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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20353 times:




Hello and welcome to my report. I had been working hard all Summer and lots of overtime was available at work. I decided to take advantage of it and some weeks I was working 66 hours. It was a great way to boost my vacation fund and also to earn extra annual leave. I started to plan my Winter trip and decided to take a month off. The funds from the overtime allowed me to book and pay for whatever flights I wanted and also to treat myself to some luxury goods. I bought myself a iMac/iPhone 4S and a 50'' 3D TV so at least I could see the fruits of my labour. Of course the Irish tax man was pleased too   One week they got EUR300 in taxes from me but I guess at least Im doing my bit for the country  

With all my flights/hotels booked the weeks flew and soon it was time to leave the Emerald Isle in search of warmer climates. Fellow Anetter and friend Gareth was to keep me company on the DUB-FRA-MIA sector and then fly back right away . Any excuse for a A380 trip huh Gareth   In fairness this was my first longhaul and trip to the USA in years so I was a bit nervous dont ask me why so I was glad Gareth would be coming with me .

My last day at work was great I said goodbye to all my colleagues who wished they were coming with me. I promised to keep them updated on FB and that I would see them in a month.

The plan for Gareth and I was to stay at the Airport hotel as we decided to take the new early morning flight with LH from DUB-FRA. The morning of the 23rd November I took the bus mid morning to Dublin Airport. Gareth was working and not arriving til that evening so I checked in and had arranged to meet another fellow Irish Anetter to go spotting. Something that I never do so was looking forward to it . We met up at Terminal 2 and walked round to the perimeter road. We spent a few hours there spotting amongst others EI A330 TK A319 IB CRJ etc... After a while we headed back to T2 for a hot drink to warm up and then it was time to say goodbye.

Later that evening Gareth arrived and we went for something to eat before getting some sleep .

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DATE : 24/NOV/2011
AIRLINE : LUFTHANSA
ROUTE : DUB - FRA
FLIGHT : LH 983
CLASS : BUSINESS
SEAT : 1A ( Moved onboard )
AIRCRAFT : AIRBUS A321
REG : D - AIRR





Gareth and I checked in at the Business Class desk and tagged our bags to FRA.

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We were spending a night in FRA to see the Christmas markets so we couldnt check them to MIA. We then made our way to the BMI Lounge to relax before the flight.


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Soon it was time to board the flight so we made our way to the B Gates .

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We were waiting to board when we saw the gate agents chatting and on the phones. It seemed there was a problem with the aircraft and they then made an announcement that further information would be available at a later time. Being used to these things Gareth and I looked at eachother and thought ''oh here we go '' lol.....



Checking on my iPhone Star Alliance App and on the LH iPad App the news didnt get any better. We decided to head back to the BMI Lounge as we were not going anywhere soon.

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We were welcomed back in by the friendly lounge agent who also asked us if we would like a drinks/meal voucher. Gareth and I said yes and we decided to go back to T2 to my favourite place the Chocolate Lounge. The Lounge agent was so kind and said to give her our mobiles so she could call us if we were suddenly boarding. We both thought that this was a nice personal gesture.

So Gareth and I made our way to T2 and placed our order.

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Christmas Toffee muffins   yummm

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Soon after we had got stuck into our items we got a call from the lounge agent to advise we would be boarding soon so we made our way back to the lounge to get our bags and head to the gate. I said to Gareth that I wanted to get the girl in the lounge something for her kindness so I bought her a Christmas muffin.

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We walked briskly to the lounge and thanked the girl for what she did and I gave her the muffin. She was so surprised and was really touched. She said she would save it until she got home and make a nice cup of tea.  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-35.jpg

We boarded and were welcomed onboard.

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Old style interior but pleasant all the same.

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Soon we pushed back and time to make our way to the runway .

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We took over and soon we left the coast or Ireland. I would be gone for longest time in over 10 years.

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Soon after take off the meal service began. This was ok but a nice hot meal such as eggs etc.. would be
nicer.

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Still the Apple Juice and Coffee was decent .

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I love these postcards that LH produce.

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We slept for the rest of the flight and soon it was time to land into FRA. Gareth informed me we were landing on the new runway .

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We disembarked via stairs so although very cold was a good chance to get pictures.

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20651 times:

Soon we were at the baggage reclaim and our bags were off in no time. We made our way to the subway to take the train to Frankfurt HBF. We were staying at the InterCity hotel which is right next to the HBF and a decent enough hotel.

That night we decided to visit the Christmas markets and was something we were looking forward to . We were not dissapointed either. The whole thing got me in the Christmas mood.

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Gareth twisted my arm and we indulged in some health food   lol...

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This stuff could knock you out !



How long to walk or run this off ?

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Soon it was time to leave after having a really nice time. We had to get some sleep for the long journey ahead the next morning.

I woke up early and gave a call to Gareth in his room to make sure we were both ready to leave. We made our way to the HBF and took the train to FRA .

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DATE : 25/NOV/2011
AIRLINE : LUFTHANSA
ROUTE : FRA - MIA
FLIGHT : LH 462
CLASS : BUSINESS
SEAT : 25C
AIRCRAFT : AIRBUS A380
REG : D - AIMD




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We checked in at the First Class area and then our way to Mc Donalds.

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McDonalds SSK's  

Our ride to MIA :

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We then made our way to the LH lounge :

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20628 times:

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Soon it was time to leave the lounge and head to the A380 lounge from where you have direct boarding to the aircraft.

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They look like a nice airline !

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The old LH lounge :

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The lounge at the gate was very nice and some great views .

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20595 times:

Soon it was time to board and we made our way to the Upper deck. We were greeted and shown to our seats by friendly FA's.

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Soon drinks were offered :

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Soon it was time to push back and I gave my camera to Gareth to take the outside shots as he had stolen the window seat ! What a good friend I am  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-1885.jpg

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Safety demo :

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Nice camera views as we make our way to take off.

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20527 times:

Soon it was time to look through the IFE :

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Then a quick walk and somw different angles to shoot.

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Soon time to take a look at the menu :

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Pre lunch drinks :

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Starter which was very nice .

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Main course which was very nice. Gareth had built up a rapport with the crew and we had a good chat I think they appeciated the fact we made an effort to interact with them and it was nice to hear their stories as I had told them I was going on a cruise. Gareth speaks fluent German so that also helped. The male FA was from Turkey and even impressed me with some Greek  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-2008.jpg

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Soon more food offerings :

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20471 times:

Soon time for sweets :

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I have to say LH presentation was great and I was not expecting this.

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After that we were offered more drinks :

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After a while we asked to be let downstairs to see the Y cabin.

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I have to agree with other people that I would not want to do a long flight in this cabin. It was very packed.

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Soon we were not far off the the USA , the flight was going really fast and I had been dreading the 10 hours but it was pleasant.

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Soon hot towels were handed out :

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Another meal trolley :

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Gareths choice :

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My choice :

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20427 times:

Soon it was time to land into MIA :

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Gareth gave up his window seat to me  http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/LH380/file-335.jpg

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We pulled up on stand . Two last shots of the Business cabin and we thanked the crew for their wonderful service.

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As we disembarked Gareth asked if we could see the F Class cabin to which we were granted access :

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Maybe next time  

We made our way to the baggage reclaim the bags were not long coming off and soon we cleared customs and were on our way again .


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Gareth was staying overnight at the MIA Airport hotel before flying back to Dublin the next day so I went with him to check in before we went to get some food :

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Has to be done   :

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Soon after Gareth walked with me to the Terminal where my next flight was departing . I checked in and said goodbye to Gareth before going through security.

So thats the end of this part of my travels. I have to say it was a great trip with LH depsite the delay at DUB which was beyond LH's control. They handled it well and I was just glad we were not connecting the same day to MIA. The bonus of a stop in FRA to see the Xmas markets was really nice and added another thrill to the trip.

Onboard LH DUB-FRA was ok but a hot meal option would be good , it doesnt have to be big just scrambled eggs and hot croissants etc...

The lounges at FRA were great and I was pleased with them.

Onboard FRA-MIA great crew and great service. The food was ample and the seat was comfortable. I do feel its time for LH to upgrade their J class to proper flatbeds though. They need to keep up to date with airlines such as TK . The A380 well what can I say it was my third time on one and I will always choose this for longhaul where available.

Thanks for reading and I appreciate all your comments as usual.

Regards

Philip / OA260  


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 20088 times:

Hey Philip, fantastic report. I was really looking forward to this one.

Seems like LH deliver a great Business Class product on the A380. Apart from the starters being served on a tray without the linen (just a small detail, nothing big) everything else looked fantastic. I was a bit surprised to see the dessert cart so well stocked, and with everything so nicely presented.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
One week they got EUR300 in taxes from me but I guess at least Im doing my bit for the country

Well, I suppose the tax man would also be happy for us Swedes who give away a little bit of our hard worked salary to the Irish government  
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
We checked in at the First Class area and then our way to Mc Donalds.

Micky Dee's?? Why? Isn't there much better food in the lounge, and on the plane? See no point to get stuffed on that then, especially for a weight conscious man like yourself  
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
the flight was going really fast and I had been dreading the 10 hours but it was pleasant.

Yes, that's the sad thing about long haul flights, they're always too short. Can't wait till the Kangoroo route goes non-stop 
Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Soon it was time to land into MIA :

Looks like the penis of America. Sorry, couldn't resist  

Thanks for sharing
//Jonas



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 504 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 20027 times:

Hi Phil

what an amazing report about LHs long haul product.
The seat looks not really on par with the latest lie-flat models, but the service seems to be nice.
Great to see a MIA report, as I have been there in summer on LX.
Thanks a lot for sharing this great read
Cheers
Johannes


User currently offlineFingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 19961 times:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Looks like the penis of America.

Your not too far off actually lol

Wonderful report, I appreciate the details you provide!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 19923 times:

Hey Jonas  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Hey Philip, fantastic report. I was really looking forward to this one.

Thanks Im glad you enjoyed it .

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Seems like LH deliver a great Business Class product on the A380

Indeed better than I expected.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
would also be happy for us Swedes who give away a little bit of our hard worked salary to the Irish government  

Keep those Kronas/Crowns or whatever you use up there coming  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Micky Dee's?? Why? Isn't there much better food in the lounge, and on the plane?

Well I woke up early and I wanted something hot I wasnt sure what they would have in the lounge so grabbed something while I could. Being weight concious means everything in moderation . So McDonalds is allowed every now and then just not everyday LOL...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Yes, that's the sad thing about long haul flights, they're always too short. Can't wait till the Kangoroo route goes non-stop 

No way I hate more than 5-6 hours usually so non stop to OZ is my idea of hell  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Looks like the penis of America. Sorry, couldn't resist  

OMG Jonas you get worse with age LOL...


Hi Johannes

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 8):
The seat looks not really on par with the latest lie-flat models, but the service seems to be nice.
Great to see a MIA report, as I have been there in summer on LX.


Thanks yes it was a good service . I love MIA also and want to spend more time there next time. Great place for shopping/sightseeing etc... Just happened that my cruise was not from Miami this time.


User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19824 times:

What a great summary of our trip. It was fabulous! I'll have to post my report from the return legs now. Hopefully I'll get around to it this weekend.

I agree with all of your observations. LH short-haul was pretty poor but the lounges and the long-haul flight were excellent. I wasn't impressed with the seats though. I know you managed to get a bit of sleep but I couldn't sleep at all due to the slope. I slept much better on my return leg but that was to be expected. Lol!!

Thanks again for documenting this trip so well. I know my return leg isn't going to be up to the same standard but hopefully it'll be acceptable.  

Looking forward to our next adventure together!

Gareth



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1650 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19770 times:
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Hello Philip,

Very good that you finally got your deserved holiday after working many days and long hours. You treated yourself right it seems! The A380 is a good aircraft on long haul, mainly for me because it's so quiet inside. That can make all the difference after some hours.
I wonder why LH sends their A380 to MIA. Must be a popular route. Do they have several departures a day?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
We walked briskly to the lounge and thanked the girl for what she did and I gave her the muffin. She was so surprised and was really touched. She said she would save it until she got home and make a nice cup of tea.

You're a true gentleman  

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
How long to walk or run this off ?

Quite some miles to burn for these and for the fries as well methinks.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I have to agree with other people that I would not want to do a long flight in this cabin. It was very packed.

Well, if I were to take this flight, that's the cabin where I'd spend my time on board  

Sultanils



In thrust we trust.
User currently offlineLH4532 From Germany, joined Sep 2011, 81 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19735 times:

Hello Philip ,

Very nice Trip Report . Good to know that you have been treated well . It does not happen that often that you get a personal "touch" . Very nice photos . I enjoyed them very much . So , you made use of your SEN card this time ?


Daniel ( LH4532 )


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19663 times:

Hey Gareth ,

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 11):
What a great summary of our trip. It was fabulous! I'll have to post my report from the return legs now. Hopefully I'll get around to it this weekend.

Thanks brought back good memories . What a nice trip it was.

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 11):
Looking forward to our next adventure together!

Me too not long now  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Hello Philip,

Hi Nils  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
I wonder why LH sends their A380 to MIA. Must be a popular route. Do they have several departures a day?

I guess tourist and cruise connection traffic. Although didnt it go back to a 744 ?

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
You're a true gentleman  

I try a nice gesture deserves one back .

Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Quite some miles to burn for these and for the fries as well methinks.

Haha Ive been back on my healthy eating plan so think its burnt by now  
Quoting sultanils (Reply 12):
Well, if I were to take this flight, that's the cabin where I'd spend my time on board  

Arr you never know save up your miles and use them for something nice !

Hi Daniel .

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 13):
Very nice Trip Report . Good to know that you have been treated well . It does not happen that often that you get a personal "touch" . Very nice photos . I enjoyed them very much . So , you made use of your SEN card this time ?

Glad you liked it and yes they were looking after us well. I have to say twice now LH have come up top marks. After my ATH strike delay issue . Yes the SEN was indeed in use  


User currently offlinedeltamartin From Sweden, joined Dec 2010, 1061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19653 times:

Hi Philip!

Another nice report!
It was really nice to read about your experience on the LH A380, as I will be flying the plane in less than two months, although in Economy.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Christmas Toffee muffins yummm

Looks really tasty.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I love these postcards that LH produce.

I gotta grab some of those when I fly them, I hope they offer them in Economy too?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The lounge at the gate was very nice and some great views .

Looks nice, is that lounge for Business and First class passengers on that specific flight?

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Nice camera views as we make our way to take off.

That tail camera seems like a great feature!

Martin


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 19591 times:

Hi ,

Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Reply 9):
Your not too far off actually lol

Dont encourage him   lol...

Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Reply 9):
Wonderful report, I appreciate the details you provide!

Thanks much appreciated  
Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
Hi Philip!

Hi Martin ,

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
as I will be flying the plane in less than two months, although in Economy.

Thats nice I look forward to your review of it . Take lots of pics  
Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
Looks really tasty.

Yes I never used to like muffins till I tried theirs ! A nice thing to have whenever Im passing through.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
I gotta grab some of those when I fly them, I hope they offer them in Economy too?

Yes AFAIK its for everyone so you can stock up .

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 15):
Looks nice, is that lounge for Business and First class passengers on that specific flight?

Its for a few gates along that area IIRC . Still nice to have it so close and really good standard .


User currently offlineROGERBCN From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 19584 times:

Hola Philip!

Thanks for publishing this informative report on your well deserved vacation this winter after

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
some weeks I was working 66 hours. It was a great way to boost my vacation fund and also to earn extra annual leave

which you really deserved of course... and being an a.netter you chose a great way to spend some of it.

Despite the delay LH seemed to handle it pretty well, I wonder what happened to all those having connections at FRA that very morning. The attendant at the lounge was a real bless and very kind, nice to give her a muffin... seeing your dietary pattern,  , it seems a nice gesture.

I cannot agree more on this comment:

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
This was OK but a nice hot meal such as eggs etc.. would be nicer.

I have always thought the same on the BCN-FRA/MUC legs, they give you a cold meal, which is not the most appropriate in winter months.... anyway, nice presentation.

BTW, the load factor on the DUB-FRA leg seemed not to be very high... I wonder why they use an A321 on that hop, probably the night flight to DUB is much more consistent.

FRA Christmas market looks very nice despite being FRA not such an interesting city. Thanks for the pictures.

FRA is an interesting airport, I have always liked it. Didn't you get lost with so many lounges to choose from? Did you sample the food and drinks in all of them?

The A380 is an amazing plane, I have yet to fly one but from your pictures I guess LH would get my business the first time I fly one... it looks impressive. LH C seat is not the very best out there, you are right on that, but it is comfortable on sitting ands relaxing positions, sleeping is another story.
The service seems one of the great assets of LH and it really shows in your pictures... nice presentation and great food offerings, I do really enjoy it every time I take them for long haul.

The IFE is as well a great feature and plenty to choose from, not a moment of boredom when on the plane. I like the new map they feature on this plane... really great feature.

Last but not least,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
we indulged in some health food
Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Has to be done

What has happened to the healthy Mediterranean diet? Too many years out of Greece....???     

Salut!

Roger



"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 19436 times:

Hi Phil,

nice report about your LH A380 experience. But you included too many pictures this time IMO.

The catering looks good in general, but the main course cannot impress me.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The lounge at the gate was very nice and some great views

Nice perspective!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I have to agree with other people that I would not want to do a long flight in this cabin. It was very packed.

The problem is the seat pitch alone - otherwise it would be okay.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I do feel its time for LH to upgrade their J class to proper flatbeds though.

The new 748s will have them.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Yes, that's the sad thing about long haul flights, they're always too short.

That's only true if you have a decent premium seat.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Can't wait till the Kangoroo route goes non-stop

That won't happen anytime soon.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 19372 times:

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
Hola Philip!

Hola Roger  
Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
Despite the delay LH seemed to handle it pretty well

Indeed Roger they have handled my last two issues very well.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
I have always thought the same on the BCN-FRA/MUC legs, they give you a cold meal, which is not the most appropriate in winter months..

Yes I agree they could offer something hot as a choice for those that want it. Im not into this cold stuff  
Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
BTW, the load factor on the DUB-FRA leg seemed not to be very high... I wonder why they use an A321 on that hop, probably the night flight to DUB is much more consistent.

Yes I noticed that also. The inbound the night before seemed full as I looked it up . I guess the morning is popular on certain days and periods. My date was not that peak really.

Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
Didn't you get lost with so many lounges to choose from? Did you sample the food and drinks in all of them?

Not really the best ones we went too.  
Quoting ROGERBCN (Reply 17):
What has happened to the healthy Mediterranean diet? Too many years out of Greece....???     

Haha like I said everything in moderation . Im back to healthy for another few weeks .

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
Hi Phil,

Hi Udo ,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
nice report about your LH A380 experience. But you included too many pictures this time IMO.

Thanks glad you liked it . Well it was on the border line but I like to give a total experience which many appreciate so I had to include what I thought told my story best. I always re size them so people with slower / older PC's and broadband speeds dont have too much hassle loading them . My style is lots of photos and thats what makes my TRs mine . I try to be myself  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
The problem is the seat pitch alone - otherwise it would be okay.

Not for me thank you . As I said I dont like longhaul I did that from the age of 16-30 where I was longhaul most months. I am more into shorter flights now and if they are long Id rather save up and just do longhaul once a yearin J . I find it too much hassle otherwise.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
The new 748s will have them.

Good to know shame it wasnt in place for the A380 but hope they will upgrade them to keep up with their competition Im sure LH wont want an inconsistent product for too long?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 18):
That won't happen anytime soon.

Good suits me fine  


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 19309 times:

Philip my friend,

There is no better way to (spend my times waiting for my turn to) fly.  


Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I was working 66 hours

You definitely deserved the one month break.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
In fairness this was my first longhaul and trip to the USA in years so I was a bit nervous dont ask me why

I flew long-haul several times, but a trip to the USA would make me nervous as well.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
After a while we headed back to T2 for a hot drink to warm up

At Chocolate Lounge, I assume.   


Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
We walked briskly to the lounge and thanked the girl for what she did and I gave her the muffin. She was so surprised and was really touched. She said she would save it until she got home and make a nice cup of tea.  

This is how I know you who always appreciate people who go beyond their duties.  


Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
I love these postcards that LH produce.

Especially if you are about to fly the pictured airliner.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
The whole thing got me in the Christmas mood.

Me too. The only thing is, it is January now.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
we indulged in some health food  

How appropriate. 


Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
How long to walk or run this off ?

Do you really want to know?   


Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
The lounge at the gate was very nice and some great views .

Excellent facility for premium A.net travelers.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
I gave my camera to Gareth to take the outside shots as he had stolen the window seat !

One good turn deserved another.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Starter

How did you manage a snapshot inside the trolley?

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Gareth had built up a rapport with the crew and we had a good chat I think they appeciated the fact we made an effort to interact with them and it was nice to hear their stories as I had told them I was going on a cruise.

Gareth and you were undoubtedly the most favorite passengers of the flight.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Soon time for sweets :

What a nice dessert trolley set up.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Gareth gave up his window seat to me  

Good move, Gareth!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Welcome to Miami  

Did LH play Will Smith as background music open landing?


Thank you for sharing your travel excitements in this stunning report.


Best wishes,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlinegpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 19193 times:

Hi Suryo,

Gareth here!  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Gareth and you were undoubtedly the most favorite passengers of the flight.

Yeah we're both of the opinion that being nice to the crew really pays dividends. Being able to converse with them in German also helps a great deal as they don't expect an English native speaker to know their language. Lol!!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
One good turn deserved another.

Yep. I was more than happy to take a few pictures for Philip. I think my shots came out quite well.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Good move, Gareth!

It wasn't an entirely selfless move. I was fleeing a little unwell as I'd got very hot by the window so I moved to thje aisle where it was cooler. That was my only complaint about the A380, the fact that it didn't have individual air vents which I find almost essential when flying. My loss was Philip's gain though so I wasn't too worried overall. The tail camera gives a great view even if you don't have a window.  

I'm sure Philip will be along soon to respond to the rest of your kind reply.



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18838 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Philip my friend,

Hey Suryo  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
There is no better way to (spend my times waiting for my turn to) fly.  

Aww thanks. I really look forward to your next reports. Its been too long since we had a TR from you !

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
At Chocolate Lounge, I assume.   

Sadly no as its air side and we were land side still it was ok .

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
This is how I know you who always appreciate people who go beyond their duties.  

Well I know how I felt when I worked for an airline and someone did the same for me .

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Me too. The only thing is, it is January now.

Indeed I cant believe how fast Christmas went .

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Do you really want to know?   

NO lol...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
How did you manage a snapshot inside the trolley?

I just got my camera and shot the picture when they were serving . I knew they would not mind.   Very rare to get those pics so I took a chance.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 20):
Did LH play Will Smith as background music open landing?

Im not sure I wasnt really listening. I dont like him do you ?

Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 21):
I think my shots came out quite well.

Indeed you took good pics I must use you more as my photographer  
Quoting gpbcroppers63 (Reply 21):
I was fleeing a little unwell as I'd got very hot by the window so I moved to thje aisle where it was cooler.

Yeah well in fairness is was warm onboard but Im ok with that but obviously it didnt agree with you .


User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 924 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18740 times:

Awesome report Phil! Don't you just love the A380!!! Sounds like the gal in the BD lounge in DUB was a wonderful person! Makes travel so nice. Great gesture on the chocolate muffin too! Don't you just love MIA for planspotting. So many different exotic carriers there. It is only 1.5 hours from me so I love to visit! Enjoy your travels! Cheers, William


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3200 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 18684 times:

Great report Phil! Looks like a nice start to your long holiday!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Of course the Irish tax man was pleased too One week they got EUR300 in taxes from me but I guess at least Im doing my bit for the country

Well, Ireland does nee devery cent

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Gareth and I checked in at the Business Class desk and tagged our bags to FRA.

I guess F/C desks in Terminal 1 are few and far between

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Checking on my iPhone Star Alliance App and on the LH iPad App the news didnt get any better. We decided to head back to the BMI Lounge as we were not going anywhere soon.

How very annoying to be so delayed on such an early flight

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Old style interior but pleasant all the same.

I think the old cabin is better in C - more legroom, and you get a table

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Soon after take off the meal service began. This was ok but a nice hot meal such as eggs etc.. would be nicer.

Bit dissapointing for an early flight

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):

We were handed a nice amenity kit. A nice pencil case in future

Seems to be all the craze at the moment - they look pretty cool. Can't wait for my one next month off Swiss.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
After that we were offered more drinks :

Are they plastic cups?!?



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25 Post contains images OA260 : Hi William thanks alot for the reply. Yeah I love the A380 also the B777 is another fav of mine. I love MIA and Miami . Really cool place. Your so luc
26 Post contains images signol : Hi Phil, excellent as usual! When I saw the photo of the Chocolate Lounge, but no visit, I wondered what was happening! Then, luckily you got to retur
27 Post contains images OA260 : Hey thanks alot Haha it was closed when we first entered that area , I could break the cabinets open but I guess I would get into trouble Oh your not
28 Post contains images 767747 : Good report, OA260! Just what we need in this world ... Looks like you had a nice trip with LH in J on the A380. Looking forward to your return trip!
29 ORDnHKG : Were your flight beginning of December or end of December ? It seems like the Christmas menus, as I had the exact same entree in F for MUC-ORD, but I
30 Post contains images stylo777 : Great report Phil, amazing pictures! I miss the Christmas market in FRA. I used to go there every year; however, with recent moves all around the worl
31 roberts87 : Thanks for posting! It sure looked like a pleasant experience. The 2nd lounge looks really good, and how convenient that it gives direct acces to the
32 Post contains links and images OA260 : Hi , Many thanks LOL... soon they will have a FF program 'MC Rewards' Indeed a very pleasant one. It was end of November. No stocking though Hi there
33 Post contains images SR4ever : Ths Philipp, another impressive TR So kind of her..., and so kind of you LH should consider upgrading yu to HON Circle TBH, I think this old-style int
34 Post contains images akhmad : Hi Gareth! Neither did I. Did you study German by chance? That is true. He was. I know, Philip. I cannot help it. Still six weeks to go now before I
35 FLIEGER67 : Hey, Philip, great pictures and story. Really detailed as usual. Good to see some pictures from the lounges at FRA, also scheduled for me next month,
36 Post contains images gpbcroppers63 : Hi Suryo Yeah I did. I studied it in school and then in university. I spent a lot of time in Germany with the school and then I lived there for 12 mo
37 ba319-131 : Hi Philip, Great report and pictures, thanks for sharing. The DUB-FRA delay was quite lengthy, good job you did not have one of the 'tight' connection
38 jgw787 : For you flight to FRA, it looks like LH took CO Eliteaccess priority tags
39 reifel : Hi Philip, thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great flight with the A380. I really like Miami and I hope you enjoyed your stay. May I ask on whi
40 Post contains links MSS658 : Hi Philip Wonderfull trip report, thanks for sharing it with us this afternoon! Sorry to hear your delay on the DUB-FRA sector, at least you did not h
41 FlyingFinn76 : Hi Phil, Another great report in that signature style of yours. I really like the way where you first visited a Christmas market in cold Europe, and t
42 Post contains images gpbcroppers63 : I am very hard-core when I want to be. Lol!! My best ever weekend was DUB-EWR-IAH-LAX, overnight in LAX and then LAX-DEN-EWR-LHR-DUB all in Y with CO
43 airbuseric : Hey Philip, most has been said already, but wonderful tripreport. LH definitely delivers a good product here. Only the coloursetting on LH is so 'cool
44 LXM83 : Hello OA260 Thanks for this interesting report. I'm surprised on how well LH did in J. (Ok, haven't flown them in J for a couple of years....) Now ont
45 Post contains images infodesk : Hi Philip, Sorry for the late reply on this one. Great to hear that you could reward yourself for all your hard work in such a nice way. Love your pho
46 lukeyboy95 : Hi Philip/ Hvae seen this one floating about for a bit, finally getting round to a read and a comment. Really well done, it was enjoyable and thorough
47 Post contains images OA260 : Hi many thanks Haha I wish that will never happen I think . It was from the S Bahn under the Airport terminal . Indeed its a shame what could have be
48 Post contains links gpbcroppers63 : Hi all, I've just posted a TR about my return flight to Dublin. If you'd like to read it, it's here: US/LX F/J MIA-PHL-YUL-ZRH-DUB (by gpbcroppers63 J
49 Post contains links OA260 : So for anyone wanting to see the whole series in order here it is : LH--DUB-MIA Business Class On The A380+Tech Issues (by OA260 Jan 19 2012 in Trip R
50 Post contains images QF340500 : Wonderful report!!! Excellent! And nice to see that you liked the Frankfurt Christmas market... makes me nearly homesick... i was living in Frankfurt
51 Post contains images Cabincrewifly : I never knew LH used door 2L for disembarkation!
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