd much rather have gone with the CRJ even though it's a bit cramped, but that's only because we have Airbuses all over the place here.

I know, people always say how they would love to get a ride on the CRJ2, but I would gladly change some of this flights with some on the MDs for example.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
Thanks for this conclusion to the Singapore adventure. Judging by your photos it's clear to see why SIN has won so many awards, it looks simply marvellous.

Hey Hannah, thanks for the comment, SIN was great indeed. Can't wait to fly through again sometime.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
LH seem to have offered a solid product again longhaul. I really love the metal A380 tin you found in your seat pocket, I'm sure you can find many uses for it.

That's right, it can be used for many different purposes. I'm only surprised that we did not get one like this on the A380 flight.

Blaž



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User currently offlineManekS From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 23209 times:

Great TR, once again   LH serves up a decent product, but I think its high time they replace those angled seats. What were the loads like on SIN-MUC? It doesn't seem like SQ venturing into the route has affected LH very much, which is good to see.

User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 22801 times:

Quoting ManekS (Reply 22):
Great TR, once again

Thanks  
Quoting ManekS (Reply 22):
LH serves up a decent product, but I think its high time they replace those angled seats.

Should happen soon now, with the arrival of the B748.

Quoting ManekS (Reply 22):
What were the loads like on SIN-MUC?

Well first class and the mini business cabin were full, I'm not sure about the rest of the plane.

Blaž



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User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 22445 times:

Hello, very nice trip report , enjoyed it very much, love the pictures, that foot must have been annoying! , gotta visit Europe as well as Singapore in the future, 12 hrs and 35 min, is indeed long but still shorter than some flights i've been on including JFK-HKG, Seoul-JFK!

25 SloAir : Thanks for the comment B7474. JFK-HKG is a looong flight indeed.
26 MSS658 : Hi Blaz Nice return report, Enjoyed viewing and reading! The J-class cabin on your SIN-MUC leg looks to be a bit cramped! But still much better than 1
27 Post contains images akhmad : Zdravo Blaž, Great continuation of your Singapore trip. You definitely whet my appetite. I cannot wait for my own turn in March next year. Oh dear, I
28 Post contains images OA260 : Hey Blaž, Great report and nice to see your experience on the LH J class. That hotel in SIN sounds fab with the rooftop pool. Very nice to see a JP A
29 Post contains images LAX888 : Hi there thanks for your report. I will be taking the same flight from ZRH via MUC in February to SIN. Glad to have a preview how it will be. Although
30 Post contains images LAX888 : Hi there thanks for your report. I will be taking the same flight from ZRH via MUC in February to SIN. Glad to have a preview how it will be. Although
31 JL418 : Hi Blaž, just finished reading your TR, it has been really enjoyable, thak you for sharing. I must say that Lufthansa didn't live up to my expectatio
32 Luxair747SP : Hi Blaz, sorry for the late reply, but i was quite busy. What a lovely report with many good pictures. The hardware of LH isn't the newest, but with t
33 FlyingFinn76 : Hi Blaž! A very nice report on your return trip - another high quality LH long haul experience, it seems. I passed through SIN back in 2007 doing HEL
34 RvXKaz : Hi Blaž, very interesting and eye-opening report on Lufthansa's business service from SIN-MUC. Glad to read that you've had a nice time in Singapore
35 Post contains images CPH-R : Excellent read and great pictures as well Looks like a very southern routing when compared to the great circle route, it looks LH are trying to avoid
36 Post contains images SloAir : Yes, it is always nice to avoid the CRJ2, although I have quite a few chances on getting one if lying JP from LJU. Thank you Suryo, I hope you will h
37 Post contains images nethkt : Hope this is not off topic. I found this info on ANA international web page as I'm going to fly SIN-HND on Business cradle. https://www.ana.co.jp/int/
38 SloAir : Hey nethkt, not off topic at all, it looks like it is opened for all Star Alliance business passengers. It's a great lounge so that's good news. Blaž
39 Post contains images stipica : Hi Blaž ! ... finally to comment on this wonderful experience especially JP segment ... some photos are more than excellent ... ok the beauty of moth
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