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sfflyer123
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A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:38 am

I had to fly to Europe for business. Fortunately, the company that I was consulting for had a good business class policy that allowed for business class in transatlantic flights. Otherwise, I’d be banking on my upgrades or miles to get into business class. I decided to try the LH A380. I really have heard so much about it, but had not gotten the opportunity to try it.

I was also there in FRA during the Frankfurt auto show, so I decided to make my lay-over into 10 hours instead of the usual 2-3 hours, so I could go see the show. It was very nice. I only had time for one exhibit since this place is massive, and I had to see the new Mercedes Benz S class. It is a car that apparently can drive itself. You will be able to see the video of the exhibit in my video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-pmeDnV3GA

For those who prefer the photos, they are here below:
I start off at SFO, and they make us use the United lounge, since there is no LH lounge here. Of course, the carrot sticks and crackers are still here:
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another no comment by sfflyer123, on Flickr

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After the lounge, I get on board on the upper deck. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of the boarding, but you can see the boarding process in the video, which shows how they do upper deck & lower deck boarding. I settle nicely for a glass of champagne:
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champagne by sfflyer123, on Flickr

After take off, LH serves nuts from a package. They aren’t warm, but they are quite tasty. I have a glass of red wine also.
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wine & nuts by sfflyer123, on Flickr

Afterwards, I prepare to have chicken appetizer. It was very good.
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appetizer by sfflyer123, on Flickr

I then have the chicken entrée (yes, lots of chicken). It was very very tasty. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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chicken by sfflyer123, on Flickr

Dessert was fairly standard with ice cream and the chocolate was quite good also. But it was probably too much in terms of the sweets. I think one or the other would have been fine.
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dessert by sfflyer123, on Flickr

I was not able to sleep much, so I watched movies. The flight is very nice, but it’s really a shame that they have the angled lie-flats in their “flagship” A380. The business class product would have been so much better with a true lie-flat. I know that it wasn’t out when the A380 was around, but LH should have just waited. It’s unfortunate.

After a short nap, I was able to have breakfast. They served cold cuts and some eggs. This was totally fine, and very tasty. I was happy with it.
After the landing, I then went to the FRA arrivals lounge, which is a real nice perk when arriving at the airport. They have showers there also, good food, and wi-fi. I then went off to the auto show and checked it out. For details of that, please see my commercial-free video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-pmeDnV3GA

Thank you for watching!
 
AA737-823
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:57 am

I don't know, the food doesn't appear particularly plentiful, nor executive-class level.
I guess I think it looks more "United" and less "Swiss/Austrian/Turkish."
 
sfflyer123
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:58 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
I don't know, the food doesn't appear particularly plentiful, nor executive-class level.
I guess I think it looks more "United" and less "Swiss/Austrian/Turkish."

Thanks for the comment.
 
KLAXAirport
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:36 am

Another excellent report! I have always been a huge fan of LH, however, their J is well due for an upgrade. SAS from SFO or NZ from LAX would be nice to try out on your way to Europe.

Cheers,
KLAXAirport   
 
sfflyer123
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:53 am

Quoting KLAXAirport (Reply 3):
Another excellent report! I have always been a huge fan of LH, however, their J is well due for an upgrade. SAS from SFO or NZ from LAX would be nice to try out on your way to Europe.

Cheers,
KLAXAirport

Thank you. Yes, I would like to try the SAS product one day. I hear they are angled lie-flats, which does not appeal to me so much since I just did this on LH, but it's a definite option since I've never tried it. Thanks.
 
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Great video as always sfflyer!
Shame to see LH installed their old C class in their A380s. The food looks pretty good, although not overwhelming. Nice to see some footage of the car show as well, it looks massive!

Looking forward to your next video report  

cheers,

Brendan
 
sfflyer123
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RE: A380 & Frankfurt Autoshow! LH C: SFO-FRA

Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:48 am

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 5):
Great video as always sfflyer!
Shame to see LH installed their old C class in their A380s. The food looks pretty good, although not overwhelming. Nice to see some footage of the car show as well, it looks massive!

Looking forward to your next video report

cheers,

Brendan

Thank you for the nice comment. Yes, that car show was just crazy huge!

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