I fly frequently the dus-ewr: first with the 737-700 ( with the wing of the -800) and now with the 319.
All that has been said it's true, 48 seats all biz class with blue leather chairs on the 737 ( very similar to the BA
"s cradle seat) with 55' to 60' pitch while the 319 has grey leather interiors.
I will fly the ewr- muc in two weeks again, this time with the 737.
Loads are good but not exceptional, speaking with my friends at LH
the occupancy is around 65 to 70% on average.
trye, they accept economy passengers with published Y fares, and all business class fares ( D and C).
Service is really great, friendly and professional. Food is the regular LH
biz menu served on LH
crockery but with some extra touches such as espresso served with First china from LH
No PTV but individual players with LH
first class selection of movies, documentaries etc.
The F/A's are extraordinary, truly personalizing the service ( i.e.: going around the plane with the manifest and greeting personally all *gold and senators and calling EACH passenger by name for the entire flight).
It is a really great way to fly: no congerstions at the airport, no waiting in line at check ins or lounge-waiting room, extra quick boarding and deplaning and almost non existent line at immigration once on arrival.
The cabin is quiet and it provides a very soothing effect on the entire flight, seems like a small club in the air.
The small planes are just a little slower than their big brothers and sisters.
last week while LH
403 flying EWR
had a scheduled flying time of 6 hours and 20 minutes with a 744 the MUC
bound 413 had a cool 8 hours 5 minutes with the smaller 737. ( which passengers really don't mind because they can SLEEP - at least I DON'T MIND...)
Another complaint passenger have is the lack of power outlet for their PC
's. I don't care, as much as there is champagne flowing.