Trip to Kazakhstan in Lufthansa First Class and Dubai to Stockholm in Qatar Airways Business Class
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Kazakhstan for the first time where I spent two nights in the capital city of Astana. I flew from Dubai to Astana via Frankfurt (and back) in Lufthansa First Class using my miles and needless to say, it was one of the best trips I've ever had. I had a separate ticket on Qatar Airways between Stockholm and Dubai where I flew in economy class on the outbound and business class on the inbound. My business class ticket on Qatar Airways from Dubai gave me the chance to visit their newly opened lounge which was really nice, as well as that of British Airways'. This whole trip lasted for a week and eventhough it was very extensive, I loved every single minute of it!
Photoreview: Lufthansa Business Class Lounge, Dubai T1 Concourse D (DXB)
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Photoreview: Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Concourse A Schengen (FRA)
Review: Lufthansa First Class, Frankfurt-Astana
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Photoreview: Lufthansa Welcome Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
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Photoreview: British Airways Galleries Club, Dubai T1 Concourse D (DXB)
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Flight: LH 631
Departure time in Dubai: 1:00
Arrival time in Frankfurt: 5:50
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Duration: 6h 50m
Date of flight: September 10, 2016
*This is an award travel, First Class flight #36
Check-in, desk 537
Lufthansa Senator Lounge
Lufthansa Senator Lounge before heading to the departure gate.
Boarding, gate D2
with them from Frankfurt to Chicago. They are actually nice (they are made in Vietnam) but my favorite design is still the ones I got from Asiana Airlines a few years ago.
In-flight Entertainment System
The menu on this flight could be found on the internet which read as follows:
The first class champagne was Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle.
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Schengen in Frankfurt and I knew it would take some time before I could have another meal. Needless to say, I slept really well and woke up with about 1 hour and 15 minutes left before landing.
I was also offered some bread, jams and honey but only went for a piece of bread. The breakfast was very good specially the scrambled eggs with bacon. After my breakfast, I decided to change into my own clothes before the lavatory got too busy.
Toilet & Lavatory
About 30 minutes before landing, the captain once again came on the PA for some arrival informations.
Arrival at Frankfurt Main Airport
My last flight in Lufthansa first class two years ago was not really something I was happy about so I was not expecting much on this flight. Fortunately, I don't think I could ask for more on this flight as I had one of the best crews and the hard product on Lufthansa's Airbus A330 is something you can't really criticize. I loved the fact the the flight attendants had always addressed me by my name and that they offered to hang my clothes after I've changed into pyjamas. The seat that turns into a fully flat bed with complete mattress and duvet is one of the best being offered in the industry. To offer caviar is always impressive since my last flights in first class prior to this was on Qatar Airways and Etihad and none of them offered caviar. Of course, it is only a part of the whole dining experience and there's a lot to be considered. If there's one thing I wish they could improve on, it would be to offer better amenity kits. Asiana and Emirates offer Bulgari products, Qatar Airways offers Giorgio Armani and Singapore Airlines offer Salvatore Ferragamo (all complete with hand cream and perfume) so I hope Lufthansa would also follow this trend. Overall, I really enjoyed flying in Lufthansa first class to Frankfurt and would gladly choose them again in the future. To all the crew on this flight specially to Ms. Moore, thanks so much. Auf Wiedersehen!
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