Review of Lufthansa flight Nuremberg Frankfurt in Economy

Airline Lufthansa
Flight LH143
Class Economy
Seat 22A
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 00:41
Take-off 01 Mar 18, 07:40
Arrival at 01 Mar 18, 08:21
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Rob777ER
By SILVER 216
Published on 10th March 2018
Hey guys,

welcome to this short trip to Hamburg with Lufthansa in Economy Class.

You are here for the review of flight LH143 from NUE to FRA.


Series overview



1st Part
NUE > FRA with LH143 You are here!

2nd Part
CANCELLED FRA > HAM with LH006
NEW FRA > HAM with LH010 Can be found here: LH010: FRA > HAM

3rd Part
HAM > FRA with LH023 Can be found here: LH023: HAM > FRA

4th Part
FRA > NUE with LH148 Can be found here: LH148: FRA > NUE


Flight information LH143


Aircraft Registration: D-AILH
Aircraft Type: A319-100
Boarding (planned): 05:55 am
Boarding (actual): 05:50 am
1st Push Back: 06:08 am
Back at gate: 06:33 am
2nd Push Back: 07:36 am
Departure (planned): 06:15 am
Departure (actual): 07:40 am
Arrival (planned): 07:00 am
Arrival (actual): 08:21 am
Arrival Gate: 08:29 am

*All times are local


Flight Ticket
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Pre Flight @ NUE


After I arrived quite early at the parking lot and walked to the departure hall, everything was still very calm at the airport as there were not that many departure flights.
There was only cabin luggage included in my ticket, so after the online checkin the day before with the LH app, everything was fine and I just had to pass the security checks.

KLM flight to AMS was also ready for his early morning departure.
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My aircraft for the short hop to FRA - an LH A319.
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Flight LH143


Boarding started 5 minutes earlier as planned and was finished within another 15 minutes.
The load for that short 20min flight to FRA was quite good, there were only a few empty seats in the rear of the cabin.

Seat pitch and width - as usual on LH domestic and european flights - is not too bad.
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View from my window - it was very cold and rainy outside, -15°C.
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Cabin view shortly after boarding was finished.
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Ryanair B737 was getting ready for her flight.
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We were pushed back early and would have been able to depart on time … but our Aircraft had different plans.
After about 20 minutes standing on the apron the captain told us that there wer some problems with the engines.
After a normal startup of both engines, the left hand engine shut down by surprise.
The crew was in contact with the LH technic center in FRA to check the behaviour. Unfortnuatley there was no logical explanation for that behaviour.
They guessed that the cold temperatures (up to -15°C during the night) might have caused a frozen fuel valve. So when the engine run out of fuel because of the frozen fuel valve, it stoped imideately.
Next steps were a restart of the system and another engine startup followed by a 5 minute engine test.
Unfortunately refilling was necessary and it would take up to 60 minutes until we could get another departure time.
After the aircraft was refuelled, the startup and 5 minute test of the engines was successfull and we were finally - 90 minuts later than scheduled - ready to go.

In the meantime my connecting flight FRA > HAM was cancelled and I was rebooked onto another machine which departs 2 hours later.
Just a fun fact: The aircraft which was used for NUE > FRA would have been also used for the FRA > HAM route. So it was no surprise that my flight from FRA to HAM was cancelled, as the aircraft was still in NUE!

After everything was okay, the sun already rose on the horizon.
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There was a Delta B767 at a remote gate - don't know the reason why she visited cold Bavaria!
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With a delay of about 90 minutes we were finally airborne and all engines worked fine.
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As it is just a 30 minute flight from NUE to FRA, there as no cabin service.
Here are some pictures from the flight and the arrival into FRA.


It is special at some airports, but I guess in FRA it is common!
Parallel landing @ FRA.
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Passed a Condor B757 and finally @ FRA.
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And when do you know, you are in FRA?
Well of course … when you see LH beauties everywhere!!



Post Flight @ FRA


As the technical problems in NUE caused a 90 minute delay I was rebooked onto another flight.
Way to the new gate for my connecting flight to HAM.
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With enough time, I was able to do some planespotting, which is always great @ FRA.
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And I was also able to see my A319 which had engine problems before.
Well … maybe it was just too cold for her in Nuremberg!! :)
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Thanks for spending your time and reading :)
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Verdict

Lufthansa

8.5/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment8.5
Meal/catering8.5

Nuremberg - NUE

8.3/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Frankfurt - FRA

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Note: As there was no Entertainment and Meal/catering on this domestic flight - I also set the rating to 8.5 to not manipulate the overal rating as Cabin and Cabin crew were very professional and handeled that situation quite good.

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