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Lufthansa747 From Sunny Frankfurt To Nightly Dubai  
User currently offlinemango88 From Germany, joined Dec 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11540 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMEVnVEiWKM

But for those ones of you who prefer a written version with photos, here are some impressions:



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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.



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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.

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Frankfurt Airport in the distance with our departure runway "Startbahn West" on the left side.



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The four massive engines quickly lifted the full-loaded plane to FL39. From what I can tell, the 747 was sold out to the very last seat onboard.

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Prior to dinner, those little pretzels were handed out by the flight attendants follwed by a drink run.



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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.



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The main dish was tofu with marjoram potatoes. It was tasty and delicious, as well.



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Time went by very quickly and so we soon landed at Dubai intenational Airport. Landing was very smooth. *thumbs up*

Again, more details with the whole report are presented in my extended trip report video which can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMEVnVEiWKM

I hope you like it and would be delighted to see some of your thoughts posted as a comment either on YouTube or below.  

The return flight DXB-MUC-FRA will be posted soon. See you!


my trip reports: youtube.com/GermanspottingHD
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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11246 times:
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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.


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8950 times:

Hi


Great video report, thanks for sharing!
LHs 744seat looks cramped compared to the other a/C.

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinemango88 From Germany, joined Dec 2012, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 7185 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.


my trip reports: youtube.com/GermanspottingHD
User currently offlinedirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1706 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6276 times:

Great report, thanks for sharing  

User currently offlinevivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

Loved the video report, especially the evening ambience and the shot of the moon!  

Can you please let me know the exact section/URL on the LH website which tells you what the special meals consist of?

Thanks for sharing!

Vivek


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