September 9, 2015
Review: Lufthansa B747 First Class, Frankfurt-Chicago
Originally posted in September 5, 2014
Flight: LH 432
Departure in Frankfurt: 17:20
Arrival in Chicago: 19:25
Equipment: Boeing 747-400
Flight duration: 9h 5m
Date of flight: June 3, 2014
*This is an award travel, First Class flight #20
Flying for the second time on Lufthansa in first class last June, I have to admit that I didn't expect much. My first time with them was not that impressive but fortunately, this flight turned out a bit better.
One of the things that makes flying from Frankfurt on Lufthansa in first class really special is you get to be driven in a Mercedes Benz direct to the aircraft since the Lufthansa First Class Terminal is in a remote area. Of course, you can also have the chance and be driven in a Porsche if luck is on your side.
My boarding pass from the Lufthansa passbook app
Since the first class cabin was located on the upper deck, I was able to check out the business class cabin on my way upstairs.
Cabin, upper deck
Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 first class cabin
Again, a separate seat and bed only on Lufthansa 747-400 first class 👍
Lufthansa First Class, seat 81C
Lufthansa First Class bed on the Boeing 747-400
Upon settling in to my seat, the flight attendant came to welcome me and asked for my predeparture drink. She also brought me the latest amenity kit which consisted of an Escada tablet case, skin care products from La Mer, toothpaste, toothbrush, ear plugs, socks, comb and eyemask. This time, I asked for the female version of the tablet case since I already have the male tablet case.
I also got a new pair of slippers and pajamas and I thought I'd ask for an extra large US size so I could give it to Mike.
A glass of champagne, water and some macadamia nuts
The personal screen was large enough and from the movie selection, I ended up watching Leonardo Di Caprio's "The Wolf of Wallstreet" which I thought was a nice movie.
The other choices were:
White Asparagus served with Sauce Hollandaise, Black Forest Ham, boiled Ham and Parsley Potatoes
Monkfish, Chervil Bulgur, Fennel and Celery Sauce
Breast of Guinea Fowl Indian Style, curried Lentils, Carrot, Saffron Mayonnaise, Naan Bread
The other dessert was Whiskey Mascarpone Cream, confit of Green Tomato and Pineapple
I was able to have a nap for a few hours on the separate bed and by the time I woke up, it was time for brunch.
Brunch was served about one and a half hour before landing and although the food was okay, the service was a bit slow since the flight attendant kept on disappearing.
I thought the food was really good specially the US beef although I wished the service could have been better.
I was happy that the purser offered to hang my clothes and kept them in the wardrobe when she saw them on my bed since during my first flight with them, none of the crew did it. The food was very good and I loved their Escada tablet case although the contents could have been better. The separate bed and seat was definitely something special. Lastly, the service was okay but still needs improvement. Overall, a nice flight.
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