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Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:15 am

Hi,


I'm flying on Lufthansa this Friday MEx/FRa, and FRa/MXP on Saturday. It will be my first time on a long-haul flight (longest I've flown is MEx/EWR on a MX A320, 4 hours), and my first time on a European airline.

I have a specific question about LH and EW (FRa/MXP is on a EW BAe 146-300).

What's it like regarding jumpseat rides? I know this question has been asked tons of times before, but I'm talking specifically about Lufthansa, and on a long-haul flight that doesn't leave or arrive in the US. There are many pictures of European airlines (AF, IB most of all) in the database taken from the jumpseat in-flight (cruise, approach, etc.) by normal passengers, but not many LH pictures from the flight deck.

How are flight attendants like regarding this matter? Are they willing to help you when you ask for something out of routine, like a flight deck visit before departure or in flight? How are pilots like? Is it common for a LH captain to allow visits?

Thanks in advance for your replies.
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cptGirmayTesfa
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:23 am

As far as I know cockpit visits are out of the question since 9/11. Your flight is even flying over US territory!
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:27 am

As far as I know

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you might try to visit the cockpit before or after the flight. The captain has to agree.
They will not let you get in however during the flight.

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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:30 am

Hello AM,

...LH company group Flight Attendant here.

There are absolutely no cockpit visits allowed on any LH flights.

Anyhow enjoy your trip with LH and EW and your time in Europe.

Best regards,

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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:32 am

LH has a strict rule for this... no visitors allowed in the cockpit during the flight. Even employees should not be allowed to take the cockpit jumpseat! (some captains allows staff though)
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 4:39 am

CptGirmayTesfa,

Not true for all airlines.

L1011Lover,

But how about on the ground, like Jarek and DABZF said?

Thanks for your replies, I'm really excited about this trip.
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 7:25 am

Hello AM, ex SR/LX flight attendant: since 9/11 the cockpit door is closed and locked even for F/A's, we always had to call for any entrance  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Wed May 12, 2004 8:51 am

Actually the rule is, that the flight deck door must be closed prior to the beginning of the boarding process.

You can try and ask, if a quick tour is possible, while the aircraft is parked at the gate. But to be really honest with you, I highly, highly doubt it.

 
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Thu May 13, 2004 8:33 am

Thanks L1011Lover. I guess it's just easier if I ask for a flight deck visit after the flight, once my plane has parked at FRa.

By the way, do you know if EuroWings flights use jetways at FRa (particularly the BAe 146s)?
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Thu May 13, 2004 4:16 pm

The BAes never use a jetways in AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA. They are either parked close to Terminal 2 or the Lufthansa Cargo Center.

 
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Thu May 13, 2004 5:32 pm

Well, I fly LH a lot and I've rarely seen a closed cockpit door while boarding...quite often I see the Captain or the F/O standing there and welcoming the pax..that is on short-haul though.

As for how helpful the F/As are: As opposed to many posts from obvious non-LH flyers on other threads (not in this one!), they are usually extremely helpful and go out of their way to make things happen, seriously!

I am usually one of those pax who board, want a drink and otherwise be left alone to sleep, work or just enjoy the flight, but sometimes you do have a problem, like an injured knee or problems with the seat pitch in economy, or indeed a visit to the flightdeck, whatever. They never let me down, searching for a solution, even if it doesn't work out, but they try! They really do. And it didn't matter if I were in First or Business or on the lowest economy fare!

So my advice is: Ask them, I wouldn't be surprised at all if you really get access to the flightdeck before or after the flight. During the flight...see above, they keep to that very strictly!

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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Thu May 13, 2004 5:35 pm

Make sure to collect LH postcards which they offer in all class of service besides other souveniors!!!!!!!! LH gave me a model Airplane (744).
 
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RE: Lufthansa Questions

Fri May 14, 2004 4:51 am

I flew LH from JFK to AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA in march on an a340. Seats were cramped and pitch horrible. Service was less than stellar and the inflight music in armrest didnt work for the whole rear of the a/c. Return trip was on B744, service still blah, seats and pitch seemed much better. I would rather have flown KLM, next time I will.
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