On the day of flight, I left home and took the tram to Munich east station. Once I arrived I realized that there was a technical issue with the S-Bahn, and I had no time to figure out what was happening, so I immediately took a taxi to the airport. It took me just 20 minutes to get to the airport. As mention from my previous report, Lufthansa deployed A380 to the Munich-Hong Kong route since 25th March 2018, and this was my second time to fly with Lufthansa's A380.
Since I saw no one using the baggage drop off machines, I decided to try it this time. As I stood in front of the machine, a staff help me with the process and I had a little chat with her. After that I headed straight to the security check.
The gate was assigned at L24, which is located at the satellite terminal of terminal 2. I need to take the people mover to reach the gate.
As I arrived at the gate, there was already over hundreds of passenger waiting. I tried to stand as close as the gate as possible so that I could get on the plane faster. L24 would be used solely for economy passengers while L26 was for business class.
A glimpse of my aircraft. D-AIMB, carries the name of München, delivered to Lufthansa in July 2010. Boarding was started at 21:55pm, my seat was located on the rear of the upper deck and have to walk to the end of the aircraft and use the staircase to the upper deck.
My seat 97K. The seats on the upper deck here is 2-4-2 configured while the lower deck provide a 3-4-3 configuration.
Besides, economy class passenger in upper deck can enjoy a extra storage compartment below the window. I can put my business bag besides me instead of putting it in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of me which was perfect.
Welcome screen of the PTV. The seat back monitor was a bit outdated in 2018.
Then I checked out the flight camera.
At 22:44pm, boarding was completed and I could see the retracting of the jetbridge from the flight camera. Pushback was then commenced 10 minutes later.
At 23:16pm, we took off from RWY07R.
Shortly after takeoff, I started watching the inflight movie, Red Sparrow
At 23:48pm, snack and drinks were served. I opted for orange juice
About 30 minutes later, the dinner was served. Just like my previous longhaul flight with Lufthansa a week ago, no paper menu was provided. After the dinner, at about 1am, I fell asleep and slept for about two and a half hour.
As I woke up, I instantly checked the flightmap and found that we were flying over Kazakhstan.
When I finished the movie at 4:40am, I lifted up a bit the window blind and try to get a glimpse of the view outside.
At this moment, we were about to enter China territory.
At 5:00am, I started watching the second movie of the flight, Kingsman The Golden Circle. But 30 minutes after the started of movie, I fell asleep again and slept for about an hour.
At 6:60am, I visited the lavatory. There is only one toilet available in the upper deck economy section, just next to the staircase.
At 7:54am, the cabin light was switched on again and shortly after that a wet towel was provided. About 20 minutes later, breakfast was served and I had coffee as the drink.
At 8:54am, announcement from the flight deck informing us about 35 minutes to landing. Then the seatbelt sign was switched on again.
Close up on the wingtip of A380
The usb port was located underneath the armrest.
Another view of the upper deck cabin.
Entering Hong Kong from the east.
Tai Lam Chung reservoir in distance.
We landed on RWY26R at 15:47pm local time. Total flight time was 11 hours and 31 minutes
Reached the final parking position at gate 64. Parked next to an British Airways A380.
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Munich - MUC
Hong Kong - HKG
The upper deck was quite comfortable and the extra storage under the window was excellent. The only thing that I am not quite satisfied was the screen which was too small and not too sensitive enough.
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