Departure time in Frankfurt (FRA): 14:10
Arrival time in Mexico City (MEX): 19:05
Aircraft: Boeing 747-8i
Duration: 10h 55m
Date of flight: October 24, 2013
* This is an award travel, Business Class flight #36
In 2012, Lufthansa became the launch carrier of Boeing's 747-8i, the longest aircraft in the world. And since they have the newest business class seats installed in these aircraft, I made sure Mike and I would be able to test them one day. I checked which routes they were using the new "Queen of the Skies" and found out that they have started using the 9th of its 20 brand new 747-8i on their FRA-MEX route. Without hesitation, we booked two seats on this beautiful aircraft and I have to say, it was definitely something to be experienced.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
Aircraft, Boeing 747-8i
Boarding, Gate B26
Business Class Cabin, Main Deck
While waiting for the meal service, I decided to make a tour of the business class cabin located on the upper deck.
Variation of Trout and Char with Cucumber Salad in Dill Cream 😋
The other two choices were Assorted Cold Cuts: Escalope of Veal Tegernsee Style, Tyrolean Bacon, crunchy Bavarian Landjäger Salami jerky, Potato Salad and Gherkin and Pumpkin Salad, marinated dumpling Slices and Camembert Cream
Prime boiled Beef with Horseradish Cream, Savoy cabbage and Potatoes 😋
The other choices were: Seared Pike-perch on Sauerkraut with Mustard sauce and Chive Mashed Potatoes and Spätzle - German Cheese noodles with fine Onions and pink Peppercorns.
Arrival in Mexico City
I have to admit that I didn't have high expectations from Lufthansa because I've read many reviews saying their business class was not that good. The aircraft though was something I was impressed with. It may not be that popular as the Super jumbo but it definitely has the capabilities of competing with it. It was very quiet during take off and landing. regarding the service, it was very professional and friendly at the same time. The food tasted excellent. On the other hand, I thought the herringbone seat configuration was not that convenient. I would have loved that the TV monitor is directly facing the passenger, specially when the seat is in bed mode. Also, using the internet is quite expensive being 20 Euro for 24 hours or 10 Euro for an hour. The amenity kit wasn't that impressive either. If you were to ask me, I still prefer flying with some of the carriers from Asia. Overall, a very nice experience flying business class with Lufthansa. Danke Schön and Auf Wiedersehen 😍