Flight attendant Ms. Galda greeted us at the door, while her colleague Mr. Fischer who was standing at the front galley waived us through.
Business Class Cabin
Four rows available
My seat 2A
As we got seated, Ms. Galda appeared to offer an array of newspapers and magazines to the J passengers. My partner took a magazine, while I politely refused her offer as I could keep myself occupied. This service was soon followed by refreshing tissue distribution.
My seat was comfortable for the short hop.
In the seat pocket there were an August edition of LH Magazin and a safety card.
At 14.35, boarding was completed. There were eight people in J cabin, including one First Officer seated at 3A.
Empty opposite seats. One tray table still had to be unfolded
Backward. Passenger at 4D was doing his last call
As the door closed, an announcement was made, “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of Captain Martin Netz, welcome on board of Lufthansa 836 to Düsseldorf. Our flight time would be fifty minutes,”
Pushback then commenced at 14.40.
When Mrs. Galda got seated after doing the final check, D-AILW set out for 08L-26R runway.
Avro private jet?
Spotter’s hill. Any fellow A.netter over there?
D-AILW turned right entering the parallel taxiway.
On the taxiway
D-AILW started to accelerate while leaving the parallel taxiway at the far end. “We take off right away,” Captain Netz said on the intercom.
Up to 26R
More thrust was applied as soon as D-AILW reached 26R and a powerful take-off followed.
Right after lift-off at 14.50
Terminal 1 overview
Overview of MUC Cargo terminal just under the wing and LH Technik hangar on the bottom right
D-AILW was engulfed by a thick cloud layer for couple seconds, before escaping it to a sunny higher level.
Banking to the right
At 14.55, the fasten seat belt signs were switched off. Ms. Galda started snack distribution.
A slice of sweet cake roll
The size was just enough for me after our previous QR
’s meal indulgence. The cake was moist and not too sweet to my liking.
Mr. Fischer followed five minutes later with the drink cart. “Do you want anything to drink?”
“Can we both have whisky, please?” we replied.
“Certainly. Do you want coffee or tea to go with it?”
“No, thank you,”
Mr. Fischer attending his colleague at 3A
At 15.05, D-AILW banked rather sharp to the left, partially revealing German landscape.
At 15.20, Ms. Galda returned to J cabin and stopped by. “Would you need anything else?”
“No, we are fine,”
Ms. Galda then started to collect the rubbish, while Mr. Fischer distributed mini ice cream bar.
Mövenpick mini ice cream bar
Vanilla ice cream wafer sandwich
Right after finishing the rubbish collection, Ms. Galda announced that we would be landing in DUS
within twenty minutes. Captain Netz followed her up at 15.30 that we were leaving our cruising altitude for landing. The fasten seat belt signs were illuminated.
D-AILW banked to the left, thrust its way into the lower thick cloud layer and lined up in a landing pattern.
Theodor-Heuss bridge connecting Kupferdreh on the left with Heisingen on the right
Air Berlin Dash 8 and LH Regional CRJ-700 waiting
Right after touch down at 15.40
Full brakes were applied after touch down. Apparently D-AILW hit halfway the runway and was in need to vacate the runway as soon as possible. Through the exit in front of Terminal B, D-AILW made its way to Terminal A.
Eurowings D-ACNI and D-ACNG
D-AILW came to a stop at 15.45. Fasten seat belt signs were switched off and the passengers were allowed to collect their belongings from the overhead bins.
[Edited 2010-10-31 10:13:05]