Flight: LA 705
Departure time in Frankfurt (FRA): 19:25
Arrival time in Madrid (MAD): 21:45
Aircraft: Boeing 787
Duration: 2h 20min
Date of flight: November 8, 2017
*Revenue Ticket, Business Class flight #137
Check-in, Desk 766 Hall C, Terminal 1
my last flight with LATAM two years ago, they were still using Terminal 2 for check-in and Terminal 1 for departure gates so it's nice to know everything is all in one place now.
B Departures, Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge for about half an hour or so before heading to the departure gates.
Boarding, gate B48
Business Class Cabin
At the back of the business class cabin is the Space + with a seat pitch of 34 inches followed by the Economy cabin with 32 inches seat pitch.
As for the business class seat, here are the features:
Around 7:05pm, the captain came on the PA to welcome us on board, and gave us flight information among others, that this flight is continuing to Santiago and our flight time to Madrid which is 2 hours. Moments later, the Flight Service Manager also came on the PA.
In-flight Safety Video
Minutes later, we had a smooth take off.
A few minutes after the seat belt sign was turned off, the flight attendants started offering hot towels. There was no menu card although I was told that they were serving smoked salmon.
Around 8:55pm, the captain was back on the PA and informed us that we start our descent among others, and that we would be landing around 9:30pm which is earlier than scheduled.
Landing at Madrid Barajas Airport
We landed at Madrid Barajas Airport around 9:37pm and afterwards, an announcement was made that those flying to Santiago would need to disembark as well.
Taking this same flight after two years was sort of nostalgic for me since during my first flight with LATAM (then LAN), I was on a birthday trip traveling to Japan and then back to Europe. The Boeing 787-9 which LATAM uses now is definitely a step up since the seats are wider, the personal screens are bigger and the cabin feels more spacious. The food and drinks selection was also very good and the flight attendants especially the guy serving my side of the cabin was very attentive and jolly. For the price I paid and for the service I received, LATAM is definitely one of the best airlines to fly with between Frankfurt and Madrid 😍