Review of Lufthansa flight Tel Aviv Frankfurt-am-Main in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH695
Class Economy
Seat 12A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 4:35
Take-off 11 Oct 16, 08:00
Arrival at 11 Oct 16, 11:35
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Yonatan Paz
By 1097
Published on 2nd November 2016
Hello everybody and welcome to my America - Europe grand trip!

I took a brake of 3 weeks from college & job for travelling across the USA, Carribiean Islands and Poland.

The flights:

TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) -> FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) LH A321 Economy (YOU ARE HERE! / VOUS ETES ICI!)
FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) -> MCO (Orlando, FL, USA) LH B744 Economy
MCO (Orlando, FL, USA) -> EWR (Newark, NJ, USA) UA B738 EconomyPlus
JFK (New York, NY, USA) -> WAW (Warsaw, Poland) LO B788 Economy
KTW (Katowice, Poland) -> TLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) E4 B738 Economy

I arrived to the Airport (Lufthansa uses Terminal 3 in TLV) at 5.45AM for a 8AM scheldue deprature. The airport was crowded as of Yom Kippur (The airport is closed at 2pm) but everything went fast than I've excepted (It took 30 min to get my boarding pass, passport control and security check):
The duty free area:
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Aeroflot A330-200 heading to Moscow (SVO), Russia:
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Air France A320 heading to Paris (CDG), France:
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Air Malta A320 heading to Valletta (MLA), Malta:
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British Airways Boeing 777-200ER landed from London (LHR), UK:
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Air Europa Boeing 737-800 heading to Barcelona (BCN), Spain:
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El Al Boeing 777-200ER landed from Newark (EWR), NJ, USA:
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After the spotting I went to the Dan Longue to get some relax before the flight. As you can see, the lounge is pretty basic if you compared it to others (like in IST, PEK, DXB etc… :D)
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The sun is rising!!! Arkia Boeing 757-300 will heading out to Zanzibar (ZNZ), Tanzania (Flight time to ZNZ its about 5h40m), Israir A320 is pushingback to Herkalion (HER), Greece:
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TIme to reach our bus gate for today, C1:
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Boarding was really caothic but I was the first to board the bus as my Gold Status.
Our Plane for today: Airbus A321, D-AIDL, EX-2011:
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Alitalia A320 heading to Rome (FCO), Italy:
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After entering:
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Seat pitch was really good for 4h flight:
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first view from my seat:
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Our A321 was equipped with BYO streaming system (To use the application you've to download 'BoardConnect' application and connect to their WiFi on the plane):
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We are on the radar!
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Pegasus 737-800 heading to Istanbul (SAW), Turkey:
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Taxi to RWY 26:
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Safety Demo:
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Takeoff:
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We've served a breakfast 30 minutes after take-off. There was a choice between Pancakes and Omeltte. I chose the Omlette option. Hot & Soft drinks were also served:
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Lufthansa Magazin and Duty-Free catalouge:
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Air Sickness bag and safety card:
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Rhodes Island, Greece from above:
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Kos Island, Greece from above:
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After crossing Greece the view was cloudy with some turbulences. Over Serbia:
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Cabin view:

Descending to FRA Airport:

Landing!
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Cabin after landing:
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Etihad A330-300 on its special livery landed from Abu Dhabi (AUH), UAE:
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United Boeing 777-200ER will heading out to Washingthon (IAD), DC, USA:
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Delta Boeing 767-400ER landed from Detroit (DTW), MI, USA:
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China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER before flight to Taipei (TPE), Taiwan:
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Bye-Bye A321!
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SAS Boeing 737-700 before flight to Oslo (OSL), Norway:
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Air Canada Boeing 787-9 before flight to Toronto (YYZ), Canada:
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TuiFly Boeing 737-800 landed from Rhodes (RHO), Greece:
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Alitalia A319 is taxing for its flight to Rome (FCO), Italy:
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The giant one, A380-800 of Singapore Airlines will heading out to Singapore (SIN), Singapore. What a dream to be on this flight!
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Lufthansa A319 on Star Alliance livery landed from Aberdeen (ABZ), UK:
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Croatia Airlines A319 will heading out to Split (SPU), Croatia:
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Verdict

Lufthansa

8.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment7.0
meal/catering8.0

Independent Dan Lounge

6.3/10
Comfort8.0
meal/catering5.0
Entertainment5.0
Services7.0

Tel Aviv - TLV

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Frankfurt-am-Main - FRA

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

I've really enjoyed the flight. The seats were comfortable for this sector, the meal was better than excepted. The cabin crew was nice and was attentive.
The flight departed with a 30 min of delay but we landed on time. I also prefer to board the plane by bus, because you can have a 'tour' on the airside of the airport.
I will definitely fly again on Lufthansa!

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2 Comments

  • Comment 372670 by
    nechus 294 Comments

    Hello! Great report!

    Does boardconnect replace Lufthansa's IFE and onscreen map completely? I'm asking because I can't see any overhead monitors at all.

    Congratulations on your grand trip! It's great when you are young and you can go and see the world !

    I see your name is Paz. Did you know that "paz" is Spanish for "peace"?

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  • Comment 372916 by
    Rl 777 698 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    Beautiful spotting shots at TLV! Unfortunately the windows doesn't seem to be the most spotter-friendly ones but the shots are beautiful at dawn.

    Breakfast looks pretty good on this flight, stunning aerial shots!

    Fantastic spotting at FRA.

    Have a good one, see you later!

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