AndrewE
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Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:44 am

Route: IAD - FRA
Depart: 17:40
Arrive: 07:40 (+1)
Carrier: LH
Equipment: 74H
Seat: 1A

Welcome to another trip report,

Here are a few teaser pics but please see the video (no ads)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0t8BSLwmNE

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/1.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/2.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/3.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/4.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/5.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff392/J0V1T0/LH419/6.jpg


Trip details
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I arrived @ IAD around 14:00 (check in opens up @ 13:30, btw). Check in went smoothly and as luck would have it, I managed to avoid the TSA ‘nude-o-scope’ this time. I headed to the LH Senator lounge. The LH business lounge is also situated at the same location in the B terminal near the departure gate and you check in at the same desk. The food offerings were decent (much better than UA’s international F lounge or their shameful ‘Red Carpet Clubs‘, imo).

Boarding commenced on time @ 17:00 and was done with priority despite having to navigate through a large swarm of gate lice. A cheerful greeting from the head purser and Champagne and nuts was served. The load was 4/8 in F.

Once cruising altitude was reached, menus were distributed and orders taken. For the main meal service I went with the beef accompanied by a nice Bordeaux (the entrée was good but the starter salad was very average). The level of service and attention to detail was strong.

I managed to get in a few hours of sleep - I prefer the ‘old f’ seat in terms of comfort- of course, the ‘new F’ has a better monitor but it seemed the seat itself felt narrower. The pre-arrival meal/breakfast was o.k.. Arrival was on time.


Summary
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Overall this was another enjoyable flight on LH. The food was nothing spectacular but the good service made up for it. The entrée was the highlight and the salad was the weakest item on the menu. The ’new F’ seat was not as comfortable and narrower.
 
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Nice Report! love the pics and the video! Thanks for sharing:D
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:36 am

I can't believe this is the "new" Lufthansa. It is like the old Lufthansa to me. Why is the food so poor? I can cook better than this absolutely.
 
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:22 pm

Great TR, Andrew. Thanks for sharing. What model camera and what setting did you use to take those crisp pictures?

Cheers,
Alan

[Edited 2013-01-01 15:23:46]
 
AndrewE
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Quoting amax1977 (Reply 3):

Thank you. I'm note using a camera per se, those those are screen grabs from the video and the camera is nothing fancy, (a Sony HDRCX190), but I'm using a fast memory card.
 
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi AndrewE !
nice video work ... a different and interesting ...thanks ...stipica  
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RE: Lufthansa First Class B747-8 | IAD - FRA

Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:02 pm

Great video report mate!
Even though I prefer the good old writing style , this was interesting.
I flew the 748 some time back too..
Report can be found here

DEL-FRA-ATL On J Class With Lufthansa (by planiac787 Jan 11 2013 in Trip Reports)

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