FLIGHT LH2531
CLASS OF SERVICE Economy
SEAT NUMBER 12F
AIRCRAFT Airbus A321
TAKEOFF 16-10-26 9 a.m.
VIEWS 851
LANDING AT 11:10 a.m.
A321Aeroflot
The 13th February 2017

Photo review of Lufthansa flight from Moscow to Munich in Economy

Hello everyone!
My name is Nikolay, I am from Moscow. I'm 43. You can see my reports in original here.
Today I will describe my first Lufthansa experience from Moscow. On my holiday in mid-autumn I decided to visit my favourite Italy once again. Firstly, I wanted to fly with Aeroflot from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Milan MXP, but I've discovered Lufthansa for a cheaper price on the route Moscow Domodedovo - Genoa via Munich and back from Milan Linate via Frankfurt. The tickets for 3 persons were cheaper than Aeroflot ones - about 76000 RUB or 1050 EUR as of the exchange rate on that day instead of about 92000 or 1270 EUR. And… I really wasn't disappointed of my choice.

1. Lufthansa website

To start with, I want to tell a few words about Lufthansa website.
The design is very convenient - all the functions are user-friendly. In comparison with Aeroflot, you can choose the seats previously in the basic fare - that's a big plus, LH. In Aeroflot you can choose only at the online check-in. Previously - only if you are an elite member of Aeroflot Bonus or you're flying with business class.

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2. Moscow-Domodedovo Airport

As usually, I arrived there 2 hours before departure. Well, it is my first time in DME after 2008. I must admire, everyting is not so bad there, but as for me, I prefer Sheremetyevo-D much more.

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In Russia you should pass a small security check while entering the terminal, so there was a little queue.

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So, let's go to our check-in desks.

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Got BPs for both flights, I'll pick my luggage up in Genoa.

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The check-in agent told us to pass the controls on the upper level (A). In Domodedovo you can pass through 3 sectors - A (upper level), B (lower, on the level of jetbridges) and E (upper level in the end of terminal).

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Some views of the upper level of the pier:

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I decided to visit the Priority Pass lounge. Previously it belonged to Lufthansa, passengers of its business class visit Austrian lounge now.

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It has a cozy interior.

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Of course, not without a buffet. =)

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That was my choice.

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The flights board:

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It's time for boarding. Passing the nearby Julius Meinl Cafe:

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So, let's proceed to our gate 4.

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Our A321-200 D-AIDP Paderborn is waiting for us since midnight.

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The boarding started.

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3. Flight LH2531 Moscow - Munich

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The distance is 1944 km. flight duration 2:50.

Entering the aircraft. Business Class:

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And our seats in 12 row on the right side.

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Swiss A320 is standing next to us. Gonna fly with them to Rome in the end of March.

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S7 A319 and Etihad A321…

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Vim Avia B777-200 (ex. SIA one, I think)

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Belavia B737 with the World of Tanks livery…

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Nordavia and Nordwind B737 by the domestic sector…

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S7:

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Swiss A320 also started its taxiing…

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Vim Avia B757-200

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Ural Airlines:

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AirBridgeCargo B747-8F

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Red Wings Tu-204/214 (ex. Aviastar and Transaero)

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Take off…

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Bye bye Moscow!

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A breakfast was given afterwards - the pancakes or omelette. I've chosen the first variant. In comparison with Aeroflot I was really impressed by LH's catering!

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So let's have a look at the cabin.
The views:

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The legroom:

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However, the headrest is not adjustable as one in Aeroflot.

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The interior is typical for A320 family since 2007. I was wondered that Lufthansa has lighting under the overhead bins.

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The armrest and the buckle cover are in a good condition.

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What on earth? :o

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Let's have a look at what we have in the front seat pocket.
I really like the LH safety cards' design!

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A flight magazine and a catalogue… And a useful transit information…

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Soon we started the descend to Munich…

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And smoothely landed!

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Taxiing to our gate H40.

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An A333 next to us…

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last look from the jetbridge:

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4. Munich Airport Terminal 2

Proceeding to the passport control:

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Afterwards I followed the signs to the Schengen gates, but that will be in the next review…

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Verdict

Lufthansa 

Cabin 8.5
Cabin crew 9.0
Entertainment 7.5
meal/catering 9.0
TOTAL 8.5/10

Moscow - DME 

Efficiency 7.0
Access 7.0
Services 7.0
Cleanliness 7.5
TOTAL 7.1/10

Munich - MUC 

Efficiency 10.0
Access 10.0
Services 10.0
Cleanliness 10.0
TOTAL 10.0/10

Conclusion

All in all, as always I had a good experience with Lufthansa. The friendly crew, comfortable and clean aircrafts, the perfect food and a convenient transit in MUC T2.

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