mango88 From Germany, joined Dec 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 12510 times:
After having lived in DXB for four years and having not been there for quite a while, I was very keen on going to Dubai to see what has changed (and as you can surely imagine it has changed a lot!). Plus, it was a nice holiday for me and a good opportunity to try LH's retrofitted 747-400.
There is a detailed video flight report available:
But for those ones of you who prefer a written version with photos, here are some impressions:
The seats were comfortable enough for a flight duration of about six hours. I actually liked the colour scheme as it creates a nice, cozy ambience. It would be a bit unfair to compare LH with the gulf carriers and it is obvious that you cannot expect a shiny star light imitation as on most EK planes, but if you don't set high values on such things, LH is really not bad.
LH hesitated for a seemingy long time to fit their older planes with ptvs and when I saw that LH630 would be operated by D-ABVW, I immediately looked up in the Internet if it is a plane with IFE. I eventually found a list which indicated "no ptvs in Eco"... which is why I was surprised and concurrently very happy when I entered the aircraft because I was in fact sure not to have one of the retrofitted planes. Luckily I got previously wrong information on the plane. Perhaps it was fitted with the new seats just a few weeks ago.
I ordered a special vegan meal online on the Lufthansa Website. This gives you the advantage to get to eat what you actually want to eat. Moreover, you are among the first passengers to be served the meal and you don't have to indulge in the "fish or chicken" decision. Being an Economy class meal, it was surprisingly good. No reason to complain. The fruit was fresh, the salad too, the roll tasted good and so did the vegan spread that was part of the meal.
flightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12216 times:
I've been on this very same flight around the time you lived in Dubai, and have documented a report on here, and it's great to see that the seat back videos have now been installed on these jets.....had a main cabin screen to watch a movie.....felt like I was back in the 80s when that happened.
Overall I was quite impressed with LH's service and would not hesitate to fly them again, especially on their A340-600s....I think your DXB-MUC sector is on that beautiful bird so I will be looking forward to seeing that report.
mango88 From Germany, joined Dec 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8155 times:
Thanks to both of you. Flightsimboy, I had a look at your trip report from December 2007 and after having read it I can tell that the LH 747 cabin has improved quite a lot with the new seats. Yes, the product was totally outdated and the ptvs were absolutely overdue. My DXB-MUC flight was onboard an A330-300 but it differs not much at all concerning the cabin and overall experience compared to the A340-600.