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Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:45 pm

Introduction



Dear fellow A.netters,

Since Qatar Airways booking confirmation was delivered last year December, I was eagerly waiting for the moment to get on board. Fast forwarded to August 19th , I found myself and my partner setting off for the Lufthansa check-in area in Munich to collect our onward boarding passes to Düsseldorf. Time really flies when you are having fun.



Hotel reservation


For our driving safety’s sake upon our arrival, we decided to remain overnight in DUS. There are two hotels connected to the airport terminal, Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport and Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf. Since Sheraton would have charged EUR 110 instead of Maritim’s EUR 89 for a similar arrangement, it was easy for us to make a choice.


Welcome to the final part of my last holiday trip report series Bye Asia




This part will cover our LH flight from MUC to DUS and our stay at Maritim Hotel.
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:48 pm

Franz Josef Strauss International Airport



After getting cleared by the immigration, we entered the public area of Terminal 2.



LH Business Class ticketing desks




Airport Check In



The LH J check-in desks are located right on the opposite of the J ticketing desks. Interestingly, there was a single zigzagged check-in lane in front of the check-in desks. The entrance was supervised by a yellow shirted LH lady.



The LH guardian on duty



As there was practically nobody in front of us, we could walk straight forward and get attended almost immediately by check-in agent Mr. Besson at desk 453.



Our check-in desk



“Everything is OK. Your luggage has been registered in our system,” Mr. Besson said while issuing our boarding passes. “Here are your boarding passes to Düsseldorf. Have a nice flight,”

The whole process took less than five minutes. I just love such efficiency!



My boarding pass



As J passengers, we were entitled to use the First and Business Class security check lane.



F and J security check entrance



After a glance at our boarding passes , we were allowed further entrance. The following security check was correct and efficient. Although a security official inquired us to switch on our DSLR camera for a further check, we were airside after another five minutes.



An instant eye-catcher, BMW 530d



As we turned right along the BMW, a façade showed us the way to the lounge.



Façade



Common entrance of Senator and J Lounge



Lounge front agent, Ms. Scheiler, scanned our boarding passes and waived us through.



Business Class Lounge



The J lounge is located upstairs. Once you are there, you will get to know who is its proud owner and to whom the lounge is dedicated.



LH



Biergarten



The lounge was not particularly crowded, especially on the right wing. We decided to spend our few minutes there with each a glass of whisky.



Right wing



There was an obvious interior division of the right wing. The area around the stairway was designed in the ambience of Biergarten.



Biergarten area



The division to the other part was marked by high bistro furniture sets.



Division mark




Buffet



The buffet area is located in the middle and divided in the wall area and the island.


Wall Area




Soup, bread baskets and pickles



Soft drinks, mineral water and juices



Tea bag container



Wines and beers



Löwenbräu draught



Coffee machine



Mövenpick ice cream container




Island Area




From left to the right: Cream pudding cups, assorted salad bowls, another bread basket and rack with bretzels



Assorted fruit trays



Just before two o’clock, we finished our whisky and moved on to our gate. Gate A40 is located at Pier South.



Another eye-catcher, an Europcar green car



Signage



As soon as we reached our gate, a second gate change was already announced.



Our previous gate



Our new gate



MUC is impressive with many free coffee and newspaper corners around the terminal building.



Free coffee machine



Free newspaper rack




Boarding



Flights Status



Our itinerary:
Route: MUC-DUS
Date: 19 August 2010
ETD/ATD: 14.35 / 14.40
ETA/ATA: 15.45 / 15.45
Flight number: LH 836
Plane: Airbus 319-114
Registration: D-AILW, named Donaueschingen
Delivered: 3 August 1998
First Officer: Captain Martin Netz


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At 14.20, boarding call was made. There was no separate call for premium passengers, hence everyone just lined up.



Crowd at the gate



For the first time, we had to use the self boarding machine. I must say, I was excited about it. As soon as the machine bleeped upon scanning my boarding pass, the automatic door opened. My partner and I just followed others downstairs. G41 turned out to be a bus gate.



Bus signage



Bus interior



I love boarding from a bus gate, especially at a spotter friendly airport like MUC. As the bus ride took nearly ten minutes, it gave me a nice spotting opportunity underway.



LH D-AVRD being serviced



Icelandair TF-FIZ



Air Baltic YL-BBN. Could fellow A.netter FlyingFinn76 be on it?



LH Regional D-ADHA



Pegasus TC-AAO



As soon as our bus pulled on next to D-AILW, we were released. Most passengers were eager to get on board, while I was just strolling and capturing my surrounding.



Under the wing



Wing-let



Engine close-up



Further details of D-AILW



Captain Netz doing paper work



Before entrance
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:53 pm

On Board



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




Cabin tag



Four rows available



Our row



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.



Refreshing tissue




Seat 2A



My seat was comfortable for the short hop.



Legroom



Cocktail table



In the seat pocket there were an August edition of LH Magazin and a safety card.


Safety card




Front page



Back page




Cabin Overview



At 14.35, boarding was completed. There were eight people in J cabin, including one First Officer seated at 3A.



Forward



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.



Taxi



When Mrs. Galda got seated after doing the final check, D-AILW set out for 08L-26R runway.



Cityline D-AECG



Avro private jet?



Spotter’s hill. Any fellow A.netter over there?



D-AILW turned right entering the parallel taxiway.


On the taxiway




Take Off



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.



Take-off roll



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




In Flight



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,”



Our whisky



Mr. Fischer attending his colleague at 3A



At 15.05, D-AILW banked rather sharp to the left, partially revealing German landscape.



Greenish 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




Landing



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.



Hattingen



Theodor-Heuss bridge connecting Kupferdreh on the left with Heisingen on the right



Hösel



Eggerscheid



Eckamp



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.



Cityline D-ACPC



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]
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:57 pm

Düsseldorf International Airport



Disembarking



After saying goodbye to Ms. Galda and Mr. Fischer, we left D-AILW.



SAS SE-DIP docked next to D-AILW



As soon as we exited the air bridge, I was not that enthusiastic to follow the baggage reclaim sign.



Signage



Sixt car display



We went downstairs to the baggage reclaim area.



Baggage Claim





Information screen



Our belt



Overview



There are plenty baggage trolleys available at each belt. We did not need any as we only had one checked luggage together. However, it took a while before we got reunited with our luggage. The priority tags seemed to be applied only after a QR flight but not beyond.

It was past 16.00 as we entered the public area on our way to Maritim Hotel.



Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf





The hotel is located in a five minute walk from Terminal C.



Façade



Side entrance



Ground floor interior with glass rooftop



Reception desk




Classic room



Tobias took charge of our check-in. Unfortunately, I cannot remember which room number he assigned us. The only thing I know is that we were pleasantly surprised by our room. It turned out to be the cleanest and best maintained one we ever encountered during our summer holiday. We gladly spent our jet-lagged evening here.




Double bed



Washbasin and bath tub



Bad amenity kit



Toilet



Nevertheless I got the feeling, ‘Well, this is it. The end of our summer holiday!’



Final Conclusion



To start the final conclusion, please allow me to share you my trip report overview of our summer holiday in Indonesia.

Big Summer Holiday To Asia Part 1: DUS-MUC With LH (by akhmad Aug 21 2010 in Trip Reports)
Big Summer Holiday To Asia Part 2: MUC-DOH With QR (by akhmad Aug 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Big Summer Holiday To Asia Part 3: DOH-KUL With QR (by akhmad Aug 28 2010 in Trip Reports)


Finally Asia Part 1: A.net Meeting And BDO With QZ (by akhmad Sep 4 2010 in Trip Reports)
Finally Asia Part 2: Up To Semarang With Mandala (by akhmad Sep 11 2010 in Trip Reports)
Finally Asia Part 3: Karimunjawa And Batavia Air (by akhmad Sep 24 2010 in Trip Reports)
Finally Asia Part 4: Bali With Indonesia Air Asia (by akhmad Oct 1 2010 in Trip Reports)
Finally Asia Part 5: Bali To Singapore With QR (by akhmad Oct 9 2010 in Trip Reports)

Bye Asia 1: Singapore To Doha With Qatar (by akhmad Oct 17 2010 in Trip Reports)
Bye Asia 2: Private Cabin? DOH-MUC With QR In F (by akhmad Oct 24 2010 in Trip Reports)

I wish to thank all of you for joining me along my summer holiday to Indonesia. Thank you so much for your very well appreciated comments. It has been an unforgettable holiday involving three travel classes, five airlines and an A.net meeting with Airpearl.

I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I did while writing it. Please feel free to leave some comments. I certainly look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers,
Suryo
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:16 pm

Hola Suryo!

Thanks for this last part of this amazing series of TR.

LH service in this flight seems to me very decent. I have always encountered a bunch of crew members flying domestic flights. Service tends to be the same on all flights, a piece of cake and some drinks, last time I spilt the coffee cup all over me.... BTW, it was in a plastic cup... I did not get any ice cream just two chocolates.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I was not that enthusiastic to follow the baggage reclaim sign.

I bet you were not after so many wonderful experiences.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I wish to thank all of you for joining me along my summer holiday to Indonesia. Thank you so much for your very well appreciated comments. It has been an unforgettable holiday involving three travel classes, five airlines and an A.net meeting with Airpearl.

You put so much detail and effort in every Trip Report that you make them come true and seem we are all flying and sharing the experience.

All the best in your next flights.

Salut!

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:36 pm

Hi Suryo,

excellent last part of your amazing series, always nice to read reports involving MUC.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
An instant eye-catcher, BMW 530d

Absolutely. My brother recently got a new 530d, fabulous car!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Löwenbräu draught

What would be a lounge at MUC without Bavarian draught beer???

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Pegasus TC-AAO

If nothing goes wrong I'll soon try that carrier.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Avro private jet?

That's BAe 146-100 G-BLRA, operated by BAe Systems (corporate shuttle).

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I wish to thank all of you for joining me along my summer holiday to Indonesia. Thank you so much for your very well appreciated comments. It has been an unforgettable holiday involving three travel classes, five airlines and an A.net meeting with Airpearl.

Thanks again for taking the time to post all these outstanding reports!   


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Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:59 pm

Hi Roger and PH,

Thank you so much for your feedback.


@ Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
Thanks for this last part of this amazing series of TR.

You are welcome. I am happy to know that you liked it.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
LH service in this flight seems to me very decent.

The service nicely caters the needs of the passengers at the time of the day. A small snack and extensive drink choice.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
last time I spilt the coffee cup all over me.... BTW, it was in a plastic cup...

Ouch, I hope you did not get burned. How did the attendants handle your situation?

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
I did not get any ice cream just two chocolates.

Could it depend on the time of the day? When were you flying?

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 4):
You put so much detail and effort in every Trip Report that you make them come true and seem we are all flying and sharing the experience.

Roger, these were the nicest words I have ever heard. Thank you.


@ PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
excellent last part of your amazing series, always nice to read reports involving MUC

Thank you. MUC has become one of my favorite airports around.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
My brother recently got a new 530d, fabulous car!

Really? Have you got a chance to drive the 530d yourself?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
What would be a lounge at MUC without Bavarian draught beer???

Good point. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to savour draught beer...  


Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
If nothing goes wrong I'll soon try that carrier.

Good to know that! Where to?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
That's BAe 146-100 G-BLRA, operated by BAe Systems (corporate shuttle).

I knew you would help me out. Thank you!  


Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
Thanks again for taking the time to post all these outstanding reports!

You are welcome. Thanks a lot for being such a nice companion all along.  



Cheers,
Suryo

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:06 pm

Hey Suryo,

It brings a slight tear to my eye that this mega fantastic trip of yours has finally come to an end. It has been an amazing experience for us to be with you during this whole trip.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
As soon as our bus pulled on next to D-AILW, we were released. Most passengers were eager to get on board, while I was just strolling and capturing my surrounding.

And no ground staff said anything at all to you?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
As soon as we exited the air bridge, I was not that enthusiastic to follow the baggage reclaim sign.

I don't blame you. I would have wanted to go on the next international long haul flight out of there straight away before the depression kicked in.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I did while writing it.

Most definitely!!!

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:22 pm

Hi Suryo

So sad that your trip found an end now,
I was always happy to find a new part on a.net, because I knew I will have an enjoyable read .
Your whole series had so many detailed information and lots of high quality pictures.
Any idea where you're next trip will go to?
Thanks again for sharing!!

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:43 pm

Solid final installment of your trip, Suryo! I personally think LH's idea of a "Biergarten" is a bit off, it looks more like a "Businessgarten" to me. Nevertheless, the variety offered appears to leave nothing to be desired.

As usual, thanks for sharing.
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:54 pm

Hi Sandeep, Johannes, Marius,

Thank you so much for being such a nice company.


@ Sandeep:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 7):
It brings a slight tear to my eye that this mega fantastic trip of yours has finally come to an end.

Thanks. It brings a tear to my eye as well to hear this.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 7):
It has been an amazing experience for us to be with you during this whole trip.

Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure to bring you along.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 7):
And no ground staff said anything at all to you?

Nope! I never met such relaxed ground staff.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 7):
I would have wanted to go on the next international long haul flight out of there straight away before the depression kicked in.

We think alike.

Quoting AI151 (Reply 7):
Most definitely!!!

Thank you.


@ Johannes:

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 8):
So sad that your trip found an end now,
I was always happy to find a new part on a.net, because I knew I will have an enjoyable read .
Your whole series had so many detailed information and lots of high quality pictures.

Such nice words of yours. Thank you.

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 8):
Any idea where you're next trip will go to?

Not yet. We are still figuring out.

Quoting Luxair747SP (Reply 8):
Thanks again for sharing!!

You are welcome. It has been a pleasure to me.


@ Marius:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 9):
Solid final installment of your trip, Suryo!

Thank you. Glad you liked it.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 9):
I personally think LH's idea of a "Biergarten" is a bit off, it looks more like a "Businessgarten" to me. Nevertheless, the variety offered appears to leave nothing to be desired.

I wished I could stay in the lounge any longer to better absorb the atmosphere. I have never been to any "Biergarten", hence I appreciated LH's efforts on it.


Thanks again for dropping by.

Cheers,
Suryo
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:06 pm

Hello Suryo,

I also enjoyed reading the final part of your holiday reports, again with lots of great pictures. The Maritim Hotel at Düsseldorf Airport looks very good and the price you paid seems to be OK for such a hotel.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I love boarding from a bus gate, especially at a spotter friendly airport like MUC. As the bus ride took nearly ten minutes, it gave me a nice spotting opportunity underway.

I also enjoy these bus-rides. Especially at MUC, you get a good apron-overview when driving to the parking positions of the planes.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Spotter’s hill. Any fellow A.netter over there?

Not me on that day, but now as you mention it, I was there only five days before, on August 24th.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
while Mr. Fischer distributed mini ice cream bar.

Nice idea to serve ice-cream on a short flight in Business Class. It can be distributed quickly and most people like it.

Finally I want to say thank you for taking the time and effort to write this Asia-summer holiday series. I really enjoyed all eleven parts of it and I am looking forward to hearing from your future travel experiences again soon.

Regards
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:22 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
I have never been to any "Biergarten", hence I appreciated LH's efforts on it.

You haven't? Then I badly recommend visiting one, of course in Bavaria, if possible! LH's "Biergarten" looks classy and everything, but the atmosphere and equipment in a traditional one is quite different. I found this picture which depicts it pretty well, I find.  


One Evening in the Biergarten von Werner Kunz (werkunz1) auf Flickr
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Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:47 pm

Hi Suryo!

Very nice conclusion to your serires with very nice pictures! Nice wih cake and ice-cream on such short flight. The hotel looks nice as well, seems like a good value.

So now we have to wait until next summer to read another trip report from you   ?

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:40 pm

Nice report, looks like a nice ending of the trip.
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:41 pm

Hi Christoph, Lars,

Thanks a lot for being a great companion all along.


Hi Marius,

Nice to see you again.


@ Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
I also enjoyed reading the final part of your holiday reports, again with lots of great pictures.

Thank you. I am happy to know that.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
The Maritim Hotel at Düsseldorf Airport looks very good and the price you paid seems to be OK for such a hotel.

Maritim is recommendable. At certain time, you can come across the flight attendants of Emirates and Swiss there.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
Especially at MUC, you get a good apron-overview when driving to the parking positions of the planes.

  

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
I was there only five days before, on August 24th.

Christoph, our paths will cross one day!

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
Finally I want to say thank you for taking the time and effort to write this Asia-summer holiday series. I really enjoyed all eleven parts of it and I am looking forward to hearing from your future travel experiences again soon.

You are welcome. It has been a pleasure to take you along my holiday. For sure, I will be sharing my future travel experiences with you.


@ Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
Very nice conclusion to your serires with very nice pictures!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
The hotel looks nice as well, seems like a good value.

Maritim was a decent airport hotel. Well-appointed room at a moderate price.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 13):
So now we have to wait until next summer to read another trip report from you ?

I hope not, Lars. We cannot wait that long ourselves.   


@ Marius:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 12):
but the atmosphere and equipment in a traditional one is quite different. I found this picture which depicts it pretty well, I find.

Thanks. I should go beyond the airport to a traditional 'Biergarten'. I am thinking about next year...


Thanks again for dropping by, fellows.


Cheers,
Suryo
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:44 pm

Hi MSS658,

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 14):
Nice report, looks like a nice ending of the trip.

Thank you. I hope you enjoyed my trip report series.


Cheers,
Suryo
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:43 am

Great TR and awesome way to end the series!

I've always been curious about those convertible seats..when they convert the middle seat and bring the tray down, do the arm rests move in, make the actual J seats (window and aisle) a little wider? It seems to be that to count as a J seat you should have SOME extra room/comfort. If not, I would almost prefer NOT to have the tray and have the arm rests up and have the two J pax just share the middle seat....

The ice cream sandwich is cute (but after so much traveling someone could use a good manicure!)

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:52 am

Hi Suryo,

Thank you for sharing this final instalment in what has been an excellent series. With all the doubts, uncertainties and upsets that you had with previous sectors, it seems that everything worked out well for this one.

Once more you have provided us with some good photos. The remote boarding providing you with the opportunity to capture some that would have been impossible from a jet-bridge.

Your series has been very informative, introducing some of us to destinations that few have travelled to. The mix of three classes and five airlines made sure that it would never be dull. I particularly liked your use of direct speech when describing the interaction with cabin class. It made them real.

I look forward to reading a future trip report when you have sorted out where you want to go next.

Best wishes,
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Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:23 am

Hey great end to an amazing trip and series. Well done I liked it all. Great photos and read as usual.

Look forward to the Winter series??


Regards

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Hi Suryo,

So, the last part of your series! You've put so much hard work into it - well done, it's been a delight to read.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
The LH J check-in desks are located right on the opposite of the J ticketing desks. Interestingly, there was a single zigzagged check-in lane in front of the check-in desks. The entrance was supervised by a yellow shirted LH lady.

I really don't like her uniform. Bearing in mind she's at the C-Class desks, it looks a bit too casual for my liking.

MUC really seems to be an excellent airport. I love the free tea & coffee they offer, what a special touch. It's also very interesting to hear about a German domestic flight in business. The offerings seem fine for a 50 minute flight - the cake looks delicious.

Now that you've finished your series, there's only one thing for it.......book some more flights  

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:34 pm

Hey, Suryo,

what a great final story of you´re series.
Really well done.
Now I know, what I´ve missed exactly yesterday during a rebooked flight from FCO, originally via MUC and some lounging to STR, finally via FRA.

LH service looks ok.
And the hotel looks like superb, great choice.

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:21 pm

Hi Burj, Roy, Philip, Hannah, Markus,

Thank you for being such a great companion all along.


@ Burj:

Quoting burj (Reply 17):
Great TR and awesome way to end the series!

Thank you. I am happy to hear that.

Quoting burj (Reply 17):
when they convert the middle seat and bring the tray down, do the arm rests move in, make the actual J seats (window and aisle) a little wider?

You can fold the armrests if you like. We did not really bother it as it was a short flight

Quoting burj (Reply 17):
(but after so much traveling someone could use a good manicure!)

Don't worry. It has been taken care of.   

Quoting burj (Reply 17):
Thanks again for sharing!

You are welcome. It has been a pleasure to me.


@ Roy:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
Thank you for sharing this final instalment in what has been an excellent series.

You are welcome. I am happy to know that you have enjoyed it.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
Once more you have provided us with some good photos. The remote boarding providing you with the opportunity to capture some that would have been impossible from a jet-bridge.

Exactly. Therefore I grabbed my chances during each less frequent remote boarding.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 18):
Your series has been very informative, introducing some of us to destinations that few have travelled to. The mix of three classes and five airlines made sure that it would never be dull. I particularly liked your use of direct speech when describing the interaction with cabin class. It made them real.

Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it.


@ Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Hey great end to an amazing trip and series. Well done I liked it all. Great photos and read as usual.

Thank you. It makes me happy to hear that.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 19):
Look forward to the Winter series??

So do we.


@ Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
So, the last part of your series! You've put so much hard work into it - well done, it's been a delight to read.

Thank you for joining us all along. It has been a pleasure.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
Bearing in mind she's at the C-Class desks, it looks a bit too casual for my liking.

Well, you are right! I did not really pay attention to the lad. I did not know why LH dressed up the lady like that.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
the cake looks delicious.

I am wondering whether it was a slice of typical Bavarian cake roll.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 20):
Now that you've finished your series, there's only one thing for it.......book some more flights

Hehe, I know.  


@ Markus:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):
what a great final story of you´re series.
Really well done.

I am happy to know that. Thank you.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):
Now I know, what I´ve missed exactly yesterday during a rebooked flight from FCO, originally via MUC and some lounging to STR, finally via FRA.

Really? I certainly look forward to this adventure of yours.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 21):
And the hotel looks like superb, great choice.

Maritim seems a good hotel chain. Did you ever stay with one of them?


Thanks again for your comments, fellows.

Cheers,
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Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Hey, Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 22):
Maritim seems a good hotel chain. Did you ever stay with one of them?

For several times, Berlin/Munich/Frankfurt, both for biz and also private reasons.

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:47 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
Really? Have you got a chance to drive the 530d yourself?

Not yet - only a matter of time.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
Good to know that! Where to?

Adana to MUC, via SAW.


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Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi Markus, PH,

Nice to see you back.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 23):
Berlin/Munich/Frankfurt, both for biz and also private reasons.

I assume you have become their privileged guest, then?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 24):
Adana to MUC, via SAW.

Lovely! Will it be this year as well?


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Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:29 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 25):
Lovely! Will it be this year as well?

No, but in January. Hopefully we won't get too much snow at that time.


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Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:38 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 26):
No, but in January. Hopefully we won't get too much snow at that time.
We hope so. We are eyeing something as well for January.

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:03 am

Hi Suryo,

It's both great to to find and read the last part of your summer adventures and sad knowing that this indeed is the end of that trip! You do have quite amazing talent in recording even the smallest details, even after your previous flight in QR First this one still feels very interesting and refreshing - although it only covers a short domestic hop on LH Business. Well done!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Registration: D-AILW, named Donaueschingen

What do you know, also in my log, twice in fact from 2005.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Bus signage

This is one of the things I like about MUC - a little thing but somehow it just makes all the difference. They do this on the LHR buses nowadays as well.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Air Baltic YL-BBN. Could fellow A.netter FlyingFinn76 be on it?

Nope, not on that particular day. Never flown BT to/from MUC actually. Although I've logged one flight on that particular frame.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
A slice of sweet cake roll

Looks delicious, although I'm not really sure whether I'd like a sweet snack on such a flight. I think I'd prefer something salty like a small sandwich or roll.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Tobias took charge of our check-in. Unfortunately, I cannot remember which room number he assigned us. The only thing I know is that we were pleasantly surprised by our room.

Looks good! I spent a night at the Riga Maritim hotel some years ago, it was a pretty impressive hotel actually. The only problem was that it was chock full of German tourist groups, most of whom seemed to be retired people.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Nevertheless I got the feeling, ‘Well, this is it. The end of our summer holiday!’

Oh yes, I know the feeling! There's only one thing to do: get more adventures on the planning board!
 
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:39 pm

Hi P.,

Thank you so much for your feedback and being such a great companion all along. It has been a pleasure to share my travel experience with you.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 28):
What do you know, also in my log, twice in fact from 2005.

How nice!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 28):
They do this on the LHR buses nowadays as well.

A good move of LHR.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 28):
There's only one thing to do: get more adventures on the planning board!

We are working out something for January.

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:22 pm

Hi Akhmad,

A nice finish to your TR's, enjoyed all of them. If all goes well, the next time you plan a trip to Indonesia QR would be serving SUB as well, via SIN or KUL.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
I wish to thank all of you for joining me along my summer holiday to Indonesia. Thank you so much for your very well appreciated comments. It has been an unforgettable holiday involving three travel classes, five airlines and an A.net meeting with Airpearl.

That sums it all!

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi Ojas,

Thank you for being a great companion all along. It has been a pleasure to share it with you.

Quoting ojas (Reply 30):
If all goes well, the next time you plan a trip to Indonesia QR would be serving SUB as well, via SIN or KUL.

I do hope the arrival time will be convenient to connect with a flight to BDO, my mother's hometown.

Quoting ojas (Reply 30):
Thanks for sharing

You are welcome.


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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:45 am

Hi Suryo,

Finally got to the end, phew! Magnificent series, I really can't say too much more. And this flight just rounded it off nicely. A bit of F, a bit of J and also a bit of LCC Y in this series.. Very interesting I must say.


The lounge certainly looks well stocked! I wouldn't mind spending an hour or two before a flight in there.

The service doesn't seem too bad for a 50 minute flight but then again you could easily make the most of your time in the lounge and not really need anything in the air!


It's been a pleasure to read the journey of yours down to Indonesia and back! Looking forward to future series of yours - maybe you want to try another airline next time  

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Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:59 pm

Hi Nicholas,

Thanks a lot for being with us all along. You really make me happy. It has been a great pleasure to share the series with you.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 32):
The service doesn't seem too bad for a 50 minute flight but then again you could easily make the most of your time in the lounge and not really need anything in the air!

We would not mind to spend a little longer in this particular lounge. Well, maybe next time.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 32):
maybe you want to try another airline next time

We are eyeing another airline for our future trip.   


Thanks again.

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:29 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 27):
We hope so. We are eyeing something as well for January.

I hope we can expect another magnificent series then...


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Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:24 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 34):
I hope we can expect another magnificent series then...

I am doing my best. It will be February by the way.
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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:22 am

Hi, Suryo

great report. I love LH and their handling systems at the airport in German airport. The selfboarding is a great feature. Do you know this is very common in Japan already for years? It works fine and gets me on board quickly usually.
LH lounge in MUC seems good enough with enough to bite and drink. I actually had slightly lower expectations of it to be honest, so it's very positive to me. Onboard service is fine, but I think just the cake is a bit of nothing. They could've given you slightly more food even for such a domestic flight. You were ok with it, but other people might be dissappointed by this offering and that can be dangerous for an airline and it's customer impressions of them.
Fantastic pics, and you make even a boring LH domestic to an enjoyable read!

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RE: Bye Asia 3: The Final Leg MUC-DUS With LH

Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:38 pm

Hi Eric,

Thank you so much for reading.

I did not know that self boarding was that familiar already in Japan. I like this feature. If you can do self check-in nowadays, why not self boarding? I am wondering whether AMS has adopted it and if not when it intends to do it.

You can have an enjoyable stay for several hours in LH Schengen lounge. I wished we could do that.

Regarding the on board service, I think the offering is more substantial around the meal time. For instance, we got more food for breakfast on our outward journey.

Your nice words really make me happy. It has been a pleasure to share my experience with you.

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